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Inclusive Excellence: Education and Training Fall 2020 Series

Professional development and competency building opportunities for staff, faculty and students

The Inclusive Excellence office will offer professional development and competency building opportunities for Salem State staff, faculty, and students. Please see below for the education and training opportunities for the Fall 2020 semester:

National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Workshops

NCBI Building Bridges: Strengthening Communities by Welcoming Diversity Workshop

NCBI Building Bridges: Strengthening Communities by Welcoming Diversity Workshop

NCBI Finding Common Ground: From Conflict to Coalition Building Workshop

NCBI Brave Spaces: Post-election Processing for and with Salem State Employees


Events with Faculty Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion, Keja Valens PhD

Making Anti-Racist Space: Including all students, addressing racism, and teaching course material Workshop Series (Fall 2020)

Reflective Writing on Diversity, Power Dynamics, and Social Justice with faculty teaching DPDS, FYS, and LC courses

Decolonizing Our Courses, Faculty Development Seminar 2020-2021

Inclusive Excellence Education

Student Racial Justice Initiative in Partnership with North Shore Community College

  • Friday, September 25 at 11 am-1 pm
  • Friday, October 23 at 11 am-1 pm
  • Friday, November 20 at 11 am-1 pm
  • Friday, December 11 at 11 am-1 pm 
  • Register and learn more.

By Any 'Means' Necessary: Learning how to assess for racial and ethnic disproportionality in our grading data with Elspeth Slayter PhD

Forum on Tolerance 2020: Black Lives Matter: the U.S. Journey towards Justice and Healing in Partnership with North Shore Community College

Transgender and Nonbinary Community Empowerment Group

  • Fall 2020: Dates and Times TBD

  • Facilitated by Mallaigh McGinley (they/them) with Counseling and Health Services. E-mail by October 9 for more information.

Campus Climate Trainings (CCT): Caring for LGBQ&T Communities: Understanding Gender, Attraction, and Identity

Campus Climate Trainings (CCT): Aspiring Allyship to Trans, Non-binary, and Gender non-conforming folx

SafeColleges Training System

SafeColleges trainings are available to employees 24/7 provided through Human Resources. For a list of trainings relevant to issues and competencies in Inclusive Excellence, click here for more information and access.

Restorative Healing and Storytelling Circles

With great respect for Indigenous peoples, the Inclusive Excellence office will be keeping Restorative Circles using the Circle Process for all Salem State community members. If you are interested and want to be notified of when this will be offered, please fill out this brief interest form.

Anatomy of Pleasure Workshop with Haylin Belay, co-sponsored with First-Year Experience, Counseling and Health Services, Residence Life, and the Sociology Department


For questions, suggestions, further support, or if you are interested in hosting a training, please contact Nikki Pelonia, director of education and training, Inclusive Excellence:, 978.542.6521.

Nikki Pelonia
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