2021-2022 ABCA Training Opportunities

Your participation in one of the opportunities below satisfies your 2021-2022 ABCA Program requirement. More training options coming soon!

Spring 2022 ABCA Training Opportunities

Synchronous Options

  • Speaker: UNT Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)
  • Date: Open Enrollment through IDEA
  • Delivery Method: Virtual or Face-to-Face
  • Description: In this course, learners will discuss their identities and how biases are institutionalized, internalized, and interpersonal. Through small and large group activities we will move from the identification of biases in our life and how they impact perceptions to how we are socialized to hold these biases in the first place. Finally, we will discuss how to use cultural humility as a tool to move us toward improving awareness of biases and intentional inclusion. Prerequisite to Microaggressions and Inclusive Language.

  • Speaker: UNT Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)
  • Date: Open Enrollment through IDEA
  • Delivery Method: Virtual or Face-to-Face
  • Description: In this session, learners will continue with concepts introduced in Bias Awareness and Perceptions to identify microaggressions stemming from our biases, perceptions, and socialization. Learners will be able to differentiate the type of bias (behavioral, environmental, or language based and how they can overlap) and how to describe the intent, impact, and assumptions in microaggressive actions and speech. The learner will leave with tools to identify and address microaggressions in our language moving from a biased to more precise way to speak with one another. Completion of Bias Awareness and Perceptions required.

  • Speaker: UNT Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)
  • Date: Open Enrollment through IDEA
  • Delivery Method: Virtual or Face-to-Face
  • Description: In this workshop we will build upon the work done in Bias Awareness and Perceptions and Microaggressions and Inclusive Language to learn how to call ourselves in when we use biased language. We will discuss our safety level and how to differentiate between being unsafe and uncomfortable in a situation and how our identities affect our safety levels in varying situations. We will then move into scenario-based explorations of how to interrupt microaggression as they happen or after they have occurred and how to process feedback you receive. This is a two-hour session with a break.

  • Speaker: UNT Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)
  • Date: Open Enrollment through IDEA
  • Delivery Method: Virtual or Face-to-Face
  • Description: In this offering participants will engage in conversations about race fundamentally. Interactive activities, along with large and small group discussions will foster a review of the terms: ethnicity, discrimination, racism and systemic racism. Finally, we will discuss the impact of race within the context of colorism and hypodescent.

  • Sponsor: UNT Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)
  • Date: March 23, 2022
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
  • Delivery Method: Virtual via Zoom – Register Now
  • Description: The Equity and Diversity Conference is an annual event hosted by the Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access at the University of North Texas. The conference brings together hundreds of students, educators, and professionals who are committed to equity, access, and inclusion in higher education, but is also open to any community members interested in diversity and inclusion topics.

Asynchronous Options

  • Delivery Method: Asynchronous via Bridge/LinkedIn Learning
  • RSVP: Begin on LinkedIn Learning
  • Description: Organizations reap the benefits of diversity when employees bring their whole, authentic selves to work. Diverse teams are more productive, innovative, and engaged. Authenticity at work includes sharing and speaking up about work and life experiences.

Unit-Specific Trainings

If you are a unit administrator or coordinator and would like your programming to be included as an ABCA option for your team, we ask that you submit your programming options before the event occurs. Please submit a request for your unit-specific training to be included as a part of the ABCA program.

Here are some things to consider as you plan your event(s):

  • Please ensure that your unit specific training fits within the scope of the ABCA program.
  • Our desire is for our faculty and staff to engage in “approximately” three hours of training BUT your trainings will be honored if the event is a minimum of 90 minutes.
  • If your training is less than 90 minutes, please reach out to our office for a consultation. We are happy to work with you to find strategies on how to meet the criteria for inclusion in the ABCA program.
  • Please track attendance at your events and send a final attendance roster to Faculty.Success@unt.edu. The attendance roster should be in an Excel file with unit/college name, date, time, location of event, first name, last name, and EUID of those who attended.
  • When your attendance roster is submitted, we will mark your attendees as “complete” for ABCA and you will be notified when this is complete.
  • Please note that by including someone on the attendance roster you are certifying that they attended your event and the mandatory ABCA requirement has been met.