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 Program 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.

Training and Consultation

DEI work is hard work. It requires patience, humility, resilience and courage. That’s why we’re here to help. We offer online courses as well as free, self-paced, online training modules and webinars. For a deeper dive, set up an individual consultation to discuss custom corporate workshops or coaching that meets the unique needs of your organization. Sample topics:

  • Recognizing and addressing bias
  • Recruiting and retaining diverse talent
  • Planning DEI initiatives and training
  • Allyship
     

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 and join our online Slack community for real-time conversations, support, and resources. Let’s learn from each other’s missteps and celebrate our successes, together.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Team

Dr. Audrey Iffert-Saleem

Executive Director, Stategic Initiatives
Director, Center for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Business

OSU College of Business
541-737-1818

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Dr. Anne Sinkey

Program Manager
Center for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Business

OSU College of Business
503-273-4324

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Katherine Du Pont

Administrative Coordinator
Center for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Business

OSU College of Business
503-273-4305

Contact Katherine