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Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence

Student Life: Get Involved!

IEE offers a variety of prepared and custom designed workshops and consultations, in addition to other ongoing programs. (For faculty/ instructor and employee/workplace-focused content, please review our campus DEI resources overview page.)

Below are a brief list of possible topics/approaches, with which we begin conversations about possible presentations.

For all our sessions, bear in mind that they offer insights into, not exhaustive coverage of, their topics, as most of them focus on subjects people can and do spend entire careers engaging. As do we, please approach with a humility about what participants can gain realistically in available time.

OPEN Workshops

We offer public sessions for our prepared workshops each term, at varied schedules to engage a range of availability.

Next round of open workshops will be held in Fall 2021; schedule TBD.

When no workshops are posted, then none are scheduled yet; please check back. (We juggle topical interest, facilitator availability, and campus spaces to get each term's schedule up ASAP!)

  • All public workshops are 110 minutes long, unless otherwise noted.
  • We ask that all participants be present for the entire workshop. Arriving late or leaving early means you miss material for yourself, and can disrupt others' learning.
  • Advance registration is required so that we can confirm sessions will "make," prepare materials, and provide updates/ reminders.

Prepared workshops

We currently offer the following workshops, available on-request for groups. (Individuals should check and sign-up for our open sessions, posted above if scheduled.)

Queer & Ally (Q&A) Trainings

This series of workshops provide introduction and deeper dives around genders and sexualities, the LGBTIQ+ experience, and opportunities to act as an Ally. Visit the Q&A pages for details on workshops and the Q&A Network.

Introduction to Inclusive Excellence (IE)

This session introduces groups to the IE framework, its relation to University mission and values, and supports affiliates in connecting IE to their role and activities on campus. Longer sessions provide more time to develop specific work/role action plans.

As an alternative/addition, you also also view/share our ~45minute DU HR Friday's @ Noon video on Inclusive Excellence (Youtube). The series has other relevant topics as well; explore the menu!

Responding to Microaggressions

An introduction to what constitutes, and how to respond to, everyday microaggressions. Can include group work on practicing response options.

Intro to Dialogue Skills

This workshop introduces the concept of "dialogue" as distinct from other, more common forms of interaction, and gives participants opportunities to practice the skills needed to make dialoguing across difference successful. Participants will engage in listening and questioning activities that challenge them to effectively share their own experiences while being meaningfully impacted by the lived experiences of others.

facilitation training

We get many requests for one-time, brief facilitator trainings; and appreciate the interest. However, facilitation requires more than an hour or two of introduction, prep and practice; our DU DialogUes facilitators, for example, are required to complete at least 16 hours of intensive training.

So instead, please consider

  • our Dialogue Skills workshop (above) as a good overview of awareness and skills everyone can use in deeper conversations,
  • or check our DU DialogUes page for information on upcoming facilitation training opportunities.



FALL 2021 SCHEDULING NOTE: We are currently not able schedule additional workshops until after September 13th (start of fall quarter). Our small staff is fully booked presenting to new staff and students, and supporting Orientations more generally.

If you are interested in having a prepared workshop for your students (class, club, or office), please fill out a request form as far in advance as possible by clicking here. (For other audiences, check the overview of campus DEI resources by affiliation at

Resident Assistants (RAs), please review our RA collaboration guide (PDF), and complete the RA-specific form here.

We are working to revamp our Q&A Trainings, and to add workshops on Power & Privilege, Allyship, and more! (If you're interested in serving on the development work groups, let us know by emailing

Custom workshops

We can also work with you to adapt existing or create entirely new workshops whose content and schedule best meet the needs of your group.

Please review our Collaborative Workshop page for details and to submit your request as early as possible.


In some cases, individuals or units/organizations can benefit from a conversation instead of or in addition to a workshop. Our staff is happy to meet in-person or speak by phone/email, to discuss specific situations or general approaches for greater inclusion. We can connect you to useful on- or off-campus resources (eg, DU's new campus expert search, Connect), consider whether/ what trainings might be effective, suggest possible proactive/ reactive steps, and more. Contact us at with questions.


Please check our page outlining the various campus offices who offer diversity, equity and inclusion opportunities.

Report health and safety threats to DU Campus Safety (303.871.3000), and bias incidents to Equal Opportunity/Title IX.