Education and Professional Development

Education and Professional Development

The Office of Intercultural Initiatives offers various workshops and educational resources for students, staff, and faculty to provide new perspectives, insight, and deeper learning for development and growth of personal and communal understanding and advocacy of social justice.


Intercultural Initiatives suggests the following academia for those interested in learning more within diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. You may also view the academic catalog.


Our self-directed learning resources are intended to educate and engage students and staff to advocate and support different student identities at Merrimack College

Safe Zone Training

In alignment with “The Safe Zone Project”, we provide education to individuals about topics of sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ+ issues. Workshop participants will focus on developing communication and collaboration skills to enhance their ability to foster diversity in professional settings.

Participants will learn how to respond more effectively to problems involving diversity in interpersonal relationships and within groups and communities. They will also be able to use their knowledge and skills to build more inclusive work environments.

Participants will earn a Safe Zone LinkedIn badge upon completion of the workshop.

Diversity Awareness Training

In collaboration with the O’Brien Center, the diversity training will explore different fundamental and core topics that will educate and engage students to understand self-awareness to advocate for others. Concepts will include:

  • Identity Development & Intersectionality
  • Implicit Bias/Microaggressions
  • Power & Privilege
  • The Cycle of Socialization
  • Facilitating Difficult Conversations

For more information, please visit the Merrimack College Badge Program. To register for any training, please visit Corq for information on upcoming trainings. Our team can also partner with you to combine some of our workshops to develop tailored presentations upon request.

Recommended Educational Resources

Recommended resources will focus on understanding and confronting racial injustice.