Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop Series


CNDLS offers an ongoing Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop Series, designed for all faculty and staff interested in engaging with complex issues of diversity and inclusion and providing skills and tools for more intentionally incorporating these important conversations into the classroom and workplace. See below to RSVP for for upcoming workshops or browse previous offerings.

Please reach out to us at with any suggestions or feedback. We are always open to partnering with interested parties across campus and expanding our offerings.

Note: Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at least one week prior each event by emailing Adam Leader-Smith at A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests made less than a week prior to the event.


Teach the Speech Teach-In
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 | 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Copley Formal Lounge | RSVP here
Hosted and facilitated by the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service (CSJ) & the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS)

As part of Georgetown’s “Let Freedom Ring!” Initiative, please join us for a half-day faculty and staff gathering to examine how we might “Teach the Speech” in our courses and campus work this spring. This year, the selected speech is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”. The event will begin with a community gathering for lunch, followed by a 12:00 PM keynote speech by Clarence E. Hardy III, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the History of American Christianity at Yale Divinity School. After the keynote, Georgetown faculty and staff will reflect on their own experiences teaching the speech, and then there will be a design workshop for incorporating this year's speech.


See below for a list of some of our previous workshop offerings, and click on the titles to read more details about each workshop. Please reach out to us ( if you are interested in holding a customized workshop for your department, team, or office, or to suggest a new workshop topic.

Facilitation Skills for Effective Teaching
Monday, November 6, 2017
Facilitators: Michelle Ohnona (CNDLS) and Daviree Velázquez Phillip (CMEA/CNDLS)

VET Ally Program for Faculty: How to Support Your Military-Connected Students
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Facilitator: LeNaya Hezel (Georgetown Veteran's Office)

Campus Safety Net Training
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Facilitators: Katie Boin (Director of Student Outreach and Support) and Carol Day (Director of Health Education Services); Offered in partnership with the Engelhard Project

Teaching in Difficult Times
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Implicit Bias in the Classroom and What You Can Do About It
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Campus Safety Net Training
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Designing to Engage Diversity
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Facilitators: James Olsen (CNDLS) and Faculty Panelists; In partnership with the Apprenticeship in Teaching Program

Difficult Discussions: Teaching in Contentious Times
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Facilitators: Laura Dunn (CNDLS), David Ebenbach (CNDLS), and Joselyn Lewis (CNDLS)

Gender Identity in the Classroom: Strategies for Inclusivity
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Facilitators: Michelle Ohnona (CNDLS) and Julian Haas (LGBTQ Resource Center)

How to Talk about the Election and Other Difficult Discussions in the Classroom
Monday, November 14, 2016
Facilitators: Joselyn Lewis (CNDLS) and James Olsen (CNDLS)
Did you miss this session? Read a recap on our blog and access resources.

Social Identity Formation and College Students
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Facilitators: Joselyn Lewis (CNDLS) and Daviree Velázquez (CMEA)

Syllabus Design for Inclusivity
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Facilitators: James Olsen (CNDLS) and Michelle Ohnona (CNDLS)

Self-Awareness & Implicit Bias
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Facilitators: Joselyn Lewis (CNDLS), James Olsen (CNDLS), Daviree Velázquez (CMEA); In partnership with the Apprenticeship in Teaching Program

Who Are Georgetown Students?
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Facilitators: Missy Foy (GSP Program Director) and Patricia McWade (Dean of Student Financial Services)

Teaching and Learning in Times of Tension
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Trigger Warnings: Beyond the Buzz
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Facilitators: David Ebenbach (CNDLS) and Michelle Ohnona (CNDLS)