Training and Workshop Descriptions
Training the Workforce to Celebrate Diversity, Welcome Inclusion and Cultivate Equity
The Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM), Training and Education Division is comprised of educators, researchers, trainers, and other experts who specialize in diversity and inclusion, social equity and emergency management. I-DIEM skilled team of thought leaders and innovators serve as a resource for equitable organizational change.
The I-DIEM Philosophy
1. IDIEM’s philosophy for change intersects five basic strategies:
2. Awareness and Education
3. Research and Policy
4. Open Dialogue
5. Capacity Building
6. Institutional Change
Training and Workshops
The disaster management workforce is broad and encompasses many fields of practice. The entire workforce must be trained and prepared to prioritize human-centered equity in all things to address 21st century disasters. Racism, ableism, sexism, and other forms of bias are intense, ever-present, challenging forces, which have structured the thinking, behavior, and actions of individuals and institutions since the beginning of history. To understand the negative impacts of social inequity and effectively begin dismantling it requires an equally intense, consistent, and committed effort. I-DIEM offers education, training and other custom products to organizations seeking to build equity.
I-DIEM University offer online training with certification, Spring 2022.
Our workshops are designed for professionals, including members of State, local, tribal, and territorial programs; Nongovernmental organizations, voluntary agencies, or professional organizations; Private sector corporations; Small, women and minority owned business; Global humanitarian relief organizations; College or university emergency management staff; and federal partners, military and all other departments or agencies.
Virtual and Onsite
Level I: I-DIEM Training and Workshops
An Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management
The Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management provides an overview of the topic and increases participant diversity and inclusion competencies as they consider essential emergency management matters. Participants
develop an appreciation for working productively and respectfully with employees, community members and clients. Tools and job aids are offered to facilitate immediate implementation of acquired skills.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:
1. To develop a foundational knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural competence in emergency management.
2. To apply foundational knowledge to emergency management practice.
3. To explore the role and impact equity approaches to emergency management.
4. To understand how to operationalize equity within emergency management systems.
5. To define benchmarks, best practices, and strategies for improving DEI in emergency management through a DEI lens.
- Building a Broad Understanding of Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Competence
- Exploring Frames of Reference and Unconscious Bias
- Equitable Decision-making
- Positive Response to Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination
- Building Inclusive Deployment Teams
- Effective Cross-Cultural Crisis Communication
- Gaining Cultural Competencies
- Creative Learning Lab (functional exercise)
- The impact of disasters on HBCUs and MSIs
- Mechanisms for improving response and recovery among HBCUs and MSIs
- Strategies to integrate HBCUs and MSIs into emergency management planning
- Identifying opportunities to improve funding and operationalize strategically driven initiatives that will directly support the local economies and communities.