Professional Staff Organization

September 14, 2022

BIPOC Staff Development Program Launching October 19th

Launching in October, this new program for staff who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color BIPOC is designed to foster community, advance professional development and increase engagement and retention of BIPOC staff at the University of Washington. Content includes self-paced online programming, in-person and Zoom events, competency-based workshops and specialized content — all  free for BIPOC staff while enrolled in the program. The program will follow a cohort model and space may be limited. You are encouraged to register for the “Welcome to BIPOC Staff Development Program” online orientation and then formally enroll by November 16th to ensure your spot in the Autumn 2022 cohort. Staff that complete the program will receive one of the following certificates depending on their chosen are of specialization:

  • BIPOC Staff Development Program Certificate in Administrative Excellence
  • BIPOC Staff Development Program Certificate in Human Resources Administration
  • BIPOC Staff Development Program Certificate in Supervisory Skills

Additionally, staff who successfully complete the program will be given credit for six months of experience when applying for UW jobs related to their area of specialization.

Register to attend the Oct 19th online launch event, enroll in the online orientation, and find out more information on the BIPOC Staff Development Program website.

UW HR encourages department supervisors to familiarize themselves with this program, attend the launch event, and support their BIPOC employees who wish to enroll.