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UW Diversity Council Workshop Series

In support of the 2017-2021 University of Washington Diversity Blueprint, the UW Diversity Council sponsors a series of workshops that offer members of the UW community resources and support to work toward achieving the goals of the blueprint. Resources from previous workshops may be accessed below.


Moving From a Strategic Plan to an Action Plan
April 30, 2018
Featuring nationally-renowned author and organizational change consultant, Dr. Kathy Obear
Creating Meaningful, Sustainable Systems Change Handout
Creating Meaningful, Sustainable Systems Change Slides

UW Diversity Blueprint 2017-2021: Identifying progress and addressing challenges
March 27, 2018
The Cycle of Sameness
Cycle of Sameness Next Steps
Challenge Scenarios

Building a Diversity Committee: The Ins, Outs, and Pitfalls
February 14, 2018


Campus Climate
May 23, 2017
Dr. Sue Rankin Presentation: Climate Matters

Staff Diversity
April 20, 2017
Kristian Wiles: Staff Retention
Christine Newman and Norma Rodriguez: Staff Diversity Hiring Toolkit
Torrey Tiburzi: What staff diversity data is available?

Strategic Planning
February 15, 2017
Harry Bruce: iSchool 2018 Strategic Plan Alignment with the UW Diversity Blueprint
Rebecca O’Connor and Carolyn Chow: Developing the School of Nursing’s DEI Strategic Plan
Mark Pagano & Melissa Lavitt: UW Tacoma Strategic Planning Process

Questions about Diversity Council Workshops?
Email Simone Willynck, Program Coordinator, at