CFAES Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinars

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 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 Typically a two weeks' notice will allow us to provide seamless access.

Upcoming Webinars

Inclusive Excellence in Hiring

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.

Stand Up, Speak Out! How to Interrupt Bias by Being an Active Bystander

Thursday, April 22nd, 1:00-2:30PM

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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

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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

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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.