Diversity & Inclusion

Partnership and Sharing the Vision

The PDC is an advocate of the University”s commitment to be a catalyst for diversity and inclusion.  We value our partnership with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to support its efforts and encourage a rich sense of community.

The PDC is also a partner in the Gatekeepers initiative.  Gatekeepers is a training program for staff and faculty that introduces participants to the meaning and value of diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion; enhances participants’s knowledge and understanding of cultural differences, similarities, and perceptions, and provides tools that help participants to become more self-aware and to more effectively engage in building and maintaining a more diverse and inclusive community.  Multiple levels of Gatekeepers is offered throughout the year and is a part of the CORE program.

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    • Gatekeepers Workshop 1: Enhancing Our Community through Inclusion (Community)

    • Wednesday, May 14th, 20141:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • In fall 2009, the Office of the Provost began to offer Gatekeepers Workshops in partnership with the Wake Forest Professional Development Center.  A “gatekeeper” is any member of the Wake Forest community who represents the University through his or her interaction with students, . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • (Lunch & Learn) Gatekeepers 2: Cross Cultural Conflict & Dialogue

    • Wednesday, May 21st, 20149:00 am - 1:30 pm
    • Please Note:  You MUST complete Gatekeepers I prior to participating to this class. “Gatekeepers II:  Cross Cultural Conflict & Dialogue” is the second workshop in the Gatekeepers Workshop Series. If you have ever had an unpleasant conflict that you wish could have . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • (Lunch & Learn) Gatekeepers 3: Contact Theory and Dialogue

    • Friday, May 30th, 201411:30 am - 4:00 pm
    • Please Note:  You MUST complete Gatekeepers I & II prior to participating to this class. “Gatekeepers III:  Contact Theory and Dialogue” is the third workshop in the Gatekeepers Workshop Series.  Engaging in effective dialogue is challenging to most individuals . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301