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.


Judaism and Islam 101 Program Offerings

Judaism & Islam 101 is a weekly informal educational lunch & learn series facilitated by Gail Bretan, Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life, and Naijla Faizi, Associate Chaplain for Muslim Life. Each session is self-contained, and no experience or prior knowledge about Judaism or Islam is required to join.  Register here


    Intercultural Center

  • Ongoing | #UniqueDeac Faculty/Staff Cohort

    Inclusion doesn’t just happen. It takes all of us to make it happen. #UNIQUEDEAC is about learning how to see, understand, and value the difference in yourself and others.  We can lift each other up as we share our stories. We can find connection as we value our differences.

    The Intercultural Center invites faculty and staff to participate in the inaugural #UniqueDeac Faculty/Staff Cohort. This is a 7-week learning and discussion group exploring the topics of intercultural interactions and emotional intelligence.

    Target Audience: Faculty and Staff

    Register here

  • October 25 - 12:00 | Virtual iLab Lunch and Learn

    Details Coming Soon

    iLab Lunch and Learns are deep-dive educational workshops and discussions, facilitated by 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 

    Register here

  • October 27 - 4:00 | Cultivating Me-We-Us: Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Student Workshop Series

    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’.

    10/27/2021:

    Social Architecting – Structuring synergistic and inclusive organizations.

    Target Audience: Graduate and Undergraduate Students 

    Register here

  • November 15 - 12:00 | Virtual iLab Lunch and Learns

    Details Coming Soon

    iLab Lunch and Learns are deep-dive educational workshops and discussions, facilitated by 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 

    Register here

    LGBTQ+ Center

  • October 27 - 9:00 | D.E.A.C. Allies (Workshop 3): Skill Development + Practice

    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.

    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. 

    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@wfu.edu.

    Register here

    Target Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Students

  • Sign up for Weekly Updates

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

    Women's Center

  • Ongoing - Oct. - Dec. | Financial Empowerment Series

    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.

    Held on Thursday at 6pm

    Target Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate Students 

    Register here

     

  • November 5 -10:00 | Wake up with the Women’s Center

    Launched in the Spring of 2020, Wake up with the Women’s Center is an experiential series focused on exploring self-care and wellbeing practices. Since we started, over 100 people have participated in activities such as yoga, meditation, journaling, nutrition, and more! This Fall we have partnered with the Office of Wellbeing to offer two events focused on faculty and staff wellbeing.

    11/5 – Pandemic, Pleasure, and Playfulness
    Join us for a workshop with sex educator, Cassandra Coraddo, around finding ways to incorporate play and pleasure into your daily life.
    Location: Virtual

    Target Audience: Faculty and Staff

    Register here

  • November 9 - 10:00 | 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.

    Registration link coming soon.

    Target Audience: Faculty, Family of Faculty/Staff, Graduate Students, Staff

  • November 12 - 6:00 | Wake for Women

    Wake for Women was launched by the Women’s Center and Student-Athlete Development in 2019 to support women and promote gender equity at Wake Forest University. Students, faculty, staff, and family members are invited to join us at a different Women’s sporting event each month. The Women’s Center will host a tailgate before the event with food, beverages, and games. We’ll also decorate signs for our women athletes before cheering them on during the game! Free tee-shirts and other give-aways, while supplies last.

    Join the Women’s Center for a tailgate before each of the following Women’s sports events.

    Sept 2nd – 6pm – Women’s Soccer vs. Loyola Maryland
    Oct 15th – 4pm – Field Hockey vs. UNC
    Nov 12th – 6pm – Volleyball vs. UVA

    Register here

  • November 18 - 6:00 | AAUW Salary Negotiation Workshops (students)

    The Women’s Center is proud to offer two workshops from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). In these workshops, you will learn how to research your target salary, highlight your accomplishments and find the right words — and the confidence — to negotiate for better benefits and pay. Negotiating increases your potential to earn more — and can make the difference for paying off loans, supporting your family, buying what you want and need, and saving for the future.

    Smart Start (for students) – Nov 18th, 6-8pm

    Register here

  • December 9 - 10:00 | AAUW Salary Negotiation Workshops

    The Women’s Center is proud to offer two workshops from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). In these workshops, you will learn how to research your target salary, highlight your accomplishments and find the right words — and the confidence — to negotiate for better benefits and pay. Negotiating increases your potential to earn more — and can make the difference for paying off loans, supporting your family, buying what you want and need, and saving for the future.

    Work Smart (faculty and staff) – Dec 9th, 10-12pm

    Register here

  • December 14 - 10:00 | 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.

    Registration link coming soon.

    Target Audience: Faculty, Family of Faculty/Staff, Graduate Students, Staff