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

Making the Invisible Visible: Meaningful Support of Asian American Students, Faculty, and Staff

Sumun L. Pendakur

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022
3-4:30 p.m.

Virtual via Zoom
Registration: Click HERE to register for this virtual eventPortrait of Sumun L. Pendakur

Asian Americans are in a hyper visible moment, in the context of anti-Asian rhetoric and hate.  But when the spotlight shifts, where does that leave this dynamic, diverse, and fast-growing community?  Too often, Asian Americans fall into a liminal space, leaving them at the margins of campus consideration and support.  Asian American students, faculty, and staff are both highlighted, as models, and obscured, as not needing attention, at the same time. Join us for an interactive talk on Asian American identity and community formation, research and practitioner findings on current opportunity gaps, and creative interventions and resources to meet the evolving needs of Asian American students, faculty, and staff.


Anti-Racism is Not a Self-Help Movement: Moving from Individual Analysis to Systemic ChangeTim Wise portrait

Tim Wise

Friday, Nov. 18, 2022
12-1:30 p.m.
Virtual via Zoom

Registration: Click HERE to register for this virtual event

In this presentation, Tim Wise explores contemporary anti-racism analysis and “activism,” and critiques the way both have developed recently. While understanding implicit bias, privilege, and fragility can be helpful as a first step, it remains too easy to get stuck at that level. In this speech, Wise discusses how to bring a systemic lens to our anti-racism, so as to avoid merely individualizing and “psychologizing” anti-racism work, ultimately turning it into just another self-help movement, rather than a movement for justice. He'll also show how this lens can also be applied to other systems of oppression such as sexism, heterosexism, ableism, classism, ageism, and anti-Semitism.


Community of Respect

Speakers: Dr. Brian Lain, Dr. Rachita Sharma, Dr. Amanda Bennett, and Amy Shenberger
Oct. 21, 2022 (9-11 a.m.) or Nov. 4, 2022 (9-11 a.m.)
Marquis Hall 130

Click here to register for this event

Workshop Description: 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.


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.
  • 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.