Diversity Training Institute
The purpose of the diversity-training institute was to provide KU faculty and staff with an intensive experience where they could focus on their own learning and development to increase competencies in the area of multiculturalism. In addition, we assisted individuals and organizations to examine their assumptions about diversity and multicultural issues. Specifically, the training goals included the following:
- Increased understanding of the dynamics that race and ethnicity has at the university levels.
- Discussion of the breadth of institutionalized racism.
- Exploration of group dynamics in dominant and subordinated groups on a college campus.
On the organizational level, diversity training examined systemic issues that impede a multicultural group of employees from becoming as productive as possible, and helped participants develop strategies for making the organization more effective and successful.