Development Opportunities

Find extensive opportunities for development that seek to increase understanding of the impact we have on those around us and how to apply skills that form a culture of respect.

Inclusive Excellence Academy seminars focus on the development of multicultural fluency and strategies for advancing inclusive educational and workplace environments.  Each year, specific seminars are offered to support university initiatives and programs.

The Center for Teaching Excellence -- a resource for the academic community --  advances teaching and learning at Cornell University. CTE offers research-based programs and services that support teaching and reflective practice, including the Faculty Institute for Diversity. 

Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble 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, Office of Organizational and Workforce Development offers career development opportunities and training in organizational effectiveness for faculty and staff.

Academic Course Information

Intergroup Dialogue Project helps students develop intergroup relations skills, seeking to prepare them to live and work in an increasingly diverse world.  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.

Recent events have raised many questions about our country. Faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences are exploring those questions in their research and scholarship, and students have the opportunity to engage with their expertise through numerous courses relevant to recent events and our current national climate.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences maintains a list of undergraduate courses fulfilling its academic diversity requirement. 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.