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

  • Jan. 19 – 1:30 | Inclusive Excellence for Leaders (Faculty and Staff)

    This workshop prepares departments, units, and
    organizational leaders to lead diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts using the R.I.D.E. framework.

    Register Here

  • Jan. 25 – 4:00 | Faculty and Staff Affinity Experience

    The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites all faculty and staff to support employees with underrepresented identities in community building. Food will be provided.

    Connect with the following Affinity Resource Groups:

    Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Black Men
    Disability
    International
    Jewish
    Latinx
    Middle Eastern and South Asian
    Parent and Caregiver
    Wake Forest Queer Women
    Women of Color

    Location: Reynolda Hall – Green Room

    Register Here

  • Feb. 7 – 2:00 | Inclusive Excellence for Leaders (Students)

    This workshop prepares departments, units, and organizational leaders to lead diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts using the R.I.D.E. framework.

    Register Here

  • Feb. 23 – 10:00 | Inclusive Excellence for Leaders (Faculty and Staff)

    This workshop prepares departments, units, and organizational leaders to lead diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts using the R.I.D.E. framework.

    Register Here

  • March 13 – 10:00 | Inclusive Excellence for Leaders (Students)

    This workshop prepares departments, units, and organizational leaders to lead diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts using the R.I.D.E. framework.

    Register Here

  • March 22 – Noon | Practitioner Panel (Virtual)

    Interested in hearing about what progresses looks like with R.I.D.E. plans, across the developmental spectrum? Whether you’re just getting your R.I.D.E. plan started or you’ve made a year’s worth of progress and everything in between!

    Target Audience: Faculty and Staff

    Register Here

  • Virtual (LinkedIn Learning) | Create an Inclusive Work Culture

    Modern organizations must actively seek ways to foster a culture of belonging. Learn how to drive diversity and inclusion efforts in your organization to create allyship opportunities and a safe space for employees, to build a community where collaboration, creativity, and innovation can thrive.

    Learn to foster an inclusive work culture.

    Learn to support colleagues from underrepresented groups.

    Learn how to drive meaningful change in your organization.

    Start your learning path here.

    Target Audience: Leaders and Managers

  • Virtual (LinkedIn Learning) | Manage Diverse and Inclusive Teams

    Diversity is a cornerstone of organizational success, but it’s not without its challenges. In this path, learn how to lead diverse teams effectively by identifying the right talent, leveraging your team’s differences, and fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging.

    Learn to build inclusive and diverse teams.

    Develop skills to foster inclusion in your community.

    Identify allyship opportunities for your team/organization.

    Start your learning path here.

    Target Audience: Leaders and Managers

  • Virtual (LinkedIn Learning) | Recruit Diverse Talent and Promote Equitable Hiring

    A diverse organization is a successful organization, and HR and talent acquisition teams are uniquely positioned to drive diversity and inclusion efforts. Discover best practices and strategies to make your recruiting, interviewing, and hiring practices more inclusive, equitable, and authentic.

    Learn to counter bias in recruiting.

    Develop a more diverse hiring strategy.

    Identify biases that may be impacting your decision process.

    Start your learning path here.

    Target Audience: HR, TA, and Hiring Managers

  • Virtual (LinkedIn Learning) | Lead Inclusive Teams and Organizations

    Leading a diverse team or organization requires more than just managing individuals, it means creating an environment where everyone feels safe and supported. Learn how to recognize the business need for DEIB, address your own biases, and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging.

    Identify the value of diversity to an organization.

    Learn to create an inclusive workplace.

    Address biases that may impact organizational culture.

    Start your learning path here.

    Target Audience: Leaders and Managers

  • Virtual (LinkedIn Learning) | Drive Organizational Change for DEI

    Are you looking to become an advocate for change within your organization, but you’re not sure where to begin? Discover ways to effectively lead diversity efforts at work, drive organizational change, foster a more inclusive culture, and win hearts and minds in the process.

    Learn the value of a diverse and inclusive organization.

    Develop the skills to advocate for change.

    Identify opportunities for DEI training programs.

    Start your learning path here.

    Target Audience: Leaders and Managers

  • Virtual (LinkedIn Learning) | Allyship and Advocacy Across Our Differences

    Organizations that prioritize diversity stand out from the rest. How can you foster diversity while overcoming the challenges that come with it? Learn about the challenges that can arise in diverse working environments and how to support and accommodate the needs of underrepresented groups (URGs).

    Learn to be an ally for all employees and colleagues.

    Learn ways to talk about race, gender, ability, and culture

    Identify opportunities to support disabled employees.

    Start your learning path here.

    Target Audience: Leaders and Managers

  • Virtual (LinkedIn Learning) | Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for All

    Leading an inclusive team or organization requires not just managing individuals but also creating an environment where everyone feels safe and supported. This learning path reviews best practices on diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity—leaning into cultural humility, allyship, and more.

    Connect diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging.

    Engage in allyship with colleagues and peers.

    Connect with a truly inclusive mindset.

    Start your learning path here.

    Target Audience: General – For All

  • Virtual (LinkedIn Learning) | How to Engage Meaningfully in Allyship and Anti-Racism

    Most of us are learning about allyship and anti-racism for the first time. In this learning path, experts teach you the foundational skills—mindset, communication, and advocacy—you need to be an effective ally and champion for anti-racism in your organization.

    Identify bias, prejudice, discrimination, and oppression.

    Apply a framework to spark constructive dialogue about race.

    Advocate for a more inclusive environment.

    Start your learning path here.

    Target Audience: General – For All

  • 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)

  • Available upon Request – Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory

    The Intercultural Conflict Style (ICS) Inventory, an 18-item questionnaire, is easy to use, cross-culturally validated assessment of an individual’s approach to communicating, resolving conflicts, and solving problems. The ICS Inventory takes 15 minutes to complete.

    By completing the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory, individuals will:

    • Increase cultural self-understanding of their own communication and conflict-resolution approach
    • Increase cultural other-understanding—of diverse approaches others use to communicate ideas and resolve conflict
    • Better manage stress and anxiety that is often present in conflict situations
    • Use culturally responsive strategies in communicating your goals and interests to others
    • More accurately interpret the statements and actions of the other party

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

    Request Form (there is a cost associated)