Understanding Privilege

Privilege is often misunderstood when used in a DEI context. An individual can have privilege in one area and not another. Life may not have been easy, yet an individual could still have elements of privilege. In this interactive session, we will explore the nuances around privilege as it relates to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. 

You will learn to:

  • Identify types of privilege and where you have/don’t have privilege

  • Determine ways elements of privilege intersect

  • Define “white privilege” and why it may seem controversial

  • Spot areas where hidden privilege may exist

  • Describe how privilege affects work relationships and team dynamics

You will benefit by:

  • Gaining an understanding of the types of privilege and the effects on ourselves and others

  • Obtaining language that can be used when the topic of privilege comes up in conversation

  • Having a better understanding of how different elements of privilege can impact the workplace 

Audience:

Any U-M faculty or staff member who would like to have a better understanding of privilege and its impact on workplace culture, relationships and team dynamics

Topic Area

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Domain and Expectation

  • Mission
    • Create value for the diverse communities we serve
  • People
    • Foster and promote diverse teams
    • Collaborate and build inclusive relationships
  • Self
    • Communicate
  • Execution
    • Build positive culture

Role

  • Member of a Team
  • Leading a Team
  • Leading Multiple Teams
  • Leading the Organization

Level

  • Level 1: Awareness

Upcoming Sessions

Code: DEIOL2508

Presenter: Katie Reece, Sabrina Ervin

Cost: $0

  • Wed 7/31/24 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    Location: Online Webinar

Code: DEIOL2509

Presenter: Chris DeVries

Cost: $0

  • Mon 9/30/24 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Online Webinar

Code: DEIOL2510

Presenter: Chris DeVries

Cost: $0

  • Tue 12/10/24 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Location: Online Webinar

Past Sessions

Code: DEIOL2419

Presenter: Katie Reece, Sabrina Ervin

Cost: $0

  • Wed 5/22/24 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Location: Online Webinar

Code: DEIOL2418

Presenter: Katie Reece, Sabrina Ervin

Cost: $0

  • Wed 3/27/24 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Location: Online Webinar

Code: DEIOL2417

Presenter: Katie Reece, Sabrina Ervin

Cost: $0

  • Wed 1/24/24 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Location: Online Webinar

Code: DEIOL2407

Presenter: Katie Reece, Sabrina Ervin, Tina Jordan

Cost: $0

  • Wed 11/15/23 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Location: Online Webinar

Code: DEIOL2406

Presenter: Katie Reece, Sabrina Ervin, Tina Jordan

Cost: $0

  • Wed 10/18/23 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Location: Online Webinar