Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professional Development Webinars
All webinars are facilitated by Dr. Leo Taylor, Program Manager for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, unless otherwise specified. They are scheduled throughout the year as free open trainings (i.e., anyone at OSU can attend, sometimes they are open to the public) or as on-demand in-house programs for individual units, departments, offices, and organizations throughout CFAES, including extension. At this time it is not possible for Dr. Taylor to deliver in-house programs to units outside of CFAES. If you are a member of the CFAES community and would like to schedule a specific program for your unit, please contact Dr. Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a timeline for delivery, requested topic(s), and approximate number of participants. Dr. Taylor is also available to give guest lectures on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics in courses for CFAES faculty.
If you have any questions about accessibility or wish to request accommodations for any of these events, please contact Alicia Baca at email@example.com. Typically a two weeks' notice will allow us to provide seamless access.
Inclusive Excellence in Hiring
Tuesday, January 26th, 3:30-4:45PM: Register here
Tuesday, February 9th, 11:00AM-12:15PM: Register here
Monday, March 8th, 1:00-2:15PM: Register here
Wednesday, April 7th, 11:00AM-12:15PM: Register here
Thursday, May 6th, 2:00-3:15PM: Register here
Friday, June 4th, 10:00-11:15AM: Register here
This 75-minute training provides an overview of best practices for recruiting a diverse candidate pool. Although this program primarily focuses on faculty searches, much of the content applies also to staff searches. Participants will examine the role that various forms of implicit bias can play in screening applicants and identify ways that intersecting social identities create an unlevel competitive job market. Strategies for targeted recruitment of historically underrepresented minority applicants will be addressed. CFAES requires that all individuals serving on a search committee complete this training every 2 years.
Implicit Associations, Insidious Assumptions: Unintended Manifestations of Bias in Everyday Life
Wednesday, February 10th, 1:00-2:30PM
This 90-minute introductory webinar will provide an overview of the various types of bias that humans experience with an emphasis on implicit bias. We will explore how our socialization process leads to the formation of conscious and unconscious associations, stereotypes, and prejudices that can influence how we treat others in unintended ways. Participants will learn common ways that bias manifests in the form of subtle microaggressions and identify strategies that can help reduce the impact of implicit biases.
Introduction to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
Wednesday, March 3rd, 1:00-2:00PM
What is diversity and why is it important? What is the difference between equality and equity? What does it mean to be inclusive? How do all of these things fit together to achieve justice? This 60-minute session will explore these questions and provide an introduction to diversity, equity, and inclusion so that attendees can better understand and engage in current social justice movements.
Thursday, March 11th, 11:00AM-12:30PM
Microaggressions are common, often subtle expressions of bias, many times initiated unintentionally and unconsciously that can have serious impacts on recipients including shortening a person’s life expectancy. In this 90-minute webinar, participants will learn how to recognize common microaggressions and the hidden, harmful messages they send. We will disentangle intention from impact and identify best strategies for responding when we accidentally initiate a microaggression.
Identity, Power, and Privilege
Friday, April 2nd, 1:00-3:00PM
What does it mean to have privilege? What is oppression? How do your social identities, such as race, gender, class, religion, sexuality, etc. grant or deny you privilege? How can we use privilege to transform systems that perpetuate social inequity? This 2-hour interactive webinar will explore these questions, providing participants with an opportunity to delve into their social identities - a process that reveals how we all have and lack privilege simultaneously.
Stand Up, Speak Out! How to Interrupt Bias by Being an Active Bystander
Thursday, April 22nd, 1:00-2:30PM
All too often we witness subtle comments or behaviors rooted in bias that cause harm to others, many times directed toward people in vulnerable populations. Have you ever been in a situation like that and wanted to say or do something, but didn't know what to do? Anyone can become an active bystander and learn to address explicit and implicit bias. In this 90-minute, interactive webinar, we will explore some of the most common forms of bias and identify tools you can use as an active bystander to interrupt bias in daily life.
Queer 101: An Introduction to LGBTQ+ Identities
Tuesday, June 1st, 11:00AM-12:30PM
Have you ever encountered the acronym LGBTQQIAAP, or some variation, and wondered what it all means? What is the difference between gender identity, sex, and sexual orientation? What is affectional orientation and how does it differ from sexual orientation? What does it mean when someone has a “non-binary” gender identity? In this interactive workshop we will explore these questions and more to establish a common vocabulary for better understanding the diversity of identities within LGBTQ+ communities. Participants will leave this 90-minute webinar equipped with information and skills that will enable them to create more inclusive and welcoming environments for LGBTQ+ people and a better understanding of their own identities.
Gender Demystified: Creating Inclusive Environments for People of All Genders
Wednesday, June 9th, 2:00-3:30PM
Have you noticed that some people include their pronouns next to their name on Zoom, but aren’t sure why? Are you unsure about gender-neutral pronouns such as “they/them” or nonbinary gender identities? Would you like to better understand how gender differs from sex and sexual orientation? This 90-minute webinar will explore the various aspects of identity that relate to gender and sex. Participants will learn key vocabulary, gain a better understanding of their own identities, and identify ways to strive for allyship with transgender and gender non-conforming individuals to create environments that are inclusive of all genders.