The Office of DEI provides diversity education to Salus University and its clinical facilities. All workshops are conducted by the Special Assistant to the President for DEI or an external trained facilitator capable of stimulating meaningful dialogue.
The office offers presentations and workshops for any class, department, college or student organization in a 60, 90 or 120-minute format. All workshops (in-person and virtual) are interactive, utilizing lecture, dialogue, and video content.
To request one of these presentations/workshops, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
a minimum of 14 business days prior to your desired date.
Workshops (most topic are covered in general, but can be applied specifically to healthcare):
The current state of affairs relative to social justice issues (race, gender, sexual identity and expression, religion, physical/mental ability, and socio-economic status) shows us that the need for diversity and inclusion in our society is greater than ever.
The diversity and inclusion concept of cultural humility is a current framework being employed by institutions and organizations that seek to achieve cultural transformation. Juliana believes that through conscious consideration, we can be proactive in preparing for and adhering to the inevitable changes in society.
She will challenge us to think about our own personal biases and collectively learn to truly embrace, appreciate, and live communally with those who are different from us.
Unconscious (Implicit) Bias
Implicit bias is a pervasive phenomenon that perpetuates racial, gender, income, and other forms of discrimination and exclusion. In this workshop, we gain an understanding of bias (implicit and explicit), how each form of bias adversely influences decision making and group interaction, and yields patterns of differential treatment. Importantly, we will learn how to individually and collectively recognize and disrupt the effects of implicit bias, limit negative effects, and create more diverse, inclusive, and equitable spaces.
For those interested in exploring your personal biases and attitudes, you are welcome, on your own accord to take the Implicit Association Test (IAT) developed by Harvard University, click here
Many people struggle to define or recognize microaggressions. Unless you have learned about them before or been a victim yourself, microaggressions can be tricky to conceptualize. In this workshop, we are challenged to:
- Connect your personal identities to your biases and explore how they lead to microaggressions.
- Create awareness surrounding the common occurrences of microaggressions.
- Explore the outcomes associated with the experience of microaggressions.
- Discover techniques to minimize the occurrence of microaggressions and ways to respond when someone has been microaggressive.
Disability as Diversity
Today, the world population is over 7 billion people and more than one billion people, or approximately 15 percent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability; 80 per cent live in developing countries. (World Health Organization) Disability discrimination in educational and workplaces is not generally malicious or premeditated. It is often the result of unconscious bias, a lack of information and education, and a fear of doing or saying the wrong thing for fear of causing offense, which often ironically causes far greater offense. For example, ‘Walk this way!’ ‘Did you see that?' ‘Did you hear that?' ‘I’m going mad!'
This disability awareness training challenges attitudes amongst both those with and without a disability, increasing understanding of disability issues. We will be encouraged to discuss our preconceptions of disability and our fears of interacting with people with disabilities. The workshop will include information on a range of disabilities, including acquired disabilities, hearing and visual impairments, learning disabilities and issues surrounding mental health.
LGBTQ+ Fundamentals and Becoming an Ally
The goal of this introductory training session is to provide a basic information about sexual orientation, especially as it relates to Salus students, faculty and staff. Topics addressed include an overview of relevant terminology, the coming out process, and how to be an ally for someone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. Participants at this training session will have an opportunity to make a personal commitment to becoming a Salus Safe Space Ally — however, becoming an ally is not a requirement of this training session.
Bridging the Generational Divide
Silents, Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials…and now Gen Zers. Five generations in the workplace, no wonder the views on work, time, attire, and professional conduct are so varied. If we are working together, we benefit from better understanding our generational difference and how they impact our work and interactions. This workshop provides an overview of the five generations in the workplace, challenge us to explore if difference is personality driven or based on birth group, and how to adjust to people with different work expectations.
Got Melanin? A Shaded View of Colorism
A social problem (often viewed as discrimination) based on skin color leading to prejudicial treatment of persons with varying skin tones. Colorism is often with Black communities, but is prevalent in many communities of color. We will learn the history of colorism and how it currently affects socialization and perceptions.