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Diversity and Inclusion

Workshops and Training

Educational Resources

Teaching Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center

Equal Justice Initiative

Race Forward

Learning Policy Institute

Equity Literacy Institute

Colorin Colorado

Edutopia

National Council of Social Studies

The following workshops/trainings will be offered throughout the year. Please check our calendar for upcoming sessions.

The following workshops and trainings will be offered throughout the year, by one or more of dedicated professional development trainers focused on interactive, engaging, and reflective experiences. Some of our interested participants include, but are not limited to, K-12 teachers & administrators, higher education faculty and staff, and student organizations. If you are interested in experiencing a training on a topic(s) that are not listed, please feel free to contact our office with further inquiries.

Diversity 101 & Becoming an Ally – Beginner

What does diversity mean, and why does it matter? How can I be a better ally and advocate for social justice? This workshop will discuss the meaning of diversity and explore the varied cultural identities that exist in our society. Participants will also identify the relevance of their own cultural identities and leave with an enhanced understanding of how to embrace diversity in order to work more effectively across our differences. Additional topics of discussion and participant activities include how to be practice allyship and advocate for social justice in their respective communities and beyond. (90 minutes)

Diversity 101 & Becoming an Ally – Intermediate to Advanced

What does diversity mean, and why does it matter? What are the foundational and advanced components of critical multicultural education and social justice education? How can I be a better ally and advocate for social justice? This workshop will discuss the meaning of diversity and explore the varied cultural identities that exist in our society. Participants will also identify the relevance of their own cultural identities and leave with an enhanced understanding of how to embrace diversity in order to work more effectively across our differences. Additional topics of discussion and participant activities include how to be practice allyship and advocate for social justice in their respective communities and beyond. (3 hours)

Implicit Bias Training – Beginner

This workshop will begin with session norms and a self-assessment to allow for a best-practices approach to engagement of topics related to race, racism, and implicit bias. Trainers and participants will collectively discuss and highlight the implications of race and racism through reflective dialogue. In large and small group sessions, experiences include thought-provoking collaborative activities, reflection on eye-opening data, reflection on historic and meaningful quotes, as well as allowing for interaction with seminal resources highlighting foundational components of implicit bias. (90 minutes)

Implicit Bias Training – Intermediate to Advanced

This workshop will begin with session norms and a self-assessment to allow for a best-practices approach to engagement of topics related to race, racism, implicit bias, white privilege, and cultural proficiency. Trainers and participants will collectively discuss and highlight the implications of race and racism through reflective dialogue. In large and small group sessions, experiences include thought-provoking collaborative activities, reflection on eye-opening data, reflection on historic and meaningful quotes, as well as allowing for interaction with seminal resources highlighting foundational and advanced components of implicit bias. A thorough approach and multiple activities to allow for understanding of White Privilege will be embedded for participants to engage and connect to themselves and those around them. (3 hours)

Note: All requests must be made at least three weeks before your preferred training date to provide sufficient time to create high quality and impactful training materials that meet the needs of your audience.


If you have a request for a workshop or training session that is not included above, please email Dr. Gregory Samuels with your request. Please note that all special requests must be made at least three weeks before your preferred training date to give us enough time to create quality training materials that meet the needs of your audience.

If you have previously attended one of the workshops or trainings facilitated the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, we would greatly appreciate your feedback. Please email Dr. Gregory Samuels with any feedback you have about the workshop or training you attended.

Additional On-Campus Trainings

Safe Zone

The Safe Zone program aims to increase awareness, knowledge, and sensitivity about important issues affecting LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff to foster a safe, welcoming climate at the University of Montevallo. Our guiding assumptions are that all learning and work environments should be safe and free of sex- and gender-based discrimination, prejudice, and harassment; further, the environment should be one in which every student and employee is free to thrive on an academic, professional, and personal level based on respect and dignity. We believe it possible to adhere to individual moral and ethical perspectives and religious beliefs while behaving respectfully to all people. For more information about this particular training, please contact Safe Zone.