Workshops & Compliance Trainings

OEI’s mission is to provide leadership and support in creating an equitable and inclusive work and learning environment. OEI provides education and resources in the areas of bias, prejudice, harassment and discrimination to encourage and develop awareness and knowledge of individuals’ differences and similarities. Applying this knowledge and promoting this awareness will help us build a stronger and better UD! Join us for one or more of our sessions by registering through UD’s Learn IT Calendar at


Here are several online “briefings” you may watch at your convenience on topics related to policy compliance.


At UD, we believe in the rights and dignity of all employees and students, regardless of their protected class status or any other characteristic protected by law. Supervisors, managers, and department heads have a tremendous responsibility for assuming an active role in the prevention of harassing or discriminatory conduct in the working environment, as well as responding if a situation should arise. This workshop enables employees to correctly identify potentially troublesome issues, understand their mandatory reporting options, and practice responding to people and situations. Must complete online briefing provided by OEI prior to workshop.

Monday, October 13; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; 413 Academy Street, Room 261
Tuesday, January 13; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 413 Academy Street, Room 261

This training is designed to provide information about the university's policies, procedures, and resources for supporting those with disabilities in our community. The training will also create familiarity with the American with Disabilities Act as it pertains to the workplace, and provide guidance about the best way to identify reasonable accommodations for those who need them. The workshop covers communicating with people with disabilities, and thoughts on how people with disabilities can be fully welcomed into the workplace.

Wednesday, October 15; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; 130L Alison Hall (Disability Support Services Conference Room)
Thursday, April 16; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; 130L Alison Hall (Disability Support Services Conference Room)

These one-hour seminars will be provided to the campus community to respond to current equity issues in the news relevant to higher education, showcase underutilized resources on our campus, provide other need-to-know information, or introduce new topics for training. Each topic will differ, and facilitators will vary depending on topic. Last year’s sessions included parental leave policies and resources and search committee tips and tricks. Specific topics will be updated on the Learn IT Calendar and announced on UDaily.

Wednesday, October 29; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Perkins Student Center, Gallery
Wednesday, November 12; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Perkins Student Center, Gallery
Tuesday, April 21; 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Perkins Student Center, Gallery


Who is the LGBTQQIAA community and why do they need so many letters? For those who are unfamiliar, learning about the community can be a very daunting task. To be supportive and understanding, self-education is critical, but where do you even begin? This ninety-minute workshop will provide those first building blocks of awareness.

Friday, September 26; 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.; 413 Academy Street, Room 261
Wednesday, May 6; 2:30 p.m. -4:00 p.m.; 413 Academy Street, Room 261

For those with basic awareness of the LGBT community, this training offers individuals the opportunity to advance their awareness and sensitivity on LGBT issues. The Allies Training program covers the power of language, heteronormativity in our culture, the process of coming out of the closet, identity theory and models, and provides you with the resources necessary to help students and colleagues who may reach out to you for support. The goal of this program is to create a network of individuals who are prepared to openly support the LGBT community at the University and to address any issues that may arise in the working and learning environment. Must have completed the ABCs of LGBT or have some familiarity with the LGBT community.

Monday, October 20 & Wednesday, October 22; 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day;
    Perkins Student Center, Ewing Room (Both parts required for completion)
Thursday, January 8; 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Trabant University Center, Room 209/211
Wednesday, June 11; 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Perkins Student Center, Gallery

Creating an equitable and inclusive community is critical at UD. But how does that happen? First, you find the “U” and “I”, then you’re ready to see the 3Ps – power, privilege and perception. Using a combination of statistics, policy, and group processing, this workshop will provide you with the tools to help create a more inclusive environment and workplace.

Wednesday, February 11; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; 413 Academy Street, Room 261

MICRO-AGGRESSIONS: Small Acts & Subtle Behaviors
Micro-aggression is a term that describes small acts and subtle behavior between people of different races that could potentially be interpreted as racially biased. This workshop analyzes the subtle ways that racial, ethnic, gender and other stereotypes can play out painfully in an increasingly diverse culture, and provides participants with some strategies to become more aware of bias and prejudice.

Tuesday, February 24; 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; Academy Street, Room 261

STEWARDS OF CHILDREN: Prevent, Recognize & Respond to Child Sexual Abuse
This program, created by Darkness to Light, is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence-based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. All participants receive a certificate of completion. CEUs may be available for this program, depending on the agency. Contact OEI for more information about approved CEUs for this program
Instructor: Certified Stewards of Children Instructor, managed by a multi-agency collaboration, sponsored by the Delaware YMCA

Sessions offered each month; 2-hours; 413 Academy Street, Room 261; Visit the Learn IT Calendar for exact dates and times.




As prepared by the Diversity and Equity Commission and The President's Diversity Initiative

The University of Delaware's educational mission is to prepare students to live in an increasingly interconnected and diverse world. To do so, we are committed to fostering a robust educational environment that supports critical thinking, free inquiry, and an understanding of diverse views and values. We see diversity as a core value and guiding principle for our educational mission and thus must work to make diversity an integral part of everyday life on campus. To this end, we take diversity to mean both the recognition and appreciation of the different backgrounds, values, and ideas of those who comprise our campus, as well as a commitment to ensuring that all people on our campus are treated according to principles of fairness, civility, dignity, and equity. We are committed to building an educational community that understands people from different backgrounds and economic circumstances, with different needs, and from diverse personal and philosophical beliefs. We want to make all people who are part of the University feel welcome and valued in campus life.