Training & Education
Bias Incident Support Services provides trainings and educational programs designed to empower participants with the knowledge and tools to engage in introductory conversations about social justice and human issues. Our programs support the ability of participants to be critical, conscious, and culturally aware students and professionals, and are aimed at encouraging challenging and courageous conversations rooted in healing, justice, and solidarity for marginalized and oppressed communities. All of our trainings share the same message, we all belong here at U.K.
You may request a program from our training menu or we can work with you to design a program that meets your needs and cultivates a culture of belonging.
How much time do you need to provide a training?
Most trainings require at minimum an hour to get through very basic content and facilitate a brief question & answer. However, we find that 2 hours at minimum is most ideal to create a courageous learning environment and vibrant conversation.
Do you have a minimum or maximum number of participants that can attend any given training?
There is no minimum number of participants, however, please keep in mind that most people tend to learn best and engage more in small group settings (15-20 people). Large groups are great for reaching the most amount of people at one time, and making sure everyone has a similar experience, but they do tend to minimize the level of interaction and dialogue that can occur. If necessary, we can provide multiple sessions of the same training in order to accommodate group
We are not exactly sure what kind of training we need. Can you help us figure it out?
Absolutely! We are happy to work with you or your team to design the best program that meets your needs and cultivates a culture of belonging at UK.
I would like my students, staff or faculty to be aware of your services and how to access them. Can you come and just talk about BISS at our next meeting or table at our upcoming event?
Of course! You may submit a training request or email us directly with “Outreach Request” in the subject line and details of the request at BISS@uky.edu
I have a specific question or situation I would like support with. Are you all able to help?
Yes! Email us directly with “Consultation” in the subject line and details of your question at BISS@uky.edu. If there is any sensitive information you would like to share such as the name of a student or staff/faculty member, or details of a bias incident, please call us at 859-257-3189, as email is not a secure means of communication.