Diversity Education Programs

On this page, you will find a list of the diversity education workshops and opportunities we offer from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. While these workshops serve as basic models, we will work with you and your organization to tailor the experience to your needs.

Implicit Bias Training: The goals of this workshop are to recognize and accept that we have bias, develop a capacity to observe ourselves (watch ourselves in action), practice “Constructive Uncertainty”  (is the person really that way or am I just seeing them that way), engage with others and expose yourself to counter stereotypes (pictures on the walls, spending time with individuals not like you), and to establish ways to get feedback (I didn’t mean to say that that way.  So, that you can also see yourself in other people’s eyes). The workshop will include education (unconscious bias basics) as well as opportunities to implement bias interruptors in your daily life. ( 60-75 minutes)

Intercultural Diversity Inventory (IDI): Through the application of the Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) and the Intercultural Conflict Style (ICS®) Inventory®, we facilitate personal growth and insight and collective change in ways that improve people’s intercultural competence and their efforts at bridging cultural differences so that relationships are strengthened, and the human condition is enhanced (60-75 minutes, more depending on groups' needs for individual and group-based assessments and coaching sessions).

OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts. Communicating Respectfully in a Diverse World: Leslie Aguilar - is  the author of Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts: Communicating Respectfully in a Diverse World Video-based training programs and Ouch! Your Silence Hurts. We pull from these teachings for our training wherein we work to foster an environment of courageous conversations and respect while creating an opportunity for meaningful dialogue using a common language to speak up against stereotypes, bias and disrespect. (45 – 60 mins)

Implementing Inclusive Excellence into Virtual Teaching Environments: This guide will provide resources and tips for faculty to continue teaching in ways that are equitable and inclusive as they move to teach face-to-face classes remotely.  (45-60 minutes)

Bystander Intervention: Combatting rising bias and harassment:  This session will provide models of disrespect specific to the current pandemic that include biased comments to violence; provide behaviors and patterns to look for;  and, define and detail the 5D’s of Bystander Intervention. (60-75 minutes)

All are welcome: Diversity and Inclusion basics workshop: This workshop is an introductory presentation where participants explore their own identity, address various diversity and social justice topics, and participants engage in meaningful dialogue about advancing their diversity competency. This workshop is ideal for faculty, staff, and students. (30-45 minutes)

Navigating the DACA/ Undocumented student experience (UndocuAlly): This presentation will share practices faculty/staff can use at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln to assist our DACA and undocumented students navigate areas like financial aid, advising, health care services (including mental health), internships, and post-graduation plans. This presentation is ideal for faculty and staff. (45-60 minutes)

A presentation on civil discourse: During this workshop, participants will discuss and share skills necessary for civil discourse. This presentation is ideal for faculty and staff. (45-60 minutes)

Click here to request one of these diversity education experiences for your unit, organization, or work group.