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Training Opportunities

How can you learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion and start taking action to make a difference in your community? 

DEI Trainings & Learning Opportunities

  • Consider taking an Indigenous Walking Tour for University of Washington using the guide created by Owen Oliver. The guide is free, but if you enjoy the walking tour, you are encouraged to donate. It's an incredible resource for learning more about the history, on-going presence, and future of indigenous people and the land on which UW is built which has been stewarded by indigenous people since time immemorial. 
  • Professional & Organizational Development (POD) offers a large catalog of trainings, including many excellent Diversity & Inclusion courses for UW employees. 
  • Pronouns training - The use of inclusive pronouns selected by individuals contributes to a sense of belonging in our community. Learn more about the use of pronouns through the online training, “Pronouns: Why They Are Important.” This training was created by Erica Barton, HR Manager for Organizational Leadership & Development in UW Housing & Food Services and has generously been shared for everyone’s use.
  • Accessible Technology Webinar Series On the 3rd Thursday of each month, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, we host a webinar on a popular topic related to IT Accessibility. 
  • Implicit Bias Training - recommended for all, required for hiring managers and others involved in hiring. 
  • Record keeping supports a fair hiring process training
  • Leadership without Borders provides Undocu Ally Trainings for faculty and staff to learn about and support students without documentation of U.S. citizenship
  • ChemE staff hold regular reading discussion groups regarding related DEI topics. Contact your supervisor to learn more. 
  • The UW diversity requirement helps students identify courses with a focus on the sociocultural, political, and economic diversity of human experience
  • The PEERs Seminar is offered every spring as ENGR 401: Leadership Development to Promote Equity in Engineering Relationships. As part of this course, students use their energy, creativity, social conscience, and on-the-ground perspectives to improve the diversity environment in the College of Engineering.
  • Husky Prevention & Response is a foundational, required online prevention and response course about sex- and gender-based violence and harassment for staff, faculty, and other academic personnel.
  • The College of Engineering has training resources available by UW netID: 
  • AICHE, The Global Home for Chemical Engineering offers a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion certificate program 

Other ways to get involved

  • The ChemE DEI Committee and Chair's Advisory Council regularly recruit for community members with a passion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. 
  • The DEI Committee can also serve as a resource if you're interested in a DEI related project and want support, feedback, or other help in making it happen. 
  • Explore ChemE Outreach and Mentoring opportunities and volunteer with one of these programs
  • Apply for SEED Funding and/or the ChemE IDEA fund to support your idea!