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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit 2021

The Washington State Diversity, Equity and, Inclusion Council hosts the annual Washington State Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Summit January of each year. The summit includes presenters from multiple disciplines to include Washington State leadership. Topics discussed at the event will assist attendees in creating action steps for moving towards a more inclusive and equitable culture. The intended audience includes Washington State executive leadership, business resource group members, human resource partners, DEI practitioners, and state employees wanting to advance their understanding of DEI topics.

Our goal: The Washington State Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Summit aims to advance DEI in public service by building community and competency among all levels of state employees and will cover the DEI subjects such as:

Implicit Bias; Norms/Discomfort/Tension in DEI conversations; Micro-aggressions; Privilege Walk and Understanding Privilege; Bias Blockers; Transforming Othering Through Empathy; First Nations; Developing Teams of Inclusion Practitioners; DEI and Data; Accessibility; History, Barriers and Present Day; and Gender Identity.


Speakers will be announced later this year.