Courses, Workshops & Training


Dean's Dialogue Series

The Dean's Dialogue series offers an opportunity to come together to reflect on our values as a CFANS community and renew our commitment to actively create a diverse and inclusive environment. These dialogues provide members of the collegiate community with the opportunity to engage with the deans and other colleagues in learning and conversation about how to make the CFANS and St. Paul communities more responsive and welcoming of various groups. The diversity dialogue is an open exchange, an effort to understand each other’s ideas around diversity and inclusion. The goal of this dialogue is not to necessarily make a decision or reach consensus. Rather, it is to encourage everyone to learn about diversity in CFANS and at the University of Minnesota, explore new issues and build a deeper awareness of the topics in a safe environment. All are welcome.

Student Workshops

There are opportunities each semester for undergraduate and graduate students to build community and learn more about our office and other University resources. Registration will be required for each event.  After registration, a confirmation email will be sent with detailed information to attend the event. Please submit any questions to

Undergraduate Fall 2022 Schedule | Graduate Fall 2022 Schedule Coming soon!

CFANS ECHO (Equity Certificate Hosted Online)

The ECHO (Equity Certificate Hosted Online) is the University's Office for Equity and Diversity’s​ (OED) online Equity and Diversity Certificate program. CFANS ECHO is a duplicate of OED ECHO and is offered by the CFANS Office for Diversity and Inclusion (ODI). This program helps participants develop tools necessary for advancing equity and diversity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. Workshops will be offered virtually in fall 2020 and spring 2021.

Deans Engaged Leaders Program (DELP)

DELP provides an exciting opportunity for incoming first-year CFANS students who are committed to developing their potential as leaders in a multicultural society. This seminar is for whose who have a commitment to diversity and leadership in urban, rural, and natural environments.

President's Emerging Scholars

President's Emerging Scholars (PES) is an educational opportunity program that supports high-achieving, historically underserved students in their pursuit of a bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. To learn more about PES, please read more under the Prospective Students drop-down below or visit the program's website.

On-demand Workshops

We will work with faculty and unit leadership to tailor workshops to their needs. More details coming soon. Check the University of Minnesota's Office of Equity and Diversity for central education and training opportunities. 

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