Training and Workshops

We provide a variety of trainings and workshops to help Duke staff tap into the power of diversity, avoid and resolve conflicts, and comply with university regulations related to equal opportunity, harassment, and discrimination.

Our services are ideal for Duke managers and supervisors who are proactive about creating a unified, inclusive team.

Diversity, Intercultural, and Inclusion Education

Open Enrollment Workshops 

Duke employees can register for diversity/inclusion workshops on topics like implicit bias in hiring decisions, generational issues in the workplace, and engaging diverse teams.

Custom-designed Education

Workshops on various diversity and inclusion topics can be customized to meet the particular needs and culture of a department, professional school, or work environment.

Lectures and Presentations

Lectures and presentations can be designed and delivered to groups of any size. Topic areas include managing issues of harassment in the workplace and learning environment, implicit bias in the academy, and the challenges of building a diverse workforce.

Video and Online Education

Online learning resources, including toolkits and video clips, are available to people and departments as part of a long-term structured diversity and inclusion intervention or as a short-term learning opportunity.

Leadership and Organizational Development

Executive Coaching

Customized Professional Development Curriculum

Using a range of tailored approaches and organizational leadership research, we provide executive coaching for Duke leaders on diversity and intercultural awareness in five areas:

  • Team building
  • Workforce culture
  • Strategic planning
  • Student engagement (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Goal setting

Our team works directly with staff and faculty in ways that are measurable, practical, and task oriented. This includes working across the Duke enterprise in the professional development space.

We’ll create a customized curriculum and identify outcomes that are tied to measurable growth over time. Our program helps prepare the Duke community to reflect and build on a wide range of human experiences, ways of knowing, and practices — all of which are at the core of our leadership and organizational development programs and strategies.


Diversity, Belonging, and Inclusion Engagement | Customizing Strategies

The Office for Institutional Equity offers wide-ranging services to address questions that managers and staff may have, such as:

  • How do I work successfully with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, age groups, work experiences, values, and beliefs?
  • How can our differences and similarities be understood and leveraged?
  • What does it take to tap into the creativity and innovation inherent in a diverse team environment?
  • What are the skills required to harness the power of multiple viewpoints and different life experiences to increase innovation, creativity, and high-performance results?
  • What are the qualities of an inviting work culture and climate where diversity not only survives but thrives and flourishes?

We partner with leaders, managers, faculty, staff, and administrators across Duke University and Duke University Health System to address questions like these and to help create a climate where people, with all of their differences and similarities, truly feel that they “belong at the table."


Diversity Education

Duke University Health System

The Duke University Health System (DUHS) Diversity Education for Staff course helps health care workers become aware of unconscious biases and stereotypes that may influence their ability to provide patient-centered care. Through this course, they recognize how diversity and inclusion, cultural competence, and implicit bias affect their view of patients and colleagues.

This training has been developed using evidence-based research integrating The Joint Commission standards that directly affect patient safety and quality of care. It also uses several adult learning paradigms to encourage self-reflection and group exchanges that align with the health system’s values.

Course offerings are listed here.

Staff Diversity Training: New Course Name “Duke Health: Empathy, Belonging and Cultural Education”

  • Register in API under ‘Time & Attendance’
  • Course Name:  Duke Health: Empathy, Belonging and Cultural Education
  • Course Code:   LA_JA180206 

Staff will be provided with a new and timely awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion and belonging, cultural competence, implicit bias, microaggressions, and the utility of the CultureVision™ tool to deliver patient-centered, culturally competent and safe care.


Schedule a Training or Workshop

If you’re interested in using our expertise to help the area you manage, email Paul James, Assistant Vice President - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and he will connect you to the right person in our office.