Training and Professional Development

The Minnesota State Office of Equity and Inclusion designs and offers systemwide professional development and training opportunities to faculty and staff that address competency and skill development focused on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. These opportunities are provided at no cost.


Upcoming Trainings

Visit the OEI Connect Calendar to view and register for upcoming training and professional development opportunities. Sign in with your

OEI Connect Calendar

Recorded Trainings

For recordings of previous trainings, visit the Office of Equity and Inclusion MediaSpace Channel.

OEI MediaSpace Channel

The Minnesota State Office of Equity and Inclusion supports the creation of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to provide employees with an enhanced sense of community, support opportunities to network with peers, to gain a stronger sense of belonging, and to experience mentorship opportunities.

The Office of Equity and Inclusion provides support and guidance necessary to ensure ERGs are able to meet the needs of our vibrant and increasingly diverse workforce.

Current systemwide ERGs include:

  • Employees of Color ERG
  • Womxn in Higher Education ERG
  • Indigenous Men and Men of Color Workgroup
  • Jewish ERG

Participation in ERGs is completely voluntary and employees can choose to participate in any campus or statewide group, or consider forming their own group consistent with the parameters contained within the ERG Guidelines. Faculty and staff can learn more on the ERG page of OEI Connect.

Additional Opportunities

To request or schedule a specific training, contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

The Office of Equity and Inclusion also partners with the Minnesota State Network for Educational Development (NED) to provide webinars and short courses on Academic Equity. Browse the NED Events Calendar to find additional professional development opportunities.

Minnesota State faculty and staff can find more information on OEI Connect, sign in using