View a list of Webinars on how to keep diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Diversity Training

The Office of Human Resources, in coordination with our Employee Assistance Program, is offering two live web-based training programs to TWU employees. These programs, provided by live EAP trainers, will provide valuable tools for all employees regarding Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. Space is limited to 100 participants in each program. To register click on the applicable link listed below the class descriptions. 

Diversity & Respect in the Workplace

Cultural disrespect is not an “agree to disagree” situation. Recognizing and respecting individual differences is paramount to working comfortably and effectively in today’s workplaces. The following topics will be discussed within this course:

  • Creating an inclusive workplace culture that goes beyond race
  • Recognizing what diversity offers
  • Double standards and belief biases
  • Liking vs. respecting your coworkers

Inclusivity, Collaboration, and Respect in the Workplace

The values of our current workforce have a tremendous impact on the social normal exhibited in employee behaviors. The objective of this course is to understand and model workforce behavioral traits that cultivate mutual respect, collaboration, and a more conscious approach in terms of embracing diversity.

Dates for each webinar and registrations links are listed below:

August 4, 2020 (2:00pm is full) and 4:00pm Diversity & Respect in the Workplace 

August 5, 2020 (2:00pm is full) and 4:00pm Inclusivity, Collaboration & Respect    

We encourage you to participate in these informative web-based opportunities. Please send all questions to myself at acagle@twu.edu, to Lisa Taylor at ltaylor16@twu.edu or to Holly Harris at hharris1@twu.edu.

The Black Faculty Staff Association (TBFSA) Professional Development Virtual Workshops

Both sessions will be facilitated by TWU alum Dr. Ebonyse Mead.

Session 1: Developing a shared language to engage in the discourse on race and racism 
August 4th, 10:30-11:30

A thorough understanding of terms and developing a shared language to effectively engage in the discourse on race and racism is paramount. This session is designed to give people the language to confidently engage in courageous conversations about race and racism. This presentation is open to all TWU faculty and staff. Space is limited; pre-registration required.

Session 2: Racial Battle Fatigue: Self Care for People of Color 
August 4th, 12:30-1:30

Because racism is deeply entrenched in American institutions, People of Color (POC) often struggle navigating White spaces that are seemingly unfit for us. Oftentimes, we feel isolated, excluded, and cannot be our authentic selves. The onus is not on us to fit into White spaces; rather, these spaces need to be more welcoming and inclusive to allow POC to be our authentic selves. This session will provide space for us to discuss our experiences, process our collective pain, and celebrate/affirm the beauty within us.

Both presentations will be via Zoom. Contact Dr. Theresa Lindsay at 940.898.3755 or by email at TBFSA@twu.edu with questions.

Sponsored by the TWU Health and Wellbeing Initiative

The following webinars have costs as associated with the training. All costs would be the responsibility of the departments.

How to Strategically Address Black Lives Matter, White Privilege, and Unconscious Bias in the Workplace: It’s About More Than Training and Policy

EVENT DATE: August 13, 2020 
PRESENTER: Dr. Susan Strauss
1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 90 Minutes

Learning Objectives:

  • To discuss Black Lives Matter and its role in your workplace culture
  • To define racism
  • To explore vicarious racism’s effect on us all
  • To critique white privilege
  • To illustrate unconscious bias
  • To list steps in creating and sustaining an anti-racist culture

Who Should Attend:

  • All industries Professionals
  • Senior management, middle management, Human Resources Professionals, Employee Resource Groups

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