Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Training and Enrichment

Welcome to Health Sciences Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training and enrichment. ​We center our approach to DEI workshops in social justice – where together we think about ourselves as a part of a plan to make the health sciences more just. ​We do this by thinking about trainings in segments addressing the self, the self in community and the self in the system. ​​

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Enrichment examples offerings below:

Implicit Bias: Awareness to Action (Two-session Workshop | 60-minutes each session)

Unconscious or implicit bias is a prejudice or unsupported judgment in favor of or against one thing, person, or group as compared to another. This results in certain people benefiting, and other people being penalized. Although we all have biases, many unconscious biases tend to be exhibited toward minoritized groups based on factors such as intersectional identities and BECAUSE of the systemic ways we have experiences. 

Identity Molecule (30-minute session)

The aim is to raise self-awareness on the concepts of multiple identity and self-identification by analyzing and sharing our own identities.​ Three sections cover (1) self identity (2) privilege & identity dicussion (3) visible and invisible identities 

Intersectionality and Positionality Statements (90-minute session)

Explores self identities while interrogating how society is structured around accommodating certain identities. We also examine how our identities shift in their power and oppression based on the positionality – ie who is in the room and the ways belonging is situational. ​Also review of positionality statements and an activity to formulate one.

Unpacking Your Cultural Bag (60-minute session)

This activity serves as a pathway to link participants to other people through identity, the different aspects of the culture they identify with, and how culture affects beliefs, values, behaviors and sense of self.


Dominos (30-minute session)

This activity seeks to draw spaces of connection and community with one another by linking us in physical space through identity. We think together about similarities and differences. ​


Identity Iceberg (60-minute session)

Using large pieces of paper, writing and drawing materials, and magazines to cut out images, explore how we see ourselves, how people see us, and where we are visible and invisible depending on time and space. ​


Privilege for Sale (30-minute session)

A brief activity to see how power and privilege play a role in our daily lives and goal attainment. 


Diverse Learners (60-minute session)

Humans have a tendency to fall into patterns of behavior. For educators, that means that if not careful, translation of knowledge can look the same way every year, resulting in a rigid curriculum that may not work for all learners and not easily adapted to the differing needs of individuals. We explore how to meet the needs of many through actionable steps.

Creating A Lab Culture (60-minute session)

Participants will appreciate the role of leadership in establishing workplace culture; be able to identify several methods of creating a respectful culture in the workplace; and become familiar with University resources.


Culture Box (45-minute session)

A "culture box" contains at least two objects that represent important parts of your life story, especially as related to your social identities. The objects are starters for narrative-building and being in reflective space together. 


Microaggressions (60-minute session)

Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership. Together we work to recognize and disrupt microaggressions.