Learning and Development Program

If your LAU is interested in a departmental training, email Dr. Millie Rivera, Director of Faculty Diversity, Inclusion, and Well-being.

About Learning and Development Program

The Coaching for Inclusive Excellence Learning and Development Program is offered as a way of supporting our local academic units in their efforts to recruit, hire and retain a diverse faculty. The courses listed below can also be offered to meet the needs of individual LAUs. Contact mriver4@gmu.edu to schedule any of these courses for your unit.

Coaching For Inclusive Excellence, I: Strategies for Diverse Recruitment

Exclusively focuses on providing colleges/schools, LAUs and faculty effective tools and strategies to enhance the diversity of their applicant pools. 

Date Time Zoom link
Monday, September 19 11am-12pm Registration required
Tuesday, October 10 2pm-3pm Registration required

Coaching For Inclusive Excellence, II: Strategies for Diverse Hiring 

Based on University of Michigan’s STRIDE (Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence), this course focuses on how to write a non-biased job announcement, review applications, shortlist applicants, interview initial shortlisted candidates, plan/manage the campus visit, and final review of candidates who go through campus interview process. It also presents research about implicit bias and mitigating its effects. 

Date Time Zoom link
Wednesday, September 21 9am-10:30am Registration required
Thursday, October 20 9am-10:30am Registration required  

Coaching For Inclusive Excellence, III: Equitable Evaluation of RPT Dossiers 

Based on University of Michigan’s STRIDE (Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence), this course focuses on how certain criteria effectively exclude certain faculty; the role of schemas and implicit bias in the review of a candidate’s performance; and bias in a variety of domains (e.g., the grants application process, student evaluations, evaluation letters). The program addresses how the accumulation of these issues creates advantages and disadvantages among certain groups of faculty. Finally, it presents research on how parental or other types of leave can negatively impact the evaluation of faculty members. 

Date Time Zoom link
Friday, September 23 12pm-1:30pm Registration required
Monday, October 24 10am-11:30am Registration required