The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Allies Training Certificate Program educates the Pratt community on important terms and concepts integral to an in-depth understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
DEI Allies are full-time and part-time faculty and staff that actively promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through intentional, conscious, and constructive efforts that benefit the entire Pratt community.
Increase awareness of various dimensions of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Understand and examine intersections of identities, and how they affect individuals and their relationships with others
Create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all Pratt community members
Build a community of DEI Allies to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across campus
The DEI Allies Training Certificate Program requires completion of all four foundational sessions - Allyship & Intersectionality, Bias & Microaggressions, Cultural Appreciation, and Gender & Sexuality. All virtual training sessions will be ninety minutes and capped at a maximum of sixty participants.
We had an overwhelming number of participants complete DEI Allies workshops in 2020 and we thank you for your continued engagement in this program. Unfortunately due to current budget constraints in response to the pandemic, we are no longer able to provide part-time faculty members with stipends to complete voluntary DEI Allies workshops. We understand that this may impact the ability to participate in the DEI Allies program for some part-time faculty members.
The next round of DEI Allies workshops will be held during Fall Semester 2021. We will be sending announcements via email to all faculty and staff when we have the dates scheduled.
Allyship & Intersectionality
This workshop discusses the expectations of being an ally and the active nature of allyship. Participants will explore intersectionality by learning about primary and secondary identities and how they interplay with each other to create unique experiences for individuals.
Bias & Microaggressions
This workshop will have participants analyze how power and privilege influence oppression, discrimination, and stereotypes, and how that creates conscious and subconscious bias leading to microaggressions.
This workshop helps participants understand how to navigate learning about and interacting with multicultural communities by examining the meanings of cultural awareness, appreciation, appropriation, and acceptance.
Gender & Sexuality
This workshop explores the intricate differences between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Participants will learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender, and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege.