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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    • Building the Dream

    • Thursday, January 29th, 20154:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Gracie Harrington is the 2014 Wake Forest student recipient of the Building the Dream Award. This award is presented at the annual On Common Ground celebrations between Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University on Martin Luther King Day. Ms. Harrington will share reflections from . . .

    • Location: ZSR Library Auditorium 404
    • Gatekeepers Workshop 1: Enhancing Our Community through Inclusion (Community)

    • Wednesday, February 11th, 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: Benson Center 410
    • Safe Zone Training (Faculty, Staff & Students)

    • 3 dates and times available
    • 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: Multiple Locations
    • Gatekeepers Workshop 2: Cross Cultural Conflict & Dialogue

    • Tuesday, February 17th, 20151:00 pm - 4:30 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: Benson Center 410
    • (Lunch & Learn) Gatekeepers 3: Contact Theory and Dialogue

    • Wednesday, March 4th, 201510:00 am - 2:00 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
    • 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