Inclusion Workshops & Training

Inclusion Thursday Series


Dates Title Presenter(s)
September 24, 2020 Culture & Inclusion: Our Collective Learning Journey Deborah Willis
October 20 – 21, 2020 Developing Cultural Intelligence Robert Scott
November 19, 2020 Cultivating Inclusive Learning Experiences Deborah Willis
January 28, 2021 Bridging the gap in STEM: Gender and Orientation Inclusion YES Institue
February 25, 2021 The Illusion of Asian Success:

A Quantitative look at the Glass Ceiling By Race and Gender

Buck Gee
March 4, 2021 Building for Everyone:

Strategies and tips to apply an inclusive lens to product design

Annie Jean Baptiste
April 22, 2021 Community Read Discussion: Building for Everyone Akesha Moore
May 27, 2021 Disability and Neurodiversity Aren’t Dirty Words: Practical access strategies for the STEM context Courtney Wade
July 21, 2021 Dialogues on Diversity – Get out of your Bubble Ron Jones
July 22, 2021 Summer Diversity Summit Kick-Off COI Team
July 26, 2021 CiU-ABR Karina Moore & Paula Vinales-Bowman
August 3, 2021 APID/A Speaker APID/A Speaker
August 4, 2021 Summer Diversity Summit Wrap-Up COI Team
September 23, 2021 Developing Cultural Intelligence & Unconscious Bias Training Robert Scott


Annual Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Training

CELL-MET and the NSF strive to cultivate a culture that encourages collaboration, flexibility, and fairness to enable individuals to contribute to their full potential and further retention.



CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE, or CQ, is a globally recognized way of assessing and improving effectiveness for culturally diverse situations. It’s rooted in rigorous, academic research conducted by scholars around the world. Leading organizations in business, education, government, and healthcare are adopting CO as a key component of personnel development and competitive advantage.

Research demonstrates several consistent results for individuals and organizations that improve CQ, including:

✓ More Effective Cross-Cultural Adaptability and Decision-Making

✓ Enhanced Job Performance

✓ Improved Creativity and Innovation

✓ Increased Profitability and Cost-Savings


The cultural intelligence model and tools are uniquely suited to support the development of students, faculty, and staff members to lead in culturally diverse organizations.