Fall 2020 Educational and Professional Development Offerings

Join IDE’s Office of Inclusive Engagement for our free Fall 2020 Educational and Professional Development offerings!

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COVID-19 Update

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this continually evolving environment. Our courses will be conveniently offered via Zoom to make participation safe and easy!


To learn more or to register, please click the title of the series you’re interested in below!

*UPDATE: We apologize for the inconvenience. Registrations for the courses which have to be rescheduled will carry over. You will not need to register again, and will receive an invitation and Zoom link for the new course date by email.

Communicating Across Differences Series
Tuesdays noon-1:30 p.m.

  • Aug 25: Moving Beyond Empathy: Considering Power Imbalances in Community Building.
  • RESCHEDULED: Sept. 22 : The Anatomy of an Apology: When Good Intentions are not Enough.

Core Concepts Series
Wednesdays noon-1 p.m.

  • Sept. 2: What do you do when someone comes out to you? Allyship Framing.
  • Oct. 7: ADA 30: Celebrating 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Nov. 11:  Ethnocentrism, Xenophobia & Racism: Lessons from Native American Resistance.
  • Nov. 16 (note that this is a Monday): Gender Identity Solidarity, in conjunction with Trans Empowerment and Awareness Week.

Inclusion and Belonging Series
Thursdays noon-1:30 p.m.

  • RESCHEDULED: Oct. 1: Intersectional Failures of COVID-19: Layered Oppression in the Face of a Pandemic
  • Oct. 15: Lessons from Social Distance: What We Learned about Isolation and Belonging.
  • CANCELLED: Nov. 19: Radical Hope after Local and Global Instability.

Diverse Innovations Series
Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

  • Dec. 4: Book Table Talk: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (2020 Pulitzer Prize). In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history.