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The UODI’s open enrollment training programs are offered both in-person and virtually for staff and faculty at UNC. All training courses are free, though we ask those interested to register ahead of time. You can find the dates and registration links below for Fall 2022.


Fall 2022 Training Offerings


Understanding and Managing Implicit Bias

Implicit bias exists in all of us. It helps us make quick decisions by identifying patterns that pop up in our day to day lives. When we allow these biases to influence opinions without the proper information or context, we run into trouble. Participants will examine how addressing implicit bias is a critical and foundational step for DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging) efforts in the workplace and classroom.

  • Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 1:00-2:45
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration: Please click here to register.


Introduction to Intergroup Dialogue

In this introductory training, participants will learn the basic tenets of intergroup dialogue (IGD) and engage in small group activities focused on the differences between dialogue, debate, and discussion. Participants will leave with a clearer sense of what makes a dialogue unique and the approach IGD offers.

  • Date: October 21, 2022 | 2:00-3:30 PM
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration: Please click here to register.


Identifying and Navigating Microaggressions in the Workplace

In this introductory training, participants will develop a deeper awareness surrounding the common occurrence of microaggressions in the classroom and workplace. Participants will discuss the experience of microaggressions through the use of mini-case studies and how they adversely impact others. Finally, participants will explore strategies to identify and effectively respond to microaggressions.

  • Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 10:00-11:45
  • Location: Student and Academic Services Building (SASB) North, Room 1118
  • Registration: Please click here to register.


Psychological Safety and Inclusion

Psychological Safety is critical to inclusive leadership and fostering belonging on a team. In this training, participants will be introduced to the concept of psychological safety and its four stages of safety: Inclusion, Learner, Contributor, and Challenger. Participants will examine ways to help create and foster psychological safety in order address implicit bias, navigate microaggressions, and engage conflict productively. Highly recommended for managers.

  • Date: Monday, November 14, 2022 | 10:00-11:45
  • Location: Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room
  • Registration: Please click here to register.


The LARA Method

The LARA Method is a de-escalation tactic that can be used to facilitate challenging conversations, redirect harmful interactions, and build connections by helping others feel heard and understood. During this training, participants will focus on its application during high-tension situations in the workplace. Participants will engage in small group case studies to explore the LARA method in action.

  • Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 2:00-3:30PM
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration: Please click here to register.