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Educational Opportunities

We provide training to create and maintain a campus community that is inclusive and welcoming for all.

NC State faculty, staff, and students may register for OIED sponsored workshops in the Reporter system.

Our courses are open to the NC State community at no cost. If you are not a member of the NC State community and would like to register, please contact

Open Enrollment Opportunities for Faculty, Staff and Students

Browse our offerings and register today for a workshop that will expand your skills and increase your knowledge.

This workshop provides an opportunity to expand your knowledge about the policy of affirmative action. Explore a historical overview of the policy as well as the legal obligations of federal contractors with regard to affirmative action. Often, misinformation, miscommunication and myths surround the concept of affirmative action. Participants will learn about the various individuals and groups involved in shaping the policy of affirmative action as well as the actual implementation of affirmative action in selection decisions.
Not currently offered.

The responsibility for implementing the employment provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title I, falls largely on unit managers and/or departmental supervisors, since they are responsible for recruitment, pre-employment screening and other workplace practices that affect the hiring and retention of workers with and without disabilities. This course focuses on correct and lawful employment practices that minimize workplace discrimination for persons with disabilities.
Not currently offered.

Applied Skills in Equal Opportunity builds on the basics learned in the Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity workshop. This application-based session offers participants the chance to practice interpreting equal opportunity-related laws, identify prohibited conduct and enhance response strategies. The format of this course promotes discussion and questions. Case studies demonstrate concepts, but participants are welcome to develop examples they wish to see addressed.
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Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Equal Opportunity

Designed for current or pre-service educators, this workshop provides an overview of sex, gender and sexual orientation; common issues faced by GLBT students; special concerns related to the coming out process; specific climate barriers for GLBT students in K-12 schools; and strategies for creating inclusive learning environments.
Not currently offered.

Designed as a professional development opportunity for supervisors and employees, this workshop provides an introduction to sexual orientation and gender identity and outlines action steps that employers can take to make the workplace more inclusive for GLBT employees.
Not currently offered.

The cycle of socialization in American society stems from an abuse of power with resulting negative treatment and outcomes for a variety of peoples. One solution to this cycle has been equal opportunity and civil rights laws that prohibit oppressive behavior towards legally protected classes of people. Within this online workshop, you will be introduced to the existence, definition, cycle and experience of oppression and privilege for individuals and groups. You will have the opportunity to question your role in this cycle and examine strategies to begin to challenge oppression and privilege.
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Note: This is an online course offered through Moodle.

This course provides participants with a fundamental understanding of equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and policies. The session outlines relevant laws, such as Title VII, Title IX and the ADA, including the groups protected by each, and touches on corresponding institutional policies. Participants learn how to identify discrimination, harassment and retaliation, see examples of how prohibited conduct may appear in a professional or academic environment and review relevant case law on these topics. This course also includes a brief explanation of how affirmative action works in both employment and academic contexts. Register in Reporter.

This workshop provides an overview of identity terms associated with the GLBT community, concerns that GLBT students face both in and out of the classroom, and ways that allies can create inclusive environments.
Not currently offered.

This presentation defines microaggressions and addresses the types of microaggressions experienced by the GLBT community on a daily basis. It offers approaches for recognizing and responding to these microaggressions when they occur.
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Green Zone Training is offered through the Military and Veterans Service Center. Please Green Zone Training for information.

In this workshop, you will build knowledge, understanding and skills to lead more effectively in our diverse world. This unique workshop is interactive, experiential and high-energy. Participants learn principles from the award-winning model developed by the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) that will enhance their leadership in a variety of situations. Participants engage in activities and discussion to:

  • celebrate similarities and differences;
  • identify misinformation about other groups;
  • gain empowerment by learning ways to challenge biased comments and actions;
  • learn skills to handle tough interpersonal and intergroup conflicts;
  • learn to reframe controversial issues into a context where all parties are able to work toward a common solution.

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NCBI’s award-winning Controversial Issues Process trains leaders to deal constructively with tough conflicts, enabling them to move disputing parties toward future cooperation. Participants learn to reframe controversial issues into a context where all parties are able to work toward a common solution. The skills taught in this workshop can be used by anyone in any conflict situation from simple misunderstanding to heated debate. This workshop was formerly NCBI Building Bridges: Leading Diverse Groups Through Conflict. 
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This workshop enables you to gain self-awareness, stretch beyond your comfort zone and gain new understanding. The unique workshop is interactive, experiential and high-energy. Participants are both teachers and learners. The full workshop lasts approximately six hours, during which participants engage in small-group and large-group discussions. In this workshop, you will celebrate similarities and differences, identify misinformation about other groups, identify and heal from internalized oppression, claim pride in your own group identities and gain empowerment by learning ways to challenge bigoted comments and actions. This workshop was formerly NCBI Building Bridges: Strengthening Leadership for Diverse Communities.
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Project SAFE is an introductory workshop that addresses a wide range of information, including identity terms associated with the GLBT community, strategies for supporting transgender students, issues that GLBT students often deal with during the coming out process, concerns that GLBT students face both in and out of the classroom, ways that allies can create inclusive environments, and the on- and off-campus resources available to students.
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While engaging in a circle process, participants explore the foundations of restorative and transformative community. The session includes a short discussion about restorative community building and the ways that restorative practices can support healthy and purposeful group/organizational discussions. Each circle session will focus on an equity and inclusion-related topic and invite participants to examine their own narratives in relationship to others. After completion, participants have a basic understanding of the “anatomy” of a circle process and receive an invitation to continue exploration of restorative and transformative communities of practice.
Not currently offered.

Often when individuals hear Title IX, gender equity in athletics is the first thing that comes to mind. Title IX of the Education Amendments does involve ensuring gender equity in athletics but it also works to ensure gender equity in academics and employment. Join this course to learn more about the history of Title IX, progress Title IX has made and Title IX’s presence in educational institutions today.
Not currently offered.

Trans 101 is a two-hour workshop open to NC State undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty and alumni as well as local community members. The workshop is designed to introduce participants to the spectrum of transgender, gender-nonconforming, and gender-questioning identities and expressions. This workshop addresses common issues faced by trans students and strategies campus community members can use to be trans inclusive.
Not currently offered.

Unconscious bias acts below awareness and can influence our decision-making. This course introduces the basics of unconscious, or implicit, bias and reviews of different types of unconscious bias. Participants engage in group activities and small group discussion while they learn how implicit bias influences their decisions at the university. Finally participants learn scientifically sound strategies to combat bias in their own lives. The course is open to any and all participants — previous understanding not required.
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Discrimination and Harassment Prevention and Response Training

Discrimination and Harassment Prevention and Response Training is required for all NC State employees (including student employees), per NC State regulation, REG 04.25.06 – Equal Opportunity, Title IX and Non-Discrimination Training for Employees. This training is fulfilled upon an employee’s participation in New Employee Orientation.

Both employees and students can take the Fundamentals in Equal Opportunity workshop and other in-person or online training offerings.

Search Committee training helps foster a more inclusive employee recruitment process. Equal Opportunity and Equity offers these trainings several times each month.

  • Review upcoming trainings in the Reporter system.

To request a specialized training for a specific audience, please contact Equal Opportunity and Equity at

Cultural Competence Certificate for Faculty

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity provides an array of offerings in cultural competence education for NC State’s faculty.

The Foundations of Cultural Competence and Inclusivity Certificate Program provides multiple levels of engagement in the areas of cultural competence and cultural intelligence.

The program includes three components, DiversityEdu, the CQ Assessment and Building Cultural Competence Knowledge and Skills (descriptions below). We highly recommend that any faculty member who works with students take the online training and, if desired, continue with the next two components to complete their certification.

For more about cultural competence, please check our Cultural Competence Toolkit.

Cultural Competence Toolkit

Other Diversity Training on Campus

In addition to the workshops we offer, the following diversity programs are offered by other campus organizations.

Custom Training

If your unit, organization or class wants to learn more about equal opportunity issues, our staff can facilitate a custom course or workshop tailored to meet your needs. Your specific needs and goals will determine program content and design.