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.
- Unconscious Bias Learning Suite: This online self-paced module provides a review of bias, explores what bias can look like and examines how it shows up in the workplace.
- Unconscious Bias in Recruiting and Hiring: An online self-paced module that provides a deeper look into how unconscious bias impacts decision making during the hiring process while looking at interventions to minimize the impact of bias in our hiring and selection processes.