2022-2023 ABCA Training Opportunities

Your participation in one of the opportunities below satisfies your 2022-2023 ABCA Program requirement. More training options coming soon!

Synchronous Options

Community of Respect Workshops

Speakers: Dr. Brian Lain, Dr. Rachita Sharma, Dr. Amanda Bennett, and Amy Shenberger
Jan. 27, 2023 or Feb. 3, 2023
9-11 a.m. | Marquis Hall 130
Register for an upcoming workshop

The Community of Respect workshop is based on a nationally recognized program and aims to provide a more welcoming and inclusive environment for UNT's international community of students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. By using an international intercultural communication framework, this workshop provides UNT faculty, staff, and students with enhanced intercultural awareness and competence within an international context.

What Inclusive Instructors Do: Creating Welcoming, Equitable Learning Environments

Dr. Tracie Marcella Addy

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023
10-11:30 a.m.
Union 382
Register for What Inclusive Instructors Do on Bridge.

How do inclusive instructors facilitate learning experiences that are equitable and promote students’ sense of belonging? During this interactive faculty workshop led by Tracie M. Addy, author of highly acclaimed, What Inclusive Instructors Do, we will discuss how we can create transformative learning environments by exploring the results of a study of instructors who implement inclusive teaching approaches. We will also apply the principles and practices discussed to a few case studies relevant to teaching students at UNT. Faculty can earn Anti-Bias and Cultural Awareness credit for attending the event in its entirety.

Equity-Minded Workloads by Design

KerryAnn O'Meara

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023
9-10:30 a.m.

Gateway Center Ballroom 35

Portrait of KerryAnn OMearaThe unequal distribution of faculty teaching and service work is one of the most important, yet least talked about inequities that shape the experiences of faculty members within colleges and universities. In particular, faculty from historically minoritized identities and women faculty face unusually high service, teaching, and mentoring workloads. The lingering effects of the pandemic have exacerbated existing inequities. It is important for departments and institutions to identify and dismantle systems that maintain unequal workloads and avoid longer time to advancement, higher stress, increased burnout, and greater willingness to leave for women and minoritized faculty.

In this talk, KerryAnn O’Meara, P.I. of the NSF ADVANCE-funded Faculty Workload and Rewards Project and co-author of an ACE report and set of evidence-based tools, shares what she learned with colleagues during this five-year, action research project aimed at promoting equity in how faculty labor is taken up, assigned, and rewarded. She considers how workload inequities emerge in "discretionary spaces," and the evidence-based policies and practices departments have used to identify inequalities, assess faculty and university needs, and re-design workload with equity in mind.

Translating Equity-Minded Principles to Workload Reform: All UNT Faculty Workshop

Friday, Feb. 17, 2023
1:30 - 3:30pm
Gateway Ballroom 34
Register here.

Building from principles shared in her campus-wide talk on February 16, Dr. O'Meara will guide department and college leaders through an audit that helps them see areas to strengthen their policies, systems and routine practices with equity in mind. Participants will:

  • increase awareness of particular actions participants can take to foster more equitable workload systems
  • increase participant interest and motivation to take action to foster more equitable workload systems
  • leave with concrete examples and resources useful to designing equitable systems

Please review these items prior to coming to these workshops:

Attendance will count for ABCA credit.

Beyond the Mental Health Crisis in Higher Education: What We can Learn from Disabled Academics About Collective Care

Margaret Price, Ph.D.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
1-2:30 p.m.
Virtual: Zoom
Register here.

Attendees will join us in understanding the legal and professional situation for disabled faculty and staff (including those who are neurodivergent and/or identify as having mental illness) and learn ways that collective care can be applied to UNT and the communities we serve.

2023 Equity and Diversity Conference, UNT Together: Turning Toward Inclusive Excellence

Thursday, March 23, 2023
Register here.

2023 will mark the 23rd anniversary of the Equity & Diversity Conference at UNT! Each year for the last 23 years, we have highlighted the outstanding contributions of individuals that are making a difference in the world and inspiring inclusive excellence on our campus and abroad. We are planning an amazing program for our 23rd anniversary that you will not want to miss. And with our hybrid platform, you don’t have to!

Excited about being able to experience a conference in person? Is a virtual experience more of what you are looking for? No matter your preference, we have options available for you. We hope that you join us!


Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) Open Enrollment Trainings

Speaker: UNT Division of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access
Open Enrollment via Bridge
Delivery Method: Virtual and Face-to-Face
Register by selecting your training of choice on the IDEA website

Workshop Description: IDEA hosts several open enrollment trainings and all of them meet the criteria for ABCA credit. Please view the IDEA open enrollment training page to view course titles, descriptions, and objectives to determine which training(s) meet your current needs and interests. Developing inclusive attitudes, dimensions of diversity and social justice, strategies for inclusive language and policy, interrupting bias and microaggressions, exploring inclusion: building interfaith equity, and exploring inclusion: gender, sexuality, and respect are all offered during academic year 22-23. We encourage you to engage and participate.

Asynchronous Option

Equity First: The Path to Inclusion and Belonging Hiring and Supporting Neurodiversity in the Workplace Inclusive Instructional Design

Delivery Method: Asynchronous via Bridge/LinkedIn Learning
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Description: Equity is a very important concept in today’s workplace. In this course, instructor Mary-Frances Winters helps you gain a better understanding of what it is, shows you some of its benefits, and offers some practical advice on fostering equity in hiring, promotions, and development. Mary-Frances begins by explaining what equity is and how it compares to equality. She highlights how equity makes organizations stronger, then goes over what equity in the workplace looks like. Mary-Frances discusses gender equality, racial and ethnic equity, sexual orientation equity, and equity for people with disabilities. Then she goes over ways to develop and enact equitable practices in hiring, promotions, and leadership. She concludes with a roadmap pointing us toward a more equitable future.

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 Angie.Cartwright@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. Download a sample template we encourage units to utilize.
  • 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.