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Center for Diversity & Inclusion

Educational Trainings and Workshops

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.


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 community leaders.

To view the current schedule and register for individual workshops, please click the different links for each workshop below. 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.

Unmasking Your Privilege

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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.

Creating Inclusive Communities

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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.

Safe Space: Understanding LGBTQ Identities

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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.

Paving the Way: Working with First-Generation College Students

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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.

Trans 101

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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.


Exploring disAbility: Access, Identity, and Inclusion

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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.

Peer Education & Other Trainings

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

Mapping Your Identity

This activity is led by our EAGLE 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.

Visualizing Your Privilege

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

Myths About Race

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

Privilege Primer

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

Rainbow Speakers Bureau

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.