Training Menu

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Women's Center are proud to offer a variety of professional development workshops!  Please scroll through our menu and if you see a title that fits your interest, you can select it for more information. If you do not see anything that fits your needs, please contact us directly to find additional ways that we can help.  We look forward to working with you!

If you would like to schedule a training, please submit the training request form.

General Workshops

Description: Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion staff will provide an interactive diversity workshop for Student support teams. General and customizable topics covering Cultural Competency, Microaggressions, how to build and maintain an inclusive community and more will be discussed.
Time: 1 hour - ½ day

Description: This is a workshop designed to help faculty search committees improve their functionality and to increase their diversity yield. Effective strategies and considerations for increasing faculty diversity are shared. HRM staff members assist with this training and follow up.
Time: 1 hour

Description: This is an interactive workshop designed to help participants learn more about cultural competences and their importance. Definitions, levels, and varieties of cultural competency are shared and explored.
Time: 1 hour - ½ day

Description: This interactive workshop is designed to help participants learn more about the breadth and depth of diversity. Definitions, types, and issues relevant to diversity are explored.
Time: 1 hour - ½ day

Description: Culturally Competent and Inclusive organizations yield effective results. This interactive workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to reflect and discuss current topics on diversity and inclusion and ultimately lead to the development of strategies for building and leading effective, culturally competent teams.
Time: 3 hours

Description: Strategic planning support with emphasis of goals and objectives that reflect diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency. Can include SWOT analysis. Ideally, strategic planning process happens over a series of meetings/sessions.
Time: 2 hours

Description:  Interactive workshop that explores the dynamics of power, privilege, and oppressions and their impacts of individuals and communities. Various forms of privilege and oppression are explored.
Time: ½ day - full day

Description: Safe Space Training teaches faculty, staff, and students some basic LGBTQ terminology and ways to make your language more inclusive. This training identifies some of the privileges of being a straight, non-transgender individual, discuss the coming out process, and go over some ways that you can be a better ally to LGBTQ students on your campus. Details can be found through the link: http://www.lsu.edu/diversity/safespace/index.php
Time: 1-4 hours (4 hours required for certification)

Description: A training to empower individuals to train others on baseline knowledge of theories of oppression and the Operations of Power and Privilege in America
Time: TBD

Description: A facilitated discussion regarding colorblindness and reproduction of racism, microaggressions
Time: TBD

Description: Achieve a better understanding of how race, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity are influenced by power and privilege. Engage in dialogue about our own forms of privilege, and how those give us power to help others. Practice keeping our privilege “in-check” through some social activities within small groups
Time: 1-4 hours

Description: Achieve a better understanding of how the social world creates and maintains levels of stress and anxiety for people belonging to a marginalized group. Learn how to combat those systems and provide the best possible support for diverse individuals.
Time: 1-2 hours

Description: The True Colors Personal Assessment is a tool designed to help you better understand your leadership style, your work ethic, your stress, and your values. Additionally, you will discover new ways to interact with colleagues, peers, teammates, and anyone else you interact with regularly.
Time: 30-60 minutes

Description: This program primarily focuses on social identities and how privilege and power affect them. The purpose is not to blame anyone for having more power or privilege or for receiving more help in achieving goals, but to have an opportunity to identify both obstacles and benefits experienced in our life. Through indicating whether an individual identifies with certain statements, it is possible for participants to recognize the privileges that they possess, to learn about the backgrounds of their peers, and to challenge everyday stereotypes and prejudices.
Time: 30-60 minutes

Workshops for Underrepresented Student Support

Description: This workshop will provide participants with an overview of the research about high risk behaviors as defined by the CDC. Participants will explore how student participation in high risk behaviors can impact their persistence and success in college. Specific recommendations for programs and services to aid student success will be discussed.
Time: 1 hour

Description: According to International Student magazine, studying abroad provides students greater opportunities to see the world, to understand different styles of learning, to engage with various cultures, to increase language skills and to obtain career opportunities. This workshop will provide participants exposure to the study abroad process and information about the overall experience, scholarships and financial aid and program support for diverse populations will be discussed.
Time: 1 hour (workshop with moderated student panel 1.5 hours)

Description: In this workshop literature and research about Black male student athletes will be presented and recommendations for effective program support and models will be provided.
Time: 1 hour

Description: Most present-day college students arrive on campus with close ties to parents and family members who have supported and guided them with most of their decisions. Given FERPA and the mission to support student’s growth and development as independent adults, Universities need to be agile in this arena. This workshop provides participants with an overview of the literature on parent and family involvement and recommendations for effective practices in developing parent and family support programs will be provided.
Time: 1 hour

Description: This workshop reviews essential theories and practices that aid those who work with diverse populations in addressing and discussing the importance of mental health. This session takes a closer look at the unique considerations in working with these students and how to create preventative programs and services.
Time: 1.5 hours

Description: Through interactive mediums and engaging dialogue participants have the opportunity to tackle pressing challenges to racial justice and unpack the sociopolitical and/or cultural construction of race.
Time: 4 hours

Description: This session is guided by the principle of self-determination and community. Participants experience a retreat style learning environment that explores the Black experience in America and reclaiming a spirit-centered approach to flourishing.
Time: 2 hours


Workshops for Women and Gender Issues

Description: Customizable presentation about major events/issues/figures in US Women’s History. Ideal for guest classroom lectures and/or in conjunction with Exploring Contemporary Issues Impacting Women
Time: 50 min - 3 hours hour

Description: Facilitated as a workshop to explore the basic principles of gender bias, how gender bias impacts individuals, communities and society, and what steps can be taken to mitigate gender bias.
Time: 1-3 hours

Description: Customizable presentation about major issues that impact women. Examples of topics include gender based violence, medical, body image, leadership, relationships, politics, glass ceiling, wage gap, etc. Ideal for guest classroom lectures and/or in conjunction with historical analysis of the issue.
Time: 50 min -3 hours

Description: Facilitated as a workshop to explore the basic dynamics of healthy relationship. This workshop includes relationship assessment, characteristics of healthy relationships, and principles of healthy communication. Can be customized to cover a wide-range of relationship (intimate, professional, personal, family, etc.) Can be offered in conjunction with Managing Difficult Relations and/or Dynamics of Gender-Based Violence.
Time: 1 hour - half day

Description: Facilitated as a workshop to provide practical steps and strategies to manage difficult relationships. Can be customized to cover a wide-range of relationship (professional, personal, family, peer, intimate, etc.) Can be offered in conjunction with Healthy Relationships.
Time: 1 hour - half day

Description: Can be provided as a presentation or workshop to explore the dynamics of healthy masculinity, how society constructs masculinity, individual/cultural barriers to healthy masculinity, and how to construct healthy masculinity.
Time: 1-2 hours

Description: This workshop explores the importance of self-care and wellness (especially for women), barriers to self-care, and importance of prioritizing self-care. Participants will create a personal selfcare/wellness plan as part of the workshop.
Time: 1-2 hours

Description: This workshop explores various forms of violence/trauma that can impact families, but focuses specifically on dating/domestic violence. Domestic violence and the trauma it causes can have deep, lasting and generational impacts on families. This workshop will explore ways that exposure to domestic violence negatively impacts families and how trauma informed interventions can be used to holistically support families.
Time: 1-3 hours

Description: This workshop will explore the complex personalities and behaviors of batterers and how batterers use manipulation, fear, power and control and others means to support abusive practices/behaviors across relationships. Participants will gain knowledge about: batterer profiles, batterer tactics, dynamics of violence, red-flag behaviors, and appropriate interventions for batterers and victims. Can be offered in conjunction with Dynamics of Gender Based Violence.
Time: 1-2 hours

Description: Customizable workshop or lecture that explores the dynamics of gender-based violence (sexual assault, stalking, dating/domestic violence) and the impact these forms of violence have on individuals, families, and communities. Can be offered in conjunction with Healthy Relationships and/or Profiles of Batterers.
Time: 1-3 hours

Description: Customizable workshop to explore and enhance leadership skills for women. Additional topics covered include dynamics of leadership, stereotypes about women leaders, leadership styles/strategies, mentoring, and personal leadership plans. Can be provided as one training/workshop or as a series of trainings/workshops.
Time: 1 hour - half day

Description: Start Smart/Work Smart are initiatives of the American Association of University Women that aim to reduce the wage gap by providing practical training to women on salary negotiation. Details can be found through the link: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/salary-negotiation-workshops.
Time: 2 hours