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Workshops and Trainings

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion offers ten signature diversity and inclusion workshop topics each semester. Workshops aim to co-create knowledge with University of Houston faculty, staff, and students that contributes to a more inclusive and equitable campus community. All workshop sessions count as credit toward the RISE Diversity Leadership Certificate. Participants are encouraged to register for workshops. Registration for fall 2022 workshops will open on the first day of classes.

Signature Workshop Descriptions

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Introductory Level

What does diversity even mean and why does it matter? This foundational workshop will explore the multiple dimensions of diversity and give participants the chance to explore how personal and cultural identities relate to their lived experiences. Everyone will leave with approaches to working effectively across differences.

Attending this workshop counts as a Core Workshop credit for the RISE Diversity Leadership Certificate Program.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Student Center South - Skyline Room
Monday, October 3, 2022 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Virtual
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Virtual

Introductory Level

Diversity 201 is a continuation of our foundational workshop, Diversity 101. Through reflection of personal and cultural identities, participants will explore intersectionality and explain how those identities work together to shape our experiences.

Attending this workshop counts as a Core Workshop credit for the RISE Diversity Leadership Certificate Program.

Date Time Location
Monday, September 12, 2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Student Center South - Space City Room
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Virtual
Monday, November 14, 2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Student Center South - Skyline Room

Intermediate Level

By providing relevant knowledge, skills, and resources, this training is designed to help educators, staff, and students become allies for the undocumented student population in their lives.

Attending this workshop counts as an Elective credit for the RISE Diversity Leadership Certificate Program.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Virtual
Thursday, October 13, 2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Student Center South - Skyline Room

Introductory Level

The language we use is powerful and can influence our ability to connect with other people. This workshop will equip you with inclusive language practices and will provide immediately applicable approaches for intentionally engaging in meaningful conversations.

Attending this workshop counts as a Core Workshop credit for the RISE Diversity Leadership Certificate Program.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Student Center South - Skyline Room
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Virtual
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Virtual

Intermediate Level

Have you ever offended someone but didn't know why? This interactive workshop provides participants with awareness and understanding of the ways words and actions can unconsciously and consciously communicate derogatory or hurtful messages to others.

Attending this workshop counts as an Elective credit for the RISE Diversity Leadership Certificate Program.

Date Time Location
Monday, September 26, 2022 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Student Center South - Skyline Room
Thursday, October 20, 2022 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Virtual

Introductory Level

In collaboration with the LGBTQ Resource Center, this workshop was designed to educate UH students, faculty, and staff on terminology, pronouns, heteronormative privilege, and inclusive practices in support of the LGBTQIA community.

As a collaboration with the LGBTQ Resource Center, interested participants will need to register through an external link, separate from the CDI General Workshop Registration form.

Attending this workshop counts as an Elective credit for the RISE Diversity Leadership Certificate Program.

Fall 2022 workshop date will be announced closer to the start of the semester.

Intermediate Level

Participants will dig deeper into their experiences by exploring how identities and society are informed by experiences of power and privilege, and ways we can become better allies to alleviate barriers.

Attending this workshop counts as a Core Workshop credit for the RISE Diversity Leadership Certificate Program.

Date Time Location
Thursday, September 8, 2022 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Virtual
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Student Center South - Skyline Room
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Virtual

Intermediate Level

People often want to talk about Race and Racism, but many have no clue what they are and their origins in the United States. This workshop will provide historical context about race and racism in the United States and their impact on American institutions and will explore the concept of being anti-racist.

Attending this workshop counts as an Elective credit for the RISE Diversity Leadership Certificate Program.

Date Time Location
Thursday, September 29, 2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Student Center South - Skyline Room
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Virtual

Intermediate Level

This session will support faculty in encouraging equity and inclusion in their classroom. Material will cover information about the demographics and needs of today's students as well as inclusive classroom practices that can be used to create welcoming spaces for student success.

Attending this workshop counts as an Elective credit for the RISE Diversity Leadership Certificate Program.

Date Time Location
Thursday, September 8, 2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Virtual
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Student Center South - Skyline Room

Intermediate Level

This session will support staff in centering equity and inclusion in their programs and daily responsibilities. Material will cover information about the demographics and needs of today's students as well as discussion about the application of DEI practices into student-facing and non-student-facing roles.

Attending this workshop counts as an Elective credit for the RISE Diversity Leadership Certificate Program.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Virtual
Thursday, November 10, 2022 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Student Center South - Skyline Room

*Note: RISE Diversity Leadership Certificate Core Workshops

Levels of Training

Introductory: Introductory courses are foundational coursework that provide definitions for concepts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In these workshops, expertise comes from within through attendees' life experiences. No prior knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion is necessary to attend.

Intermediate: Intermediate coursework is built on the foundations provided by introductory concepts. Attendees of intermediate workshops are encouraged to have an understanding of definitions around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as these workshops delve deeper into self-reflection, self-work, and DEI ideas and concepts that are current, evolving, and nuanced.

Advanced: Advanced learning can be explored through custom workshops and trainings for groups or in a self-reflective engagement with the Intercultural Development Inventory.


Request a Custom Workshop/Training

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion offers diversity training and seminars for UH community members throughout the year. UH staff, faculty, and students are encouraged to utilize the form below to request custom workshops and trainings. Please note that the Center is not actively accepting external workshop requests from non-UH entities. Click on the link below to request a training or select from our already constructed training and workshops. We request you submit your request at least three weeks in advance of the training date to provide us with enough time to create a quality training that meets your needs.

Custom Workshop/Training Request

Please direct questions about signature workshops and custom workshops/training to Varselles Cummings.