OEI Education and Development Opportunities

Penn Pritchard, OEI Director for Education and Development, presents "Growing Our Culture of Inclusion & Belonging"

As a key pillar of OEI’s work, Education & Development aims to foster both individual and collective growth by providing transformative, evidence-informed, responsive learning opportunities to the entire UMass Amherst community. Guided by the University’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, Education & Development offerings seek to align actions with values, translate theory into practice, and strengthen our shared capacity to embody social justice values as a campus.

What Types of Support Can OEI Education and Development Provide?

The Office of Equity & Inclusion works with all campus constituencies, including students, faculty, staff, and administrators, to create personalized offerings that support each group’s needs and goals in the realms of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). These offerings may include:

  • Trainings & Workshops
  • Dialogue Facilitation
  • Consultation & Advising
  • Partnerships & Collaboration
  • Guidance on Long Term Initiatives

OEI will work with you to craft a session around your unique goals, but past trainings have explored topics such as…

  • Introduction to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging (DEIJB)
  • Building a Culture of Inclusion & Belonging
  • Implicit Bias & Intervention Strategies
  • Navigating Challenging Conversations
  • Communicating Across Difference
  • Restorative Justice Mindset
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Identity & Intersectionality
  • Aligning Behavior with Core Values
  • Putting Justice & Equity into Action

Connect With Us

Do you have a specific training request? Complete this intake form so we can assess your needs. A member of the team will be in touch with you to start a planning conversation.

NOTE: you will need to be signed into google with your UMass ID to access this form. Questions? Contact Penn Pritchard at ppritchard@umass.edu.

Download our Printable Info Sheet [PDF]

What People Have to Say

“I am so eager to continue to engage with this type of material and conversation as much as possible…We need to create chances for conversation in leadership spheres to discuss and determine how to specifically and actively change current systems and structures so that they are more inclusive.”
“I felt heard and seen and thought this was a great presentation to further the conversations pertaining to DEI.”
“I found [the session] to be both insightful and powerful. [The facilitator’s] ability to take extremely complex ideas and present them in a meaningful and understandable way was impressive. I found this talk to be profoundly moving.”
“[The facilitator] shared great examples of information that can help us to meet people where they are. I was moved almost to tears doing the reflections [and] I am thankful that they led us through those exercises. It was a valuable session.”