Trojans For Excellence

The Trojans For Excellence (TFE) program is the USC Office of Inclusion and Diversity’s peer DEIB training program for faculty and staff.
Based on requests, referrals, and a screening process managed by OID, members of the TFE Cohort including faculty and staff members can deliver 90-minute training sessions on various topics supporting DEIB best practices.

Time Breakdown: 90-minute Sessions

Sample Agenda

  1. Pre survey
  2. Community building activity
  3. Training/interactive content
  4. Questions
  5. Post Survey

Module Topics

Bias in University Hiring
  • How forms of bias affect the evaluation of candidates
  • Practices that limit the effect of bias on the hiring process
Strategic Faculty HiringĀ 
  • Creating a DEI enriched job description
  • Creating a diverse search committee
  • Running an inclusive search committee
  • Systems of accountability for the committee
Gender Inclusion/Diversity
  • Difference between ‘Sex’ and ‘Gender’
  • Adverse Impacts of Harmful Behaviors on Gender-Expansive People
  • Inclusive Practices to Support Gender-Expansive People
Creating Inclusive Environments
  • Racism, Bias, Oppression and Privilege
  • How Social Identities Relate to Privilege
  • How to Evaluate Your Work Environment for Support & Barriers to Inclusion
Impacts of Bias
  • Implicit Bias
  • Microaggressions
  • Impact of Bias & Microaggressions
  • Strategies/Prevention
Facilitating Inclusive Meetings
  • Psychological Safety
  • Strategies to support/build psychological safety
  • Practices for managing challenging behavior