UW Tacoma's mission states that the University exists to "educate diverse learners and transform communities by expanding the boundaries of knowledge and discovery." Diversity, equity, and inclusion are inexorably linked to the success of the South Sound and Washington State.
As the Professional Development Center, we are guided by a belief that everyone is better able to increase their diversity competencies when they have the opportunity to develop this knowledge and skillset within the context of their professional roles. Though many organizations have internal resources and training to help in this process, PDC’s role is to bring a diverse group of people together in new ways to share their experiences and learn new tools together.
Our workshops prepare you to analyze, diagnose, and address diversity and inclusion issues. As a participant, you’ll begin to gain the skills and insights needed to support a strategic, sustainable approach to diversity and inclusion leadership within organizations.
Who would benefit from these webinars & workshops?
Professionals in all industries and at all levels. In particular, professionals with a base level of knowledge or awareness of DEI principles looking for practical skills and applications.
What You Will Learn
New ways of approaching diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your organization
How professionals in other organizations and other industries address challenges and leverage opportunities
Practical steps and frameworks for building capacity and creating change in your organization
No application is required.
Between February 2020 and August 2021, DEI-related job postings increased 76% (source: Protocol) and many of these jobs are above entry-level (source: LinkedIn)
Between September 2019 and September 2020, Indeed job postings in diversity, inclusion, and belonging have risen 56.3%. (source: Indeed)
The salaries of Diversity Managers in the US range from $18,014 to $487,331, with a median salary of $87,628. The middle 57% of Diversity Managers make between $87,628 and $220,456, with the top 86% making $487,331. (source: Comparably)
We are currently developing a certificate program for DEI Practitioners – Equity Officers, DEI Managers, Diversity Trainers, etc. If you are interested in getting more information about this program (projected to launch Winter 2022), please fill out this form.
Current DEI Practitioners interested in contributing to this certificate as an instructor or stakeholder team members should contact Saralyn Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
WEBINARS & WORKSHOPS
FALL/ Building an Equity Team
If you've been wondering whether an equity team is right for your organization, this conversation is for you. This one-hour webinar will share a brief overview of how to build a foundation for a successful equity team launch, including the creation of an action plan.
In this 90-minute workshop, participants will take an honest look at DEI efforts that are falling short. They will unpack DEI methods build on quick fixes, explore more meaningful and sustainable strategies, and identify ways to pivot in response to failed DEI efforts.
Establishing community advisory boards (CABs) is a strategy in building a more equitable organization, while being held accountable to the communities most impacted by organizational practices. This 90-minute webinar is a space for organizational leaders to begin exploring the ways a CAB can further their agency's racial equity work.