Trainings for Faculty & Staff

Professional Learning for Faculty and Staff


To better align with Georgia Tech's Strategic Plan for Diversity Equity and InclusionIDEI will be offering implicit bias workshops throughout the year for staff, as well as other academic and research faculty. These workshops will focus on bias in workplace dynamics, as well as processes like searches, hiring, and promotion. 


Implicit Bias for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty

The ADVANCE-IDEI Implicit Bias Workshops for faculty aim to increase awareness of the impact of implicit bias and facilitate equitable decision-making across various processes related to faculty evaluations.

Implicit Bias and Search Committees

This 90-minute workshop is geared toward research faculty, instructional faculty, academic professionals, and other staff members serving on search, hiring, and promotion committees. These workshops aim to increase awareness of the impact of implicit bias, understand the impacts bias can have on hiring, and learn strategies to mitigate bias.

  • Thursday, January 19, 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Virtual)
  • Tuesday, February 7, 10:00 - 11:30 am (Virtual) 
  • Wednesday, March 1, 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Virtual)
  • Tuesday, April 4, 1:00 - 2:30 pm (In Person)
Implicit Bias and Workplace Dynamics

This 90-minute workshop is geared toward staff, research faculty, instructional faculty, academic professionals, and other members of the GT community to learn more about how implicit bias impacts workplace dynamics, such as performance reviews, office tasks, and an inclusive environment.

  • Wednesday, March 29, 10:00 - 11:30 am (Virtual)
Addressing Microaggressions

This 90-minute workshop is open to faculty, staff, and students to learn about microaggressions and strategies to address them. These workshops aim to increase awareness of the impact of microaggressions and enhance interpersonal dialogue skills to address microaggressions.

  • Monday, February 20, 1:00 - 2:30 pm (In Person)
  • Monday, April 24, 10:00 - 11:30 am (Virtual)
Brave Dialogues

This 90-minute workshop introduces participants to Intergroup Dialogue and the Brave Spaces framework. Participants will learn more about multipartial facilitation strategies and ways to create dialogue across differences. 

  • Wednesday, February 1, 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Virtual)
  • Tuesday, March 14, 1:00 - 2:30 pm (In Person)
  • Thursday, April 20, 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Virtual)
For the Greater Good 

This 90-minute workshop creates a space for participants to reflect on their social identities and the intersection of identities. Participants will leave with an understanding of the terms Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Georgia Tech's strategic priorities. 

  • Tuesday, January 24, 10:00 - 11:30 am (Virtual)
  • Thursday, February 16, 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Virtual)
  • Monday, March 6, 10:00 - 11:30 am (Virtual)
  • Wednesday, April 12, 10:00 - 11:30 am (Virtual) 

Meet the Facilitator

Kay Martinez headshot

Kay Martinez serves as the director of Diversity and Inclusion Education and Training with Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In this role, Martinez is responsible for developing and leading diversity and inclusion curriculum-based training across Georgia Tech for students, faculty, and staff.


In addition to the Implicit Bias workshops provided for faculty and staff who serve in critical roles, IDEI provides training and consultation for student organizations and academic units/departments on a limited basis by request only.