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Maura Cullen, a nationally respected diversity educator, will visit Auburn’s campus on Tuesday, Nov. 10 to host programs on developing diversity competence for faculty, staff and students.

The workshop for faculty and staff, “10 Skills to Increase Your Diversity Competence,” will be held from 3 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. in the Auburn Alumni Association’s Goodwin Rooms. The program is designed to increase awareness of well-intended comments that can be perceived as offensive and provide tools to create a more inclusive and supportive educational experience for all Auburn students.

In a program designed for students, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in Foy Hall Auditorium, Cullen will discuss “Building an Inclusive Auburn Family,” in which she will provide strategies for moving beyond fear of saying the “wrong” thing to learning effective and compassionate ways to connect with others.

Cullen is the author of “35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say that Widen the Diversity Gap,” as well as the founder of the Diversity Student Summit. More information about Cullen can be found on her website.

The event is made possible with support of Auburn Global; Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning; the Office of Accessibility; the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Access and Community Initiatives; the Office of the Provost; the Multicultural Center; and University Housing and Residence Life.