Anti-Racism Training 2020-2021

Training Information

During the June 9, 2020, town hall for faculty and staff, President Pribbenow announced seven new equity initiatives born out of response to the murder of George Floyd and Augsburg’s renewed commitment to accelerate and expand upon our university’s efforts to promote equity and inclusion during a national moment of racial and social justice reawakening. One of these initiatives was the requirement of Augsburg faculty and staff to complete anti-racism training. The information provided below is provided to help the university community navigate this training.



Clyde Wilson Pickett, M.Ed., Ed.D.
Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Inclusion
University of Pittsburgh


Clyde Wilson Pickett (He/Him/His) serves as University of Pittsburgh’s vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion providing leadership for university-wide comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy. Dr. Pickett joined Pitt following a national search, having previously served as the chief diversity officer for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Prior to serving Minnesota State, Dr. Pickett held positions at several other colleges and universities, including the Community Colleges of Allegheny County (CCAC) in the role of special assistant to the president for diversity and inclusion, director of multicultural development and director of new student orientation at Ohio Northern University, and roles at Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky. Pickett holds a doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education and a master’s degree from the Morehead State University. He received his undergraduate degree in agricultural economics from the University of Kentucky.



Cornell L. Craig, MBA
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Hofstra University, New York


Cornell L. Craig (He/Him/His) serves as Hofstra University’s chief diversity and inclusion officer where his primary roles include promoting an institutional culture that values and supports diversity and inclusion and guiding overall diversity and inclusion agendas by developing and facilitating strategies and structures that advance diversity and equity within units and across divisions. Craig brings with him more than 15 years of experience in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion and specializes in training in the areas of implicit bias, microaggressions, social privilege, and cross-cultural communication including intergroup dialogue. His skills in training, policy, strategy, program development, and change management are highly sought after in both the public and private sectors. Craig holds a masters of business administration from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY and received his undergraduate degree in mass communications from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.


Pickett and Craig describe anti-racism as the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies, practices, and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared for equity. Their training will support cross participant engagement on the structures that influence racism and on strategies to take action as a learning community. Utilizing a presentation and breakout session format, the training will allow participants space for self-reflection, provide an opportunity to discuss the impacts of race and racism on our work, and foster future opportunities for dialogue and action.


Mon, Nov 30 – Part I
3:15-6:45 p.m. (3.5 Hours)
Register for Fall Semester Training – Part I*: CLOSED
Tue, Dec 1 – Part II
3:15-6:45 p.m. (3.5 Hours)
Register for Fall Semester Training – Part II*: CLOSED

*You must register for and attend both part I and part II in order to complete the training.

Mon, Feb 22 – Part I
3:15-6:45 p.m. (3.5 Hours)
Register for Spring Semester Training – Part I*: CLOSED
Tue, Feb 23 – Part II
3:15-6:45 p.m. (3.5 Hours)
Register for Spring Semester Training – Part II*: CLOSED

*You must register for and attend both part I and part II in order to complete the training.

MAKE-UP SESSION (Facilitated Recording)
Wed, Mar 24 – Part I
5:00-8:30 p.m. (3.5 Hours)
Register for Make-up Session Training – Part I*: CLICK HERE
Thu, Mar 25 – Part II
5:00-8:30 p.m. (3.5 Hours)
Register for Make-up Session Training – Part II*: CLICK HERE

*You must register for and attend both part I and part II in order to complete the training.


    • Augsburg faculty and staff participation in this training is required and will be tracked similar to past campus-wide sexual harassment, FERPA, information storage, etc. trainings.
    • This training will be offered twice during the 2020-2021 academic year, once during the fall semester and once during the spring semester. (Each training is composed of a part I and part II, attendance at both parts constitutes attendance at a training.) 
    • The fall semester training will be geared slightly more toward faculty and the spring semester training toward staff. (This only implies that the scenarios, examples, etc. used in the trainings will reflect those that would likely be found more inside or outside of the classroom respectively.) Please note, however, that both trainings are open to any faculty or staff member and will have content relevant to all. The most important thing is that all faculty and staff attend one training or the other. 
    • As of right now both the format for the both the fall and spring semester trainings will be provided via the zoom online platform.
    • Non-exempt employees and their supervisors should work together to plan in advance how their schedules can accommodate their participation in one of the two trainings without exceeding their normal weekly hours. Possible exceptions, e.g. public safety staff, facilities/custodial staff, etc., should be discussed with division vice presidents.
    • Stipends for adjunct faculty will be handled through the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) following confirmed participation in one of the trainings. Adjuncts will be asked to submit this form in order to receive their stipends.

For more information about this training, please contact the Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Department at or 612-330-1126.