The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty and staff to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. By completing a series of workshops, participants will earn a certificate demonstrating their commitment as leaders for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and classroom.
Even if you're not an IT professional, technology is an integral part of getting work done: we all have an email account, attend virtual meetings, and use a variety of websites and computer programs. Historically, the domain of technology has not been representative and consequentially, developing technology to be inclusive was done as an afterthought. There are often features that enable inclusive practices but these are not implemented as the default setting or are not always obvious to locate.
In this session, participants will learn how the use of technology impacts a variety of identity groups (including but not limited to (dis)ability, gender identity, national origin, and race); practice applying inclusive strategies in some commonly used technology tools; and carry these lessons forward as they encounter new technology.
The workshop is open to faculty and staff. It will be an interactive session and facilitators will be available to assist with using the technologies and implementing the inclusive features introduced."
To register for UI campus courses, log-in to UI Employee Self Service, click on "My Training" to be rerouted to Learning and Development, and click on the “Enroll in Courses” tab. Then use the search fields to find the desired sessions.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Chief Diversity Office in advance at 319-353-2388 or email@example.com