Diversity Education at Appalachian

EDC provides education modules on request to university units, departments, organizations, and classes. All workshops share the common theme of creating respectful living, learning, and working environments. These interactive sessions can be tailored to serve the needs of any group. SPA supervisors, classes, student organizations, and residence halls are regular training participants.

Workshops for Seminars and Classes

  • Appreciating Differences in Others
  • Communication Across Cultures
  • Leadership and Team Building in Diverse Environments
  • Recognizing and Preventing Unlawful Workplace Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention
  • Stereotypes and You
  • Understanding Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Issues
  • Watch Your Language!

Off Campus Leadership

EDC is also called on to provide training sessions in community and regional organizations. Workshops have been facilitated for:

  • Appalachian District Health Departments of Watauga, Ashe, and Alleghany Counties
  • Ashe Alternative School
  • Boone Drug Corporation HRS Staff
  • Forsyth Technical Community College
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • I Have A Dream Task Force
  • Lees-McRae College Faculty
  • Mars Hill College Freshman Seminar training
  • Mitchell County Employment Security Commission's Worker Retraining Program
  • Mountain Alliance at Watauga High School
  • North Carolina A & T University Arts and Sciences Faculty
  • Watauga High School Faculty
  • Western Youth Network
  • Winston-Salem State University

Susan King is the education and outreach coordinator. She completed the training modules "The Law of EEO" and "Harassment Prevention" at Cornell University IRA School, New York City, in April of 2010, and "Developing Diversity Training for the Workplace" and "Teaching Skills and Cultural Competency" with the National Multicultural Institute in Washington, D.C, in 2000 and 2004. Susan enjoyed a 22 year career in theatre prior to joining the Equity Office staff in 1998.

Diversity Resources