Small Group Learning Communities Starting Spring 2023

We Dig Deeper - Together

Inform. Reflect. Everyday Action.

Nebraska Community of Learners — Understanding Diversity through Education

#NCLUDE groups offer a space to talk candidly about inclusive excellence as a part of our everyday interactions. These small learning communities are intended to develop relationships in concentrated areas of introspection over a semester to help students, faculty, staff, alum, and the larger community understand and embrace the opportunities we have to create a greater sense of inclusion for all. All are welcome.

Digging Deeper Together

#NCLUDE small group members support one another as they engage in informed self-reflection that focuses on the pursuit of inclusive excellence through everyday action. Joining an #NCLUDE small group requires preparing for (by reading, journaling, or other forms of self-education) and participating in six meetings over the course of the semester. Meetings focus on collective reflection regarding the material as it informs group members' personal and professional lives, emphasizing everyday actions that individuals can take to address their particular topic. At the end of the semester, ODI will host one large gathering to collectively reflect on the learning that took place over the semester.

Spring 2023 Small Group Learning Communities

Soil. Seed. Root.

Anchor:Genese Clark

Group members will till their metaphorical “soil,” enhancing the internal environment that promotes seeds of inclusivity and belonging to take root.

Leading for Inclusion

Anchor:Jennifer PeeksMease

Group members will focus on everyday leadership choices and processes that help to foster inclusive spaces.

[Your Group Name Here]

We invite you to anchor a group.

Join a Small Group

Students, staff, faculty, alum and community members can join a learning community to engage in dynamic dialogue, reflection, and offer support to one another. Members commit to attending every meeting by joining a group and actively participating in reflective learning. Groups may vary each semester.

Group dates and descriptions coming soon...

Start a Small Group

Any individual, or pair of individuals (students, faculty, or staff), can work with the ODI to start a small group by stepping forward to "anchor" a learning community. Anchors don't need to be experts, they just need to be motivated to make a difference. 

Learn more about anchoring a small learning community.  

Contact us with questions

diversity@unl.edu