Education & Workshops

The Office for Equity & Diversity (OED) Education Program offers educational opportunities for individuals, departments, colleges, and units.

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OED Education Program Update

Summer ECHO Workshops

This summer, the Office for Equity and Diversity Education Program will continue to offer our Equity and Diversity Certificate courses online through ECHO (Equity Certificate Hosted Online). Please sign up for our Education Program email to stay up to date on ECHO offerings.

In-Person Workshops Announcement

Following guidance from President Gabel, students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to stay home. To facilitate physical distancing and help slow the spread of COVID-19, we have moved all OED in-person workshops to an online format until further notice. 

If you have any general questions or are concerned about finishing the Certificate Program in a timely manner, please contact us at

Departmental Workshops

The Office for Equity & Diversity Education Program offers workshops at the departmental level to University of Minnesota departments.

Equity and Diversity Certificate Program

This program helps participants develop tools necessary for advancing equity and diversity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. It’s free of charge and open to students, faculty, staff, and alumni on all campuses of the University of Minnesota.

Staff & Faculty Workshops

These are faculty- and staff-specific workshops on facilitating conversations in the classroom and identifying implicit bias. They can also be customized for individual unit needs and concerns.