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Beyond Diversity: Fostering an Inclusive Work Environment

Due to the global health situation, Washington University is enacting a distance learning policy impacting all Professional Development offerings until at least Memorial Day (late May). We are currently working with individual instructors to determine whether each offering will be postponed or offered as scheduled in an online format. Most webpages are now updated to reflect this information. Thank you for your patience in these uniquely dynamic times.

Aaron Van Groningen, MS
Organizational Development & Training Consultant, Hicks-Carter-Hicks, LLC

Preferred registration deadline: May 29th

This workshop will be conducted in a virtual Zoom meeting online format.

3 CEUs/CPH units


Diversity and inclusion are the key ingredients to having a workforce that is highly engaged, productive and innovative. Without diversity, inclusion does not exist. Without inclusion, employee engagement does not exist.

In this program, you will learn best practices and people strategies for creating a workplace that goes beyond diversity to foster inclusion and high levels of employee engagement. Additionally, unconscious bias, the psychological mechanisms underlying it, and the negative impact it produces will be examined. Finally, participants will receive tips on how to evaluate your organization’s level of inclusiveness and address issues stemming from unconscious bias.

This class meets the Illinois licensure requirement for 3 hours of continuing education in cultural competence.

General Admission: $60**

Class size is limited to 40.

**Discounts on workshop admission are offered to the Brown School’s students, alumni, and field instructors. We also offer a discount to full-time graduate students in other programs and to our Washington University faculty/staff colleagues. No other discounts are available. Admission discounts apply automatically in your cart, based on your profile in our registration software.

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