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Education and support on key issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

 

Foundational Workshop Series

The Office for Institutional Equity offers a series of foundational workshops designed to provide education and support on key issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. The foundational series is open to the Duke community, in particular to staff interested in increasing skill and workplace culture in their departments. Registration is required for each session.

 

DEI Building Blocks: Creating meaning, shared language and manageable action

This interactive workshop focuses on foundational concepts related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and skill building toward culture change. Participants will:

  • Engage terms and definitions related to building inclusive and equitable communities
  • Understand how DEI concepts relate to workplace culture and community building
  • Apply understanding of concepts to real-world examples
  • Develop individual and collective action strategies for implementing change

Designed for staff, student, and faculty learners.

Facilitated by Leigh-Anne Royster, Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Shannon Ashford, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Wed, March 1, 2023 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM | Duke University Press Library, 905 W. Main St. Ste. 20-C (2nd Floor) | 24/40 Seats Available | REGISTER
  • Tue, March 28, 2023 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Duke University Press Library, 905 W. Main St. Ste. 20-C (2nd Floor) | 31/40 Seats Available | REGISTER

Registrants will receive additional information about the location, including parking, prior to the session. Please contact Angela Kalo if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Discrimination and Harassment: What do I do when I am confronted with a problem in my unit that might be discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct?

The Office for Institutional Equity provides several resources related to compliance, including strategies to support alignment with the provisions of the Duke Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct (the Policy). One resource is training and educational workshops that focus on the Policy, its procedures and its reporting obligations. In this workshop, participants will receive content, as well as opportunities to engage in an interactive manner that reinforces the learning content. Participants will receive relevant information about the Policy’s scope, what are various types of prohibited conduct, how to recognize conduct that might implicate the Policy, prohibited retaliation, reporting obligations and how to encourage a work and/or learning environment that aligns with the Policy. The workshop will also include an overview of the various complaint handling procedures.

Participants will:

  • Engage in a variety of interactive exercises that involve real life scenarios
  • Engage in opportunities for real time responses to Policy-related situations and/or video content
  • They will receive material designed to equip them with the knowledge to utilize resources (such as OIE)
  • And they will learn techniques to initially respond to reported concerns or conduct in an appropriate manner

Designed for staff, student, and faculty learners.

Facilitated by Kimberly Hewitt, Vice President for Institutional Equity & Chief Diversity Officer; Cynthia Clinton, Assistant Vice President for Harassment & Discrimination Prevention

  • Wed, March 15, 2023 | 9:00 - 10:30 AM | Duke University Press Library, 905 W. Main St. Ste. 20-C (2nd Floor) | 35/40 Seats Available | REGISTER
  • Thu, March 30, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM | Duke University Press Library, 905 W. Main St. Ste. 20-C (2nd Floor) | 38/40 Seats Available | REGISTER

Please contact Angela Kalo if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Equitable Hiring Practices: Strategies for increasing the diversity in your unit and beginning to create a positive climate in which to bring new staff

This workshop engages with search practices, including search committees on equitable practices throughout the search process. Participants will be better equipped to proactively implement beneficial strategies pertaining to:

  • Recruiting a diverse candidate pool
  • Assessing positive and negative biases
  • Understanding resources OIE can provide to support your search
  • Incorporating equitable evaluation measures
  • Exploring best practices that are congruous with departmental and institutional priorities

The topics and techniques covered in this workshop are beneficial for those tasked with making recruitment and retention decisions.

Designed for staff and faculty learners.

Facilitated by Kimberly Hewitt, Vice President for Institutional Equity & Chief Diversity Officer; Sophia Brelvi, Director of Affirmative Action and Compliance Programs

  • Thu, April 6, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM | Duke University Press Library, 905 W. Main St. Ste. 20-C (2nd Floor) | 34/40 Seats Available | REGISTER
  • Wed, April 26, 2023 | 9:00 - 10:30 AM | Duke University Press Library, 905 W. Main St. Ste. 20-C (2nd Floor) | 37/40 Seats Available | REGISTER

Please contact Angela Kalo if you have any questions or concerns.

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Topic Specific Series

The Office for Institutional Equity offers a series of topic specific workshops designed to provide more focused education and support on key issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. The sessions are open to the Duke community, in particular to staff interested in increasing skill and workplace culture in their departments. Registration is required for each session.

 

LGBTQIA Foundations: Awareness, Inclusion, Workplace Considerations

This session will offer general information about considerations for how gender and sexuality show up in everyday workplace practices . Participants will receive foundational terminology related to various aspects of the LGBTQPIA + community including a specific focus on gender identity and expression, pronoun use , and workplace inclusion considerations. Participants will engage with interactive work around creating inclusive and equitable environments specifically related to diversity in sexuality and gender identity.

  • Tue, March 14, 2023 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM | Duke University Press Library, 905 W. Main St. Ste. 20-C (2nd Floor) | 32/36 Seats Available | REGISTER

Please contact Angela Kalo if you have any questions or concerns.

 

LGBTQIA Health: Clinical Setting Considerations

This session will offer general information about health considerations related to serving the LGBTQPIA+ community. Participants will receive foundational information about health disparities that impact and diversity of health approaches/needs related to sexual and gender identity. Participants will engage with interactive work around creating an inclusive and equitable health and healing experiences specifically related to sexuality and gender identity.

  • Wed, March 22, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM | Duke University Press Library, 905 W. Main St. Ste. 20-C (2nd Floor) | 35/36 Seats Available | REGISTER

Please contact Angela Kalo if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Microaggressions and Implicit Bias: The Basics

This session will offer foundational information about microaggressions and implicit bias. In this interactive session participants will learn how to define these and related terms and how to understand and address issues of bias as they show up in the workplace within our Duke community. Participants will have an opportunity for skill building around response and prevention of microaggressions in our community and will develop a deeper understanding about how to recognize and intentionally challenge implicit bias.

  • Wed, April 5, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM | Duke University Press Library, 905 W. Main St. Ste. 20-C (2nd Floor) | 30/36 Seats Available | REGISTER

Please contact Angela Kalo if you have any questions or concerns.

 

White Supremacy Culture: Impact on Workplace Interactions

This session will cover foundational principles of white supremacy culture as they show up in the characteristics of a culture (it will not explore the development and/or activity of hate groups). Participants will learn from examples of how white supremacy culture operates in general, as well as how it is enacted specifically within workplaces. Participants will utilize activities to think about ways to disrupt white supremacy culture and shift towards deeper inclusion that helps build equity throughout the workplace.

  • Tue, April 11, 2023 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM | Duke University Press Library, 905 W. Main St. Ste. 20-C (2nd Floor) | 20/36 Seats Available | REGISTER

Please contact Angela Kalo if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Inter and Intrapersonal Cultural Humility: Growing Within Ourselves and Our Relationships

This session will help participants understand and practice cultural humility in order to be better equipped to communicate across difference. It is designed to be an introspective session focused on individual exploration and relational skill building. Participants will examine their own social identities, views, perspectives and values in order to better understand their unique lenses with respect to their engagement in the world. Participants will practice dialogues across difference in order to build capacity in cultural humility. Participants should be prepared to share about their own identity and experiences in this session.

  • Wed, April 19, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM | Duke University Press Library, 905 W. Main St. Ste. 20-C (2nd Floor) | 27/36 Seats Available | REGISTER

Please contact Angela Kalo if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Generational Diversity in the Workplace: Creating a More Inclusive Team

This session will cover general information about generational diversity. Participants will learn about the general characteristics attribute to generational differences and how they may impact workplace engagement. Particular attention will be devoted to more recent generational and workplace developments related to changes in technology, access, values and skills. Participants will engage in activities that will help them develop capacity for identifying assumptions and expectations that may be connected to their generation, build skills for addressing any generational differences that cause concern or conflict, and examine strategies for creating more inclusive and effective intergenerational workplaces.

  • Tue, April 25, 2023 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM | Duke University Press Library, 905 W. Main St. Ste. 20-C (2nd Floor) | 34/36 Seats Available | REGISTER

Please contact Angela Kalo if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Trauma Informed Approaches for Leadership and Supervision: A DEI Lens

This session will cover the basic principles of a Trauma Informed Approach in the workplace. Trauma Informed Approaches have been shown to reduce turnover, build team cohesion and productivity, reduce health concerns and disparities, and contribute to equity/inclusion in the workplace. Participants will learn about the foundational principles of Trauma Informed Approaches and how they can be useful in leadership and supervisory roles. Participants will learn of examples for employing trauma informed approaches in their supervision and leadership. Participants will also have opportunities for practice and skill building utilizing a trauma informed lens.

  • Wed, May 3, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM | Duke University Press Library, 905 W. Main St. Ste. 20-C (2nd Floor) | 29/36 Seats Available | REGISTER

Please contact Angela Kalo if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Diversity: What’s COVID Got To Do With It? (Unraveling Our Collective Trauma)

This session will take a closer look at our recent collective experience with COVID-19 and the impact of that experience on equity and inclusion. Participants will learn about collective trauma and the unique situation we find ourselves in relative to this global pandemic. Participants will learn about experiences different populations have faced through Covid and how that impacts our current work environment. Additionally, participants will engage in interactive experiences that help us develop skills to address collective trauma.

  • Tue, May 9, 2023 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM | Duke University Press Library, 905 W. Main St. Ste. 20-C (2nd Floor) | 34/36 Seats Available | REGISTER

Please contact Angela Kalo if you have any questions or concerns.

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