Phase Two: Implementation (Spring 2021)

Goal: Support faculty, staff, and academic administrators as they apply strategies for success and inclusion into their daily tasks and responsibilities. 

Additionally, we have taken in consideration all your feedback regarding the program and appreciate the suggestions on how to improve the program. We have made modifications to the logistics, so there is no need for faculty and staff to upload their certificates after completion of a training.

Options to fulfill the three (3) hour spring 2021 training requirement:

Synchronous - Complete one of the following:

Bias Awareness and Perceptions

  • Academic Affairs Trainings
    • February 5, 2021 from 2PM - 5PM
    • April 19, 2021 from 12PM - 3PM
    • April 30, 2021 from 9AM - 12PM
  • Open Enrollment Trainings
    • February 10, 2021 from 12PM - 3PM
    • March 8, 2021 from 12PM - 3PM
    • April 1, 2021 from 12PM - 3PM
    • April 14, 2021 from 9AM - 12PM

Microaggressions and Inclusive Language

  • Academic Affairs Trainings
    • March 1, 2021 from 12PM - 3PM
    • March 12, 2021 from 12PM - 3PM
    • March 25, 2021 from 9AM - 12PM
    • March 31, 2021 from 9AM - 12PM
    • April 7, 2021 from 9AM - 12PM
    • April 13, 2021 from 1PM - 4PM
    • April 28, 2021 from 12PM - 3PM
  • Open Enrollment Trainings
    • March 10, 2021 from 9AM - 12PM
    • April 8, 2021 from 12PM - 3PM
    • April 20, 2021 from 9AM - 12PM

Diversity & Inclusion Council and Inclusion, Equity, and Community Building Series (IECB)

  • This five module series starts Friday, March 19, 2021 and each module runs from 1PM - 5PM.
  • Participants must attend each module in proposed order.

Gender & Sexuality Equity in the Workplace

Dr. Anneliese Singh - Moving from Affirmation to Liberation: Supporting Queer and Trans Resilience and Challenging Heterosexism at UNT


Dr. Kelly Hogan & Dr. Viji Sathy - Promoting Equity through Inclusive Teaching Practices 


Dr. John Elder Robinson - Being Different: Turning Childhood Disabilities into Adult Gifts

Pre-approved Dean or Unit level training.

Please communicate with your Dean or Department Chair regarding the approval of your pre-approved unit level training.


Asynchronous - Complete at least two of the following:

Communicating About Culturally Sensitive Issues

Discussions about cultural differences can be uncomfortable. They take courage. In this course, business communication professor Daisy Lovelace shares principles and strategies that can help you have more productive, meaningful conversations on topics related to diversity. Daisy helps you understand that everyone has a unique lens based on their experiences, and that understanding and appreciating that difference is the first step in being able to discuss sensitive topics. She also outlines a number of techniques to help you navigate these difficult conversations.

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Developing Cross-Cultural Intelligence

Being able to work across cultures is an increasingly necessary skill for all employees. Communications expert Tatiana Kolovou helps you develop the cross-cultural intelligence to navigate cultural differences. She outlines the six primary areas of cultural difference, highlighting the differences between high- and low-context cultures. Once you can recognize the differences, she helps you use visual and nonvisual cues in the environment to inform your actions and respond effectively. The course closes with two scenarios that demonstrate how to apply the principles of cross-cultural intelligence.

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Managing a Diverse Team

Team leaders should aim to create an inclusive culture that celebrates differences and fosters the best performance from every team member. In this course, leadership coach Vanessa Womack equips you with knowledge and impactful strategies that can help you successfully manage, counsel, and lead a diverse team. Vanessa first explains how to prepare yourself to lead by identifying cornerstones of diversity and reviewing diversity and inclusion terminology. She then shares strategies for observing and coaching your team to cultivate behaviors that build trust and strengthen relationships.

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Inclusive Leadership

Join global workforce management expert Dr. Shirley Davis as she shares how to create and lead an organization that leverages the diverse talents of all contributors. Dr. Davis reveals the benefits of inclusive leadership, including the positive impacts it can have on employee engagement, innovation, and creativity. She then outlines a best practice framework for developing inclusive leaders in an organization, and shares tips for avoiding common leadership pitfalls. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll be equipped with practical strategies you can use to cultivate a more inclusive workforce.

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