This session uses interactive discussion and personal reflection to develop skills to effectively investigate theoretical models describing diversity and differences and recognize the importance of self-awareness as a means of effective engagement. During the session, participants will adopt basic skills for engaging across differences and create steps for continuing their diversity journeys.


  • Engage participants with the intention of fostering effective change in both their personal and organizational lives.
  • Learn basic concepts and terminology used to converse about diversity and inclusion.
  • Explore key components for creating an inclusive learning environment and examining the key components of power, privilege, and discrimination.


If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, contact University Organizational and Professional Development or call 540-231-5100 during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event. Additional advance notice may be required, depending on the type of program and the time necessary to secure the requested accommodation(s).

Time and Location

Feb. 6, Feb. 7
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
North End Center


Jamie Washington
Washington Consulting Group


Free, but space is limited.
All no-shows will be charged a $35 maintenance fee. Review the full cancellation policy.

Certificate Available

This workshop is a core requirement for the Diversity Ally Certificate.