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Equity & Inclusion Professional Development

The Department of Equity and Inclusion provides a range of professional development opportunities for the campus community. Informed by current research, educational experiences, and relevant times, our professional development offerings are built to ensure an environment that is welcoming and respectful for conversations around diversity, inclusion and equity.

Leading with Inclusion

One of our campus initiatives is to provide faculty and staff customized annual UNITE training to provide and share the given tools and resources within their own units and staff across campus. This provides employees to be leaders in sharing tools and starting much-needed conversations in relation to inclusion across a broad range of identities.

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UNITE Professional Development Contact

To learn more about the UNITE Training for Faculty and Staff, please email Stephen.Loveless@unco.edu.

Webinars and Community Conversations

Challenges of Leadership in Democracy 

 Select colleges and their communities across the country are invited to engage in the“Challenges of Leadership in Democracy” virtual event. This extraordinary event was hosted by UNC, along with 12 other institutions, for a special virtual presentation by former Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta.

This is a part of President Feinstein's ongoing initiative to collaborate with presidents and chancellors from other institutions across the country to bring students unique opportunities to participate in and transform their education.

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Communities of Color and COVID-19

Communities of Color and COVID-19

In a recent webinar hosted by the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Northern Colorado the issues our communities of color have, and may continue to, experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic were addressed during this information filled event.

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Tell Me More | Cuénteme Más

A community conversation on race and communities of color hosted by the Human Relations Commission was recorded on July 15, 2020.

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A Cacophony of Creatives: The Power and Purpose of Color and Culture in the Arts

The Greeley Creative District hosted a virtual forum to discuss the power and purpose of color and culture in the arts. Guest panelists included Armando Silva (UNC Alum), Yvonne Garcia Bardwell, Betty Hart, and Justin Krawitz (UNC Interim Associate Dean for the College of Performing & Visual Arts). 

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UNC Employees LinkedIn Learning

UNC faculty, staff, GA/TA, and student employees have access to LinkedIn Learning. This resource for UNC employees has a wealth of content to explore. We’ve compiled a list of LinkedIn Learning expert-led video courses to start your training and development. We encourage to take advantage of this tool and explore more topics than the ones we have listed below.

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LinkedIn Learning: Confronting Racism

Confronting Racism, with Robin DiAngelo

In this course, Robin DiAngelo, the best-selling author of White Fragility, gives you the vocabulary and practices you need to start confronting racism and unconscious bias at the individual level and throughout your organization. 

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LinkedIn Learning: Communicating about Culturally Sensitive Issues

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.

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Unconscious Bias

Unconscious Bias

We're all biased. Our experiences shape who we are, and our race, ethnicity, gender, height, weight, sexual orientation, place of birth, and other factors impact the lens with which we view the world. Diversity expert Stacey Gordon helps you recognize and acknowledge your own biases.

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Developing Cross-Cultural Intelligence

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 and outlines the six primary areas of cultural difference.

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Overcoming Cognitive Bias Podcast

Overcoming Cognitive Bias Podcast

The best decisions are made when you fully understand your bias. In this course, listeners can learn about cognitive bias and how it hurts our ability to think rationally and make effective decisions. Dr. Michael Shermer, a prominent professor and bestselling author, shares ten common bias people often fall victim to.

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What is DIBs? Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

What is DIBs? Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Diversity is having a culture that values uniqueness: people of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, and races. Inclusion means inviting diverse groups to take part in company life. If you're tuned into conversations about HR, you've probably heard these terms before. But there's a third critical piece: belonging. 

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Developing Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Program

Developing Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Program

Diversity, inclusion, and belonging (DIBs) isn’t just a buzzword. DIBs programs can have real impact on employees’ productivity and welfare. Think about the best group you ever belonged to—where you felt like everyone cared about you, understood you, and valued you as a part of the group. That is the kind of environment that promotes sharing, innovation, and growth.

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Fighting Gender Bias at Work, Why it Matters

Fighting Gender Bias at Work, Why it Matters

Gender bias is holding women back in the workplace. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it harder for women to get hired and promoted and negatively impacts their day-to-day work experiences. Created by LeanIn.Org, this short video series is designed to provide an understanding of how gender bias impacts work experiences. 

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Skills for Inclusive Conversations

Skills for Inclusive Conversations

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 that may be different based on one’s identity.

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