Baby Boomers to Gen Z: Respect and Productivity in the Workplace


Program: Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program
Presenter: Warren McCoy, Institutional Equity Specialist
Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Workshop Type: Virtual
Date: 6/13/2024
Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Who Should Attend: All Faculty and Staff

For the first time, we have as many as five different generations working together in a single workplace – Traditionals, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z. This workshop presents methods for bridging the gap between generations and shows participants how to avoid conflict and increase productivity in their generationally diverse workplaces. Workshop participants will learn about generational differences, generational similarities, how generational traits impact the workplace, and how good communication skills can develop a more respectful workplace.





Creating Equal Access: Getting Started With Digital Accessibility


Program: Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program
Presenter: Angie Jack, Interim Director of Strategic Operations
Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Workshop Type: Virtual
Date: 5/23/2024
Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Who Should Attend: All Faculty and Staff

Digital accessibility is a new topic and can be intimidating. We want all members of the Pitt community to be able to freely, independently, and easily access resources and materials, but we don’t always know how to make that a reality. In this workshop we will explore fundamental principles of accessibility and how they impact people with disabilities as well as how to create more accessible content in Microsoft Office products (Word and PowerPoint). Participants will learn easy, practical skills that they can begin implementing immediately.





Different Like You: Recognizing Stereotypes and Removing Barriers


Program: Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program
Presenter: Warren McCoy, Institutional Equity Specialist
Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Workshop Type: Virtual
Date: 5/22/2024
Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Who Should Attend: All Faculty and Staff

Workforce diversity in the 21st century focuses less on what group a person is identified with and more on the unique perspectives of each individual. This workshop is an overview intended to increase participants’ awareness of diversity issues in the workplace as well as their acceptance and appreciation of the unique perspectives and backgrounds of others. Participants will learn to identify and examine one’s own stereotypes and prejudices and how these may influence behaviors and responses. Learn how recognizing barriers to accepting diversity can help to remove them and create an environment for academic and workplace success. Participants will identify ways to promote respect and dignity for others.





Fostering a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace


Program: Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program
Presenter: Warren McCoy, Institutional Equity Specialist
Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Workshop Type: Virtual
Date: 5/29/2024
Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Who Should Attend: All Faculty and Staff

When we talk about Diversity and inclusion, diversity is the more familiar topic. The discussion must go beyond seeking and building a diverse workforce to include how we make those whom we work with feel both valued and included. We will explore our own biases, develop strategies to mitigate their impact, and how to be an upstander, not a bystander. Workshop participants will discuss the barriers to diversity and inclusion and will leave with a heightened awareness of the importance of inclusion and how to promote inclusion in their workplace.





Microaggression: Recognizing and Challenging a Subtle Form of Bias


Program: Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program
Presenter: Warren McCoy, Institutional Equity Specialist
Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Workshop Type: In-person
Date: 6/4/2024
Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location Name: 342 Craig Hall
Location Address: 200 S Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Who Should Attend: All Faculty and Staff

What are microaggressions? How can they harm individual members of the University community? Participants in this workshop will gain a better understanding of this form of bias and the building blocks that contribute to Microaggression. The workshop instructor will facilitate exercises and discussions to help participants recognize Microaggression and learn strategies for addressing the subtle messages sent that can create a feeling of marginalization among community members.





Preventing Sexual Misconduct: Understanding Your Responsibility


Program: Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program
Presenter: Carrie Benson, Director of Sexual Violence Prevention and Education
Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Workshop Type: In-person
Date: 6/12/2024
Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Location Name: 342 Craig Hall
Location Address: 200 S Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Who Should Attend: All Faculty and Staff

This workshop is designed to promote a common and consistent understanding and application of the University of Pittsburgh policies, standards, and processes with regard to Title IX. The workshop facilitator will address required timeliness that all potential responders must adhere to upon becoming aware of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment. Participants will leave this workshop with an enhanced awareness of the various forms of harassment, sexual misconduct and domestic violence as well as their responsibility to promote a culture of prevention and safety for all.





Veterans on Campus: Understanding Resources and Opportunity


Program: Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program
Presenter: John Christman, Director
Office of Veterans Services
Workshop Type: Virtual
Date: 6/14/2024
Time: 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Who Should Attend: All Faculty and Staff

This workshop is designed to educate faculty and staff about the veteran and military-affiliated student body and the services available to them on campus. Facilitators will share common transition issues for veterans in higher education, nationwide trends, and military culture. Participants will learn about tools and resources available for building a veteran inclusive environment, as well as University policies and procedures for addressing common situations.