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Diversity Leadership Institute

Diversity Leadership Institute 2022 - Anti-Bias Education; Wednesday, April 13; Hosted virtually via Microsoft teams; Registration deadline: Monday, April 11

Registration Deadline: Monday, April 11, 2022

Registration for the 2022 DLI is now closed.

Institute Schedule

Time Program Component
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Welcome and Featured Speaker
12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Anti-Bias Training Workshops*
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Institute Reception at OU Inn

*The training workshops require a 3-hour commitment and there are 2 training workshop tracks, advanced beginner and intermediate/ advanced (see descriptions below). Institute participants can choose which track they would like to participate in via the Institute's registration form.

Featured Speakers

Trubo Photo DLI 2022

Dr. Lara Trubowitz is the Associate Director of the Anti-Defamation League's National College and University Programs, and Education Director for the Anti- Defamation League’s Midwest region. In these dual roles, she coordinates bias incident response and anti-bias/diversity and equity training for colleges and universities, K-12 school districts, workplaces, and municipalities, focusing in particular on white supremacist trends. Along with Elissa Buxbaum, she is the primary architect of ADL’s campus Hate/Uncycled program.

Tabari Coleman DLI 2022

Tabari A. Coleman, MPA is a training consultant and social justice advocate known for his thoughtful but direct approach to facilitating dialogue sessions that focus on building empathy. With more than 20 years of experience in diversity and inclusion training and social justice work, he brings a wealth of knowledge, passion, and expertise to his work. He worked as the Education Director in the St Louis regional office of the Anti Defamation League for 12 years before becoming the national Director of Professional Development where oversaw the development of skills training for ADL’s national cadre of facilitators, led national Train-The-Trainer workshops, and supported national and regional education staff with professional development learning opportunities for two years before leaving in 2021 to start his own Consulting Company, The Coleman Group, LLC. Tabari is also a trainer for the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJSTL) where he has been facilitating anti-oppression programs, youth leadership development and Building Inclusive Communities workshops since 2002.

Anti-Bias Workshops

This year's Institute includes anti-bias training workshops at the advanced beginner and intermediate/advanced levels. These workshops require a 3-hour commitment. See descriptions of each workshop below:

Identifying and Challenging Bias in Ourselves, in Others, and in Systems (for advanced beginners)

In this session, administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders will build the knowledge, skills, and mindset to recognize, understand, and challenge bias. Participants examine the ways in which bias impacts the campus community and learning environments and are equipped to contribute to the development of policies and practices grounded in the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Participants will:

  • Examine aspects of their own identities and their relationship to systems of bias and oppression
  • Adopt a shared language for discussing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging on campus
  • Assess their own biases and their prior knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging issues, and identify opportunities for learning and growth and
  • Develop skills to challenge biased attitudes and behaviors in themselves, others, and in campus policies and practices.
Identifying and Challenging Bias in Ourselves, in Others, and in Systems (for intermediate to advanced learners)

In this session, administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders dive deeper into the impact of bias behavior on the campus community and learning environments. Participants will refine their abilities to respond individually and in their institutional roles to bias and hate incidents, develop new strategies for leading cross-department conversations about bias and hate on campus, and work together to assess and create policies and practices grounded in the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Attendees should come to this workshop with a strong understanding of and commitment to DEI initiatives.


About the Institute

OHIO's Diversity Leadership Institute brings members of the University, and surrounding communities, together to share, learn, and rigorously explore salient diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. Institute participants will have opportunities to engage in learning on an identified topic, spend time reflecting on and discussing the ways in which the topic relates to our global and local communities, and explore action steps we need to take to make our community more equitable and inclusive.

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Past DLI Events

Date Theme Featured Speaker
April 22, 2021 Pathways to Anti-Racism

Dr. James D. Anderson

Dean of the College of Education, the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of Education, and affiliate professor of History, African American Studies, and College of Law at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

April 16, 2020  Identifying and Responding to Microaggressions

Dr. Derald Wing Sue

Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at TeachersCollege, Columbia University