Diversity Education Programs

We can bring new perspectives, skills, and growth to you! 

Below are several of the programs we are ready to share with your faculty, staff, and students. 

All Are Welcome: Diversity  and Inclusion Basics

All Are Welcome: Diversity and Inclusion Basics introduces students, faculty and staff to the guiding principles for Diversity and Inclusion here at UNL as well as the resources that are available for continuing to learn and grow in a variety of areas related to Diversity and Inclusion.

Duration: 30-45 minutes

Implicit Bias Training

The goals of Implicit Bias Training are to recognize and accept that we have bias,  develop a capacity to observe 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 about unconscious bias basics as well as opportunities to implement bias interruptors in your daily life.

Duration: 60-75 minutes

Inclusive Client Services

Inclusive Client Services builds strong communication skills and self-awareness that can help staff offer more inclusive client services, which can be adapted to focus on your specific client services context.  Concepts focus on: content and relational levels of communication, intersection of culture and communication, and bias. 

Performance Evaluations

Performance Evaluation offers guidance on how to address potentially difficult topics in annual performance evaluations, with a focus on Diversity and Inclusion.  Topics include: offering challening feedback, supervisor role in leading diversity and inclusion (especially when you aren't an expert), resources for setting diversity and inclusion goals.  We'll work with a LEGO framework: Listen, Educate, Goal Set, Offer Resources.

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.

Duration: 60 - 75 minutes or 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 the Ouch! Your Silence Hurts series. 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. 

Duration: 45 – 60 minutes

Bystander Intervention:  Combatting Rising Bias and  Harassment

Bystander Intervention 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.

Duration: 60-75 minutes

Psychological Safey and Inclusive Excellence

Psychological Safety and Inclusive Excellence addresses the importance of psychological safety to fostering an effective, innovative, and enjoyable workplace with a focus on how a focus on inclusive excellence to ensure that psychological safety is extended to all, regardless of identity. 

Navigating the DACA/ Undocumented student experience (UndocuAlly)

The UndocuAlly 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.

Duration: 45-60 minutes

Contructive Engagement with People and Ideas

The Constructive Engagement workshop helps students, faculty, and staff participate in, foster, and facilitate conversations that engage ideas and people while valuing difference.  We'll discuss address the how dialogue and debate operated differently, how to facilitate responsible and respectful engagement, learn some skills for balancing our engagement with ideas an the people who have them.

Duration: ~60 minutes

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