Professional Development Workshops

Learning Circle on Power, Privilege & Difference (PPD) – Fall 2016


Learning Circle on International and Intercultural Perspectives (IIP) – Spring 2017

Information coming soon

Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

This national training model has been shown to increase cultural competencies regarding a wide range of domestic and international cultures. Allegheny is developing several pilot trainings this year. Requests for IDI assessments and intercultural development plans can be directed to Veronica Dantan at

Sustained Dialogue Institute (SDI)

“Overcoming Challenging Moments in the Classroom”
This workshop is an opportunity for faculty to learn inclusive classroom strategies, dive into several aspects of identity, and learn to manage difficult moments in the classroom related to a variety of social identities. (This year will build on last year’s workshop “Faculty as Skilled Facilitator”. However, attendance at the previous workshop is not required.)

The workshop is being developed by Alice Deckert, Ishita Sinha Roy, and Ande Diaz. The workshop will be will be conducted by a consultant from the Sustained Dialogue Institute. This year’s Faculty Development Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Space will be limited.

Please register here. More information or questions, you can contact Lanni Higby at

“Thriving in a changing workplace: skills to navigate intention, impact, and cross-cultural engagement.”

This interactive workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn tools for managing communications effectively to insure an Allegheny community that welcomes all backgrounds. Included in the workshop we will practice various effective communication strategies and problem solving skills. The workshop is designed to support Allegheny’s hourly and salaried staff to:

  • Consider ways that social identity and culture impact our work
  • Increase intercultural awareness and practice skills that apply in the workplace
  • Learn conflict de-escalation strategies and communication skills
  • Explore interaction styles, and more!

Monday, March 20, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Lunch will be provided.

Please REGISTER HERE. More information or questions, you can contact Lanni Higby at

Other Faculty Development Opportunities

“Courageous Conversations on Race” a 10 week lunchtime discussion series during the fall of 2017. The discussions will be facilitated by Prof. Eleanor Weisman and Prof. Bill Bywater You will receive a copy of Dr. Derald Sue’s book “Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence:  Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race” that will provide the backbone for our discussion.  There are spaces for ten employees and eight students. Students will receive academic credit. Employees will gain new knowledge and skills. If you are interested in participating, please complete the registration form as soon as possible.

This series is supported by the Diversity Innovation Fund.  Questions to or extension x3388. ​