Building on recently developed skill sets to speak up, 4.0 empowers participants to proactively combat bias and prejudicial statements/behaviors made on campus. Participants will engage in activities that assess:

  • Where are we now?
    The current state of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Where do we want to be?
    What a warm, welcoming, diverse, and inclusive Washington University School of Medicine would look like
  • What does it take to get there?
    Identifying the challenges and opportunities to accomplish the diversity, equity and inclusion goals

How to attend

All employees are welcome to attend open training sessions offered monthly. In addition, departments, programs and other business units may request group training.

About 1.0 – 4.0

Diversity, equity and inclusion leaders provide a series of four one-hour group training sessions on the fundamentals of diversity education for departments, programs and other business units. Each session is designed to provide a greater understanding of:

  • What diversity means and how to define it
  • What aspects of diversity affect us (i.e., biases and prejudices)
  • How biases and prejudices manifest in our day-to-day thoughts and actions
  • How to recognize and mitigate biases and prejudices when we do encounter them

Facilitators use a standard format in each session that consists of psycho-educational presentations in the form of data from research presented in PowerPoint, and interactive, hands-on and experiential exercises to illuminate the concepts being presented.