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We offer many free diversity and equity workshops for the campus community.

NC State faculty, staff, and students may register for OIED sponsored workshops in REPORTER.

Our courses are open to the NC State community at no cost. If you are not a member of the NC State community and would like to register, please contact Erin Morant at 919.515.1152.

Affirmative Action in Employment

This workshop provides an opportunity to expand the knowledge participants have gained about the policy of affirmative action. A historical overview of the policy is explored, as well as the legal obligations of federal contractors with regards to affirmative action. Often, misinformation, miscommunication, and myths surround the concept of affirmative action, which will be clarified in this workshop. Participants will learn about the various individuals and groups involved in shaping the policy of affirmative action as well as the actual implementation of affirmative action in a selection decision. To register, please visit REPORTER.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The responsibility for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA) employment provision, Title I, falls largely on unit managers and/or departmental supervisors since they are responsible for recruitment, pre-employment screening, and other workplace practices that affect the hiring and retention of workers with and without disabilities. The purpose of this course is to focus on correct and lawful employment practices that will minimize workplace discrimination for persons with disabilities. To register, please visit REPORTER.

Applied Skills in Equal Opportunity

Applied Skills in Equal Opportunity builds on the basics learned in the Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity course. This application-based session offers participants the chance to practice interpreting equal opportunity-related laws, identify prohibited conduct, and enhance their response strategies. The format of this course is designed to promote discussion and questions are encouraged. Case studies will be used to demonstrate concepts, but participants are welcome to develop examples they wish to see addressed. To register, please visit REPORTER.

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity

Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity

This course is intended to provide participants with a fundamental understanding of equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies. The session will outline relevant laws such as Title VII, Title IX, and the ADA, including the groups protected by each, and it will touch on corresponding institutional policies. Participants will learn how to identify discrimination, harassment, and retaliation will be exposed to examples of how prohibited conduct may appear in a professional or academic environment and will highlight relevant case law on these topics. This course also includes a brief explanation of how affirmative action works in both the employment and academic contexts.  To register, please visit REPORTER.

Green Zone Training

Green Zone Training is now offered through the Military and Veterans Service Center. Please see Green Zone Training for information.

NCBI Building Bridges: Leading Diverse Communities

In this workshop, you will build knowledge, understanding and skills to lead more effectively in our diverse world. This unique workshop is interactive, experiential and high-energy. Participants will learn principles from the award-winning model developed by the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) that will enhance their leadership in a variety of situations. Participants will engage in activities and discussion to:

  • celebrate similarities and differences;
  • identify misinformation about other groups;
  • gain empowerment by learning ways to challenge biased comments and actions;
  • learn skills to handle tough interpersonal and intergroup conflicts;
  • learn to reframe controversial issues into a context where all parties are able to work toward a common solution.

To register, please visit REPORTER.

NCBI Building Bridges: Finding Common Ground, From Conflict to Coalition Building

NCBI’s award-winning Controversial Issues Process trains leaders to deal constructively with tough conflicts, enabling them to move disputing parties toward future cooperation. Participants learn to reframe controversial issues into a context where all parties are able to work toward a common solution. The skills taught in this workshop can be used by anyone in any conflict situation from simple misunderstanding to heated debate. This workshop was formerly NCBI Building Bridges: Leading Diverse Groups Through Conflict.  To register, please visit REPORTER.

NCBI Building Bridges: Strengthening Leadership for Diverse Communities

This workshop will allow you to gain self-awareness, stretch beyond your comfort zone, and gain new understanding. The unique workshop is interactive, experiential, and high energy. Participants are both teachers and learners. The full workshop lasts approximately six hours, during which participants will engage in small group and large group discussions. In this workshop, you will: celebrate similarities and differences, identify misinformation about other groups, identify and heal from internalized oppression, claim pride in your own group identities, gain empowerment by learning ways to challenge bigoted comments and actions. This workshop was formerly NCBI Building Bridges: Strengthening Leadership for Diverse Communities. To register, please visit REPORTER.

Restorative Circles

While engaging in a circle process, participants will explore the foundations of restorative and transformative community. The session will include a short discussion about restorative community building and the ways that restorative practices can support healthy and purposeful group/organizational discussions. Each circle session will focus on an equity and inclusion related topic and invite participants to examine their own narratives in relationship to others. After completion, participants will have a basic understanding of the “anatomy” of a circle process and will receive an invitation to continue exploration of restorative and transformative communities of practice. To register, please visit REPORTER.

Title IX: Gender Equity in Higher Education

Often when individuals hear Title IX, gender equity in athletics is the first thing that comes to mind. Title IX of the Education Amendments certainly does involve ensuring gender equity in athletics, but it also works to ensure gender equity in academics and employment. Join this course to learn more about the history of Title IX, progress Title IX has made, and Title IX’s presence in educational institutions today. To register, please visit REPORTER.

Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias acts below awareness and can influence our decision-making. This course introduces the basics of unconscious, or implicit, bias and reviews of different types of unconscious bias. Participants will engage in group activities and small group discussion while they learn how implicit bias influence their decisions in their university life. Finally, the participants will be introduced to scientifically sound strategies to combat bias in their own lives. This course is open to any and all participants – previous understanding not required. To register, please visit REPORTER.