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Training

SEAS believes it is the responsibility of every member of our community to create a diverse and inclusive environment. The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging provides a number of opportunities for individuals to engage in intergroup interactions; explore diversity, inclusion, and belonging best practices; and learn how to actively contribute to a safe environment. Please visit this page often to learn of upcoming educational opportunities and explore our training programs. In addition to the below opportunities, the Office of DIB is available to provide customized trainings for teams, student organizations, or lab groups. Please contact diversity@seas.harvard.edu for a consultation.

Upcoming Training Opportunities 

Consistent with University guidance, all trainings have been transitioned to Zoom. All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.

Allyship - May 27, 2020 @ 1 pm & July 1, 2020 @ 10 am

This training will provide an overview of what it means to be an ally, how to recognize opportunities for allyship, and the relationship between privilege and allyship. We will also discuss how these concepts apply in a virtual work/academic environment.

Unconscious Bias - June 17, 2020 @ 1 pm & August 5, 2020 @ 3 pm

This training will explore different types of bias, identifying the sources of unconscious bias, and strategies to disrupt bias. 

Calling In vs Calling Out - June 23, 2020 @ 1 pm & July 9, 2020 @ 11 am

This workshop explores how to prepare and decide a response to problematic behavior or views, particularly, the difference between the concepts of calling in and calling out such behavior. This session will include a guided meditation to support grounding oneself for a difficult conversation

Training Programs

Diversity 101: Developing your Diversity Toolkit

This training provides an overview of terminology and issues regarding diversity and inclusion. Participants walk away with actionable steps to increase inclusivity in their work and learning environments. Diversity 101 is offered twice a semester. 

Harvard IDEAs: Inclusion, Diversity, and Excellence in Actions

Harvard IDEAs is an eight session training program designed to build leadership capability and organizational capacity to advance inclusive excellence and belonging at Harvard. The program exploring issues of  privilege, micro-aggressions, self-understanding/biases, engaging in difficult conversations, allyship, and creating inclusive excellence among staff and senior leaders. The goal of the program is to increase  commitment  from all staff employees to  do their part and actively contribute to an inclusive environment -- management must possess diversity and inclusion competencies to lead and manage an engaged workforce and others must treat colleagues with respect by listening to different viewpoints and ideas; and  embracing a culture of inclusion.

Harvard IDEAs is collaboration between SEAS, the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Library.