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Lunch & Learn

2023 Spring Professional Development Workshop Series


Lunch & Learn Spring Schedule                                    
Date Time Location Session Title
January 17, 2023
12:00  - 1:30 School of Business  

Best Practices for Accessibility and Accommodations in the Workplace  This session will highlight the accommodations and services as well as the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It will also provide information on resources that are available on and off campus to meet the needs of the participants’ respective areas. Led by Carla Costello

Register here by January 9th 



January 23, 2023
12:00  - 1:30 School of Education

What is Inclusive Excellence?  The university adopted the Inclusive Excellence framework in Spring 2021. This framework aligns DEI initiatives with the mission statement and forges it to be an imperative and allows the university to track and assess our progress to ensure that we are accountable for the work—what gets measured, gets done.  The university plan can be found at This interactive workshop will explain the 5 dimensions of IE and socialize the concept further because everyone has a role to play in moving the needle, so come find out what you can do to be an active agent of change! Led by Chon Glover

Register here by January 17th. 



February 16, 2023
12:00 - 1:30 School of Education

Explaining Microaggressions This session will introduce participants to the intentional or accidental disparaging comments, insults, or slights called microaggressions. Attendees will learn its definition as well as discover the impact and harm that they cause. Tips on avoiding microaggressions will also be shared. Led by Thomas Alexander

Registration is closed



March 21, 2023
12:00  - 1:30 Sadler Center  

The Convergence of Abrahamic Major Religious Holidays: A discussion of Interfaith and Religious Diversity This session will introduce participants to various faith traditions that many possess, and how that aspect of their identity impacts their daily lives. Led by Janise Parker

Register here by March 14th 



April 5, 2023
12:00  - 1:30 Sadler        Center  

Finding Common Ground in Difficult Conversations  Our community is a microcosm of society. Given that fact, it is not surprising that conversations on topics with varied opinions and positions are oftentimes difficult. Ideological gaps have only become wider across the globe. This session will provide tips and resources on how to approach these types of conversations and how to listen for understanding and as well as how to be heard. Led by Thomas Alexander

Register here by March 27th