Professional Development

Leveraging Difference

Center / Program: Diversity Institute
Session Dates/Times: This workshop will be offered twice in Spring 2024:
*Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 9am-12pm
*Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 9am-12pm
Location: Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs (Room number will be provided later.)
Registration: Register for this workshop.
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-This workshop is open to all CSU faculty, staff, and students. 
-Though it is not required, we recommend attending the workshops of this series in the following order as some material is referenced from one session to the next: 1. Leveraging Difference, 2. Power, Privilege, and Society, 3. Bias in Action, 4. Allyship and Solidarity.
-This workshop will be limited to 30 participants. If you would like to schedule a training specifically for your office, please contact


Diversity is a reality, a tool, and a resource— but only if all people feel included. In this interactive workshop, TDI (The Diversity Institute) facilitators lead participants through activities and dialogue to share key learnings, skills, and best practices to promote diversity, inclusion, and reflect upon how our identities shape our world.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn definitions of diversity, inclusion, and identity.
  2. Increase awareness about our own identities.
  3. Increase skill around learning about other's experiences of identity through dialogue.

If you have general questions about this workshop please contact Caitlin Hawkins, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training, The Diversity Institute (  

Professional Development

The Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs offers a wide range of custom designed courses, workshops, and seminars. See the Professional Development Course Listing for this semester's schedule.


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