Alumni AwardsDiversity Education

School of Health Professions' faculty, staff and students have enjoyed participating in UAB diversity education courses and we want to offer these exclusively to you, our alumni, for free.

Thanks to a partnership between the SHP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, we are able to offer you these educational opportunities to support your personal growth and your career. You can attend any or all upcoming virtual DEI sessions and earn CEU certificates from SHP for each you complete.

Below you will find a list of offerings with links to register. Simply click on the date you wish to attend to register via Zoom. We hope you can join us.

Training Opportunities

Cultural Awareness Building Blocks

This session will provide the framework for gaining a nuanced  understanding of the various meanings and the potential impact of, diversity in the workplace.

  • Increase your understanding of cultural awareness and how it applies to their work and personal interactions.
  • Become familiar with key concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Learn strategies and resources that contribute to an inclusive and welcoming environment.

The course will be offered twice in February. Please click on the date you wish to attend to register.

Safe Zone

The SafeZone program will provide LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning) awareness training.

  • Increase your understanding of issues and concerns experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning individuals.
  • Become familiar with current LGBTQ concepts and terminology.
  • Acquire access to reliable resources and accurate information that contribute to safer, more inclusive learning and work environments.

The course will be offered twice in March. Please click on the date you wish to attend to register.

Unconscious Bias

Bias is a "personal, sometimes unreasoned judgement" that can provide unconscious and often erroneous information. This session will explore how our personal and cultural biases influence our decision-making and interpersonal interactions.

  • Increase understanding of unconscious biases and its presence in professional and personal behaviors and interactions.
  • Become familiar with common types of personal, cultural and social bias.
  • Learn about promising practices that reduce bias.

The course will be offered twice in April. Please click on the date you wish to attend to register.

Bystander Intervention

Bystander behavior has been the focus of social psychological research for over four decades. Originally developed to reduce the incidence of sexual assault and sexual violence on college campuses, the bystander model is now also used for noticing and intervening with harassing behaviors related to bullying and discrimination of all kinds. This session will explore how our personal and cultural biases influence our decision-making and interpersonal interactions.

  • Increase your understanding of common types of microaggressions, bullying and harassment.
  • Become familiar with the widely accepted steps to action model for bystander interventions.
  • Learn about types of intervention and explore potential barriers to action.

The course will be offered twice in May. Please click on the date you wish to attend to register.

Questions about the training classes or registration? Please contact Amanda Sherman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 205-975-8415.