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Corky CARES training program

Educational opportunities centered around diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice

Corky CARES: Community Advocacy & Resiliency Education Series

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a variety of educational opportunities to staff, students, and faculty centered around diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. Through partnerships with campus members, local community members, and regional organizations, the ODEI has developed a comprehensive list of trainings tailored to the needs of the ESU community.

To further meet the needs of our campus community, the ODEI has developed the Corky CARES (Community Advocacy & Resiliency Education Series), a collection of DEI trainings and workshops designed to promote authentic conversation through skills-based curriculum while centering the philosophy that advocacy is a continuous process that looks different for everyone. The goal of Corky CARES is to increase multicultural awareness and promote intercultural learning on various levels while exploring identity, voice, and empowerment of our collective community.

Through these trainings, the ODEI strives to promote sustainable change to ESU’s culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion while providing information and education to help our institution continue to move forward in becoming a model for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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For more information on trainings listed below, or to request a training for your student organization, department, committee, or other groups on campus, please email

Training opportunities

Corky CARES (Community Advocacy & Resiliency Education Series)

  • Crucial Conversations
  • Cultural Competencies
  • Implicit Biases
  • Laying the Groundwork: An introduction to DEI
  • Microaggressions
  • Safe Zone: LGBTQ+ Advocacy
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Six-Word Memoir: Exploring Identity through Words

Campus Partners Training Topics

  • Accessibility in the Online Classroom Space
  • Art Therapy
  • Communication and Group Discussion
  • Financial Literacy
  • Financial Aid
  • Homelessness
  • Identity and Orientation Awareness
  • International Student Accessibility
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Meeting Basic Needs
  • Multicultural Competencies in social services
  • Trauma and its effects on behavior
  • Understanding and Preventing Discrimination and Harassment

Local Partners Training Topics

  • Cognitive and Social Engagement
  • Domestic Violence
  • ECKAN Services including resources for housing, food, and childcare
  • Health Equity
  • Health risk factors and cultural influences
  • How to become a Court Appointed Survivor Advocate
  • Human Trafficking
  • Mandated Reporting/Mandated Supporting
  • Parenting with personality
  • Social class gaps
  • Stress Management
  • Wheelchair Clinic and Fund
  • Working with survivors in trauma-informed ways

Regional Organizations Training Topics

  • Accessibility
  • Anti-racism
  • Cultural Competencies
  • DACA
  • Interfaith
  • LGBTQ+