The Office of Inclusive Excellence Education & Development supports faculty and staff through offering interactive workshops, training and resources to expand critical consciousness, foster individual and collective reflection on the complexities of identities, and anti-bias skill building to promote inclusion and belonging

Inclusive Lens Workshops

OIEED provides workshops that can be tailored specifically for the needs of departments and divisions to develop and integrate skills and practices related to equity and inclusive excellence.

To consult and request a workshop, complete the Request for Services Form

Inclusive Community Conversations

A monthly dialogue series about current issues related to identity, implicit bias, critical consciousness, equity, inclusion and more to generate personal and collective reflection and engagement. Dialogue is defined as “a process of genuine interaction through which human beings listen to each other deeply enough to be changed by what they learn. Each makes a serious effort to take other’s concerns into their own picture, even when disagreement persists. No participant gives up their identity, but each recognizes enough of the other’s valid human claims so that they will act differently toward the other.” (Dr. Harold Saunders, Board Chair and Founder of Sustained Dialogue Institute)

 More information coming soon!

    Critical Conversations Series

    Facilitated dialogues are an effective approach for community building across difference and skill building to promote inclusion and belonging. Critical Conversation is a semester-long, cohort, dialogue-to-action experience focused to building relationships while addressing critical issues related to race and other intersecting identities. The process leads from building trust, increasing awareness, deepening understanding of others’ lived experiences to engage in collective action.

    More information coming soon!

    Summer Race, Reflections and Discussion Series

    A collaboration between the Center for Race, Ethnicity, & Diversity Education (CREDE), Office of Inclusive Excellence Education and Development (OIEED), and the Office of Leadership and Professional Development (OLPD) providing faculty and staff a personal and professional development opportunity to discuss contemporary issues regarding race/racism through workshops and dialogue over the summer months.

    Wednesday, June 12; 12pm-1:30pm (IN-PERSON; VIRTUAL)

    Tuesday, June 18; 12pm-1:30pm (IN-PERSON; VIRTUAL)

    Thursday, June 27; 12pm-1:30pm (IN-PERSONVIRTUAL)

    *A Moodle site was created as a companion resource for our June discussions. On Moodle, search for “RRDS” to self-enroll. Moving forward, all updates about the discussion series an related education and development resources will take place via Moodle.

    Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB) Suite and Community of Practice sessions (CoP)

    Professional development modules for all Elon University faculty and staff to explore concepts and strategies that build the necessary skills to actively contribute to an Inclusive Excellence work and learning culture. This is offered in collaboration with the Office of Human Resources.

    For descriptions and learning outcomes of each module, review the DIB Suite or DIB Suite for Leaders outlines. Faculty and staff can access the DIB Suite using Elon credentials.

    DIB Community of Practice sessions are facilitated conversations for deeper exploration of content and opportunity to create developmental action items based on the exposure and learning from these modules in the DIB Suite.

    Fall 2024 – COMING SOON

    Bias Education (BE) workshops

    BE Aware, BE Accountable and BE Advocates: BE workshops aim to proactively reduce identity-based bias and bias-related incidents. Participants in these workshops learn to identify bias, how to utilize Elon’s bias response system and strategies to integrate anti-bias advocacy skills into thinking and practice. Fall 2023 sessions:

    Understanding Bias Education and Response at Elon​
    Join us for an informative and interactive workshop to gain an understanding of the Bias Education and Response process and develop strategies to promote anti-bias and inclusion in your respective areas on campus.

    Learn more about Bias Education at Elon University.


    The Intercultural Development and Education to Action (IDEA) Institute

    A year-long, scaffolded program enabling faculty and staff to deepen intercultural learning and development to nurture critical consciousness in their current work within a cohort setting. Participants will complete the IDI©, create a development plan with targeted goals, engage in development sessions and experiential learning activities to advance their intercultural learning and competencies. Participation will culminate in a project directly related to participants function on campus, Unit 1 goals, or performance appraisal goals. Upon completing all Institute requirements, graduates will receive an IDEA Institute Completion Certificate.

    Applications open in Fall 2024