ODI Program Offerings

Professional development opportunities for diversity, inclusion, and equity are available to all Wake Forest students, staff, and faculty.

Below is a collection of signature resources and educational offerings, organized by Center or unit. Registering for any of these options will not only contribute to the individual growth of attendees; they may also lead to organizational growth.

Please review these offerings if you are looking for ways to engage with colleagues and peers, expand your organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts, or are working on your RIDE Action Plan Template. If you need a more focused or specific learning opportunity, please use this form.


    Intercultural Center

  • Feb. 23 - 11:30 | Cultivating Me-We-Us: Emotional Intelligence and Diversity

    A series of virtual workshops, facilitated by the Intercultural Center, created to introduce participants to the Emotional Intelligence and Diversity (EID) Model and the ways in which the model can give you insight and understanding about your emotions and subsequent behaviors and others.

    Workshop Topic: Social Architecting – Structuring synergistic and inclusive organizations.

    Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, & Graduate Students 

    Register here

  • Feb. 23 - 5:00 | Cultivating Me-We-Us: Emotional Intelligence and Diversity (Students)

    A new series of workshops, facilitated by the Intercultural Center, created to introduce participants to the Emotional Intelligence and Diversity (EID) Model and the ways in which the model can give you insight and understanding about your emotions and subsequent behaviors and others.

    Workshop Topic: Social Architecting – Structuring synergistic and inclusive organizations.

    Target Audience: Graduate & Undergraduate Students 

    Register here

  • Feb. 25 - 10:30 | iLab 102: Approaches to Cross-Cultural Conflict (Part 1)

    Approaches to Cross-Cultural Conflict is the second workshop in the iLab Series. If you have ever had an unpleasant conflict that you wish could have been handled more effectively, or hesitated to have a conversation about diversity because you feared it would not have a positive outcome, this class is for you!

    In this session you will:

    • Explore differences in conflict styles through theory and practice
    • Use the Intercultural Conflict Style (ICS) Assessment to identify preferred conflict styles
    • Engage in exercises that teach a range of conflict styles based on cultural norms for various identity-groups
    • Practice strategies for having more effective dialogue across style differences

    Note: This semester, iLab will be offered virtually. The content of iLab 102 will be covered over two classes. If your schedule allows, please register for both classes.

    Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students 

    Register here

  • Mar. 1 - 10:30 | iLab 103: Barriers to Inclusion (Part 1)

    While iLab 101 and 102 help participants focus on developing cultural self-awareness and understanding their own identities and cultural learnings, iLab 103 examines barriers to inclusion that challenge our ability to build and sustain meaningful, equitable relationships and communities.

    Together we will,

    • Examine barriers to inclusion such as Covering, Stereotype Threat, Bias & Microaggressions how they impact individuals, teams, and organizations
    • Explore Social Contact Theory as a method to reduce bias towards diverse identity groups
    • Use the Harvard Implicit Association Assessment to explore individual biases
    • Identify strategies for discovering and managing unconscious bias and microinequities
    • Practice tools for courageous dialogue

    Prequisites: iLab 101; iLab 102

    Note: This semester, iLab will be offered virtually. The content of iLab 103 will be covered over two classes. If your schedule allows, please register for both classes.

    Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students 

    Register here

  • Mar. 4 - 10:30 | iLab 103: Barriers to Inclusion (Part 2)

    While iLab 101 and 102 help participants focus on developing cultural self-awareness and understanding their own identities and cultural learnings, iLab 103 examines barriers to inclusion that challenge our ability to build and sustain meaningful, equitable relationships and communities.

    Together we will,

    • Examine barriers to inclusion such as Covering, Stereotype Threat, Bias & Microaggressions how they impact individuals, teams, and organizations
    • Explore Social Contact Theory as a method to reduce bias towards diverse identity groups
    • Use the Harvard Implicit Association Assessment to explore individual biases
    • Identify strategies for discovering and managing unconscious bias and microinequities
    • Practice tools for courageous dialogue

    Prequisites: iLab 101; iLab 102

    Note: This semester, iLab will be offered virtually. The content of iLab 103 will be covered over two classes. If your schedule allows, please register for both classes.

    Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students 

    Register here

  • iLab Lunch and Learn

    Coming Soon!

    iLab Lunch and Learns are deep-dive educational workshops and discussions, facilitated by on and off-campus content experts. They are designed to provide WFU community members with the opportunity to continue their intercultural competence journey.

    Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, & Graduate and Undergraduate Students 

     

     

     

     

  • iLab 101: Cultural Foundations

    Coming Soon!

    iLab is an inclusion learning lab that offers interactive workshops and online resources designed to support faculty, staff, and students in increasing their cultural awareness and interpersonal effectiveness. The initiative, facilitated by the Intercultural Center, supports the University’s mission by fostering intersectional awareness and understanding, and empowering all members of the Wake Forest community to become more inclusive.

    Participants in iLab 101 includes an interactive curriculum that:

    • Utilizes diversity model to emphasize the meaning of identity, diversity, inclusion, and engagement
    • Demonstrates how Culture impacts our behaviors, values, filters, perception, and communication styles
    • Challenges participants to recognize that Intent ≠ Impact
    • Offers 8 Tools to enhance cross-cultural interaction

    Note: This semester, iLab will be offered virtually. The content of iLab 101 will be covered over two classes. If your schedule allows, please register for both classes.

    Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students 

  • iLab 102: Approaches to Cross-Cultural Conflict

    Coming Soon!

    Approaches to Cross-Cultural Conflict is the second workshop in the iLab Series. If you have ever had an unpleasant conflict that you wish could have been handled more effectively, or hesitated to have a conversation about diversity because you feared it would not have a positive outcome, this class is for you!

    In this session you will:

    • Explore differences in conflict styles through theory and practice
    • Use the Intercultural Conflict Style (ICS) Assessment to identify preferred conflict styles
    • Engage in exercises that teach a range of conflict styles based on cultural norms for various identity-groups
    • Practice strategies for having more effective dialogue across style differences

    Note: This semester, iLab will be offered virtually. The content of iLab 102 will be covered over two classes. If your schedule allows, please register for both classes.

    Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students 

     

    LGBTQ+ Center

  • March 3 - 9:00 | D.E.A.C. Allies: The Gender Binary and Beyond

    The Gender Binary and Beyond is the second workshop in the series and centers on gender, including gender identity, gender expression, and analyzing the myriad ways individuals may experience gender. Participants will develop skills for ensuring spaces and practices are inclusive for people of all genders.

    Register here

    Target Audience: Everyone 

  • March 24 - 9:00 | D.E.A.C. Allies: Skill Development and Practice

    Skill Development and Practice is the third workshop in the series and is primarily focused on providing space for D.E.A.C. Allies to put their knowledge into practice. This highly interactive workshop will include opportunities for reflection, dialogue, practice, and more.

    Register here

    Target Audience: Everyone

     

  • April 20 - 10:00 | D.E.A.C. Allies: LGBTQ+ 101

    D.E.A.C. Allies is the central platform for education and skill-building offered by the LGBTQ+ Center. The D.E.A.C. Allies approach centers LGBTQ+ voices across intersections of identity and focuses on the facilitation of narrative sharing, the generation and acquisition of knowledge, and the development of practical skills for participants.

    LGBTQ 101 is the first workshop in the series and offers a general introduction into the LGBTQ+ community, including expanding and questioning assumptions, discussing terminology, and analyzing the experiences of LGBTQ people within our communities.

    Register here

    Target Audience: Everyone

  • May 11 - 10:00 | D.E.A.C. Allies: The Gender Binary and Beyond

    The Gender Binary and Beyond is the second workshop in the series and centers on gender, including gender identity, gender expression, and analyzing the myriad ways individuals may experience gender. Participants will develop skills for ensuring spaces and practices are inclusive for people of all genders.

    Register here

    Target Audience: Everyone 

  • May 25 - 10:00 | D.E.A.C. Allies: Skill Development and Practice

    Skill Development and Practice is the third workshop in the series and is primarily focused on providing space for D.E.A.C. Allies to put their knowledge into practice. This highly interactive workshop will include opportunities for reflection, dialogue, practice, and more.

    Register here

    Target Audience: Everyone

     

  • D.E.A.C. Allies: LGBTQ+ 101

    Coming Soon!

    D.E.A.C. Allies is the central platform for education and skill-building offered by the LGBTQ+ Center. The D.E.A.C. Allies approach centers LGBTQ+ voices across intersections of identity and focuses on the facilitation of narrative sharing, the generation and acquisition of knowledge, and the development of practical skills for participants.

    LGBTQ 101 is the first workshop in the series and offers a general introduction into the LGBTQ+ community, including expanding and questioning assumptions, discussing terminology, and analyzing the experiences of LGBTQ people within our communities.

    Target Audience: Everyone

  • Pronouns and Praxis! Strategies for Trans Inclusion in the (Virtual) Classroom

    Coming Soon!

    Got pronoun anxiety? Wondering if you should be sharing yours, or asking your students for theirs? Have lingering questions about the singular “they”? Come join Dr. AJ Mazaris of the LGBTQ+ Center for a conversation about pronouns, chosen names, and best practices for classroom inclusion, with a focus on the virtual teaching space.

    Target Audience: Everyone

     

  • D.E.A.C. Allies Special Topics

    New Dates Coming Soon!

    D.E.A.C. Allies Special Topic workshops will be offered periodically on topical areas of interest.

    Target Audience: Everyone

  • Sign up for Weekly Updates

    To receive updates on future workshop dates, sign up for the LGBTQ+ Center weekly email here.

    Women's Center

  • Mar. 24 - 7:00 | Climate Feminism: A Conversation with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

    The Office of Sustainability and the Women’s Center are thrilled to bring an inspiring voice to our campus this spring—Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. Dr. Johnson is a leading voice in the climate conversation and co-editor of the new anthology All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, a powerful collection of writings by women spanning backgrounds, approaches, and generations at the forefront of the climate movement.

    There is a renaissance blooming in the climate movement: leadership that is more characteristically feminine and more faithfully feminist, rooted in compassion, connection, creativity, and collaboration. While it’s clear that women and girls are vital voices and agents of change for this planet, they are too often missing from the proverbial “table.” More than a problem of bias, it’s a dynamic that sets us up for failure. To change everything, we need everyone.

    Feed your inspiration for action by joining us for a virtual conversation with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, marine biologist, policy expert, and leader/cultivator of the climate movement.  The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Rowie Kirby-Straker, Assistant Teaching Professor, WFU Department of Communications. See below for more information about our speakers.

    Register here

    Target Audience: Faculty, Students, Staff, Alums, Community

     

  • Ongoing | Caregiver Coffee Break

    This is an online opportunity for working parents and caregivers to get together for a break. We know that navigating work and home responsibilities is always a challenge and now more so than ever. This is a judgment free space for parents and caregivers of all genders to share challenges and offer peer support and resources to one another.  So grab a cup of coffee and join us for a break!

    Once you have registered, if you feel comfortable, please email your mailing address to Stephanie Trilling at trillis@wfu.edu or Missy Campbell at campbem@wfu.edu as we would like to send you a special treat prior to the session.

    Register here

    Target Audience: Employees who are Parents and Caregivers

  • Ongoing | Financial Empowerment Series

    Women experience lifetime disparities when it comes to our finances — that means how much we make, how much we owe, and how much we can save.  These factors influence our ability to support ourselves, take care of our families, and contribute to our communities.

    The goal of this series is to empower students to take control of their money and their lives.  We will meet weekly to reflect and discuss how our experiences and beliefs shape our behaviors and utilize tools to make more informed financial decisions.

    Topics include: Spending histories and habits, understanding credit and debt, creating your personal spending and savings plan, long term financial goals, and action planning.

    Target Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate Students 

    Register here:

     

  • Ongoing | G-Chat

    G-chat or Gender Chat is an ongoing bi-weekly conversation program that brings students together to talk about issues of gender in our culture. This program generally takes place in the evenings and runs throughout the academic year.

    Target Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate Students 

    Register here

  • Ongoing | Wake up with the Women’s Center

    Wake up with the Women’s Center is a self-care series designed to promote community connection and wellbeing. In these times, possibly more than ever, it is vital to make self-care an essential part of our lives.

    Workshops are held once a month on Wednesday mornings at 10am and are open to students, faculty, staff, alums, and community members. Our workshops are open to participants of all genders and feature a variety of activities including discussion, gentle yoga, arts and crafts, meditation, journaling, and more!

    Depending on campus conditions, workshops may be held virtually or in person. For virtual programs joining instructions will be sent out the day before.

    Target Audience: Faculty, Students, Staff, and Community Members

    Register here

  • Available upon Request | Working Remotely Series

    A Conversation on Equitable and Inclusive Supervision Practices

    Tips and Tricks for Parents and Caregivers

    Email trillis@wfu.edu for more information

    Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students, and Alum

  • Available upon Request | Preventing Microaggressions in the Classroom/Workplace

    Participants will be able to recognize microaggressions in the classroom or the workplace, reflect on their personal experiences related to microaggressions, understand the impact these behaviors have on individuals and organizations, and practice strategies to intervene when they notice others engaging in microaggressions.

    Email trillis@wfu.edu for more information

    Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students, and Alum

    Office of Diversity & Inclusion

  • Video | Getting Ready to R.I.D.E.: Inclusive Excellence at WFU

    This is your introduction to all things RIDE! In this 25-minute online session, we provide you with an overview of Wake Forest University’s framework for Inclusive Excellence, and the tools and resources for individuals, departments, organizations, and institutional leaders to use to strive towards Inclusive Excellence.

    This session is available online and can be taken individually or with your team, at a time that works for you.

    Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, and Graduate and Undergraduate Students 

     

     

  • Mar. 8 - 1:00 | Inclusive Excellence: Realizing Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

    This is a 90-minute session and the second in our RIDE workshop series. This workshop is intended for leaders (Faculty and Staff) and those with responsibility for leading diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts within their organization or department. Our first workshop, “Getting Ready to R.I.D.E.: Inclusive Excellence at WFU” is not required, but viewing is strongly encouraged prior to attending this workshop.

    Target Audience: Faculty and Staff

    Register here

  • Mar. 10 - 12:00 | Lunch and Learn for Inclusive Leaders

    This virtual workshop will focus on best practices from a panel of department leaders who will offer insights on their R.I.D.E. planning processes for Inclusive Excellence, share their lessons learned, and answer questions. Please join us in this discussion of the RIDE Framework and Action Planning process.

    Target Audience: Faculty and Staff

    Register here

     

  • Mar. 10 - 4:00 | Inclusive Excellence: Realizing Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity for Student Leaders

    This is a 90-minute session and the second in our RIDE workshop series. This workshop is intended for student leaders and those with responsibility for leading diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts within their organization or department. Our first workshop, “Getting Ready to R.I.D.E.: Inclusive Excellence at WFU” is not required, but viewing is strongly encouraged prior to attending this workshop.

    Target Audience: Graduate and Undergraduate Students 

    Register here

  • Apr. 12 - 4:30 | Inclusive Excellence: Realizing Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity for Student Leaders

    This is a 90-minute session and the second in our RIDE workshop series. This workshop is intended for student leaders and those with responsibility for leading diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts within their organization or department. Our first workshop, “Getting Ready to R.I.D.E.: Inclusive Excellence at WFU” is not required, but viewing is strongly encouraged prior to attending this workshop.

    Target Audience: Graduate and Undergraduate Students 

    Register here

  • Apr. 16 - 10:30 | Inclusive Excellence: Realizing Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

    This is a 90-minute session and the second in our RIDE workshop series. This workshop is intended for leaders (Faculty and Staff) and those with responsibility for leading diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts within their organization or department. Our first workshop, “Getting Ready to R.I.D.E.: Inclusive Excellence at WFU” is not required, but viewing is strongly encouraged prior to attending this workshop.

    Target Audience: Faculty and Staff

    Register here

  • June 10 - 11:30 | Lunch and Learn for Inclusive Leaders

    This virtual workshop will focus on best practices from a panel of department leaders who will offer insights on their R.I.D.E. planning processes for Inclusive Excellence, share their lessons learned, and answer questions. Please join us in this discussion of the RIDE Framework and Action Planning process.

    Target Audience: Faculty and Staff

    Register here

     

  • Available upon Request - Intercultural Development Inventory®

    The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) assesses intercultural competence—the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities.

    The Intercultural Development Inventory is a 50-item questionnaire available online that can be completed in 15–20 minutes.

    Target Audience: Faculty, Staff, and Graduate and Undergraduate Students 

    Request Form (there is a cost associated)