Training and Learning Opportunities

The 2013 Latino Studies Program (LSP) Commencement Ceremony
The 2013 Latino Studies Program (LSP) Commencement Ceremony

Training and Learning Opportunities

Learning is what we are all about. Cornell offers extensive opportunities for continuing education, training, and professional development that seek to increase our understanding of our identities, the impact we have on those around us, and how to apply new skills to build a culture of respect.

Training and Professional Development


Inclusive Excellence Academy

With a focus on the development of multicultural fluency, Cornell University’s Inclusive Excellence Academy, launched in August 2013, offers programs designed to advance an inclusive educational environment and workplace. The Academy features customized courses and workshops designed for senior leadership, administrative/college diversity councils, human resource professionals, supervisors and program managers, university constituent leaders, faculty and academic teaching staff, graduate students and postdocs, community partners, and extended community members. Specific workshops, prioritized based on the university’s needs, are offered each year.

Center for Teaching Excellence

The Center for Teaching Excellence is committed to the advancement of teaching and learning at Cornell University. CTE acts as a resource for the academic community by offering a wide array of research-based programs and services that support teaching and reflective practice, including the Faculty Institute for Diversity. CTE encourages instructional practices that focus on student learning and develop critical thinking skills. CTE serves as a catalyst for a university-wide dialogue that fosters a shared vision of teaching excellence at Cornell and advances scholarly activities related to teaching and learning.

Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE)

CITE programs create safety around highly charged workplace issues, facilitating honest dialogue, self-awareness and organizational learning on four levels: personal, interpersonal, group and institutional/community.

Division of Human Resources

With responsibility for career development and organizational effectiveness, Organizational and Workforce Development offers a wide array of training and professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. Opportunities to expand your abilities at Cornell are limited only by your ambition.

Academic Courses


Intergroup Dialogue Project

The Intergroup Dialogue Project (idp) is a social justice education program that helps students develop intergroup relations skills, thereby preparing them to live and work in an increasingly diverse world. Our courses are specially designed to empower students to communicate and collaborate across social, cultural, and power differences, and to promote equity and democracy in their communities.

Courses by College

Every year, the Office of the University Registrar publishes the Courses of Study catalog, which lists all current academic courses, many of which address aspects of diversity. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences also maintains a list of undergraduate courses that fulfill its academic diversity requirement. These courses offer students opportunities to enhance their abilities to communicate with people of different cultural perspectives; to listen carefully and respectfully to views of others, especially views with which they disagree; and to employ ethical reasoning tin judging ideas, actions, and their implications.

Lectures, Discussions & Programs

Both the Building Community page and the university events calendar are constantly updated with events sponsored by the University, student organizations, and the local community that promote engagement across difference and foster a culture of respect. Signature events include Breaking Bread and Dining with Diverse Minds, and weekly series at the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives.