Workshops & Trainings

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 and trainings!  Please scroll through our menu below for available workshops and trainings. If you do not see anything that fits your needs, we may be able to tailor some of our existing trainings to reach your goals of creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.  We look forward to working with you!

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

For more information on tailoring one of the trainings to fit your group’s needs, please email diversity@lsu.edu.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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: 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 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

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: 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: This workshop will provide participants with a review of the research about philanthropic practices of diverse populations. Discussion of successful outreach and constituent engagement programs that yield positive outcomes will be discussed.
Time: 1 hour

Race & Racism

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: 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:  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: Customizable workshop to explore and enhance BIPOC leadership skills. Additional topics covered include dynamics of leadership, stereotypes about BIPOC 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: This workshop reviews essential theories and practices that aid those who work with diverse populations in addressing and discussing the importance of mental health, and  explores the importance of self-care and wellness (especially for BIPOC), barriers to self-care, and importance of prioritizing self-care. Participants will create a personal selfcare/wellness plan as part of the workshop. 
Time: 1.5 hours

Gender & Sexuality

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: Safe Space workshops teach faculty, staff, and students basic LGBTQ+ terminology, as well as ways to make your language more inclusive. This workshop helps attendees identify areas of privilege related to being straight and cisgender, it discusses the coming out process, and finally, it explores ways to become a better ally to the LGBTQ+ members of our community. Details can be found through the link: http://www.lsu.edu/diversity/safespace/index.php

Time: 4 hours required for certification.

Available Upon Request: “Safe Space Lite” workshop. Does not result in a certificate. 0.5 - 2 hours

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: 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: 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

National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) at LSU

LSU is an affiliate campus of NCBI, a proven leadership development program to reduce or eliminate bias, discrimination, controversy, and interpersonal conflict on campus. This interactive program has the potential to impact your life and the lives of those around you.

The Welcoming Diversity Workshops and Controversial Issues Workshops are available for students, faculty, and staff members at LSU, the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, and LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. The program is free to all participants, but advance registration is required.

Learn More About NCBI Workshops at LSU