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The Inclusive Excellence Academy

Levels, Goals and Actions

The Inclusive Excellence Academy provides education to University of Dayton employees in areas related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Trainings and workshops are organized in three levels: discover, apply, and create. This system helps participants determine the type of content and activities they will experience in the sessions, as well as the particular outcomes that each workshop aims to.


  • Discover sessions provide an introductory overview to content, definitions and information related to diversity, equity and inclusion, with the intent to develop knowledge, awareness, and appreciation.
  • Sessions at the discover level allow participants to reflect on their own identities and cultural values and beliefs, as well as the history, cultures, traditions and identities of the diverse array of people they interact with and serve.
  • Workshops at this level examine equity and Inclusive Excellence from a point of view that underscores historical and social patterns of exclusion towards underserved and underrepresented groups. 


  • Workshops in this level provide participants with practical opportunities to analyze real-life scenarios in which decision-making and problem solving are identified and constructed communally.
  • Attendees will be able to analyze power differences and develop strategies for allyship and advocacy while identifying connections with and assuming a commitment towards diversity, equity, and inclusion as a personal responsibility.
  • At this level, sessions are geared towards equipping employees with knowledge and skills to develop initiatives that are inclusive of the identities of different campus stakeholders.


  • Workshops in this level showcase initiatives that exemplify how faculty and staff  put Inclusive Excellence into action. 
  • Participants witness how innovative thinking creates impactful and sustainable solutions to real problems related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Facilitators allow participants to explore how the initiatives they present can be replicated, adapted, and transformed to fit the missions and needs of other programs and units.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

St. Mary's Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1626