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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    • Judaism 101 - Summer 2017

    • Thursday, June 8th, 201712:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    • About Judaism 101 at WFU Judaism 101 at WFU is an on-going Lunch and Learn series, which meets twice a month during the summer, on Thursdays from noon to 1 pm,  We explore, share, and discuss various aspects of Judaism. These sessions are open to the ENTIRE WFU and W-S communities. This . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall, Room 17
    • Diversity as a Strategic Change Process (Anita Rowe & Lee Gardenswartz)

    • Thursday, June 15th, 20178:30 am - 5:00 pm
    •  Diversity as a Strategic Change Process, Anita Rowe & Lee Gardenswartz  (2 Day Workshop) Gaining maximum advantage from diversity requires much more than training.  Diversity can best provide a strategic advantage when it is handled as a long-term organizational change . . .

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

    • Wednesday, June 21st, 20171:00 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 4: Unconscious Bias

    • Friday, June 23rd, 20179:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • The GateKeepers Workshop Series was created to help individuals (faculty, staff, and students) to enhance their cultural competence one step and one experience at a time. Since the series was created in 2009, nearly 2,000 members of the community have participated in the series.  Through . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    • Gatekeepers 2: Cross Cultural Conflict & Dialogue

    • Monday, July 10th, 20171:00 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 been handled . . .

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

    • Friday, July 21st, 20179:00 am - 1:00 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
    • (Lunch & Learn) GateKeepers Refresher

    • Wednesday, August 2nd, 20179:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • The GateKeepers Workshop Series was launched in 2009 to help members of the Wake Forest community expand their understanding diversity and inclusion and to enhance their cultural competency and cultural humility.   Since 2009, more than 2,000 individuals have participated in GateKeepers, . . .

    • Location: Reynolda Hall 301