Education and Development
Thank you for supporting the Diversity Engagement Center's mission to advance the University’s efforts to embed diversity as a transformational force in all aspects of the student experience. The DEC receives requests to facilitate educational sessions. To streamline the process, the following request form has been created to make it easier to review and respond to requests. Before you complete the workshop request form, please take a moment to review our guidelines and offerings. Complete the form, and a member of the staff will respond to you within three (3) business days, not including university holidays, breaks, and weekends to either confirm the date and time for the session or to suggest another time.
Workshop requests must be submitted a minimum of three weeks in advance to allow time to arrange for a presenter. Workshops are available for a virtual or in-person presentation. A workshop request form will be required for either format.
Workshops outside of regular office hours (Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) may be accommodated depending on staff availability but are not guaranteed.
A minimum of 10 attendees is required for evening/weekend presentations.
Each workshop is designed for 90 minutes of engagement and dialogue with a max capacity of 30 participants
Who am I?
This workshop allows participants to reflect on social identities such as race, ethnicity, gender, sex, class, ability, citizenship, age, and religion. Facilitators will help participants explore the concepts of social identity and the ways in which they experience power, privilege, and/or marginalization as a result of having these identities. Social identities may not be important to everyone, but they still impact many of us in various ways.
This modified workshop is designed to give a brief introduction to microaggressions and provide some skills to recognize, interrupt, and respond to everyday microaggressions.
Assumptions: A Workshop on Identity and Conflict
This modified session encourages participants to work on how assumptions about the "other" are related to forming our identities. This session will also help participants critically explore our assumptions in relation to the UNO community and to improve our cross-cultural communication.
Building an Inclusive Community: Your Role as an Active Bystander
This workshop is a training developed to help people identify and interrupt moments of harm or potential harm. While initially implemented around topics of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking on college campuses, the training has been broadened to think about how people observing a situation can take an active role in intervening to stop immediate harm, and ideally future harm, from happening.
A restorative circle is an approach to repairing harm that has been done within a community. Participants in a restorative circle are encouraged to be open and honest about their perspectives regarding a conflict, how they have been harmed, and how they think others might have been harmed. Participants also work together to come up with ways to fix the harm that was done and restore relationships. People external to the group who support someone in the group may also be included.
For safe space workshop information, please click the link here
Do you have something specific in mind? Do none of the workshops above fit your needs? You can request a customizable workshop. The staff will work with you to design a 90-minute workshop that meets your needs and expectations.