Educational Training and Programming

A critical component of creating an inclusive environment is awareness of the issues that enhance or impede inclusivity.  The following educational sessions are offered from across campus for students, staff, or faculty.

Student Workshops:

Enacting Equity Mindedness

Presented by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, participants will learn the difference between equality and equity, how to build capacity, and explore a personal commitment to infuse equity-mindedness into individual and organization practice.

  • February 2
  • March 1
  • March 30

Micro(aggressions) Feel a Little Macro

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will work with attendees to examine the different types of, common occurrences, minimization methods, and ways to respond to microaggressions whether as a target and/or as a bystander.

  • February 8
  • April 12

Critical and Brave Conversations

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will help participants address the realities of having DEIA conversations and examine methods to have these conversations with each other and your sphere of influence.

  • April 19

Safe Zone

Safe Zone is a campus-wide program provided by the LGBTQ Resource Center committed to making Syracuse University safer, more welcoming, and an inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community.

  • January 27
  • February 23
  • March 29
  • April 25

Trans 101

The Trans 101 workshop builds off of the LGBTQ Resource Center’s LGBTQ+ 101 and Safe Zone workshops to offer a training specifically focused on transgender issues.

  • February 3
  • March 4
  • April 6
  • May 3

Managing Implicit Bias

In this workshop, students will learn: the difference between implicit and explicit bias, how they work, and how they manifest in our daily lives. Students will engage in activities that help them uncover some of their own implicit biases as well as receive tips for managing them.

  • January 26
  • January 27
  • January 31
  • February 1
  • February 2
  • February 3
  • February 7
  • February 9
  • February 11

Staff Workshops

Micro(aggressions) Feel A Little Macro

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will work with attendees to examine the different types of, common occurrences, minimization methods, and ways to respond to microaggressions whether as a target and/or as a bystander.

Enacting Equity-Mindedness

Presented by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, participants will learn the difference between equality and equity, how to build capacity, and explore a personal commitment to infuse equity-mindedness into individual and organization practice.

Critical and Brave Conversations

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will help participants address the realities of having DEIA conversations and examine methods to have these conversations with each other and your sphere of influence.

Moving from Cultural Competency to Cultural Proficiency

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will help participants learn the five essential elements of cultural proficiency, examine the cultural proficiency continuum, and explore methods to move from cultural competency to cultural proficiency.

Power & Privilege

This workshop will explore the dynamics of power & privilege in its various forms (who has it, how it works for them, and how the misuse of power and privilege become oppression). Methods will be shared on how to use power and privilege for individuals, in support for others, and to cultivate advocacy towards a path of becoming an accomplice. (Prerequisite: Participants must attend the following workshops – ODI Workshops: Enacting Equity-Mindedness, Micro(aggressions) Feel A Little Macro, and Critical and Brave Conversations).

Safe Zone

Safe Zone is a campus-wide program provided by the LGBTQ Resource Center committed to making Syracuse University safer, more welcoming, and an inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community.

  • January 27
  • February 23
  • March 29
  • April 25

Trans 101

The Trans 101 workshop builds off of the LGBTQ Resource Center’s LGBTQ+ 101 and Safe Zone workshops to offer a training specifically focused on transgender issues.

  • February 3
  • March 4
  • April 6
  • May 3

Building Awareness and Confidence in Using Pronouns and Preferred Names

This workshop will provide an overview and primer on the role of pronouns and preferred names as part of LGBTQ inclusion and cultural sensitivity.  Learn more about why they are important, in a safe workshop space with open dialogue.

  • January 6

Faculty Workshops:

DEIA Building Blocks: Parts 1, 2, & 3

This three-part workshop series is designed to support participants’ exploration of a) the role that socialization and identity play in how we view ourselves and others, b) the relationship between bias, stereotype, prejudice and discrimination and c) ways to identify and disrupt various forms of microaggression that arise in educational contexts.

Transforming Hot Moments into Learning Opportunities: Parts 1, 2, & 3

The THM workshops illustrate how hot moments create inequity and communicate less than full inclusion of all students in the learning space. Faculty will develop a set of skills at the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and whole group level to frame the intimate conversations that happen in classrooms when discussing race, class, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, ability, sexual and gender identity. They will learn nine skills to transform hot moments into learning experiences that center the well-being of their students.

High Leverage Teaching Practices in DEIA Contexts: Parts 1, 2, & 3

This professional development opportunity focuses on High Leverage Teaching Practices (HLTP) as a set of instructional strategies that provide clarity and expectations for the teacher and support learning and accountability in the students (McLeskey & Brownell, 2015). Across the three interactive workshops, presenters will identify 22 HLTP within four domains, Collaboration, Assessment, Social/Emotional/Behavioral and Instruction. Case studies will be used to encourage attendees’ application of the HLTPs within real-world classroom situations.

Creating Culturally Responsive Classrooms: Parts 1, 2, & 3

The CCRC workshops support faculty in intentional development of culturally responsive instructional materials and practices that will support all students, but have been shown to be particularly effective in supporting international students in transitioning into the cultural worldview within American classrooms. Faculty will learn strategies to increase student participation and to provide meaningful student feedback. In doing so, faculty will expand their abilities to consider how students’ culture, worldview, and diverse backgrounds influence their classroom experiences.

Safe Zone

Safe Zone is a campus-wide program provided by the LGBTQ Resource Center committed to making Syracuse University safer, more welcoming, and an inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community.

  • January 27
  • February 23
  • March 29
  • April 25

Trans 101

The Trans 101 workshop builds off of the LGBTQ Resource Center’s LGBTQ+ 101 and Safe Zone workshops to offer a training specifically focused on transgender issues.

  • February 3
  • March 4
  • April 6
  • May 3

Building Awareness and Confidence in Using Pronouns and Preferred Names

This workshop will provide an overview and primer on the role of pronouns and preferred names as part of LGBTQ inclusion and cultural sensitivity.  Learn more about why they are important, in a safe workshop space with open dialogue.

  • January 6

Navigating Challenges of Diversity in the Classroom

This workshop in the Certificate in University Teaching seminar series offers an opportunity to work through true-to-life scenarios related to teaching, diversity, and inclusion. In small groups, participants will role-play reactions to case studies using a framework designed to build equity literacy. Participants apply the framework to various contexts, familiarizing themselves with its steps in preparation for applying it in their teaching practices.

To request customized educational sessions, please complete our Training and Programs Request form.

For questions, please contact diversity@syr.edu