Tuesday, February 04 | 1:00PM–2:00PM ET | Online

Webinar | Building an Inclusive Workplace: Session 2

Higher education is facing change. How efficiently our IT organizations respond to tightening budgets, cybersecurity threats, academic program changes, and merging service units will depend on inclusive teams. While nimble technology can support many services, it is the people in an organization who provide creative solutions to challenges.

This two-part webinar series will discuss how to build inclusive teams and engage participants in the practice of building an inclusive team. See resources from Building an Inclusive Workplace: Session 1. We'll start with a brief background on bias (unconscious and conscious) and how bias affects teams. Research demonstrates that successful change occurs in small but specific increments. By starting small, we can make a positive impact in our classrooms and across our campuses. We will also discuss building motivation, developing talent, and using data to build inclusive teams.


  • Realize that everyone has biases
  • Understand what an inclusive team is and the value in building a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Plan for a sustainable improvement process including action items for change
  • Review the 5 key dynamics of successful teams and the roles and responsibilities to support them
  • Understand how to support DEI in the workplace through a case study discussion

Supporting Resources


  • Marcia Dority

    Program Leader, Leadership Coach, MOR Associates, Inc.
  • Todd Jensen

    Manager, IT Application Support, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Resources & Downloads

  • Slides

    1 MB, pdf - Updated on 1/24/2024
  • Transcript

    180 KB, pdf - Updated on 1/24/2024
  • Recording

    Updated on 1/24/2024

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