The Center for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Business

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Change from the top-down and bottom-up

It takes all of us working together to advance meaningful change. Which is why we are empowering students, alumni, business professionals and organizations with strategies, research and training to foster inclusiveness.


What We Offer

Public Programs and Events

We are in the midst of an unprecedented awakening to the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in our workplaces and our communities. Not only is DEI a wise business strategy to remain relevant in today’s market; as responsible community members and leaders, it’s our ethical imperative to address and remedy historical inequities and promote workplace cultures that foster inclusion and belonging.

Join us as we offer virtual and in-person (post-pandemic) panel discussions, lectures, and other events on topics such as advancing women in leadership, how companies can promote anti-racist policies, and ways to support working parents during COVID-19.

DEI Training

DEI work is hard work. It requires patience and courage. That’s why we’re here to help. We offer free, online, self-paced trainings and recorded webinars to help you on your DEI journey. Topics include an Introduction to DEI in the Workplace, Recruiting Diverse Talent, DEI in Remote Work Environments and an Introduction to LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in the Workplace.

A Community of Change Agents

Inequities directly or indirectly impact all of us, and we each have a role to play in creating change. In tough times like these, we want you to know that you’re not alone. Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter for recent news, research and professional development opportunities. Let’s learn from each other’s missteps and celebrate our successes, together.

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Case Study

Onpoint Credit Union

As the pursuit of racial justice and economic equity continues, many industries and organizations across the country are looking inward. Locally, OnPoint Community Credit Union, which employs roughly 1,000 people and serves more than 410,000 members and 33,000 businesses across Oregon and southwest Washington, is one such organization.



Partnering with Oregon State University’s Center for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Business, OnPoint launched an online, self-paced DEI learning module series for OnPoint employees to advance the organization’s critical work in this area.



The first set of modules, released in March 2021, is part of a larger effort for OnPoint to examine its policies and practices through an equity lens.



The voluntary learning program has been well-received by OnPoint employees, with more than 75% of employees completing it to date. Participating employees have expressed an increased confidence in their knowledge of DEI and a better understanding of the historical implications specific to the banking industry. One employee shared that “the training gave me practical concepts to think about related to privilege and opportunity. It’s some of the best training material I’ve recently read.”

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Explore our free courses

Introduction to DEI in the Workplace

This short, self-paced training is directed at people in every type of role and at every level of their organization. It provides a short summary of the research on how successful DEI initiatives advance business goals, the historical context for DEI work, and definitions of several key terms and concepts that are commonly used in DEI literature. The course takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.


DEI in Remote Work Environments

This short, self-paced training is directed at managers, employee resource group members, HR professionals, and anyone invested in DEI work in their organization. It provides an overview of remote work and DEI, ways in which remote work can promote and challenge DEI efforts, and a series of practical strategies designed especially for promoting inclusion in remote workplaces. The course takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.


Recruiting Diverse Talent

This short, self-paced training is directed at members of search committees, hiring managers, diversity and inclusion professionals, and human resources professionals. It provides a refresher on why diversity, equity and inclusion makes good business sense before focusing on bias: what it is, how to identify it during the hiring process, and practical steps that can be taken to address it in order to recruit diverse, talented candidate pools. The course takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.


LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in the Workplace

This introductory training covers key terms and definitions, a brief overview of current disparities faced by LGBTQIA+ communities, and practical tips for creating a workplace where all people can feel welcome and understood. This course takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. 


Recorded Webinars

DEI After 2020: What's Changed In Business

Watch a virtual panel of three experienced DEI consultants swap stories from their experiences of working behind-the-scenes with companies advancing DEI initiatives. Panelists cover answers to commonly asked questions.


Planning In-House DEI Initiatives And Training

During a crisis, it takes all of us working together to advance meaningful change, which is why the OSU Center for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Business and Continuing and Professional Education offer training, consultation, and resources to support you on this journey.


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