JEDI Training Opportunities
*Content warning: Some of the opportunities and resources in this section discuss interpersonal violence, including sexual assault, mental health struggles, racism, and oppression.
This section contains multiple training and professional development opportunities that will help you incorporate justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion principles into your work and our shared workplace. Engaging with these types of resources can evidence your continued learning and commitment to JEDI principles.
The training and professional development resources herein are organized by topic and vary in terms of format (presentation, online course, service, etc.). Many of the resources are available for free. Those that are not free are marked with a United States (US) dollar sign ($).
Upcoming opportunities with dates will be advertised in the AIRWaves biweekly newsletter in the section “JEDI Opportunities” and will not be included in this section unless they are recorded or more permanent. This newsletter will come through to AIR staff via email. To submit information or events to the AIRWaves newsletter, you can fill out the submission form. Please note that there is no cross-listing between these resources and those offered in the Basic References section, where many starting resources are listed.
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Within this panel are training opportunities and resources at the University of Arizona. However, there are also resources for continued learning accessible to employees with benefits, or those who work over 19.5 hours a week. Find more information about employee educational benefits and qualified tuition reduction.
Safe Zone General Education and Ally Development Workshops (training service)
Safe Zone is a campus-wide training program committed to making the University of Arizona a safer, more welcoming, and inclusive environment for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) community. The intention of the program is to shift campus climate through education. All workshops are free and open to the campus community. Any student, staff, or faculty member is welcome and all are strongly encouraged to participate. An individual’s participation in Safe Zone often sends a strong message to campus community members that they are an identifiable source of support and nurturance for LGBTQ+ students, staff, and faculty on our campus.
Contact: UArizona LGBTQ Affairs
Office of Diversity and Inclusion Faculty/Staff Workshops (training service)
The UArizona Office of Diversity and Inclusion can facilitate workshops and training series in several areas, including, but not limited to:
- Critical Cultural Dialogues
- Implicit Bias and Microaggression
- Cultural Competency
- Safe Zone (LGBTQIA+ Allyship)
- Gender Equity
- Undocumented Student Success
To request a training, submit a request form on their website.
Harassment & Discrimination Prevention Training (online training)
Harassment & Discrimination Prevention Training is a mandatory, all-employee, online training to prevent harassment and discrimination. Through a series of engaging scenarios and activities, you will learn important principles and develop skills to enhance your working and educational relationships.
Whistleblower Awareness Training (online training)
All employees are encouraged to complete this training, which provides guidance on how to make reports of actual or suspected wrongful conduct, and information on how you are protected against retaliation if you come forward with allegations.
To participate in this training, access your EDGE learning account then search for the course title.
Contact: UArizona Research Training team at Research-Training@email.arizona.edu
Online Teaching Mini-Courses (online training)
These mini-courses are mostly related to online teaching.
Veteran Alliance Training (training service)
The Veteran Alliance Training is for faculty and staff to gain an understanding of the military experience and issues that affect military-connected students. This training will look at the diversity and strengths this population brings to the classrooms and campus while exploring the many resources the University of Arizona has available for students and their families. Participants can possibly receive the UA VET Ally placard if all trainings and modules are completed.
First Cats Training for Faculty & Staff (training service)
The First Cats First-Generation Intro Training is the first in a series of professional development trainings to provide faculty and staff with knowledge, tools and ideas for how they can center the experience of first-generation college students in their work. You may have a specific aspect of your work, program or practice that you wish to modify with an eye toward supporting first-gen students. We are happy to meet with you and/or your team to offer suggestions about how you can add an additional facet to your work by centering first-gen students. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set a meeting.
Contact: UArizona Thrive Center
Inclusive and Accessible Design Presentation Series (workshops)
Find Inclusive and Accessible Design Presentations related to:
1) Planning events for everyone,
2) Creating content for everyone, and
3) Designing marketing for everyone.
In all sessions, you will learn about principles of inclusive and accessible designs to events, content, and marketing.
EDGE Supervisors Series - Foundational Skills Certificate (online training)
The EDGE Supervisors Series Foundational Skills Certificate helps recently-appointed managers and supervisors transition into their new role. It can also serve as a refresher course for more experienced supervisors seeking to update their knowledge on UArizona's philosophy of management.
Seven interactive modules, each about 15 minutes in length, will impart high-level, high-impact information that you can put into action quickly. Obtaining the right tools is an important part of any learning experience, so this certificate comes with resource and strategy guides, as well as a leadership action plan you will tailor to your specific needs.
The certificate ends with a facilitated workshop to apply your knowledge, grow your own leadership style, and broaden your network of peers.
To participate in this training, access your EDGE learning account then search for the course title.
Faculty Learning Communities (peer-led group program)
UArizona Faculty Learning Communities are an opportunity for small groups of faculty to meet to discuss and develop evidence-based teaching practices.
21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge (program/resource)
The 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge, hosted by the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Southern Arizona, is "designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership...Each day of the challenge you will be presented with activities such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience, and more. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination."
As this challenge is hosted by various programs, there are many different resources for hosting and participating. A few include "21 Days of Reflection" (organized in small steps with readings, videos, podcasts, and other activities), this syllabus from the Council of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Labor and Employment Law, and a reflection log from the Michigan League for Public Policy to record what you viewed, how you felt/feel, and connections you have made. Find more information on the main challenge's website or their Facebook page.
Duration: 21 days (if following the challenge)
Participation dynamic: Group or Individual
Leading for Equity and Inclusion Workshops ($ - service)
These virtual instructor-led Workshops on Leading for Equity and Inclusion from Catalyst include sessions on Unconscious Bias to Inclusive Leadership, Becoming an Inclusive Leader, Inclusive Communication, Understanding Gender Equity, Emotional Tax in the Workplace, Managing Diverse Teams Inclusively, and Understanding Gender Identity.
Diversity and Social Justice Issues Training Tailored for You ($ - service)
Think Again Training & Consulting "supports individuals, organizations, and communities to enact social justice principles in their life and work. Consulting packages can include a combination of assessment, training, coaching, policy development, program development, and process facilitation. All of our trainings are tailored to your particular group, context, and need. Based on an initial assessment, we’ll propose a training, training package, or series that fits your needs and budget."
Their Diversity and Social Justice Issues Training Tailored for You have focused on topics such as Trans/forming Allyship: Building Skills to Support Trans People in Your Community; Untangling Privilege; De-fusing Implicit Bias; Spinning Straw into Gold: Microaggressions as Teachable Moments; Transformative Allyship (across all kinds of identities); Exploring Class & Classism; and Collaborative Leadership: Working Together to Make Stuff Happen.
Fostering Culturally Inclusive Organizations ($ - service)
The 122 Consulting Group "fosters culturally inclusive organizations by supporting the design and implementation of diversity strategies. Our team takes on a limited number of engagements with businesses, higher education institutions, nonprofits, teams, and membership organizations each year. In doing so, we are able to uniquely partner with organizations in developing strategic goals and customized solutions. We thrive in facilitating difficult conversations, challenge leadership teams to clarify values, and mobilize diverse and complex organizations to support broad inclusive excellence initiatives through workshops, keynotes, consultation, and advocacy."
Their training/consulting services include organization or program review, community dialogue, capacity building, speaking engagements on many topics, strategic planning, and restorative justice & community healing.
Anti-Racism, Racial Equity, and Inclusion Consulting ($ - service)
Kim Crowder Consulting "empower[s] leaders, management, and staff to get comfortable with being uncomfortable when addressing topics around anti-racism, racial equity, and inclusion. Whether you want to learn how to better support marginalized employees within your organization, help your staff perfect their inclusive communication skills, develop inclusive strategies around specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) or more, the tools we teach are practical and can be implemented as part of any organization’s journey in reaching equity."
Services include webinars, workshops, keynotes, 1:1 coaching, virtual class series, and customized packaging & consulting.
Consulting on Leadership and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion ($ - service)
Services provided by Torin Perez Consulting include Keynotes and Webinars (Virtual), Vendor Partnerships (3 months – 12 months+), Interactive L&D/training Experiences; 1.5-2 hours of high-impact hands-on learning, customizable based on needs and contexts — brave spaces to get comfortable with being uncomfortable while exploring challenging topics, personal experiences, mindsets, and tangible actions, 1:1 Executive Coaching, DEI Coaching, and DEI Strategy.
Inclusive Workplace Culture and Community Impact ($ - service)
RARE Coaching & Consulting works with executives, teams, organizations, and individuals who are ready to remove the barriers to inclusion and push past their self-limiting beliefs to become innovators and leaders in their workplace and industry.
Services include executive and team coaching, for organizations, workshops for the public, professional development, and speaking.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Service ($ - service)
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work of Theresa M. Robinson:
- "extends beyond unconscious bias in addressing structural racism, individual racism, and white privilege.
- is centered on challenging individual hearts and minds.
- is centered on the necessary discomfort that precedes growth and transformation.
- is grounded in my commitment to speak truth to those who desire to hear it."
Conservation and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultation ($ - service)
Cream City Conservation offers consultation on Diversity & Equity Training, DEI Staff Education, D&I Strategy Consultation, Inclusive Culture Cultivation, Equity Audits, Recruitment & Retention, Conflict Management, and Equitable Program Design.
Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series (presentations)
To promote a culture of understanding and inclusion, the UArizona Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension (ALVSCE) Diversity & Inclusion Council hosts the Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series. They have a number of speakers and events you can attend in person or join via webinar, and have hosted and recorded many talks in the past. Find the recordings on the same webpage with their event announcements.
“Love as a Force for Social Justice” (online course)
This online course is an online course through Coursera taught by Instructor Anne Firth Murray of Stanford University. The following is the course description: "For those looking for a beginner-level introduction to social justice, this course explores how compassion and community can drive positive action and change. You'll study the works of various authors and activists who discuss how love is defined and manifested across multiple religions, philosophies, and social perspectives."
Duration: Approximately 28 hours to complete
Virtual Anti-Racism Training ($ - group training service)
Diversity Talks offers this interactive training series on anti-racism “designed to provide your staff with shared language and understanding of how to move towards anti-racist practices and implementation in their personal and professional lives." Their "workshops offer meaningful learning and reflection opportunities for participants of all racial identities, while issuing a clear call to action for those upholding current systems of white supremacy. By examining how the concept of “whiteness” influences various existent systems within the United States, this training creates space for white folks and people of color alike to reflect on their individual and collective contributions to the larger systems around us."
"The foundation of our model challenges organizations to recognize how the work of dismantling oppressive systems requires both individual and collective accountability for our roles within these systems. It challenges folks to have the courage to lean into discomfort and engage in conversation-based learning through a lens of empathy; especially for white folks who may be grappling with racial privilege and the responsibilities associated with those privileges. Throughout our facilitated sessions, you will witness our facilitators guide folks through this process by modeling their own vulnerability and reflecting upon their own privileges. We believe this is the only way to actively dismantle inequitable systems and move towards collective action.”
Sessions include: “White Folks (Part I): We Have to Talk About Race” (find associated resources for this session) and “White Folks (Part II): A Call to Action” (find associated resources for this session).
Unity Over Comfort: The Story ($ - service)
Unity Over Comfort, a 12-week group online course, hosted by Monique Melton about learning how to engage and commit to the daily practice of anti-racism.
“This experience is designed to be the next step from the shine box, as you will learn how to apply the tools of identifying and eliminating racism. This experience expands the concepts by allowing more education, application, and interaction. This experience is created to provide a curated curriculum with lectures, articles, videos, and resources to help you unpack the concepts related to anti-racism and to apply the information to your life. You will grow from this experience to have the words, confidence, and clarity to identify and eliminate racism in your everyday life."
Cost: $3497 per person (pay in full or payment plans)
Duration: weekly sessions weekly assignments, and weekly live Q & A sessions for 12 consecutive weeks
Headwaters Facilitation Training Program ($ - service)
The Headwaters Facilitation Training Program hosted by the Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance (AORTA) "trains, mentors, and coordinates emerging facilitators in AORTA’s core facilitation principles." They "develop facilitators who are committed to moving groups towards:
- deep democratization and collective governance,
- developing many leaders,
- building resiliency and healing, and
- the practice of principled struggle."
Anti-Racism 101 "crash course" ($ - audio-only webinar)
In this 90-minute Anti-Racism 101 "crash course," Monique Melton "explores anti-racism; what it is, where to start and common mistakes to avoid." This resource is a permanent, digital audio-only recording from a previously recovered live class.
Cost: $97 for 5 lessons
Duration: 90 minutes
Participation dynamic: Individual
Pursue Black Liberation 21 Day Challenge ($ e-book)
This e-book resource from Monique Melton is a guide for a 21-day Challenge to build a daily practice of anti-racism by pursuing Black liberation. This is the description they offer of their resource: “Black liberation is a daily pursuit that requires an on-going commitment to anti-racism. The Pursue Black Liberation 21-day challenge features a comprehensive PDF workbook with thought-provoking prompts & activities that fully outlines this 21-day challenge. The challenge is designed to build a daily practice of anti-racism centered in Black liberation. This challenge can provide a starting place in this life-long journey, thus the work must continue on, far beyond these 21 days.”
Cost: $32 for 2 lessons
TED Talks to Help You Understand Racism in America (presentation recordings)
This playlist of lectures, featuring "passionate pleas for reform to poetic turns of phrase," "take an honest look at everyday realities of Black Americans and illuminate the way forward."
Anti-Racist Resource Guide (document)
This resource guide created by Victoria Alexander is "a resource for anyone looking to broaden their understanding of anti-racism and get involved to combat racism, specifically as it relates to anti-Blackness." Within the guide are "a variety of resources to explore practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity, white supremacy, police violence, and injustice. Each section is updated regularly to provide current and relevant information you can always refer back to."
Dismantling Racism Workbook (2016) (workbook)
The Dismantling Racism Works (dRworks) workbook "was originally designed to support the Dismantling Racism Works 2-day basic workshop." Now, dRworks offers the workbook as a resource to community. Alternatively, access an online version of the workbook.
Race - The Power of an Illusion (online training)
This Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Learning Module "includes learning activities, including a timeline and other "games" designed to teach about the power of the race construct," but was originally developed as "an online companion to California Newsreel's 3-part documentary about race in society, science, and technology."
Racial Equity Tools (web-based resource list)
This web-based resource list is "designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity, the site offers tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and help those working toward justice.”
Political Education, Racism, Whiteness, and Class (web-based resource list)
This web-based resource list, sponsored by Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ), is "designed to support white people to show up for racial justice. The site includes lots of tips and resources for newly engaging activists.”
White Benefits Exercise—Going Deeper (lesson plan)
The exercise described in this lesson plan by Paul Kivel engages participants in the following reflections on white privilege: "how [privilege is] structured, how they operate in our lives, how they are based on exploitation of people of color, and how we can use our white benefits to leverage resources into current people of color-led movements for racial, gender, economic and other forms of social justice."
Anne Braden Program (2018) Readings and Homework (program/lesson plan)
This program/lesson plan from the Catalyst Project is from a "four month-long anti-racist training program for white social justice activists."
Challenging White and Male Supremacy Curriculum (program/lesson plan)
This program/lesson plan from the Catalyst Project is an “example of 4 hour challenging white and male supremacy workshop agenda.”
Solidarity with Movement for Black Lives Curriculum (program/lesson plan)
This program/lesson plan from the Catalyst Project is an agenda from a 2016 event that took a "deep look at the Movement for Black Lives Policy Platform, with the goal of moving people towards taking concrete action in support of the demands." The structure and content was "aimed at white people in particular (because that’s who [they] organize), but was open to all, and had a multiracial facilitation team and a multiracial audience." They share the agenda publicly to aid "efforts to build multiracial movements for collective liberation."
RaceWorks Toolkit (online training)
This online training from Stanford University SPARQ guides one through learning about "race as a doing, doing race and undoing racism through specific topic areas, and the role racial perception plays in doing race."
Uprooting White Supremacy in Our Organizations ($ - workshop)
This online workshop is offered by the Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance (AORTA). This is the description they offer: "In this 2-hour online workshop, we will focus on unpacking the subtle ways that white supremacy tends to show up inside of organizations working to do good. AORTA will share specific examples from our work with hundreds of nonprofits, grassroots organizations, academic institutions, worker co-ops, and progressive businesses; highlight common challenges and missteps in policy and practices; and lay the groundwork for ongoing discussion and change work within your organization." This example of the workshop's agenda is helpful to get a sense of the flow and activities.
Online Training For Mentors & Mentees ($ - service)
Art of Mentoring offers this description for their mentor training service: “Our multimedia, online mentoring training provides the learning outcomes and skills development mentors and mentees need to make effective connections and build successful mentoring relationships...The course structure is a combination of engaging instruction, mentoring demonstrations, interviews with experienced mentors and mentees, reading materials, tools, and forms to download.”
Duration: There are 5 modules, each of 10-20 minutes duration (online time). The total estimated course time is 90 minutes.
Participation Dynamic: Group or Individual
Toolkit: How to Build A Successful Mentoring Program Using the Elements of Effective Practice (document)
This resource from the National Mentoring Partnership is a "comprehensive tool kit includes tools, templates and advice for implementing and adhering to the second edition of the Elements of Effective Practice—rigorous guidelines that, when followed, will help to ensure quality mentoring.”
Tips for Recruiting and Retaining Your Mentors (document)
This resource from the National Mentoring Partnership lists strategies for recruiting and maintaining mentors in a mentorship program.
A Guide for Mentors (document)
This guide from the Center for Health Leadership & Practice, Public Health Institute in Oakland, California provides resources for developing mentoring relationships.
"Mentoring Across Differences" (journal article)
This journal article offers an evaluation of workshop sessions "designed to develop and nurture skills, tools, self-awareness, and mindful practice in mentors and mentees" founded on the recognition that "social forces and interpersonal dynamics affecting all relationships can compromise mentoring relationships."
Citation: Osman, N. Y., & Gottlieb, B. (2018). Mentoring Across Differences. MedEdPORTAL: The Journal of Teaching and Learning Resources, 14, 10743. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10743
"From Deficits to Possibilities: Mentoring Lessons from Plants on Cultivating Individual Growth through Environmental Assessment and Optimization" (journal article)
This journal article investigates "effective means for planting and cultivating growth-focused mentoring and faculty development initiatives from a consideration of the intersecting perspectives of plant biology and mentoring."
Citation: Montgomery, B. (2018). From Deficits to Possibilities: Mentoring Lessons from Plants on Cultivating Individual Growth through Environmental Assessment and Optimization. SocArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/g83s9
The Science of Effective Mentorship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) (web resource list)
This website-based list of resources on The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM holds numerous resources related to mentoring. Points of particular interest include Developing a Culture of Mentorship and Mentoring Tools, Program Development and Management, and Culturally Responsive Mentorship.
"Collectors, Nightlights, and Allies, Oh My! White Mentors in the Academy" (journal article)
“Through autoethnography rooted in Critical Race Theory counternarratives," the author of this journal article identifies, defines, and discusses "three roles White mentors play for students of Color.”
Citation: Martinez-Cola, M. (2020). Collectors, Nightlights, and Allies, Oh My! White Mentors in the Academy. Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, 10(1).
Virtual Youth-led Professional Development ($ - service)
This professional development training offered by Diversity Talks is "grounded in research and led by highly trained youth facilitators." Additionally, the sessions can be tailored to your team: "Whether you want your team to receive the full workshop series or you’d like to choose specific sessions, we’ll work with you to identify the workshops that meet your organization’s professional learning needs.”
Sessions include: “Confronting Your Unconscious: Addressing Implicit Bias,” “The Elephants in the Room: Power and Privilege,” “Boys Will Be Boys: The Cycle of Toxic Masculinity,” “Pull Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps: Examining Classism,” “Anti-Racism: How to Talk About Race (I & II),” and “Reconciliation: The Power of Collective Accountability.”
LGBTQ-Focused Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Education Resources ($ - service)
These LGBTQ-focused DEI resources offered by Out & Equal include "a variety of LGBTQ cultural competency training and expert consulting to support diversity and inclusion strategies, build employee resource group value, and help organizations establish effective LGBTQ-focused initiatives,” “virtual learning sessions that surface best practices on a range of issues related to LGBTQ inclusion and the business of belonging,” and “resources that help organizations be able to execute policies and practices that foster LGBTQ inclusion.”
Disability Justice-Focused Political Education workshops ($ - service)
These workshop and trainings are offered by Sins Invalid for organizations and community members on topics including: Ableism 101; Disability Justice; Disability and Sexuality; History of Disability Rights; History of Eugenics & Disability; History of Disability Oppression; Fat Liberation and Disability Justice; Disability Justice for Allies.
Project LETS Community Education ($ - service)
Project LETS offers trainings, workshops, and community education for "building just, responsive, and transformative peer support collectives and community mental health care structures that do not depend on state-sanctioned systems that trap our folks in the medical/prison-industrial complex."
Disability Justice-focused Political Education Videos (videos)
These videos on ableism and disability are from Sins Invalid.
UArizona Inclusive Teaching Practices (web resource list)
This website-based list of resources is from the UArizona Office of Instruction and Assessment. They list "resources, professional development programs, and consultations on inclusive teaching practices."
Contact: Mascha N. Gemein, Assistant Professor of Practice, email@example.com
Inclusive Teaching Tidbits Webinar Series
This webpage documents the webinar series which spans several themes, including online teaching, trauma-informed teaching, and inclusive teaching in the Zoom classroom.
“Leading With Effective Communication (Inclusive Leadership Training)” (online course)
This online course offered by edX "will show you how the most effective communication utilizes the inclusive leadership mindset of Empowerment, Accountability, Courage, and Humility and guide you on how to use that mindset yourself. Through research and real-world examples, you will learn strategies to enhance your communication skills and approach. Topics will include understanding dialogue processes, debunking everyday communication myths, testing assumptions, listening, expressing."
Duration: 4 Weeks, 1–2 hours per week
Offered periodically (not always accessible)
Faculty Learning Communities (peer-led group program)
UArizona Faculty Learning Communities are an opportunity for small groups of faculty to meet to discuss and develop evidence-based teaching practices.
“Becoming a Successful Leader (Inclusive Leadership Training)” (online course)
This is the description for the online course offered by edX: “In this course, you will learn what successful 21st-century leaders look like and how you can adopt their inclusive leadership style. Using research and best practices, as well as stories from great leaders and everyday people, you will practice empowerment, accountability, courage, and humility—key leadership skills linked to inclusive, successful teams. Throughout the course, you will meet people like yourself, who want to be the best leaders they possibly can by incorporating inclusive leadership into their everyday lives. With short quizzes and compelling case studies, you will refine your skills each section. Most importantly, you will apply your new leadership skills through exciting real-life exercises. At the end of the course, you will create a Personal Leadership Plan that will help you continue to develop your skills, knowledge, and awareness in your quest to become a successful, inclusive leader.”
Duration: 4 Weeks, 1–2 hours per week
Offered periodically (not always accessible)
UArizona Inclusive Leadership Cohort Certificate (program)
This certificate hosted by UArizona Office of Diversity and Inclusion "offers an opportunity to: explore and articulate strategies to grow as a leader committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity; identify opportunities for co-creating actionable next steps as inclusive leaders; and expand your network across the University of Arizona."
Contact: Earl Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org
"Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace" (online course)
This resource is an online training course on Coursera. They offer the following description for the course: “Diversity is a fact. It is also paradoxical. We need to be capable of seeing and hearing differences in order to reap the benefits of diversity. But seeing and hearing differences hone our discriminating reflexes and can also lead to discrimination. If you take this MOOC, you will: 1. understand this paradox, 2. understand its dynamics, and 3. identify ways to manage it, so that you can better channel the diversity potential in the workplace for greater performance and innovation.”
Duration: Approximately 8 hours to complete
Offered periodically (not always accessible)
"Culture-Driven Team Building Specialization" (online course)
This resource is an online 5-course training series offered by the University of Pennsylvania through Coursera. They offer the following description for the course: "Master the strategies and tools that enable you to form, join and lead teams more effectively. In this five-course specialization, you learn how to: (1) Recognize aspects of team culture, (2) Draw out the collective wisdom of diverse teams, (3) Handle conflict, (4) Establish common ground rules, (5) Maximize team performance, and (6) Create a team culture of continuous learning. The program culminates in a capstone project in which you apply the skills you learned. You observe, diagnose and make recommendations to solve a team culture problem in a real-world case provided by N2Growth, a global consultancy focused on cultural transformation and leadership development."
Duration: Approximately 6 months to complete
"Optimizing Diversity on Teams" (online course)
This resource is an online training course on Coursera. They offer the following description for the course: “By drawing on social science perspectives, this course enables you to learn what diversity is, and how to use it to maximize team performance, innovation and creativity. You also learn how to draw out the collective wisdom of diverse teams, handle conflict and establish common ground rules through real-world cases and peer-to-peer discussions. In addition, you discover how to overcome common biases faced in diverse teams. Systems of power, reward and rhetoric are discussed to help you create prosperous teams where differences flourish.”
Duration: Approximately 12 hours to complete
Offered periodically (not always accessible)
Course 3 of 5 in the Culture-Driven Team Building Specialization
"Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace" (online certificate/course)
This resource is offered through the University of Southern Florida Muma College of Business. They offer the following description for the course/certificate: “Participants will learn how building and growing a workforce that includes differing races, religions, ages, genders and sexual orientations, and persons with disabilities can not only improve broad society issues but can also help companies develop novel business practices, increase revenue, and improve performance. While the certificate is well-suited for human resources professionals and C-suite leaders, organizers designed the program for people across levels and across industries.”
Modules include: “Emotional Intelligence,” “Stereotypes and Biases,” “Understand Your Organization,” “Future Of Your Org Through Diversity & Inclusion,” “Recruitment & Retention,” “Community Outreach,” and “Sustainable Business Model."
Resources shared throughout this course were saved by the AIR JEDI Committee in a Google folder.
"Inclusion of Minorities in Community Development" (online course)
This online training course is offered through Alison. They offer the following description of the course: “This free online course will teach you about the process and the benefits of involving young people in the community development process. You will learn about the conceptual basis of diversity, challenges of inclusion, and effective organizational change strategies as well as the different tools and techniques you can use to implement inclusiveness in community development projects.”
Duration: 1.5 to 3 hours
Indigenous justice for environmental movements: A tool for aligning environmental work with Indigenous organizing (document)
This resource is from the Catalyst Project. They offer the following description: “The goal of this tool is for non-Indigenous organizers and organizations doing climate or environmental organizing to align our work with Indigenous organizing and ultimately, with Indigenous sovereignty. Indigenous people here and around the globe have always been hit first and worst by climate and ecological crises. As a result, Indigenous nations have been the frontlines of protecting this land for centuries. They are the longest running, most experienced and most transformative arm of the environmental movement, skilled at working under conditions of repression and imminent collapse. Recognizing this and aligning with Indigenous nations offers environmental organizations the opportunity to align with the power, wisdom, strength and creativity of Indigenous environmental resistance--and win.”
Robin Wall Kimmerer talk on traditional ecological knowledge, western science, and relationships to land (recorded presentation)
Confluence hosted Robin Wall Kimmerer (Potawatomi), nationally recognized author of Braiding Sweetgrass, for a virtual lecture in fall of 2020. She spoke on themes from her book that "can offer lessons on moving towards a more just and sustainable future" and on the questions of "How can we apply the concepts of reciprocity and humility both socially and ecologically? How can we change the lens through which we see the world to help ensure our collective survival and restore our relationship with the Earth and each other?" View their recording of her presentation.
Principles of Environmental Justice (document)
This resource is a "defining document for the growing grassroots movement for environmental justice." These 17 principles were drafted and adopted by "Delegates to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit held on October 24-27, 1991, in Washington DC."
Environmental Justice Learning Center (web-based resource list)
This web-based resource list from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is "a one-stop training portal of online resources to build the capacity of EPA’s partners to advance environmental justice. These resources offer a broad range of knowledge on topics relevant to the practice of environmental justice."
Further, "the materials are designed to provide practitioners within and outside EPA with the knowledge to effectively promote environmental justice through their operations and activities. Through these training materials you can learn about a range of topics, from the basics of environmental justice to how to apply to an EPA grant to integration of environmental justice into statutory programs."
Environmental Justice in the Context of Sustainability (web-based resource list)
This web-based resource list from Carleton College contains multiple resources on environmental justice, primarily directed at teachers.
Mini Lesson: Environmental Justice (online course)
This course from WE ACT for Environmental Justice is an " an introduction to the basic concepts of environmental health and environmental justice," among "free online learning modules for children in grades 4 through 12."
Environmental Justice Events & Resources (web-based resource list)
This web-based resource list from the Environmental Law Institute is a variety of resources on environmental justice.
Racial Equity, Social Justice & Sustainability Discussion Series Archive (recorded presentations)
In these recorded presentations from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, panelists discuss collaboration and representation (August 4), applying the lens of racial equity and social justice (RESJ) (August 11), and anti-racism (August 18). The final recording is a reflection and Q&A on the previous sessions (August 25).
Diversity and the Environment Webinar Series (recorded presentations)
These recorded presentations from Antioch University New England Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education "highlight the barriers for minorities in the environmental field and strategies for improving diversity and inclusion in research, education, and practice."
Webinars include: Race and the Environmental Movement: History and Legacies, Racial Diversity in the U.S. Climate Movement, Combating Incivility, Harassment, and Sexual Assault in Environmental Fields and Fieldwork, and Diversity in Higher Education: Creating Equity in Evaluation of Faculty.
Environmental Justice: Best Practices for Oregon’s Natural Resource Agencies (handbook)
This handbook from the State of Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force offers guidance to Oregon’s Natural Resource Agencies with "specific tools and approaches to better identify potential disparate impacts and engage in intentional, targeted outreach to all stakeholders to ensure equitable outcomes and equal opportunity for meaningful participation."
Sustainability: Approaches to Environmental Justice and Social Power (book)
This 2018 anthology edited by Julie Sze is "a critical resource for approaching sustainability across the disciplines."
Guide to Allyship (guide)
This guide created by Amélie Lamont is for those looking to "become a more thoughtful and effective ally."
Ally Guiding Behaviors (document)
This resource from Out & Equal "outlines guiding behaviors for those becoming allies to LGBTQ colleagues."
Accomplices Not Allies, An Indigenous Perspective: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex (zine)
This zine from Indigenous Action is a small-circulation, self-published work. They offer the following preview: “This provocation is intended to intervene in some of the current tensions around solidarity/support work as the current trajectories are counter-liberatory from my perspective.”
I Need An Accomplice, Not An Ally (blog post)
This blog post by Dr. Jon Paul on ColorBloq critiques allyship.
Decolonizing Solidarity: Dilemmas and Directions for Supporters of Indigenous Struggles (book)
This book by Clare Land is "a nuanced and insightful examination of the complexity and challenges of being an ally to Indigenous struggles."
This web-based resource from the Anti-Oppression Network's website defines allyship.
*Content warning: A resource in this section discusses harassment and assault. The title of the resource is marked with an asterisk (*).
Implicit bias training for hiring managers and interviewers (web-based resource list)
This web-based resource list from the University of Washington "identifies types of bias, key characteristics, and ways to evaluate and mitigate your bias."
Implicit Association Test (IAT) (test/individual assessment)
This assessment is from Harvard, and they offer the following description: “The IAT measures the strength of associations between concepts (e.g., black people, gay people) and evaluations (e.g., good, bad) or stereotypes (e.g., athletic, clumsy). The main idea is that making a response is easier when closely related items share the same response key.”
“eLesson: Unconscious Bias” (online training)
This online training course is from Microsoft. They offer the following description: “In this course, you'll deepen your understanding of unconscious biases, how they influence behavior, and how they impact us all. You'll also learn numerous actions you can take to help counter bias in your own work environment.”
"Survey of academic field experiences (SAFE): Trainees report harassment and assault" (journal article)*
*Content warning: This resource discusses harassment and assault.
The findings of this journal article “suggest that policies emphasizing safety, inclusivity, and collegiality have the potential to improve field experiences of a diversity of researchers, especially during early career stages. These include better awareness of mechanisms for direct and oblique reporting of harassment and assault and, the implementation of productive response mechanisms when such behaviors are reported. Principal investigators are particularly well-positioned to influence workplace culture at their field sites.”
Citation: Clancy, K. B. H., Nelson, R. G., Rutherford, J. N., & Hinde, K. (2014). Survey of academic field experiences (SAFE): Trainees report harassment and assault. PloS One, 9(7), e102172. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0102172
“Let’s learn about bias” (news article)
This news article by Bethany Brookshire for ScienceNewsForScienceStudents is directed at youth and includes resources for further learning about bais.
Implicit Bias -- how it effects us and how we push through (recorded presentation)
In this recorded lecture for TEDxFlourCity, Melanie Funchess guides "us to recognize these assumptions [we make about people we do not know] and work toward a common understanding."
Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do (book)
In this 2020 book, Jennifer L. Eberhardt offers "stories, science, and strategies" to address unconscious racial bias.
Strategies to Address Unconscious Bias (webpage)
This web-based resource from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) describes and lists resources for addressing bias, including individual and institutional strategies.
*Content warning: Some of these courses discuss racism and racial violence.
“Race and Cultural Diversity in American Life and History” (online course)
This online course is taught by Professor James D. Anderson of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is accessible through Coursera. The following is the course description: "Focusing on race and diversity in the U.S., this course examines the cross-cultural relationships of the different ethnic groups that make up modern-day America. Students learn about the ways diversity has shaped the U.S. and its vital role in disrupting institutional racism."
Duration: approximately 8 hours
“African American History: From Emancipation to the Present” (online course)*
*Content warning: This course discusses racism and racial violence.
This online course is taught by Professor Jonathan Holloway of Yale University. The following is the course description: "Covering the history of the African American experience from 1863 to the present, this course looks at racial oppression through themes like urbanization and the emergence of the modern civil rights movement. You'll study the lives of prominent civil rights leaders, including Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X."
Duration: There are 25 sessions, approximately 50 minutes each, which is almost 21 hours total.
"Revolutionary Ideas: Utility, Justice, Equality, Freedom" (online course)
This online course is taught by Professor Alexander Guerrero of Rutgers University and is accessible through Coursera. The following is the course description: Rather than promoting a single ideology, this course aims to enhance your knowledge of all perspectives by providing a strong basis for your own views and encouraging discussions with others, specifically those with whom you disagree. You'll study the purpose of government and examine philosophies of both historical and contemporary thinkers, such as Plato, Aristotle, Elizabeth Anderson, and Kok-Chor Tan."
Duration: Approximately 18 hours to complete
"The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877" (online course)*
*Content warning: This course discusses enslavement.
This online course is taught by Professor David W. Blight of Yale University. The following is the course description: "Though the Civil War led to the emancipation of millions of enslaved African Americans, the cruelties of racial prejudice persisted long after. This course takes a look at the decades leading up to the abolition of slavery and its consequences, in addition to issues related to discrimination and social processes. The class is divided up over 27 lectures and allows you to watch pre-recorded videos at your own pace."
Duration: There are 27 sessions, approximately 50 minutes each, which is almost 22.5 hours total.
"American Prophet: The Inner Life and Global Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr." (online course)
This online course is taught by Professor Clayborne Carson of Stanford University. The following is the course description: "This class expands upon Martin Luther King Jr.'s nonviolent advocacy efforts and his most significant speeches, writing, and unpublished manuscripts. You'll gain a more in-depth understanding of King's significance to the civil rights movement and develop a greater sense of how to use facts and context to engage in peaceful discussions on race and equality. The instructor offers weekly Zoom calls for anyone who wants to talk about the course material in more depth."
Duration: 2-4 hours per week for 11 weeks
“Negotiating a Changing World: 1920-1950” (online course)
This online course is taught by Professor Alice Kessler-Harris of Columbia University and Nick Juravich of the New-York Historical Society. The following is the course description: "While the 19th Amendment established women's right to vote, existing prejudices and traditional domestic roles limited inclusion and equality in the workforce. In this course, you'll examine the challenges and opportunities that emerged for women, especially women of color, in the early to mid-20th century."
Duration: 2-3 hours per week for 10 weeks
“African-American History: Modern Freedom Struggle” (online course)
This online course is taught by Clayborne Carson of Stanford University. The following is the course description: "Instructed by historian Clayborne Carson, the director of Stanford's Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute, this online course covers the most significant protests and movements since 1930 to provide both historical context and a greater understanding of the modern plight of African Americans. Over the course of 18 classes, you'll study civil rights leaders who have fought — and continue to fight for — equality and justice. Lectures are available to watch through YouTube and iTunes."
Duration: Approximately 19 hours
“From Freedom Rides to Ferguson: Narratives of Nonviolence in the American Civil Rights Movement” (online course)
This online course is taught by Bernard LaFayette, Jr. of Emory University and is accessible through Coursera. The following is the course description: "Understanding the history and purpose of the modern civil rights movement is especially relevant today. This online class allows you to gain a better perspective on African Americans' struggles for equality. You'll learn about the history of the campaigns, the groups that comprised the movement, and the nonviolent demonstrations held by prominent civil rights activists."
Duration: Approximately 15 hours
To find more training resources and opportunities, check in with the updated training offerings from the UArizona Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Beyond the university, a good starting place to find more is by looking through the websites and social media postings of the organizations that host some of the opportunities already here in the guidebook. They may offer new trainings and resources or share those from other organizations.