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Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion

In Partnership with Eagle’s Flight

Going from Introspection to Action to Build Inclusion

When it comes to company culture, everyone from senior leaders to individual contributors has an impact. Driving real change at the cultural level means shifting our behaviors and thought processes. By examining our individual beliefs, we’ll gain context for understanding others. By recognizing how interactions shape company culture, we’ll build a foundation for enacting the changes needed to cultivate an inclusive workplace.

Upcoming course date

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 12:30-3:00pm PT
Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 12:30-3:00pm PT
Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 12:30-3:00pm PT

Benefits of attending this online course

  • Recognize your own thought patterns, assumptions, or biases and address them
  • Appreciate—and see the advantage of—individual differences
  • Gain a greater understanding of how you can make a positive impact at your organization
  • Apply changes to create an inclusive environment and meet DEI goals within your organization

Foundations in Diversity & Inclusion content overview

Diversity is about acknowledging and respecting the differences of the people who you work with, while inclusion is creating a culture of trust and belonging that enables every individual to maximize their contributions. Company culture isn’t set simply by the guidance of HR, it manifests across each layer and team in an organization. Intentionally building a culture where employees and leaders embrace diversity and inclusion can have tremendous benefits for your organization. This course is valuable for team members at all levels, offering an engaging experience that is part introspective and part interactive. Through a combination of hands-on techniques, the course facilitator will guide participants to look inward to externally produce results that allow those around them to thrive.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate

This course is offered on its own or as part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate. Learn more.

Registration and Fees

Dates and fees Registration
Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 12:30-3:00pm PT
$325
Register now
Deadline: February 5, 2023
Tuesday, June 6, 2023, 12:30-3:00pm PT
$325
Register now
Deadline: May 31, 2023
Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 12:30-3:00pm PT
$325
Register now
Deadline: October 25, 2023

Program fee includes instruction and learning materials. Payment must be made by credit card or UW budget transfer prior to the program. Discounts are not applicable to UW Executive Education online classes. It is strongly encouraged that you register early as space is limited. See cancellation policies.

Jean Choy smiling at the camera with her arms crossed

Jean Choy is the Associate Dean of Executive Education and International Initiatives at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. She is responsible for developing long-term strategic partnerships to promote new business development and collaborative initiatives among corporate organizations, academic institutions, government offices, and individuals. Jean teaches the Soft Skills Workshop for Executive Education and Communication Skills and Strategies in the Global Executive MBA Program which covers topics on the importance of engaging others, being coachable, managing team dynamics, influencing and persuading, leveraging networking opportunities, and listening.