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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    • PDC Book Discussion: Quiet (Communication)

    • Tuesday, April 7th, 20152:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    •  Join us for a small group discussion of Susan Cain's Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.  Cain combines research with personal experiences to outline our country's perceived preference for extroverted behavior.  The book also explores the true . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Safe Zone Training (Faculty, Staff & Students)

    • Wednesday, April 8th, 20159:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • The Safe Zone program is an in-depth, interactive presentation designed to educate Wake Forest faculty, staff, and students about the LGBTQ community. Anti-LGBTQ bias and prejudice affects all members of a community, and we all have the opportunity to work against . . .

    • Location: Benson 410
    • Gatekeepers Workshop 1: Enhancing Our Community through Inclusion (Community)

    • Wednesday, April 8th, 20151:00 pm - 4:00 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, April 29th, 20159:00 am - 1:00 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