Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Training and Education

Find out more about cancellations and adjustments made to Organizational Learning offerings due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

At the University of Michigan, our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is central to our mission as an educational institution. Organizational Learning is coordinating with partners across the Ann Arbor campus and Michigan Medicine to provide training and skill development opportunities to help create a community where people’s differences contribute to further learning and advancements in all fields of study and patient care. U-M offers a growing curriculum of courses to assist schools, colleges and units create more inclusive and welcoming environments. 

Organizational Learning supports professional and career development, leadership development and culture change initiatives (diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and sexual misconduct).

Training and Educational Resources

The following resources are currently available to faculty and staff, as well as entire departments to help enhance diversity, equity and inclusion:

  • Educational classes: A variety of courses on diversity, equity and inclusion are available to faculty and staff for all schools, colleges and units free of charge. Current topics include unconscious bias, intercultural awareness and bystander intervention.  
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): The Basics: This 15 minute online module provides an introductory look at the U-M DEI initiative and helps clearly define what we mean by “diversity, equity and inclusion." Discussion guides are available for participants, as well as for facilitators working with in small groups or huddles. 
  • Inclusion Insights video series: This series of 25 short videos offers a unique, micro-learning approach to diversity, equity and inclusion education. The videos were created by and feature Dr. Steve Robbins, a nationally recognized trainer and consultant on diversity and inclusion. Dr. Robbins was a keynote speaker during the university’s DEI Summit in 2016. Each video is less than three minutes long and the series includes titles such as, “Defining Diversity,” “Comfort Zones” and “Being Aware of Being Unfair.” 
  • Heritage Month video series: This series of videos, created by diversity trainer Dr. Steve Robbins, celebrates occurrences such as Black History Month (February), Women's History Month (March), LGBTQ+ Pride Month (June). Each month, a new set of videos will be available for viewing. They can be watched individually or in groups to promote dialogue and understanding of others. U-M faculty and staff members can sign up to receive email notifications when new videos are available each month!

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