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OIDE to host BUILD Diversity Certificate special topic seminars

BUILD diversity
The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity will host a number of sessions this fall, including two workshops facilitated by guest lecturers highlighting active listening and implicit bias. These sessions are open to all faculty and staff, and count toward search requirements for faculty and as an offering in the BUILD Diversity Certificate program. 

Tuesday, Oct. 16
2 p.m. check-in
2:30 p.m. session begins
Lincoln Park Student Center, room 325

Mike Hess, founder of the Blind Institute of Technology​, helps people gain incredible insight from someone without sight. You’ve seen it before: electronic distractions in meetings, individual and team obstacles, rambling e-mails and the lone rangers can all hamper workplace communication. What if you had a way to remove subjective listening, siloed decision-making and visual distractions from your team’s day? This multi-sensory, experiential, team-building communications workshop addresses four of the most common communication issues in corporate America: distractions, ambiguity, obstacles and competition. 

Cosponsors: Academic Affairs, Center for Students with Disabilities and OIDE

Implicit Bias
Friday, Oct. 19
1 p.m.
Cortelyou Commons

Ben Reese, vice president and chief diversity officer at Duke University, will present the topic of implicit bias. The session focuses on the development of implicit bias, research findings, impact on hiring and promotion, and strategies to reduce implicit bias. Reese's areas of specialization are implicit bias, race relations, diversity/inclusion training, conflict resolution and cross-cultural communication. He has more than 45 years experience in the fields of race relations and diversity and has served as a consultant to more than 100 colleges and universities, corporations and not-for-profit organizations in the U.S. and abroad.​

Cosponsors: Academic Affairs and OIDE
BUILD is a professional development diversity certificate available to all DePaul faculty and staff. The program reflects DePaul University's commitment to create a learning culture that values diversity and inclusion. For more information about the program and upcoming workshops, visit the OIDE website​.