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Diversity & Inclusion Education 101

Acknowledgment

This Diversity & Inclusion Educational Program is heavily based upon the four-part training series, "UNEION: UCAR|NCAR Equity and Inclusion," developed by staff at NSF-funded UCAR/NCAR. While some minor adaptations have been made, most of the following text and materials have come from UNEION documents. We acknowledge the expertise and effort represented by this work, and appreciate UCAR/NCAR's generosity in sharing this material.

The Four Sessions

  • The four sessions will take place over the course of 4 months. Each session is open to all NRAO employees, by registration.
  • Ideally, interested employees will complete all four sessions (a certificate will be awarded), but employees are welcome to take only those sessions that fit their schedules.
  • Please code your time in each session as "BI".
  • Each session will include a set of reading/video materials to accompany the training. Please do complete the assignments before attending the session, so that the entire 2-hour meeting can be devoted to the presenter and discussion.

Session 1 - Our place in society:

An introduction to the many different identities that an individual can simultaneously hold (e.g. gender, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation), and ways in which privilege and unconscious bias can affect our interactions. For more information, and to register for the session, please click here.

Session 2- Gender:

The concept of gender identity, how gender is socialized in society, how gender can affect workplace experience, and gender-based and sexual harassment. For more information, and to register for the session, please click here.

Session 3- Race:

The idea of race as a social construct, microaggressions, the effect of society's attitudes towards race, and people of color's workplace experiences. For more information, and to register for the session, please click here.

Session 4- Putting it into practice:

Hands-on training in "bystander intervention," or tools for how to interrupt a problematic situation and stand up for colleagues and friends in the moment. For more information, and to register for the session, please click here.

ODI Contacts

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
(434) 244-6896


520 Edgemont Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903-2475