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Empowering Educators: Strategies for Creating Inclusive Environments and Student Success Across Diverse Populations (Community College of Denver)

Total Credits: .4 Workshop CEU(s)

Eva L Medilek
4 Hours
Community College of Denver - Denver, Colorado



Students perform best when they feel safe to be their full selves and to voice opinions, thoughts, or ideas in a collaborative atmosphere. An important part of providing an effective learning environment is valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Students who can be their whole selves can exhibit their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, background, family status, and any other part of their identity without judgment. Intertwining psychological safety with diversity and inclusion allows students to feel safe being themselves since their diversity is welcomed. This workshop equips educators with communication tools and strategies that can create inclusive environments and psychological safety for a diverse population of students to support their success in the classroom.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or be able to:

  • Help students be their whole selves so they can exhibit all parts of their identity without judgment.
  • Celebrate, value, and respect others’ diversity to foster a more positive, open-minded, and better-performing learning environment.
  • Have authentic, trust-building, and courageous conversations while facing some of the challenges that can arise when people with different backgrounds and life experiences interact with one another and attempt to connect across their differences.
  • Make the learning atmosphere as humane and approachable as possible.

Plans for Audience Participation and Interaction:

Audience participation involves skill drills for each of the above learning outcome. Videos are used to support learning objectives, and roleplaying in dyads is also used so participants can practice their new skills.

Digital Badge, Certificate, and CEUs

All workshop participants can obtain, at no additional cost:

  • A digital badge and certificate that provide a web-enabled, verifiable documentation of your professional learning experience.
  • CEUs, which are awarded by passing the post-workshop learning assessment with a score of 80% or better.


Eva L Medilek's Profile

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Certified DEI Communicator


Eva Medilek is a certified high-performance coach, international speaker, #1 best-selling author, and cultural inclusivity trainer. She is a graduate of Ascension Leadership Academy, the High-Performance Institute, and the Certified Master Trainer Program. Eva is the author of The Intimacy of Race, How to Move from Unconscious Racism to Active Allyship for People of Privilege. She is the creator of The Intimacy of Race Facebook group, a group that is committed to sharing resources for allies of people of color. An executive contributor to Brainz. magazine, Eva was selected as one of 500 people featured on the Brainz. 500 Global list of 2020 and 2021. Eva specializes in helping busy professionals have more money, time, and success without sacrificing health, well-being, and relationships in the process. She shows her clients that it’s possible to have it all without having to do it all.



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Community College of Denver

Confluence Building, Confluence Assembly Rooms, CNF 105/107/109 , 800 Curtis Street , Denver, Colorado 80204, United States


Preliminary Schedule
Friday, October 11, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Workshop
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch provided by NISOD.
Venue Address

Community College of Denver
Confluence Building
Confluence Assembly Rooms, CNF 105/107/109 
800 Curtis Street 
Denver, CO 80204