Education

Workshops and Presentations

Creating and maintaining an inclusive and welcoming environment relies on the commitment of each member of the Mississippi State University community. To that end, the Division of Access, Diversity, & Inclusion offers a wide variety of workshops, presentations, and other educational opportunities designed to increase knowledge and awareness of diversity related issues. If you would like to request a training that is not listed, our office can customize a training to meet your unique needs.

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Trainings

Side Profile Silhouette Icon Words Are Powerful: Diversity Terminology Simplified

This 90-minute workshop, led by a diversity, equity, and inclusion facilitator and allows participants to more deeply understand identity-centered terms and build confidence in their use of inclusive practices.

Learning Outcomes
• Participants will be able to identify and define at least two terms and phrases that are new or newly understood to the participant.
• Participants will be able to summarize one potential impact of using a term that does not fit a particular situation.
• Participants will articulate at least one way that the new or newly understood terminology can benefit them.

3 rings intertwined icon How Cultural Competency & Inclusion Drive Teamwork

This 90-minute workshop, led by a diversity, equity, and inclusion facilitator helps participants grow their foundational knowledge of the theory and practices of cultural humility, explore microaggressions, and create an action plan.

Learning Outcomes 
• Participants will be able to connect at least one of the cultural competency theories discussed with a professional behavior in the workplace.
• Participants will be able to identify at least two intercultural concepts.
• Participants will create an action plan that identifies inclusive and affirming behaviors appropriate for a chosen environment.

Building Blocks Icon Bias, Behaviors, & Beliefs

This 90-minute workshop, led by a diversity, equity, and inclusion facilitator prepares participants to identify how bias impacts society and their sphere of influence.

Learning Outcomes 
• Participants will be able to identify the basic concepts of bias and microaggressions and identify how they influence our experiences.
• Participants will be able to identify the basic concepts of implicit bias and microaggressions and identify how they influence our experiences.
• Participants will make action plans to apply knowledge and practices from the training to their own environments and communities to enhance inclusion.

Talking Bubble Icon How to Facilitate a Civil Dialogue

This 90-minute workshop, led by a diversity, equity, and inclusion facilitator helps participants identify and practice techniques to have meaningful and productive conversations with people from differing backgrounds.

Learning Outcomes:
• Participants will be able to identify practices to engage in conversation on subjects that might be sensitive.
• Participants will be able to apply the practices through actual dialogues with other participants.
• Participants will more deeply understand the different experiences, perspectives, and identities of the other participants.

People Holding Hands IconAllyship & Action

This 90-minute workshop, led by a diversity, equity, and inclusion facilitator equips participants with the foundational concepts of allyship and co-conspiracy to create meaningful action plans.

Learning Outcomes:
• Participants will be able to define allyship and the behaviors of an effective ally.
• Participants will be able to develop understanding of the concept of co-conspiracy and plan ways in which they can actively support and advocate for marginalized communities.

Diversity Icon Transform Your Class: Inclusive Pedagogy Best Practices

This 90-minute workshop, led by a diversity, equity, and inclusion facilitator helps participants to define and examine inclusive pedagogy, discuss best practices, and draw knowledge from their peers.

Learning Outcomes:
• Participants will be able to comfortably write a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement for their syllabus or other academic materials.
• Participants will be able to identify and implement at least two inclusive pedagogy best practices.

Pencil Icon Customized Training

In addition to the trainings listed above, the Division of Access, Diversity, & Inclusion can provide customized trainings on diversity-related topics to your department or in your classroom. Please fill out the form below and we will contact you to develop a training that is tailored to your needs. We ask that you submit your customized training requests at least 4 weeks before the desired session date.

Although we try to accommodate the requested training date, please be aware that we cannot guarantee availability on the time/date requested.

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