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Workshops and Development

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Workshops and Development

Relationship building is at the core of belonging. To unlearn and learn the norms that regulate relationship building, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion engages the OU community in learning and development activities and experiences that stimulate reflection and action. To learn more about those learning experiences visit the sections about development opportunities, conferences and networking events. 


Faculty and Staff Learning Series

This series involves national-level experts who design workshops specifically around a theme pertinent to the OU campus climate and to the needs of faculty and staff.

University-Wide Learning & Development Workshop
(Faculty and Staff)

Summer 2023: Monthly workshops are hosted online via Zoom.

Fall 2023 through Spring 2024: bi-monthly workshops are hosted in person in various locations.

These opportunities provide a common vocabulary about belonging and community by reviewing unconscious bias, stereotyping and micro-aggressions in the workplace. Its interactive nature encourages reflection and practical application in the workplace and in the classroom. 

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University-Wide Learning & Development Workshop

The DEI learning opportunity for students is stimulates reflection and action by addressing identity, unconscious bias and stereotyping in real-life situations. This student-centric learning experience is conveniently offered on a virtual platform.

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Health Equity and Social Justice

This conference explores topics intersecting the experience of patients from marginalized populations with social justice and equity through a patient-centric approach. Every year, new topics are discussed during the course of a week.

I.D.E.A. Symposium

The I.D.E.A. Symposium aims to create an environment that highlights inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (I.D.E.A.) on campus and in the community. Through workshops and presentations, we will analyze and explore the intersections of I.D.E.A. in higher education.

View 2023's I.D.E.A. Symposium



This networking event nurtures a sense of belonging for women leaders at OU as they build collaborations and support each other around a cup of tea.