Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Education and Training

Fostering diversity and cultivating inclusion are truly the work of each and every member of the University community.  It is imperative to the University's continued excellence that a diverse and inclusive educational and employment environment is created and maintained. To reach that goal, the University offers a variety of workshops, educational opportunities and sessions focused on specific needs, including in-person interactive workshops as well as online courses.

 

Customized Training

Every month, ODI provides customized training on issues related to diversity and inclusion.  Topics include Anti-harassment, Micro-aggressions, Different Like You, Recruiting for Excellence and Diversity, Title IX, Responsible Employee, Respect my Generation, and many other topics to units all over our campuses. 

If you are faced with a new issue, or perhaps a recurrent one, ODI can work personally with you.  Please reach out to us at diversity@pitt.edu  and let us build a program that fits your needs.

Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to announce with support from the Office of Human Resources Organizational Development Department, we have developed a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program (“DICP” or the “Program”) for all University employees.  The Program is designed to provide employees with the knowledge and skills to help the University reach the diversity and inclusion goals.

DICP will provide employees with the knowledge and skills to help the University foster inclusive excellence and to reach its important strategic goals relating to diversity and inclusion. DICP will focus on the University’s core values of diversity and inclusion through a series of six introductory-level workshops open to all faculty and staff. The workshops address both individual behaviors and University policies that can impact an environment of opportunity and success for all members of the University community. Participants will leave these workshops with an increased awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion to an environment of academic and workplace success. Click here to learn more about the program.

ODI Offered Educational Sessions

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion offers and/or coordinates educational sessions and training for students, staff and faculty in a variety of settings, including both in-person and online programs.  Courses include: Anti-harassment, Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace - A Supervisor's Rule, Micro-aggressions, Different Like You, Recruiting for Excellence and Diversity, Title IX, Responsible Employee, Respect my Generation.

For classes ODI offers through the the Human Resources Department, click here to register.

Online Training

The University strives to maintain an educational and employment that is free from unlawful discrimination or harassment.  To reach that goal, faculty and staff are required to complete several online educational courses.  Click here to access the training