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Anti-Racism and DEI&B in the Workplace

 At the University of Washington, we value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives; strive to create welcoming and respectful learning, working, and living environments; and promote access, opportunity, and justice.

Cultivating Community at UW: Anti-racism and DEI&B in the workplace is a baseline training, designed to educate on a range of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) topics such as racism, disability and accessibility, and LGBTQ+ identities, and to highlight how these issues affect colleagues and students at the University of Washington. This required course is designed for staff, faculty, and other academic personnel.

With the passage of Senate Bill 5227 in June of 2021, the UW – along with all public higher education institutions in Washington state – must provide a professional development program for faculty and staff with the purpose of eliminating structural racism and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

There are three primary goals for this training:

  • Fostering inclusive and respectful work and learning environments
  • Helping employees build understanding and capacity in DEIB & Anti-racism practices
  • Identifying additional tools and resources for ongoing learning

Click here to take the training.