This program supports equity by highlighting the value of diversity in leadership.
Our desired outcome is to foster stronger representation in our leadership on campus, community, and in the industry to better reflect the demographics of our faculty, staff, and students.
The Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is pleased to announce the 4th year of our program at Eastern Washington University, Inclusive Leadership.
The Inclusive Leadership Program is generously sponsored by a grant from U.S. Bank.
Note: We will be accepting applications for 2023-24 cohort of Inclusive Leadership, beginning in September 2023.
In this program faculty, staff, and students will:
- Develop the values and competencies of an effective and inclusive leader
- Gain tools to overcome traditional stereotypes and roadblocks to obtaining leadership roles
- Expand their networks and enhance their leadership skills by connecting with a variety of leaders who are trailblazers in their fields or organizations
- Build relationships with other high potential future inclusive leaders
This program supports equity by highlighting the value of diversity in leadership. Our desired outcome is to foster stronger representation in our leadership on campus and in the industry to better reflect the demographics of our faculty, staff and students.
- This program will run during the academic year, November through May in a cohort model that will develop relationships among program participants.
- This program will be open to the following:
- Faculty, Administrators, and Staff currently employed full-time
- Graduate students enrolled full-time
- Students in junior or senior status, currently enrolled full-time
- Typical fees associated with this program are a $50 nonrefundable participation fee as well as the cost of leadership books (typically less than $15 each). Due to a generous donation from US Bank, we are able to offer this program for free.
- Program participants will learn how to be an inclusive leader. Participants will explore the particular challenges faced by people of underrepresented identities in leadership roles, and work through strategies for overcoming them.
- Program participants will have required monthly readings, assignments, and/or activities to develop their leadership skills.
- Program participants will attend monthly meetings where they will network with peers, as well as current leaders and mentors from diverse identities and a variety of industry backgrounds. The monthly events may include guest speakers, workshops, and/or activities to expand their leadership skills.
- Meetings will be held in the Center for Inclusive Excellence, Showalter 114, on the Cheney campus. We also have Zoom capability in the Center, and you may attend via Zoom if you prefer. Due to COVID-19, if any restrictions are placed on group activities, the meetings may be via Zoom.
The meetings will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month starting in January 2023 on the following dates:
- Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 5:15 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 5:15 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 5:15 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 5:15 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 5:15 p.m.
This program is provided for personal professional development and is not considered part of a person’s job assignment. Participation is voluntary and not required or sponsored by the University, so attendance will not be considered work time. As this is not a work-sponsored training, the University is not responsible to pay any fees or expenses associated with the program.
Applications should be sent to Kim Davis, Senior Director for Diversity and Inclusion via email to email@example.com or mail to: Kim Davis, Showalter 114, Cheney, WA 99004, by Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
For questions or accommodations, please contact Kim Davis at (509) 359-6874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.