Professional Development Workshops

The UDiversity Educational Institute provides a schedule of workshops and other programs to help increase cultural competency across the campus. Many of these trainings are open to the entire campus community, and some are created with specific audiences in mind. Additionally, targeted workshops or trainings may be requested to meet a department or team’s specific needs. 

Workshops may be held in person or online via Zoom technology, and are typically about two hours long. 

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Upcoming workshops

Mar
5
Tue
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom
Search Committee Orientation training is required for all faculty and staff on campus search committees and should be updated every two years. The training is conducted via Zoom and reviews all search forms and procedures for our current process, including unconscious bias in the hiring process, characteristics of good search committees and the legal framework for Affirmative Action policies and practices in hiring.

Participants need only attend one of the sessions, which accommodates alternate teaching schedules. While DEI plans to move the search process online, we will continue to provide training for search committee members. RSVP via B-Engaged under Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion OR search DEI Search Committee Orientation and choose a workshop that works for you. Registrants will receive training materials prior to the workshop. All trainings take place between 1 and 3 p.m., and the spring 2024 semester schedule is as follows:

Monday, January 15Friday, January 19Tuesday, February 6Friday, February 16Tuesday, March 5Friday, March 8Monday, April 8Wednesday, April 10Wednesday, May 1Thursday, May 2Monday, June 10Tuesday, June 11
Binghamton University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact the Office of the Vice President, DEI at dei@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-4775 to request accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.
Mar
7
Thu
12:00pm - 3:00pm
UU W324
Active Ally Level 2 is an intermediate-level interactive workshop aiming to delve deeper into a variety of topics relating to the LGBTQ+ community. Participants will deepen their understanding of the trans and nonbinary community, discuss concepts of coming out, and a number of other relevant subjects. Participants will also learn about, and begin to practice, having difficult conversations. Note that this workshop is invite-only; please do not register unless you have attended Active Ally Level 1 or spoken with Aiden Braun (he/him), Q Center Coordinator, prior. Please bring a smartphone, laptop, or tablet device for interactive portions of the event. Binghamton University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact Aiden Braun (he/him), Q Center Coordinator, to request accommodations. You may email him at abraun@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-6053. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.
Mar
8
Fri
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom
Search Committee Orientation training is required for all faculty and staff on campus search committees and should be updated every two years. The training is conducted via Zoom and reviews all search forms and procedures for our current process, including unconscious bias in the hiring process, characteristics of good search committees and the legal framework for Affirmative Action policies and practices in hiring.

Participants need only attend one of the sessions, which accommodates alternate teaching schedules. While DEI plans to move the search process online, we will continue to provide training for search committee members. RSVP via B-Engaged under Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion OR search DEI Search Committee Orientation and choose a workshop that works for you. Registrants will receive training materials prior to the workshop. All trainings take place between 1 and 3 p.m., and the spring 2024 semester schedule is as follows:

Monday, January 15Friday, January 19Tuesday, February 6Friday, February 16Tuesday, March 5Friday, March 8Monday, April 8Wednesday, April 10Wednesday, May 1Thursday, May 2Monday, June 10Tuesday, June 11
Binghamton University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact the Office of the Vice President, DEI at dei@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-4775 to request accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.
Mar
13
Wed
10:00am - 11:00am
Participants will learn about types of bias and learn strategies to
increase awareness and improve communication. Participants will understand the
importance of reporting a suspected bias incident or bias-related crime and learn about
the university’s policies on Religious Accommodation/Expression Policy, Discrimination
and Harassment Policy, and the prohibition of retaliation. This session will include
details about the process for submitting an online bias incident report and the role of the
university’s Bias Incident Response Team. All faculty and staff are encouraged to
attend. This training is sponsored by the Affirmative Action Office.

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Binghamton University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact UDiversity Educational Institute at deiudiv@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-4775 to request accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.
Mar
21
Thu
4:30pm - 6:00pm
UU-324
Building Bridges to Cultural Competence Phase II is a workshop presented by the Binghamton University UDiversity Educational Institute. In this workshop participants will become more culturally competent by becoming knowledgeable about perspectives, worldviews, and barriers. These trainings are suitable for students.

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For accommodations or questions, contact dei@binghamton.edu / 607-777-4775.
Mar
25
Mon
2:00pm - 3:30pm
UU-325
Building Bridges to Cultural Competence Phase II is a workshop presented by the Binghamton University UDiversity Educational Institute. In this workshop participants will become more culturally competent by becoming knowledgeable about perspectives, worldviews, and barriers. These trainings are suitable for faculty and staff.

RSVP on Bengaged

For accommodations or questions, contact dei@binghamton.edu / 607-777-4775.
Mar
28
Thu
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Cultural Competency: Addressing Bias and Microaggressions is a training presented by the Binghamton University UDiversity Educational Institute. In this workshop participants will become more culturally competent by increasing their knowledge about different forms of bias and microaggressions. Participants will be able to define unconscious bias and microaggressions. In addition, participants will understand the impact of bias and microaggressions. These trainings are suitable for all (Students, faculty, staff, etc.).  If you have previously completed Building Bridges to Cultural Competency: Phase I, there is no need for participants to take this training.

RSVP on Bengaged

For accommodations or questions, contact dei@binghamton.edu / 607-777-4775.
Apr
8
Mon
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom
Search Committee Orientation training is required for all faculty and staff on campus search committees and should be updated every two years. The training is conducted via Zoom and reviews all search forms and procedures for our current process, including unconscious bias in the hiring process, characteristics of good search committees and the legal framework for Affirmative Action policies and practices in hiring.

Participants need only attend one of the sessions, which accommodates alternate teaching schedules. While DEI plans to move the search process online, we will continue to provide training for search committee members. RSVP via B-Engaged under Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion OR search DEI Search Committee Orientation and choose a workshop that works for you. Registrants will receive training materials prior to the workshop. All trainings take place between 1 and 3 p.m., and the spring 2024 semester schedule is as follows:

Monday, January 15Friday, January 19Tuesday, February 6Friday, February 16Tuesday, March 5Friday, March 8Monday, April 8Wednesday, April 10Wednesday, May 1Thursday, May 2Monday, June 10Tuesday, June 11
Binghamton University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact the Office of the Vice President, DEI at dei@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-4775 to request accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.
Apr
9
Tue
10:30am - 1:00pm
UU 124
Active Ally Level 1 is an introductory-level interactive workshop which introduces a variety of concepts relating to the LGBTQ+ community including sexual orientation, sex, and gender identity and expression. After completion, participants will be able to speak respectfully about and to the LGBTQ+ community, include LGBTQ+ people in their work and teaching as well as seek out ways to directly assist the LGBTQ+ community. Active Ally workshops are open to faculty, staff, and both graduate and undergraduate students. Binghamton University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact Aiden Braun (he/him), Q Center Coordinator, to request accommodations. You may email him at abraun@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-6053. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.
Apr
10
Wed
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom
Search Committee Orientation training is required for all faculty and staff on campus search committees and should be updated every two years. The training is conducted via Zoom and reviews all search forms and procedures for our current process, including unconscious bias in the hiring process, characteristics of good search committees and the legal framework for Affirmative Action policies and practices in hiring.

Participants need only attend one of the sessions, which accommodates alternate teaching schedules. While DEI plans to move the search process online, we will continue to provide training for search committee members. RSVP via B-Engaged under Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion OR search DEI Search Committee Orientation and choose a workshop that works for you. Registrants will receive training materials prior to the workshop. All trainings take place between 1 and 3 p.m., and the spring 2024 semester schedule is as follows:

Monday, January 15Friday, January 19Tuesday, February 6Friday, February 16Tuesday, March 5Friday, March 8Monday, April 8Wednesday, April 10Wednesday, May 1Thursday, May 2Monday, June 10Tuesday, June 11
Binghamton University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact the Office of the Vice President, DEI at dei@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-4775 to request accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.
Apr
16
Tue
10:00am - 11:00am
Over the past few years the workplace has changed its response to meeting the needs of employees with disabilities. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 adults will experience a mental illness each year. Based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) supervisors and managers need to know how to respond to accommodation requests and how to interact with employees if a disability is disclosed (or not disclosed). In accordance to policy, this training will provide participants with best practices and an understanding of procedures to support faculty/staff and student employees with disabilities to improve accessibility.

Register on BEngaged 

Binghamton University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact UDiversity Educational Institute at deiudiv@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-4775 to request accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.
Apr
23
Tue
10:00am - 11:00am

This section of the training will provide information on how to
respond to an accommodation request for a disability from job applicants or candidates
during the search process. Participants will learn how to engage in conversation before,
during, and after the hiring process to ensure adherence to ADA federal law. Case
studies will be used to provide more in-depth examples of common accommodations
and challenges that may occur in navigating communication around accommodations
and disability. This training will be for those that lead and participate on search
committees or in a supervisory or chair role. This training is sponsored by the
Affirmative Action Office

Register on BEngaged 

Binghamton University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact UDiversity Educational Institute at deiudiv@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-4775 to request accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.
May
1
Wed
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom
Search Committee Orientation training is required for all faculty and staff on campus search committees and should be updated every two years. The training is conducted via Zoom and reviews all search forms and procedures for our current process, including unconscious bias in the hiring process, characteristics of good search committees and the legal framework for Affirmative Action policies and practices in hiring.

Participants need only attend one of the sessions, which accommodates alternate teaching schedules. While DEI plans to move the search process online, we will continue to provide training for search committee members. RSVP via B-Engaged under Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion OR search DEI Search Committee Orientation and choose a workshop that works for you. Registrants will receive training materials prior to the workshop. All trainings take place between 1 and 3 p.m., and the spring 2024 semester schedule is as follows:

Monday, January 15Friday, January 19Tuesday, February 6Friday, February 16Tuesday, March 5Friday, March 8Monday, April 8Wednesday, April 10Wednesday, May 1Thursday, May 2Monday, June 10Tuesday, June 11
Binghamton University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact the Office of the Vice President, DEI at dei@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-4775 to request accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.
May
2
Thu
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom
Search Committee Orientation training is required for all faculty and staff on campus search committees and should be updated every two years. The training is conducted via Zoom and reviews all search forms and procedures for our current process, including unconscious bias in the hiring process, characteristics of good search committees and the legal framework for Affirmative Action policies and practices in hiring.

Participants need only attend one of the sessions, which accommodates alternate teaching schedules. While DEI plans to move the search process online, we will continue to provide training for search committee members. RSVP via B-Engaged under Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion OR search DEI Search Committee Orientation and choose a workshop that works for you. Registrants will receive training materials prior to the workshop. All trainings take place between 1 and 3 p.m., and the spring 2024 semester schedule is as follows:

Monday, January 15Friday, January 19Tuesday, February 6Friday, February 16Tuesday, March 5Friday, March 8Monday, April 8Wednesday, April 10Wednesday, May 1Thursday, May 2Monday, June 10Tuesday, June 11
Binghamton University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact the Office of the Vice President, DEI at dei@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-4775 to request accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.
Jun
10
Mon
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom
Search Committee Orientation training is required for all faculty and staff on campus search committees and should be updated every two years. The training is conducted via Zoom and reviews all search forms and procedures for our current process, including unconscious bias in the hiring process, characteristics of good search committees and the legal framework for Affirmative Action policies and practices in hiring.

Participants need only attend one of the sessions, which accommodates alternate teaching schedules. While DEI plans to move the search process online, we will continue to provide training for search committee members. RSVP via B-Engaged under Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion OR search DEI Search Committee Orientation and choose a workshop that works for you. Registrants will receive training materials prior to the workshop. All trainings take place between 1 and 3 p.m., and the spring 2024 semester schedule is as follows:

Monday, January 15Friday, January 19Tuesday, February 6Friday, February 16Tuesday, March 5Friday, March 8Monday, April 8Wednesday, April 10Wednesday, May 1Thursday, May 2Monday, June 10Tuesday, June 11
Binghamton University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact the Office of the Vice President, DEI at dei@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-4775 to request accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.
Jun
11
Tue
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Zoom
Search Committee Orientation training is required for all faculty and staff on campus search committees and should be updated every two years. The training is conducted via Zoom and reviews all search forms and procedures for our current process, including unconscious bias in the hiring process, characteristics of good search committees and the legal framework for Affirmative Action policies and practices in hiring.

Participants need only attend one of the sessions, which accommodates alternate teaching schedules. While DEI plans to move the search process online, we will continue to provide training for search committee members. RSVP via B-Engaged under Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion OR search DEI Search Committee Orientation and choose a workshop that works for you. Registrants will receive training materials prior to the workshop. All trainings take place between 1 and 3 p.m., and the spring 2024 semester schedule is as follows:

Monday, January 15Friday, January 19Tuesday, February 6Friday, February 16Tuesday, March 5Friday, March 8Monday, April 8Wednesday, April 10Wednesday, May 1Thursday, May 2Monday, June 10Tuesday, June 11
Binghamton University is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please contact the Office of the Vice President, DEI at dei@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-4775 to request accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

Submit a workshop request