Introduction to DEI in the Workplace

A 30-minute, self-paced training.

Course Summary

As our society has become increasingly diverse, more and more organizations have expressed a desire to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. An important first step toward this goal is developing an understanding of foundational DEI concepts.

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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Advancing DEI At Your Organization

Our team offers significant expertise on advancing equity and inclusion in the workplace. Our recommendations are grounded in current research and are developed based on discussions regarding your needs and the needs of your employees, your mission and the resources that you can allocate to DEI initiatives. Sample topics include:

  • Recognizing and addressing bias
  • Recruiting and retaining diverse talent
  • Managing difficult conversations
  • Being an ally to women in the workplace (designed especially for men)
  • Growing and enhancing employee/business resource groups and affinity groups

Reach out to us for consultation or custom training at advancingdei@oregonstate.edu.

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