Freedom of expression and academic freedom are protected and encouraged at FIU. The aim of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative is to make our campus climate more welcoming, inclusive, and safe for the free exchange of ideas and differences in perspectives that come with building a diverse and global learning community.
The program initiatives are
- To engage the campus community in dialogue around sensitive topics and issues.
- To create a campus environment where students, staff and faculty can engage deeply in intellectual and personal explorations of complex and contentious issues
- To increase skills sets that are useful when encountering difficult dialogues
- To facilitate recognition by individuals that their experiences, thoughts and fears can impact dialogue.
Workshops & Training
ADA: The ADA Understanding and Accommodating seminar is designed to provide participants with information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Cultural Diversity: The Cultural Diversity seminar is intended to increase participants’ cultural awareness, knowledge, and communication.
Diversity and Work Civility: The Diversity and Work Civility seminar assists participants in identifying instances of discrimination in the workplace while exploring ways to maintain workplace civility to create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive workplace.
Diversity at Work: The Diversity at Work training session addresses subconscious biases and covers an array of issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion the workplace.
Sexual Harassment: This hands-on seminar addresses how to prevent unacceptable behavior.
Title IX Sexual Misconduct: What You Need to Know Now: As a part of the Title IX Sexual Misconduct training, participants will learn about Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, including their role as responsible employees, confidential and non-confidential reporting channels, and the FIU-105 regulation.
Please review available trainings on the Talent Acquisition and Management portal: