Faculty and staff members have access to a variety of resources at U-M to help enhance their awareness and understanding of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. From general awareness to developing bystander intervention skills to connecting with others across our vibrant community, there are many opportunities available, including many at no cost.
A variety of courses are available to staff from all schools, colleges and units. Course topics include unconscious bias, intercultural awareness, bystander intervention and more. Courses available now at no cost to individuals or their departments include:
- Growing Your Cultural Intelligence
- Inclusive Leadership
- Strategies for Mitigating Bias in the Workplace
- Change It Up!
- Disability Awareness and Etiquette
The online module titled, "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): The Basics" provides an introductory look at our initiative and helps clearly define what we mean by “diversity, equity and inclusion.” For group conversations or meetings, discussion guides for facilitators and participants are available for use.
This course is available as a module through MyLINC and takes less than 15 minutes to complete. It can be viewed individually or in small groups or huddles with time for discussion.
Events and Workshops
Connect with others from the U-M community by participating in a wide variety of events taking place across the university.
Student Life hosts a number of workshops and special events that are open to staff outside of the department.
- 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”
- You can watch these videos on your own or with your team using the accompanying conversation cards
- You can also learn from faculty, staff and students from across U-M through a series of videos addressing topics ranging from faculty leadership, student recruitment, community health and campus culture.
- New 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. Past month's videos will also remain available. 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 notification of new videos available each month by email.
- Heritage Month Video Schedule:
- February: Black History Month
- March: Women's History Month
- April: Diversity Education Month (additional resources for Arab American Heritage Month)
- May: Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
- June: LGBTQ+ Pride Month
- September: Hispanic Heritage Month
- October: National Disability Employment Awareness Month
- November: Native American Heritage Month
- Heritage Month Video Schedule:
Programs at U-M
There are countless opportunities to learn from and about diversity, equity and inclusion, to connect with the communities beyond campus and to secure personal resources and assistance. View a comprehensive list of diversity, equity and inclusion programs.