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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training

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A Culture of Engagement: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Series is a foundational training. It is currently under development to be released in summer 2021.

The goal of this series is to ensure every employee in Washington State general government is advancing toward and achieving the performing level of the diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI) competencies. This series emphasizes the emerging and developing level of competency. Five modules cover topics that are foundational and necessary to know, understand, and apply:

  • Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion?
  • Self-Awareness
  • "Ism" Awareness
  • Racism
  • Working Together

All employees, regardless of agency, will have a shared language and level of understanding and behavior. We will achieve a more diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace through this common knowledge.

The State Human Resources (SHR) DEI Training Committee developed the roadmap for these modules. A SHR directive, to be issued by summer 2021, will require all general government employees to complete this Series as per Executive Order 12-02 and Governor Inslee's April 2018 Memo.