Training & professional development

The focus of our training is to support the School of Medicine community in developing a greater awareness, understanding, commitment and action framework regarding diversity, equity and inclusion.

Our training programs are designed to give participants the tools to:

  • Work together to create a climate of mutual respect in the workplace
  • Attract and develop a diverse and talented student body and workforce
  • Recognize the value of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Address the unconscious bias that leads to health disparities

Our trainings have temporarily moved to Zoom.


1.0 – 4.0: Fundamentals of diversity, equity and inclusion

This series of four one-hour training sessions introduces participants to the fundamentals of diversity education. Employees are expected to complete all four sessions by their fourth year of employment. Sessions 1.0 and 2.0 are provided during New Employee Orientation. Employees are welcome to attend open sessions offered monthly. In addition, departments, programs and other business units may request group training.


Manager training

For new managers, School of Medicine diversity, equity and inclusion leaders facilitate a 3.5-hour training session that includes experiential activities, short lectures and group interactions. Unconscious Bias Training for Managers is designed to develop skills needed to attract, hire and retain a diverse workforce and to create a climate where all staff is encouraged to develop their talents and ideas.


Other training modules

School of Medicine diversity, equity and inclusion leaders also facilitate additional topic-specific presentations for groups on the following:

These training modules can be reserved using the Training Request Form


Customized training

Our team is more than happy to work with your group to discuss developing a customized training. Please contact us at MedDEI@wustl.edu.