Through awareness, understanding, and transformation, The Academy seeks to support, align, and institutionalize existing efforts to shift campus culture and climate. We build and strengthen relationships to foster collaborative partnerships to further engage and learn with our community.


Where does change start? Through awareness. We cannot change what we do not recognize. All “Foundations” offerings strive to draw attention to the essential elements required for culture change and is the recommended entry point for skill building with the Academy.

NEW Foundations Offerings

Robust course descriptions live within the Learn@Work platform; click “register” to view.

NEW: Foundations of an Inclusive & Equitable WashU

| Feb. 22 (In Person) | Register

NEW: Foundations of an Equity Lens

Feb. 13 (In Person) | Register

NEW: Foundations of an Inclusive Workplace:

Faith Zone Religious Diversity & Hospitality

Dates Forthcoming

NEW: Foundations of an Inclusive Workplace:

Fostering Age Inclusivity Feb. 21 | Register


Foundations of an Inclusive Workplace*

| Feb. 23 (In Person) | Register

*Please note Foundations of an Inclusive Workplace satisfies the prerequisite for courses offered among the “Skills” coursework.

Foundations of an Inclusive Workplace:

Navigating Difficult Conversations

| Feb. 15 | Register

Foundations of an Inclusive Workplace: Mindfulness (Requires prerequisite be met.)

| March 27 | Register


How does change progress? Through understanding rooted in awareness. As a step into deeper understanding, “Skills” courses take a spiraled approach, using “Foundations” coursework as a baseline to further equitable, inclusive work at the individual level.

Skills for an Inclusive Workplace: Core Concepts (Requires prerequisite be met.)

| Feb. 20 | Register

Phases of Culture Change: How did we get here?

Dates Forthcoming

Phases of Culture Change: Key Influences (Requires prerequisite be met.)

| Dates Forthcoming

Skills for an Inclusive Workplace: Navigating Difficult Conversations (Requires prerequisite be met.)

Not set at this time.

In St. Louis: Ferguson Commission:

| Dates forthcoming.

In St. Louis: Story of Change:

| Not set at this time.

In St. Louis: 5 Years Later:

| Not set at this time.


How does change flourish? Through transformation. After becoming aware and understanding impacts of thoughts and actions, every individual is capable of propelling change in their lives and those of others. It is organic and adaptable. And it requires continuous reflection and learnings.

To foster this agency and growth, teams can work together to create space for open dialogue, trust building, and work on specific goals through guided facilitation.

Note: To best understand your inquiry and needs, please share and explain, in as much detail as feels comfortable, your reason for reaching out.


How to Access Learning Sessions:

The Academy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is offering virtual and in-person learning sessions. Learn@Work acts as the university-wide registration platform. Best practices for navigating Learn@Work include:

  • Log in using WUSTL key
  • Use Chrome browser for easier browsing
  • Search “ACAD” within “All Categories” feature and view all Academy coursework
  • Read full course descriptions housed within Learn@Work for further context
  • Email Briana Lawson at: BrianaL@wustl.edu for support if registration becomes a barrier