ODI-Specific Programming

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.



Inclusive Excellence

  • Sept. 19 (4:00-5:30) | Faculty and Staff Affinity Experience

    The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to invite you to the Fall 2022 Affinity Experience. Everyone is welcome.

    The purpose of this event is to:
    1. Hold community space for underrepresented faculty and staff within the Wake Forest University community
    2. Link underrepresented faculty, staff, and allies to affinity groups and resources at Wake Forest University
    3. Create a sense of belonging and community among underrepresented faculty and staff

    If you’d like to join us, please complete this registration so we can plan for your participation. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at ride@nullwfu.edu.

    Target Audience: Faculty and Staff

  • Oct. 11 (11:00-12:00) | Inclusive Excellence for Leaders (Students)

    Inclusive Excellence: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting several virtual Inclusive Excellence for Leaders workshops for Student and Departmental Leaders. These sessions are intended for leaders and those with responsibility for leading diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts within their organization or department using the R.I.D.E framework.

    Please register here. You will receive an email confirming your registration as well as a link to access the workshop. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at ride@nullwfu.edu.

    Target Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

  • Oct. 19 (10:00-11:30) | Inclusive Excellence for Leaders (Faculty and Staff)

    Inclusive Excellence: The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting several virtual Inclusive Excellence for Leaders workshops for Student and Departmental Leaders. These sessions are intended for leaders and those with responsibility for leading diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts within their organization or department using the R.I.D.E framework.

    Please register here. You will receive an email confirming your registration as well as a link to access the workshop. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at ride@nullwfu.edu.

    Target Audience: Faculty and Staff

  • Nov. 7 (noon-1:00) | Practitioner Panel

    R.I.D.E. Practitioner Panels harness our belief that the wisdom is truly ‘in the room’ and are curated spaces where faculty and staff from across the institution are invited to share best practices, lessons learned, and more related to the implementation of the R.I.D.E framework within their departments or organizations with their colleagues in a peer-learning, panel-style environment.

    Each Practitioner Panel focuses on a topic identified through our conversations and consultations with leaders throughout the year and includes representatives from diverse aspects of our campus community.

    Please register here.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at ride@nullwfu.edu.

    Target Audience: Faculty and Staff

  • 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 

  • 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)

LGBTQ+ Center

  • Sept. 14 (3:00) | D.E.A.C. Allies (Workshop 2): The Gender Binary and Beyond

    D.E.A.C. (Developing Empowering and Affirming Communities) Allies is a workshop series designed to build participants’ knowledge and skills through a scaffolded learning approach. Workshops are designed to deepen knowledge around topics of sexual orientation and gender, and to equip participants with skills for building intentionally inclusive communities that welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

    The Gender Binary and Beyond is the second workshop in the core trio 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. 

    The core trio of D.E.A.C. Allies workshops (LGBTQ+ 101, The Gender Binary and Beyond, and Skill Development + Practice) build upon one another; however, there is no requirement to take each of the workshops or to take them in order. If you are new to conversations about gender identity and sexual orientation, we recommend starting with LGBTQ+ 101. If you have questions about the sequencing of the workshops or where to begin, please contact us at lgbtq@nullwfu.edu

    This workshop will take place virtually, and access information will be emailed to registrants in advance of the workshop. 

    Register below (either link is fine):

    Wednesday, September 14, 3:00 – 4:30 (The Link)
    Wednesday, September 14, 3:00 – 4:30 (Workday Learning) 

  • Sept. 21 (3:00) | D.E.A.C. Allies (Workshop 3): Skill Development + Practice (Faculty & Staff)

    D.E.A.C. (Developing Empowering and Affirming Communities) Allies is a workshop series designed to build participants’ knowledge and skills through a scaffolded learning approach. Workshops are designed to deepen knowledge around topics of sexual orientation and gender, and to equip participants with skills for building intentionally inclusive communities that welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

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

    The core trio of D.E.A.C. Allies workshops (LGBTQ+ 101, The Gender Binary and Beyond, and Skill Development + Practice) build upon one another; however, there is no requirement to take each of the workshops or to take them in order. If you are new to conversations about gender identity and sexual orientation, we recommend starting with LGBTQ+ 101. If you have questions about the sequencing of the workshops or where to begin, please contact us at lgbtq@nullwfu.edu.

    This workshop will take place virtually, and access information will be emailed to registrants in advance of the workshop. 

    Register Here

  • Sept. 28 (10:00) | D.E.A.C. Allies (Workshop 3): Skill Development + Practice (Students)

    D.E.A.C. (Developing Empowering and Affirming Communities) Allies is a workshop series designed to build participants’ knowledge and skills through a scaffolded learning approach. Workshops are designed to deepen knowledge around topics of sexual orientation and gender, and to equip participants with skills for building intentionally inclusive communities that welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

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

    The core trio of D.E.A.C. Allies workshops (LGBTQ+ 101, The Gender Binary and Beyond, and Skill Development + Practice) build upon one another; however, there is no requirement to take each of the workshops or to take them in order. If you are new to conversations about gender identity and sexual orientation, we recommend starting with LGBTQ+ 101. If you have questions about the sequencing of the workshops or where to begin, please contact us at lgbtq@nullwfu.edu.

    This workshop will take place virtually, and access information will be emailed to registrants in advance of the workshop. 

    Register Here

  • Oct. 4 (10:00) | D.E.A.C. Allies: LGBTQ+ 101

    LGBTQ 101 is the first workshop in the core trio 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. 

    D.E.A.C. (Developing Empowering and Affirming Communities) Allies is a workshop series designed to build participants’ knowledge and skills through a scaffolded learning approach. Workshops are designed to deepen knowledge around topics of sexual orientation and gender, and to equip participants with skills for building intentionally inclusive communities that welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

    The core trio of D.E.A.C. Allies workshops (LGBTQ+ 101, The Gender Binary and Beyond, and Skill Development + Practice) build upon one another; however, there is no requirement to take each of the workshops or to take them in order. If you are new to conversations about gender identity and sexual orientation, we recommend starting with LGBTQ+ 101. If you have questions about the sequencing of the workshops or where to begin, please contact us at lgbtq@nullwfu.edu. 

    If you need an accommodation in order to fully engage in the workshop, please reach out to lgbtq@nullwfu.edu.

    Register Here (either link is fine):

    Tuesday, October 4, 10:00 – 11:30 (The Link)
    Tuesday, October 4, 10:00 – 11:30 (Workday Learning)

  • Oct. 11 (10:00) | D.E.A.C. Allies (Workshop 2): The Gender Binary and Beyond

    D.E.A.C. (Developing Empowering and Affirming Communities) Allies is a workshop series designed to build participants’ knowledge and skills through a scaffolded learning approach. Workshops are designed to deepen knowledge around topics of sexual orientation and gender, and to equip participants with skills for building intentionally inclusive communities that welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

    The Gender Binary and Beyond is the second workshop in the core trio 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. 

    The core trio of D.E.A.C. Allies workshops (LGBTQ+ 101, The Gender Binary and Beyond, and Skill Development + Practice) build upon one another; however, there is no requirement to take each of the workshops or to take them in order. If you are new to conversations about gender identity and sexual orientation, we recommend starting with LGBTQ+ 101. If you have questions about the sequencing of the workshops or where to begin, please contact us at lgbtq@nullwfu.edu

    This workshop will take place virtually, and access information will be emailed to registrants in advance of the workshop. 

    Register below (either link is fine):

    Tuesday, October 11, 10:00 – 11:30 (The Link)
    Tuesday, October 11, 10:00 – 11:30 (Workday Learning)

  • Oct. 18 (10:00) | D.E.A.C. Allies (Workshop 3): Skill Development + Practice (Faculty & Staff)

    D.E.A.C. (Developing Empowering and Affirming Communities) Allies is a workshop series designed to build participants’ knowledge and skills through a scaffolded learning approach. Workshops are designed to deepen knowledge around topics of sexual orientation and gender, and to equip participants with skills for building intentionally inclusive communities that welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

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

    The core trio of D.E.A.C. Allies workshops (LGBTQ+ 101, The Gender Binary and Beyond, and Skill Development + Practice) build upon one another; however, there is no requirement to take each of the workshops or to take them in order. If you are new to conversations about gender identity and sexual orientation, we recommend starting with LGBTQ+ 101. If you have questions about the sequencing of the workshops or where to begin, please contact us at lgbtq@nullwfu.edu.

    This workshop will take place virtually, and access information will be emailed to registrants in advance of the workshop. 

    Register Here

  • Oct. 25 (10:00) | D.E.A.C. Allies (Workshop 3): Skill Development + Practice (Students)

    D.E.A.C. (Developing Empowering and Affirming Communities) Allies is a workshop series designed to build participants’ knowledge and skills through a scaffolded learning approach. Workshops are designed to deepen knowledge around topics of sexual orientation and gender, and to equip participants with skills for building intentionally inclusive communities that welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

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

    The core trio of D.E.A.C. Allies workshops (LGBTQ+ 101, The Gender Binary and Beyond, and Skill Development + Practice) build upon one another; however, there is no requirement to take each of the workshops or to take them in order. If you are new to conversations about gender identity and sexual orientation, we recommend starting with LGBTQ+ 101. If you have questions about the sequencing of the workshops or where to begin, please contact us at lgbtq@nullwfu.edu.

    This workshop will take place virtually, and access information will be emailed to registrants in advance of the workshop. 

    Register Here