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CFAES Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshops

The CFAES Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is pleased to continue offering high-quality, free workshops for students, staff, and faculty. The schedule of programs for August and September (and a few beyond) is currently available at For more information or to request a personalized, on-demand virtual or in-person workshop for your unit, including Extension offices, reach out to Leo Taylor, program manager, DEI, at

Bystander Intervention: Practicing Intervention Strategies (online) – Aug. 18 (9-10:30 a.m.): We often witness subtle comments or behaviors rooted in bias that cause harm to others, sometimes unintentionally and frequently directed toward people from marginalized social identity groups. Have you ever witnessed a bias incident such as a microaggression and wanted to intervene, but didn't know what to say or do? Becoming an active bystander involves recognizing a bias incident and saying or doing something to stop the harm. Anyone can become an active bystander and learn to address bias in everyday interactions. Learn about some of the most commonly encountered expressions of bias and identify tools you can use to interrupt bias in daily life.

Addressing Equity and Inclusion in Your Research Mentoring (online) – Aug. 19 (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.): This workshop is designed for faculty mentors of undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty. Faculty will learn how to acknowledge the impact of conscious and unconscious assumptions, privilege, and biases in the mentor-mentee relationship. Through group discussion, case studies, and role play, mentors will learn and practice mentoring skills that acknowledge diversity. This program is part of the Ohio State Mentoring Initiative.

Introduction to Microaggressions: Small Actions that Have a Big Impact (online) – Aug. 23 (12-1:30 p.m.): Microaggressions are common, often subtle expressions of bias, many times initiated unintentionally and unconsciously, that can have serious impacts on recipients including shortening life expectancy. Participants will learn about common microaggressions and the hidden, harmful messages they send. Participants will practice differentiating intention from impact using real-life scenarios. They also will learn strategies for responding to being called out/in for being a microaggression initiator.