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Trainings, Workshops and Panels

Begin or continue your social justice education with the Center for Diversity and 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.

Workshops are being restructured and are presently unavailable. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to resuming shortly. Please email with any questions.

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.

E.A.G.L.E. Certificate Program is currently under review. Thank you for your patience.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Peer Led programs are also currently under review. Thank you for your patience.

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.

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

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

This workshop provides a brief overview of race, what it is, and what it means in U.S. society, along with the complexities of ethnicity. Participants will learn about the differences between prejudice, discrimination and racism and explore the common misunderstandings and assumptions people may have about race.

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.

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

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.