In-House Diversity Trainings

These trainings are all LSU-sponsored trainings that the SVM Diversity Office will arrange upon request.

NCBI's Welcoming Diversity Workshop

The workshop consists of a series of incremental activities that helps participants:

  • Celebrate their similarities and differences
  • Recognize the misinformation they have learned about various groups, including their own
  • Learn about and reevaluate personal attitudes and behaviors that are based on the impact of prejudice and discrimination
  • Claim pride in their group identities
  • Understand the personal impact of discrimination through the telling of stories
  • Learn hands-on tools for dealing effectively with offensive remarks and behaviors


NCBI's Controversial Issues

The process trains leaders to deal constructively with tough conflicts, enabling them to move disputing parties toward future cooperation. The process helps participants:

  • Define a controversy accurately
  • Listen to and repeat back another side’s concerns
  • Ask questions that elicit the heartfelt concerns underlying another side’s position;
  • Map out the concerns on each side of an issue; and
  • Reframe the issue in a way that produces action points that all sides can support.

Safe Space Training

The goal of the Safe Space Campaign is to identify and educate orientation and gender identity/expression. People displaying the Safe Space symbol are committed to combating hatred and discrimination through assistance and support. In the training, you will learn some basic LGBTQ terminology and ways to make your language more inclusive, identify some of the privileges of being a straight non-transgender person, discuss the coming out process, and go over some ways that you can be a better ally to LGBTQ students on your campus.

LSU Safe Space Campaign

Search Committee Trainings, led by Chief Diversity Officer and HRM Representative

This is a workshop designed to help faculty search committees improve their functionality and to increase their diversity yield. Effective strategies and considerations for increasing faculty diversity are shared. HRM staff members assist with this training and follow up. This workshop is required for all faculty members who plan to serve on SVM search committees.

LSU ODEI/HRM Search Committee Training