Diversity Seminar Series

Create transformational change within institutions

Join Assistant DEI Director Malissa Sanon as she leads this seven-week series introducing different dimensions of diversity and inclusion and ways to address systemic forms of social inequities in the workplace.

Topics covered will include different dimensions of diversity; race and ethnicity; sexual orientation and gender; ability status (disability services); socioeconomic status; and an international dimension including xenophobia and advocacy.

The series is limited to the first 20 O’Neill graduate students who register and takes place on Fridays from 2-3:30 p.m.

20students per series

7week series

7sessions total

Series objectives

Upon completion of this series, you’ll receive a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion certificate of completion and:

  1. Better understand different dimensions of diversity and their implications for the workplace
  2. Have resources to expand your learning outside of the classroom, rooted in respect and appreciation of our differences
  3. Gain a better understanding of connection to service and finding purpose in the work you do
  4. Be provided resources to enhance your professional development and cultural intelligence
  5. Gain a better understanding of the dynamic relationship between physical wellbeing and mental health in the workplace

Diversity Statement

The intent of the Diversity Seminar Series is to embrace individuals from all racial, ethnic, and national origins, genders and gender identities, sexualities, abilities, classes, and religions, along with their perspectives. Embracing these various ideas and beliefs brings an enriched level of intellect that will create an inclusive series climate. In this series, diverse perspectives are recognized, respected, and encouraged to enhance session discussions. The Diversity Seminar Series is committed to creating a welcoming learning environment for everyone.