Workshops and Training for Faculty and Staff

Navigating Microaggressions and Bias

Affiliated Office(s): Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Workshop Description: Learn to recognize and disrupt bias and microaggressions, understand where biases stem from, and develop skills to use your role to create a more inclusive community.

Amount of Time Needed: 1.5 hours
Access Workshop Recording: Linked in Canvas under the course entitled Faculty & Staff Professional Development Resources
If you have not accessed a professional development course on Canvas, please self-enroll here before attempting to access a course.

Maximum Group Size: 50
Contact Email Address: [email protected]

A Student-Centered Approach to Creating Inclusive Classrooms

Affiliated Office(s): Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Workshop Description: There is a heightened need to create an inclusive on-line and in-class academic experience for students. Learn about specific actions and strategies you can employ to create an environment that supports our increasingly diverse students. Topics include:

1. Inclusive language and foundational concepts
2. Actionable practices and clear next steps
3. How to respond to inevitable mistakes when conducting this work

Amount of Time Needed: 1.5 hours
Access Workshop Recording: Linked in Canvas under the course entitled Faculty & Staff Professional Development Resources
If you have not accessed a professional development course on Canvas, please self-enroll here before attempting to access a course.

Maximum Group Size: 50
Contact Email Address: [email protected]


Understanding Bias: How to Mitigate the Impact on Faculty Careers

Affiliated Office(s): Center for Faculty Engagement & Advancement

Workshop Description: Dr. Eve Riskin, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Faculty Director of the ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change at the University of Washington discusses bias and its influence on the evaluation of faculty performance and promotion. Topics include:

1. Basics of bias
2. Impact of bias on faculty careers
3. Strategies to interrupt bias

Amount of Time Needed: 1.5 hours
Access Workshop Recording: Linked in Canvas under the course entitled Faculty & Staff Professional Development Resources
If you have not accessed a professional development course on Canvas, please self-enroll here before attempting to access a course.


Safe Zone for Faculty and Staff

Affiliated Office(s): Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Workshop Description: The Stevens Safe Zone Ally Program is a campus-wide initiative designed to educate Stevens community members on LGBTQ+ identity, terminology, current (in)justices impacting the LGBTQ community, and visibly identify Stevens staff, students, and faculty who seek to support the campus' LGBTQ population as allies.
Amount of Time Needed: 2 hours
Maximum Group Size: 40
Contact Email Address: [email protected]


Green Zone Advocate Training

Affiliated Office(s): Office of the Registrar and Stevens Veterans & Military Connected Services

Workshop Description: Green Zone Advocate Training is an initiative to support military-connected students. Volunteer participants are identified by a Green Zone emblem located outside their office door and/or their syllabus.  This program helps advocates provide supportive services necessary to ensure that military-connected students are successful in their academic pursuits, adjust to the campus environment, and eventually transition to civilian employment. This self-paced program is offered on Canvas through a series of modules. You may complete the training in one sitting or break it up between several days. To enroll fill out this short request form.

Amount of Time Needed: 1-2 hours
Maximum Group Size: Individual Virtual Training
Contact Email Address: [email protected]


Beyond Your Bias

Affiliated Office(s): Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Workshop Description: Learn to identify different types of bias, understand where biases stem from, and develop skills to acknowledge and move past one’s bias.
Amount of Time Needed: 1.5 hours
Maximum Group Size: 50
Contact Email Address: [email protected]


Anti-Racist Leadership (Parts I & II)

Affiliated Office(s): Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Workshop Description: Participants will gain a foundational understanding of racism, understand the difference between non-racist and anti-racist, build skills and tools to work through an anti-racist lens, and reflect on personal understanding and commitment to anti-racism.
Amount of Time Needed: 1-1.5 hours (2-2.5 hours for both Part I & Part II)
Maximum Group Size: 40
Contact Email Address: [email protected]


Cross-Cultural Communication & Conflict Resolution Skills

Affiliated Office(s): Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Workshop Description: By participating in this workshop you will have the opportunity to learn skills for listening and sharing through a cross-cultural framework, build capacity in giving and receiving feedback, especially on communication needs, identities and microaggressions, and better understand your own identities, triggers, and communication style.
Amount of Time Needed: 1.5 hours
Maximum Group Size: 40
Contact Email Address: [email protected]


Building an Inclusive Community 

Affiliated Office(s): Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Workshop Description: Reflect on your role as member of the Stevens community and responsibility to build an inclusive community. Learn about social justice vocabulary, microaggressions, and allyship and brainstorm ways to cultivate an inclusive community in partnership with others.
Amount of Time Needed: 1.5 hours
Maximum Group Size: 50
Contact Email Address: [email protected]


Allyship, Privilege & Microaggressions

Affiliated Office(s): Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Workshop Description: By participating in this workshop, participants will learn the definition and history of microaggressions, brainstorm how to build an inclusive community at Stevens, learn the concepts of allyship and privilege, and build skills to recognize and disrupt microaggressions.
Amount of Time Needed: 1.5 hours
Maximum Group Size: 50
Contact Email Address: [email protected]

Please note that custom workshops are available.