New to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) work? You’re in good company. The journey can raise many questions, and some we can answer right here. Browse, read, and if your question is more unique, reach out. 

How often are classes offered? (Did I miss my chance?)

Each class is offered at least once a month, every month. Can’t take the first class this month? Join next month! Were you able to take a few classes right away and then couldn’t take the next one? That’s fine. All classes are offered on an ongoing basis to best fit your schedule. You won’t miss out because you need to pause.

Where do I start?

Start with Class 1: Community Commitments. All other classes are sequential and build on each other and the classes are taken in order.

How do I sign up?

Participants sign up for one Commit Series class at a time in Learn@Work. As groups of participants complete each class, they can sign up for the next class that fits their schedule. Having difficulty with registering? Email our team for help.

What’s covered in the Commit Series?

Across the 7 classes, participants will:

  • Become familiar with the role of equity, diversity, and inclusion in WashU’s mission and commitments
  • Explore the role of effective dialogue in realizing those commitments and build and practice dialogue skills
  • Examine our role as individuals in the collective work of building and maintaining an inclusive and equitable WashU
  • Explore how this all supports Here & Next and other institutional priorities

Throughout, participants will practice honest dialogue, learn and practice skills for inclusive convening, and deepen their hands-on understanding of and ability to practically apply equity, diversity, and inclusion principles.

Can I do this individually? Can I do this with my team?

Yes to both! Even if teams don’t attend the same class time, teams are encouraged to make time outside of classes to reflect on learnings and insights. There will also be opportunity to connect with individuals from across the university who are moving through the series.

When will new classes launch?

Classes began spring 2023. In summer 2023 the full Commit Series will be in the process of rolling out.

Once live, every class will continue to be offered at least once each month. This means there is flexibility for your schedule and needs as you move through the series.

Because each class builds on the one that came before it, participants will register for and take classes in order.