Personal and Professional Growth

Personal and Professional Growth

Inclusive Excellence (IE) at NC State is committed to building a community of faculty and advisors aware of barriers to student success and engaged in changing their teaching and mentoring to create inclusive learning and research environments. We also welcome administrators and staff to join us as we extend our conversations beyond the classroom and research lab, into policies and procedures and institutional structures.

The IE@NC State Initiative is bringing nationally-recognized organizations to campus to supplement training opportunities already available. We also offer annual IE Faculty Scholars Workshops in which faculty explore topics related to systemic oppression and inclusivity while applying what they learn to change how they teach in specific courses.  Those interested in developing course-based research experiences (CREs) can extend their workshop to focus specifically on how to develop or adapt their course(s) to include research experience.

To date, over 200 faculty, staff, administrators and graduate students have participated in one or more of our offerings. We will continue to add opportunities to this site.

Upcoming Diversity, Equity, & Inclusivity Workshops sponsored by IE@NC State

9/24, 1-2:30 PM – Preparing for Difficult or Controversial Classroom Topics (hosted by Effective & Efficient Faculty)
11/4, 10-11:30 AM – Developing Effective Strategies for Classroom Disruptions & Incivility (hosted by Effective & Efficient Faculty)
  • Registration coming soon
Introduction to Courageous Conversation (hosted by Courageous Conversation)
  • We will resume these workshops in the Fall.
Introduction to Systemic Racism (hosted by Crossroads)
  • More to come — if you would like to reserve an 8 hour workshop on systemic racism for your group, please contact us at
Inclusive Excellence Faculty Scholars workshops
  • May 2022 — details to follow

Additional Training Opportunities at NC State

  • Inclusive Excellence Certificate (IEC), workshop series offered by the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) — register for IEC
  • Office of Faculty Development’s RED Inclusive Teaching Certification
  • GLBT workshop offerings — available through REPORTER by searching “GLBT”
    • Project SAFE
    • GLBT Advocate Lunch and Learn Series
    • A Thousand Papercuts: GLBT Microagressions
    • many more
  • Also available through NC State’s REPORTER system:
    • DiversityEdu (required of all NC State faculty and staff)
    • Green Zone training
    • Impact > Intention: Understanding Implicit Bias
    • Unconscious Bias: Insight for Inclusivity


Past Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Trainings sponsored by IE@NC State


Inclusive Excellence Faculty Scholars workshops
  • August 2021 — 12 faculty and advisors from 4 departments
Introduction to Systemic Racism (hosted by Crossroads)
  • May 13 — 14 faculty and staff from 8 different departments or units across two institutions
  • March 5 — 13 faculty and staff from 8 different departments, programs or units
  • February 11 – 20+ administrative, faculty and staff participants
  • January 8, 2021 –  20+ administrative, faculty and staff participants
Introduction to Courageous Conversation (hosted by Courageous Conversation)
  • February 26, 2021 — 60+ faculty, staff and student participants (15 departments, programs and units)
  • October 23, 2020 –  60+ faculty, staff and student participants
Building Faculty Capacity for Leveraging Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (hosted by VISIONS)
  • November 6 — 22 faculty and advisor participants (3 departments)
  • September 25, 2020 – 20 faculty participants (3 departments)
Inclusive Excellence Faculty Scholars workshops (hosted by IE at NC)
  • May 2019 — 6 faculty participants (2 departments)
Breaking Down Barriers breakout session at the College of Sciences Diversity in STEM Symposium (hosted by IE at NC)
  • February 2020 — ~70 participants, including faculty, staff, students and community partners