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Trainings, Workshops, & Panels

Begin or continue your social justice education with the Center for Diversity & Inclusion! We offer educational trainings and workshops that cover topics including intersecting identities, unpacking privilege and working with first-generation students while creating inclusive communities and conversations! Some of these sessions are led by peer leaders, while others are led by CDI Staff and other Staff/Faculty from across the university.

If you are looking for conversations over a multiple week time period, please see which sessions we are offering in our Intergroup Dialogue Program.

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Unmasking Your Privilege, Creating Inclusive Communities, Safe Space, Paving the Way, Trans 101, Exploring Disability

EAGLE Certificate Workshops

The below workshops are part of our E.A.G.L.E. Certificate (Educating Allies and Generating Leaders for Equity Certificate). These workshops are open to students, faculty, staff, and the community. To view the current schedule and register for individual workshops, please click the different links for each workshop below.

What is privilege, who is privileged, and why does privilege continue to exist? Explore these questions and how they relate to your own identities, while learning what you can do to break negative patterns of socialization and create strategies to develop effective ally behaviors. Unmasking Your Privilege is the required workshop for the E.A.G.L.E. Certificate.

Register for Unmasking Your Privilege

What does it mean to be a person with a disability? Do people view disability as an identity? In this workshop, we'll explore disability as an identity that is part of the diverse community at AU, recognize problematic attitudes and assumptions, and discuss ways to challenge ableism to create a more inclusive environment.

Register for Exploring disAbility: Access, Identity, and Inclusion

Learn about the LGBTQ community and how you can change behaviors to be more inclusive of this population. This workshop will explore LGBTQ identities, barriers to inclusion, and ways to support this community on and off campus.

Register for Safe Space: Understanding LGBTQ Identities

Explore how diversity and inclusion impact you personally and interpersonally in this reflective workshop that will give you strategies to be more inclusive in the communities to which you belong.

Register for Creating Inclusive Communities

This workshop will explore trans and non-binary identities more in-depth, discuss barriers to inclusion, and provide opportunities to engage in how to support trans and non-binary people at AU.

Register for Trans 101

Being first in the family to attend college can present itself as a challenging experience. When the lack of support or tools to help navigate the journey is not present, it can be even more challenging. This workshop will discuss AU's growing first-generation population, common challenges facing these students, and strategies to support them.

Register for Paving the Way: Working with First-Generation College Students

You can also request a workshop for your organization, office, or group if you have 10 or more people. Please give a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the day you want the training, workshop, or panel. If you are an off-campus organization, we give priority to on-campus entities and, based on demand and scheduling, might not be able to fulfill your request.

Request a workshop or training for your office or student group!

Peer Education & Other Trainings

We have a variety of Peer Led opportunities and other trainings through the center that we can be requested by clicking on the individual activities. These activities are approximately 1 - 1.5 hours long, and are good for classrooms, student organizations, and residence halls.

The Rainbow Speakers Bureau (RSB) is a chance to give a peer to peer perspective on real LGBTQ experiences. These panels are made up of LGBTQ Peer Educators and can be scheduled at anytime during the semester and catered specifically to the needs of your class, student organization, or group. Previous panels have explored concepts of coming out, barriers to inclusion for LGBTQ folks, and other topics you want to explore about the LGBTQ community.

Request a Rainbow Speakers Bureau panel

Understand the basics of where privilege comes from and how it is sustained through this quick introduction to the concept of privilege.

Request a Privilege Primer

AU Connects is a new inclusion initiative that provides trained facilitators who can help guide challenging conversations around race and ethnicity. The goals of this program are to create greater understanding of ourselves and others; decrease fear of difference; and build a more inclusive campus climate. Teams of co-facilitators (graduate students and full-time staff) will design conversational sessions that prioritize the experiences of the participants in a way that promotes listening and learning and leads to a stronger community overall.

More Information About AU Connects

Request AU Connects Facilitators

What have you learned about race? Is it accurate? Come find out at our Assumptions About Race workshop.

Request an Assumptions About Race workshop

This activity is led by our Diversity Peer Educators and focuses on gaining a better understanding of your own personal identities so that you can understand the ways that identities impact other people.

Request a Mapping Your Identity session

This activity, also led by the Diversity Peer Educators, explores the concept of privilege by understanding how it plays out in everyday life.

Request a Visualizing Your Privilege session

You can also request a customized training or presentation for your organization, office, or group if you have 10 or more people. Please give a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the day you want the training, workshop, or panel.

Request a Customized Training