Learning and Training Resources

Blind Spots Training

Unconscious biases take a variety of forms, but too often, result in stereotyping, insensitivity, and judgment. "Blind spots" are created when our mental models break down without our realizing it.

Coming to terms with our own blind spots helps us to make intentional choices to listen to and embrace different perspectives. All members of the Miami community are encouraged to take advantage of this personal training opportunity focused on exposing these unconscious assumptions and eliminating them.

CEO Act!on for Diversity and Inclusion

CEO Act!on is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. A unique coalition of more than 600 CEOs have signed on to this commitment, agreeing to take action to cultivate environments where diverse experiences and perspectives are welcomed and where employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion.

Organization employees are also urged to commit themselves to the cause by taking the pledge to support inclusion.

Center for Teaching Excellence

Miami's Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) works to promote diversity and inclusion through the design and implementation of courses accommodating a diverse group of students with a variety of backgrounds, learning styles, and abilities. Inclusive teaching tactics as well as topics of diversity embedded within the course content also contribute to an overall inclusive learning environment in which students feel equally valued.

For the Diversity Resources Handbook as well as a variety of other teaching resources, see Diversity and Inclusion in the Classroom

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate

Offered each semester, the 18-hour Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Certificate Program is designed to provide a valuable professional development opportunity for Miami faculty and staff to help increase individual aptitude and knowledge in foundational concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion.

It also provides ongoing opportunities to build upon their capability to appreciate differing perspectives, and gain valuable skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive learning and professional environment at Miami.

Equal Justice Initiative

Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is a private organization that works with marginalized communities to challenge racial and economic injustice, and protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

In addition to such resources as discussion guides and other educational materials, EJI provides research and recommendations to assist advocates and policymakers in the critically important work of criminal justice reform.

Green Zone Training

Miami’s Green Zone training helps faculty and staff understand and empathize with veterans by educating them about military culture and the struggles that veterans face as they transition from active duty military service to becoming a college student.

The training includes the services available to student veterans at Miami so faculty and staff know where to direct those who need help with coursework, learning disabilities and/or housing, family or medical issues.

Look Different Campaign

This MTV initiative was designed to help people contextualize the current threats to equality and empower them to fight injustice and hate. Interactive quizes and informative videos are designed to challenge tendencies toward snap judgments and hidden biases.

When considering such topics such as affirmative action and racial sterotypes, you can learn how to change narrow perceptions and communicate with others in a non-threatening and non-judgemental way.

Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone is a campus-wide program designed to educate students, faculty, and staff on LGBTQ identities and experiences and build their skills in actively creating a Miami community that is inclusive for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions.

During a Safe Zone workshop, participants will learn language that relates to the LGBTQ community, identify some of the issues facing LGBTQ individuals, develop skills for being an ally to LGBTQ people, and learn about resources for LGBTQ people on campus and in the community.