Campus-wide Training and Workshops

As the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion continues to deliver various workshops for the university, we have created this webpage listing all the workshops and opportunities for community participation. This web page includes all workshops currently offered under OIDI (and upcoming engagements). It also includes workshops from DEI partners across campus.

Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Workshops

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Module Series

This is an in-depth, 45-minute modules, developed and led by distinguished Miami faculty and staff experts, tackle essential topics such as bias, stereotypes, and microaggressions; cultural intelligence; race and anti-racism; ableism; strategies for workplace inclusiveness. It aims to empower people to lead and support diverse, equal and inclusive workplaces and communities. Rooted in Love and Honor, Miami University faculty and staff provide you with applicable knowledge, research-based case studies, and clear strategies to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century and beyond.

Intended Audience:

  • Faculty
  • Staff

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Antiracism Workshop

Anti-racism work requires sustained, proactive education and engagement as well as systemic, intentional efforts at micro- and macro-levels. We will learn about our responsibilities in racial equity and how to prevent racism. We will discuss how to identify racist behaviors both in ourselves and in others and how to counter and dismantle such behaviors. The workshop will also provide tools and strategies for having conversations around racism and how to prevent, stop, and unlearn racial prejudices. This workshop can be tailored for individual departments or student organizations. Request workshop for your department/unit or student group.

Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

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Search Committee Training

For Faculty and Staff Search Trainings we offer an online training to support our committees in understanding implicit bias, inclusive interviewing practices, and evaluating diversity statements.

To gain access, please sign up at our Search Committee Signup Form.

Intended Audience:

  • Search committee members






Upcoming Workshop from OIDI

From Bystander to Allyship Workshop

When an individual is faced with any form of aggression, whether verbal, physical, social or economic, it is natural to feel fear, doubt and paralysis. This is important for evaluating crucial next steps if we happen to be a bystander. We also have to consider our own fears and triggers, as they also play a role in how we react to any possible conflict or confrontation. In this workshop, participants will address very important issues when developing their own responses to triggers. Participants will also explore and discuss how intervention techniques can be used to build community and interrupt injustice in unsafe spaces and will come away having practiced interventions for real world application. This workshop can be tailored for individual departments or student organizations.

Diversity Statement Workshop

In an endeavor to complement the structural and capacity-building efforts made in Faculty Searches, OIDI has created this workshop on diversity statements for students. This new workshop offering supports both undergraduates and graduate students entering our increasingly competitive and diverse job market.  The workshop will also include elements on developing a diversity statement for graduate programs, to support students aspiring for entry into graduate programs. This workshop is tailored towards students. All interested students must sign up for this workshop on Wednesday, Sept 21, at 1pm.

Interfaith DEI Dialogue Series

In recognition of religious diversity in our society, including those who do not practice a religion, OIDI will launch an Interfaith DEI Dialogue Series during 2022-2023. OIDI will develop an Interfaith Dialogue Series centered around understanding of religious diversity and inclusivity. The goal will be to explore issues raised by social movements that address injustices, tensions and critical issues around faith.

Campus Partners Workshops and Trainings

Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO)

OEEO works with the individual offices to schedule the training for most of the training offered. All online training programs receive an automated feed that signs up new employees. Duty to report refresher will be assigned by OEEO to all employees in the fall. The following training and workshops are offered by OEEO:

  • New Employee Online Training
    • Training for new employee include duty to respond, bias prevention, and diversity and inclusion.
  • Duty to Report Training Refresher
    • Open to all employees and offered via Canvas. 
  • Annual Duty to Report Training
    • Open to employees and required for specific employees.
  • Harassment and Discrimination Training
    • Open to employees and required for specific employees.
  • Title IX Training
    • Open to employees and required for specific employees.

Visit OEEO for more information

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.

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Graduate School Professional Development Series

In an effort to increase, sustain and support diversity within our graduate students OIDI will be providing DEI professionalization opportunities to graduate students this upcoming Fall semester. Graduate students will participate in 11 weeks of professional development, four of which will focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. The students will go through workshops on Bystander Allyship, Antiracism, Diversity Statement, and Safezone.

Email Dr. Amity Noltemeyer for more information.

Intended Audience

  • Graduate Students

Pronoun Training

The pronoun training is a 30-minute training to learn what pronouns are, why they are important, recent changes in pronoun use, and how your program/group can be affirming to people of all gender identities. This workshop can be tailored for individual departments or student organizations.   

Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

LGBTQ+ Basics

The LGBTQ+ Basics training is a 1-hour long training that can be tailored to your group’s needs. This training covers the very basics of LGBTQ+ identities and allyship. This workshop can be tailored for individual departments or student organizations. 

Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Safe Zone Training

Safe Zone is a campus-wide program designed to educate students, faculty, staff, and community members on LGBTQ identities and experiences. The goal is to create a community that is inclusive for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions. Safe Zone aims to prepare individuals to foster an affirming environment in which all people are free to thrive personally, academically, and professionally. Safe Zone has been designed as a multipart training, with each part building upon the concepts introduced in the previous section. Safe Zone 101 is a three-hour training that introduces individuals to basic language and concepts, and also starts the conversation on what allyship looks like. Safe Zone 201 is a two-hour training that focuses specifically on trans and nonbinary identities, as well as how to best affirm trans and enby individuals. The CSDI offers two of these trainings each semester. There are also a series of hour-long trainings focused on specific identities and histories within the broader LGBTQIA+ community. The CSDI offers several electives each semester. This workshop can be tailored for individual departments or student organizations.

Intended Audience

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

For more information on these training and workshops, visit the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion website.


Inclusive Language Guidelines

These guidelines aim to raise awareness, guide learning, and support the use of culturally sensitive terms and phrases that center the voices and perspectives of those who are often marginalized or stereotyped. The American Psychological Association offer this and many other online 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.

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.