Our Services

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides educational, leadership, and support services to the University and College. We serve students, faculty, and staff. Our services are grounded in anti-racism, inclusion, and equity to ensure that conscious and intentional efforts are happening to dismantle oppressive systems.   

Professional Development  

Professional development is important for the continued growth of our employees and the work that they do. Through the modality of Experiential Learning Opportunities, we provide essential training and education that centers diversity, equity, inclusion, antiracism, plus. Experiential Learning Opportunities (ELO) consist of training and modules (i.e., guided dialogue, and watch and chat). Each modality of ELO focuses on a critical topic involving diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, social justice, racial justice, plus (DEIA+). ELO are meant to engage the learner, challenge and support the learner, and supply the learner with a greater capacity to interpersonally and intrapersonally reflect. ELO are offered to faculty and staff only. Please register below.  

Training 

Understanding Social Aggression
Date: October 27, 2022
Location:  Northwest Technical College, Conference Room 152A
Time:  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Capacity: 15 people
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The Effects of Racism
Date: November 22, 2022
Location:  Bemidji State University, Memorial 300
Time:  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Capacity: 15 people
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Queer+ Ally and Advocacy
Date: January 26, 2023
Location:  Northwest Technical College, Conference Room 152A
Time:  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Capacity: 15 people
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Critical Race Theory in Education
Date: March 23, 2023
Location:  Northwest Technical College, Conference Room 152A
Time:  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Capacity: 15 people

Registration for Training

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Sex(Required)
First Name, Last Name ~ Total number of attendees
Training(Required)

Module Type I

Guided Dialogues are focused sessions that are tailored to the participants. Each session focuses on a critical topic within the context of social and racial justice. Guided Dialogues encourage intentional dialogue led by an experienced facilitator. Participants will be challenged and supported as they navigate thought-provoking dialogue with peers. Guided Dialogues are intended for staff, faculty, and administrators. They are offered in-person and virtually. Each session is one-hour in length. Guided Dialogues are offered throughout the academic year only. Critical topics are chosen at the time of registration. 

Capacity: Unlimited

Registration for Guided Dialogue

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Module Type II

Description: Watch and Chats are highly experiential (I.e., auditory, and visual) sessions that focus on critical topics within the context of racism and dismantling racism. This ELO is led by an experienced facilitator. Watch and Chats encourage transparent communication and interpersonal reflection. Participants will be challenged and supported throughout the ELO. Watch and Chats are intended for staff, faculty, and administrators. They are offered only in-person at this time. Each session is one-hour in length. Watch and Chats are offered throughout the academic year only. Critical topics are chosen at the time of registration.  

Capacity: Unlimited

Registration for Watch and Chat

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First and Last Name, total number of attendees (i.e. 9)