Privilege and Its Role in Enhancing Equity

Last updated June 7, 2023

Course Length

1h 12m

Last Updated

June 7, 2023

Privilege and Its Role in Enhancing Equity

Last updated June 7, 2023

Join us to become more comfortable recognizing and harnessing your privilege in order to use it to make a positive impact on your students, colleagues, and teams.


All of us enjoy privilege on some level, which means that all of us have an opportunity to use our privilege in support of those who experience marginalization. But how does one establish credibility and acceptance as an ally when there are so many opportunities to get it wrong?

This training aims to remove the stigma from accepting our own privilege while identifying the nuances between performative and authentic connection. This session will identify bothtraditional as well as less recognizable forms of privilege and provide the tools toengage, create space for, and include communities where wedo nothold membership.

Who should attend?

This program is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning about privilege, microaggressions, and effective allyship as a leader in higher education. This course is most beneficial to faculty, staff, and senior administrators who are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with communicating across difference with colleagues, administrative leaders, and students.


May 17, 2023

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ET

During this 90-minute virtual workshop, Dr. Sandra Miles, Head of Practice for DEI at Academic Impressions, will lead us as we explore the following key concepts and how to embrace opportunities to create meaningful change when the stakes are high. Along the way, you will be equipped with tools, resources, and strategies to help you deepen your confidence while being a champion of those from marginalized communities in situations that may sit outside your comfort zone:


  • What is privilege? How did it become synonymous with wealth? Why is it neither good nor bad?


  • How might being consistently marginalized impact a person’s willingness or ability to be an advocate for themselves?

Power and How We Use It

  • How can we identify the power we have in certain situations?
  • How can we better understand when power is static and when power is transferrable?

Action Planning to Actively Engage Your Privilege

  • Becoming comfortable with privilege is a lifelong journey and will involve some trial and error. Through a series of discussion prompts, case studies, and individual reflection activities, you will develop an action plan to help move you forward on your journey towards becoming more intentional when your privilege enters the space.