Johns Hopkins University Safe Zone Program

This training, for the Johns Hopkins community, will help you become a better ally for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.

Diversity and Inclusion Courses via Learning Solutions

Leading DEI Strategy in Higher Education: Certificate Program

JHU staff and faculty are invited to join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for a unique certificate program to be held in February – March 2024. As a participant in this program, you will join a cohort of change-makers who seek to develop their skills in leading diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy in higher education. The complete program will take about 16 hours to complete, with a mix of in-person, virtual, and self-paced work. For more information,visit our SharePoint site or email [email protected]. The following courses (accessible through MyLearning via prerequisites for this certification program participation:

Appreciating Identities

This is an opportunity to consider the different facets of yourself, including race, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and more. We’ll discuss the many parts of identity, how they intersect, and what identities we think more about and which ones we think less about.

Communicating Across Difference

At times, conversations around identity can feel challenging. Join us as we explore the why behind that and practice steps to effectively communicate with identity and context in mind. We’ll also identify possible communication barriers and the ways you can overcome them.

Emotional Intelligence and Diversity

This workshop is based on the principle that the better we understand ourselves, the better suited we are to deal with difference. Together, we will discuss a number of exercises designed to examine and strengthen your skills with emotional intelligence and diversity. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your own identity and consider how these identities shape our workplace. EID is a concept championed by Cherbosque, Gardenswartz, and Rowe (2005). They argue that it is possible to use the power of our emotions to make us more adaptable and better able to handle differences.

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Diversity and Inclusion: 21st Century Higher Education

This half-day course will identify some of the common and distinctive issues that impact diversity and inclusion experiences in colleges and universities.

Diversity in the Workplace for Staff

Diversity in the Workplace helps the participants learn to appreciate their own group cultures and respect and interact with individuals from other groups.  Participants will learn communication essentials that will facilitate agreement on issues of mutual concern.

Participants will also learn how diversity can fuel conflict and how to apply strategies that promote empathy and bring resolution.

Diversity in the Workplace for Supervisors and Managers

Skills such as effective communication, treating each employee uniquely, promoting the collaboration of diverse small groups within the larger group, and being open-minded, are essential to managing diversity. This course will address the ‘what and how’ of implementing Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace along with guidelines for accountability.

Unconscious Bias Training

Unconscious or implicit bias refers to the associations that are made between different qualities and social categories such as race, gender or disability and are judgments that are made without conscious awareness. Everyone holds unconscious beliefs about various social and identity groups, and these biases stem from one’s tendency to organize social worlds by categorizing.

Transgender 101

This course is one piece of a larger framework that will address cultural competency needs related to many different groups. The education is designed to provide all staff members with both fundamental cultural competency knowledge about the transgender population and specific language to incorporate into practice to demonstrate respect and inclusion.

Leading Change

More than ever before, organizations are evolving, innovating and changing in order to stay alive and competitive.  And they’re depending on their leaders to accept, support and successfully manage all stages of the change process. This course will define change and develop positive and creative leaders who will motivate their teams through change and the opportunities that come with it.

Recruiting, Hiring and Employing People with Disabilities (Recorded Webinar)

In this Pre-recorded FastFacts event, Peggy Hayeslip, Director – ADA Compliance and Disability Services, will provide an interactive session on recruiting, interviewing, hiring and employment of persons with disabilities.  It will highlight the definition of disability, describe the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide a framework for inclusion of persons with disabilities in employment.