The IUPUI Office of Institutional Equity is proud to introduce the availability of new trainings offered by our Equity Specialist in Training and Education, David L. Heard, Jr. (he/him). David Heard has been with IUPUI for 8 years where previously he served as the Director of the Office of Career Development for the School of Liberal Arts. During the same time, he chaired our Black Faculty and Staff Council and collaborated with a multitude of diversity development initiatives, committees, councils and leadership opportunities but now serves as the Advisor. Hosting 20 years of successful teaching nationally in K-12 schools and in recent years with our School of Education, he brings the same approach and methods from the classroom to campus wide trainings shared with IUPUI leadership, faculty, staff and students.
Trainings are tailored to the needs of each particular office and are compiled from informational interviews of stakeholders, research, climate data, objections / praises and office specific surveys. Some current training topics available for discussions with your individual unit include, but are not limited to this growing list of offerings below.
What is offered?
16 topics offered as of now that can be tailor made to your unit:
Accepting Implicit Bias
Bystander Intervention Training
Cultural Curriculum Planning
Diversity Coordinator Collaboration
Equity vs. Equality
Policy Comprehension & Application
Positives to Privilege
Search & Screen Committee Trainings
Understanding the Need for Diversity
How to request a training/presentation?
In order to request a training or presentation, please use this Qualtrics form to submit your request. The requests are taken at a first come, first serve basis.
Request an IUPUI OIE Training / Presentation
What if I don't know exactly what we need?
If you are not sure how to access the training or presentations needed, then you can still fill out the request form, which will be sent to David Heard for follow-up with you.
David can make a specific training, designed based on the details provided by you for your area. He can also make that specific training based on one of the above topics or an entirely different one of your choosing. Please fill out the request form to get started, even if you are not sure exactly what you need.