Our Workshop Facilitator’s Guides

Deepen engagement with diversity learning through remote and in-person activities, discussions, and games designed by D&I experts.
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Clear
Guidance
Step-by-step instructions for conducting diversity activities and making participants feel comfortable and included.
Engaging
Materials
Thought-provoking readings, videos, games, and discussion prompts that engage learners.
Expert
Methodology
Narrative strategies and proven teaching methods mean the activities build empathy and uplift unheard voices.
Flexible
Workshops
Over a dozen 30 min – 60 min activities so you can reinforce relevant topics and customize workshop length.

Created by Experts in Diversity and Inclusion

The DiversityEdu Facilitator's Guide was developed by a team of educators, psychologists, and diversity consultants.

Activities outlined in the guide support impactful diversity learning using the same pedagogic principles that underlie our online courses.

Workshops that Deepen Engagement and Build Empathy

  • Help learners build mastery of the learning points encountered in our online courses through in-person or virtual discussion and activities.
  • Activate behavioral, affective, and cognitive learning that deepens personal engagement with diversity.

Guidance for Leading Effective Diversity Activities

  • Reduce diversity resistance with tools for creating an environment conducive to comfortable interaction and dialogue.
  • Instructions are clear, detailed, and practical, with all materials needed to conduct the activities included in the guide itself.

Example Diversity Activities

Activity Preview: Intent and Impact

Students recognize the difference between relying on good intent and anticipating the impact of their words and actions in social interactions.

Learning Point: In a diverse setting, the meaning of your words and actions has a lot less to do with intent and a lot more to do with impact.
Learning Domains: Behavioral: Ability to interact with diverse group of people
Cognitive: Knowledge of key terms and concepts
Activity Type: Worksheet + Journaling + Discussion
Estimated Time: 20 - 30 min
Materials Provided ‘Intent and Impact’ worksheet

Facilitation Instructions and Prep Notes included in Guide

Activity Preview: Influence of Unconscious Biases

Participants examine how common myths and biases influence hiring and advancement decisions and discuss ways of countering the influence of bias.

Learning Point: Covert discrimination persists because even people who are experienced and knowledgeable and want very much not to discriminate against members of any identity group cling unknowingly to stereotypes and myths, and make decisions affected by unconscious bias.
Learning Domains:

Behavioral: Ability to interact with diverse groups of people
Cognitive: Knowledge of differences/similarities
Affective: Awareness of biases

Activity Type: Worksheet + Journaling + Discussion
Estimated Time: 30 min
Materials Provided ‘Workplace Case Studies’ handout
‘Myths About Marginalized Groups’
handout

Facilitation Instructions and Prep Notes included in Guide

End-to-End D&I Solutions

Diversity Climate Assessment
Meaningful data to understand culture and recommendations to grow inclusion.
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Implementation Resources
Support and tools to ensure a successful roll-out and greater engagement.
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Online
Courses
Learning built by experts, proven to increase inclusive behaviors.
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What Our Clients Say

DiversityEdu is a much appreciated resource, leading diversity initiatives by better preparing academic communities to best serve society at large. This program utilizes innovation, extensive research, best practices, and high quality designs to deliver applications for diversity training.”
Clinton J. Normore
Director of Diversity
​A.T. Still University of Health Science
I believe DiversityEdu is the best online tool in the field. DiversityEdu is an important resource for our faculty search committees in their mission to recruit and retain superior faculty and challenge misconceptions surrounding diversity.”
Aaron Bruce
Chief Diversity Officer
San Diego State University
At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the vision of Inclusive Illinois means valuing and respecting the many voices, ideas, and perspectives that faculty, staff, and students each bring to the campus community. We have received valuable assistance from DiversityEdu in realizing our vision of Inclusive Illinois.”
Menah Pratt-Clarke
Vice Chancellor for Diversity
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
They really understood what bias was and that everybody has biases. And so what do you do with that ... are you going to create a barrier for someone or a student because of the bias? I think DiversityEdu helped a lot of people to look at things from a bigger picture.”
Valerie Romero-Leggott, M.D.
Vice Chancellor and Diversity & Inclusion Executive Officer
University of New Mexico Health Centers
More than anything else, DiversityEdu gives you an opportunity to start having conversations that you may have never had in your life, because... these are the things that aren't talked about anymore over kitchen tables, and/or in the curriculum in most schools. Some people do have the opportunity, because of their lived experience, but this gives you the opportunity to begin to have those conversations, and recognize intent and impact.”
Dr. Jamie Patton
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion
Cal Poly

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