Learning Lab | Esports: A Holistic Approach to Gaming

Part 1: November 3 | 3:00–4:00 p.m.ET
Part 2: November 8 | 3:00–4:30 p.m. ET
Part 3: November 15 | 3:00–4:30 p.m. ET
Part 4: November 22 | 3:00–4:30 p.m. ET


Esports programs redefine the concept of what it means to be a student-athlete. Creating a culture of diversity and inclusivity by offering an all-gender holistic program structure opens doors for all students, traditional and nontraditional alike. Establishing a solid foundation that is unique to the institutional mission creates a sense of belonging by engaging neurotypical and neurodivergent students on the digital playing field. This Learning Lab will focus on how to structure your esports program holistically to ensure a culture of inclusion and foster a sense of belonging.

Learning Outcomes:

NOTE: You will be asked to complete assignments in between the Learning Lab segments that support the learning outcomes stated below. You will receive feedback and constructive critique from course facilitators.

  • Identify support mechanisms to ensure equity and inclusion of neurodiverse students
  • Identify strategies to help shape the culture of your esports program
  • Identify ways to build the connection from esports to real-life opportunities

Target Audience

Educators, athletic administrators, student-life, esports interest


Kelly Dunbar Kelly Dunbar, Director of Athletics, Montgomery County Community College

Kelly Dunbar Nichole Kang, Director of the Wellness Center, Montgomery County Community College