Register for BUILD workshops starting Aug. 1

The BUILD initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty and staff to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. By completing a series of workshops, participants will earn a certificate demonstrating their commitment as leaders for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and classroom.

Participants in the BUILD initiative will gain:

  • better understanding of the experiences of specific identity groups
  • skills for managing cultural transitions
  • strategies for successful communication
  • best practices for building and supporting diverse teams
  • recognition of patterns of marginalization
  • tools for resolving conflict and tension
  • support in eliminating behaviors and practices that create barriers to inclusion

To earn a BUILD certificate, participants must complete the required course, Beyond the Numbers: Foundations for Diversity & Inclusion, and at least five elective courses. Courses for the 2018-2019 academic year will be updated and available to view at by the first week of classes. All sections will be open for registration through the Employee Self Service portal.

In addition to in-person training sessions, the BUILD program also offers professional development opportunities through the BUILD Plus program. The Plus program includes coaching, beyond the classroom learning opportunities, and community problem-solving. Check out more information on each BUILD Plus program below!

BUILD is a collaborative initiative led by the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in partnership with campus thought leaders. 

2019-2020 BUILD training schedule will be released the first week of August!