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Training Descriptions

IDHR strives to inform the MIT community and aims to tailor trainings to the needs and requests of the specific audience. IDHR collaborates with various offices across the Institute to provide comprehensive trainings to faculty, staff, postdocs, and students. To request a training, please fill out our Training Request form.

IDHR has developed training modules that can stand alone or be combined together to walk MIT community members through the services of IDHR, resources and reporting options across the Institute, and how to fulfill the Responsible Employee Obligation. 

IDHR as a Resource

Overview of IDHR’s purpose and scope, important policies and processes, as well as additional resources both on and off campus.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Audience: All members of the MIT community

Responsible Employee Obligation at MIT

Covers the roles and responsibilities of Responsible Employees on campus, including who is considered a Responsible Employee, how to inform students/employees that you are a Responsible Employee and other frequently asked questions.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Audience: Faculty & MIT Staff (including TAs and GRAs)

Promoting Inclusive Environments (PIE) Workshops

Interactive workshop focused on how to promote and sustain inclusive working and learning environments at MIT. These workshops cover a broad range of topics, including the impact of discrimination and discriminatory harassment, bystander intervention strategies, perspective-taking, power dynamics, and MIT resources. Note: Workshop content is department/group specific.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Audience: All members of the MIT community

Addressing Microaggressions

This session focuses on how to recognize and respond to microaggressions. The session will include discussion questions as well as scenario-based learning. Participants will recognize the forms and impact of microaggressions, build skill around responding to microaggressions from different perspectives, as well as identify strategies to intervene as a bystander. The session will also cover different resources available on campus.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Audience: All members of the MIT community.

If these workshops do not meet your needs, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at so we can discuss further. Often, we can incorporate your requests into these existing trainings or recommend another office at the Institute that may better address your needs.