Professional Development

Power, Privilege, and Society

Center / Program: Diversity Institute
Session Dates/Times: This workshop will be offered twice in Spring 2024:
*Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 9am-Noon
*Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 9am-Noon
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


We all have differences and similarities related to our identities and how they shape our world. A dynamic that is not always accounted for is the extent to which some identities are given unearned or solicited benefits and social power, while others are relegated to the margins. In this workshop, participants will reflect on their own areas of social power, learn about systems that reinforce these power structures historically and into the present day, and build skills to analyze and respond to everyday situations using an intersectional lens.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn concepts of privilege, supremacy, and oppression.
  2. Increase awareness of privilege as it relates to individual identities and systems.
  3. Develop skills to analyze everyday situations using an intersectional lens.


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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