Center for Multicultural Affairs

Trainings

Due to increased demand, we are no longer taking training requests for the fall and spring semesters. 

CMA Trainings

The training workshops listed below are generally two hours in length and are offered free of charge for undergraduate and graduate groups. Please fill out the training request form, which must be completed at least three weeks prior to the desired training date. CMA staff lead all training workshops. The workshops are available on a first come first serve basis. To request a training workshop for your group or organization, please fill out the CMA Training Inquiry Form.

If you have questions, please email jnai.adams@duke.edu.
 

Race 101 
Participants will be able to define and deconstruct race and racism, understanding how race and racism informs our daily lives. Participants will also learn critical theory which will aid in their understanding of the permanence of racism from an individual, systemic, and institutional lens. Lastly, participants will interrogate the ways in which race and racism have shaped and impacted their our personal experiences, choices, and perspectives. 
 

Understanding and Addressing Implicit Bias 
This training will introduce participants to the concept of implicit bias. Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Participants will consider their own biases and their consequences. Additionally, participants will learn strategies to address and minimize bias to create a more inclusive environment. 
 

Inclusive Leadership 
In this training, participants will examine their own social identities and to what extent these identities determine their access to various forms of power. We will also discuss how power, privilege and marginalization inform how we engage with others. Finally, we will discuss concrete ways to practice inclusive leadership among peers. This workshop is designed for students leaders.