SEAS believes it is the responsibility of every member of our community to create a diverse and inclusive environment. The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging provides a number of opportunities for individuals to engage in intergroup interactions; explore diversity, inclusion, and belonging best practices; and learn how to actively contribute to a safe and equitable environment. Please visit this page often to learn of upcoming educational opportunities and explore our training programs. In addition to the below possibilities, the Office of DIB is available to provide customized trainings for teams, student organizations, or lab groups. Please contact for a consultation.

Fall 2023 Training Opportunities 

August 31, 2023, 1 PM Global Community Module One. 

October 20, 2023, 10 AM Disability Inclusion Training by UDR. Register here

According to the most recent census report, approximately 56 million (1 in 5) Americans has a disability. This session will provide a foundation of information for inclusion of individuals with disabilities at Harvard.  

University Disability Resources staff will discuss common barriers, such as environmental and unconscious bias, that individuals with disabilities often encounter.  We will cover basic etiquette as well as detailed information that apply to people with various visible and invisible disabilities.  An introduction to best practices for language usage, digital accessibility and hosting accessible events will be presented. 

Participants of this training will apply key concepts to their work with individuals with disabilities and will be taking an actionable step that indicates cultural awareness.

October 24, 2023, 12:30 PM Global Community Module One. Open to Returning Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students. Register here.  

This session is designed to provide an introduction to and vocabulary around topics related to race and gender for all SEAS graduate students, including those long established in the U.S., as well as our thriving international student community. Students are exposed to research and engage in discussions about the role race and gender play in America and within STEM fields.

Anyone with a disability who would like to request accommodations or who has questions about physical access may contact in advance of the program.

Training Programs

Past Trainings


This training provides an overview of what it means to be an ally, how to recognize opportunities for allyship, and the relationship between privilege and allyship. 

Unconscious Bias 

This training explores different types of bias, identifying the sources of unconscious bias, and strategies to disrupt bias. 

Calling In vs Calling Out 

This workshop explores how to prepare and decide a response to problematic behavior or views, particularly the difference between the concepts of calling in and calling out such behavior. This session includes a guided meditation to support grounding oneself for a difficult conversation.

Diversity 101: Developing your Diversity Toolkit

This training provides an overview of terminology and issues regarding diversity and inclusion. Participants walk away with actionable steps to increase inclusivity in their work and learning environments. Diversity 101 is offered twice a semester. 

Harvard IDEAs: Inclusion, Diversity, and Excellence in Actions

Harvard IDEAs is a nine session training program designed to build leadership capability and organizational capacity to advance inclusive excellence and belonging at Harvard. The program explores issues of  privilege, anti-racism, micro-aggressions, self-understanding/biases, engaging in difficult conversations, allyship, and creating inclusive excellence among staff and senior leaders. The goal of the program is to increase  commitment  from all staff employees to do their part and actively contribute to an inclusive environment -- management must possess diversity and inclusion competencies to lead and manage an engaged workforce and others must treat colleagues with respect by listening to different viewpoints and ideas; and  embracing a culture of inclusion.

Harvard IDEAs is collaboration between SEAS, the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Library.