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"Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place." -- Eckhart Tolle

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Fall 2017 Offerings:

Implicit Bias in the Faculty Search Process

Tuesday September 19, 2017
9:00 - 10:30 A.M.
Kirby 268

Identifying And Challenging Implicit Bias in Faculty Search Committees - Open to any staff or faculty serving on faculty search committees. There is a similar but separate training for the staff search process

Departments across the University of Minnesota system hire new faculty each year.  The university is committed to increasing diversity among its faculty, and this includes hiring faculty of color and female faculty in disciplines where they are underrepresented.  The presence of implicit bias in faculty search committees can inhibit this goal.  This workshop will expose participants to the breadth of implicit bias research and will help them recognize shorts cuts that are the result of unconscious or unexamined bias. Participants will learn best practices and resources for addressing implicit bias in the context of faculty search committees. 

If you have already logged with your X500 and password, please click this direct link to register.

If the direct link doesn't work, please RSVP through this link, sign in to Ulearn, and use the search box in the upper right to locate the course. 

The training name is: Identifying and Challenging Implicit Bias in Faculty Search Committees

Training ID: 55541 - Be sure to choose the course for Duluth!

Intercultural Leadership Development

Cohort 13, Fall 2017:

Wed. October 4 (5:00-8:30 pm), Thursday and Friday October 5-6 (8:00-4:00) AND

Thursday and Friday November 9-10 (8:00-4:00)

The Intercultural Leadership Development (ILD) initiative was launched in the spring of 2012 with over 50 UMD leaders attending a session with Dr. Mitch Hammer, co-creator of the Intercultural Development Continuum. Since that time 13 cohorts, each with 18 UMD staff, faculty and administrators have participated in a 4.5 day Intercultural Leadership Development program. For more information and sign up, go to

Intercultural Pedagogy Community of Practice (ICPCP)

August 21, 2017; 11:00-4:00 ish - Foundational work-syllabus creation and development of a “plan” followed by Bi-Monthly meetings.

Facilitated by: Paula J Pedersen and Helen Mongan-Rallis

We will focus on inclusive pedagogy and curriculum integration of diverse/intercultural content. ALL disciplines APPLY!! We will kick off with lunch and a half day - followed by bi-monthly community of practice sessions. Participants are asked to be available for most sessions. Each participant will be asked to have a current course they are working with throughout the semester. For more information and sign up, go to

The Equity and Diversity Certificate helps participants develop tools necessary for advancing equity and diversity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. It’s free of charge and open to all faculty and staff on all campuses of the University of Minnesota. UMD has spent the last three years building internal capacity to offer this certificate. The workshops list below will be offered at UMD this fall.  

OED Certificate Workshops
LGBTQIA Identities and Communities (#10)
Thursday, September 28th, 2017, from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm, at Griggs Center (KSC 202)
In discussions of “diversity,” not everyone recognizes that gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation are important points of cultural difference that merit recognition and voice. Members of the University who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer often face isolation, silence, and invisibility. This workshop is an opportunity for participants to learn about LGBTQIA identities and communities, and to identify strategies they can employ to create a more open and welcoming campus climate.  

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Making the Case for Women's Equity (#8)
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017, from 9:00 am-12:00 pm, at Garden Room 
The media makes it sound like women have reached equality. What's the truth? And how do you make the case quickly, i.e., in the time it takes for an elevator ride? In this interactive workshop, increase your knowledge of women’s status today, share ideas for breaking the ceiling, and practice making a one-minute case explaining how achieving women’s equity benefits everyone.
Leadership in the Context of Equity and Diversity (#2) 
Thursday, November 30th, 2017, from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm, at Griggs Center (KSC 202) 
This workshop explores leadership in both traditional and non-traditional contexts, as well as both personally and institutionally. We ask: how can I leverage what formal and informal power I have to move equity and diversity work forward - in my workplace and in other parts of my life? What do I need to be a leader, and what will it mean to see myself as a leader on these issues? What will it take for my unit/department/college/university to be seen as a leader on issues of equity and diversity?
To register: 
  • Please visit this page to access ULearn.
  • Scroll down slightly to find “Accessing Ulearn” and click on “Sign in to Ulearn” using your X.500.  
  • Once signed in to ULearn, locate the search box at the top right corner of the ULearn home page. Please type or paste in OED Certificate Workshop name and search. 
  • From the list of search results, click on the workshops you are interested in. 
  • View the list of sessions offered and click on the session you'd like to attend. Please make sure to request the sessions that are offered at UMD.