Training and Online Resources

Training

Center for Teaching Excellence

Miami's Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) works to promote diversity and inclusion through the design and implementation of programs, resources, and services that support instructor development in accommodating a diverse group of students with a variety of backgrounds and abilities. Continuous improvement for instructors in inclusive teaching strategies and a deeper understanding of the pedagogical dimensions of DEI topics contribute to an overall inclusive learning environment in which students feel equally valued

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate

Offered annually, 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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training for Students

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Students (DEI) training introduces first-year students to key concepts related to inclusive excellence. The online program covers topics like identity, power, privilege, and oppression, as well as strategies related to ally behavior, respectful communication, self-care, and creating inclusive spaces. By building competencies around emotional intelligence via interactive scenarios and case studies, the course communicates the expectation that students will be engaged members of a diverse and inclusive community while providing important tools they can use on their journey.

Students can access the course during the late summer term. To access the course, log in to your orientation canvas module through MyMiami or click on the link in your email invitation. You can also check the Alphabetical Index to find the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion link under "D".

If you have questions about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, contact the program administrators in the Office of Student Wellness at alcoholedu@miamioh.edu or 513-529-7893.

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.

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.

Online Learning

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.

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.

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 quizzes and informative videos are designed to challenge tendencies toward snap judgments and hidden biases.

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