“We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
Seeking to understand and empathize with the perspectives of others—particularly those who have lived experiences different than our own—is a foundational step in building and sustaining inclusive work environments and relationships. We each experience life through our own lenses. “Perspectives” invites you to listen and learn through the lens of another. Each session, facilitated by subject matter experts and organized with campus partners, offers intentional space—through information sharing, exercises, dialogue, and inquiry—and for UW employees to build capacity for individual awareness, curiosity, and appreciation of the infinite and valuable differences that make up our campus community.
Past Perspectives explored were:
- Building LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace
- Building LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace, Part 2
- Disability Awareness and Abelism
Why should you attend?
- Listen and learn: about lived experiences and perspectives that may differ from your own
- Think about: how to promote a campus community where everyone has a sense of belonging and the potential to thrive in equitable, inclusive work and learning environments
- Inquire about: resources, continued learning, and specific ways to support diverse perspectives
What participants are saying
The “Perspectives: Building LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace” course offered a great opportunity to learn. The 90-minute format made it easier for me to attend…the facilitator did an excellent job of packing a lot of content into the timeframe, much of which was new for me. I emerged with some practical tips for thinking about improving inclusion practices in my organization, and with many areas where I plan to do more research to continue my own learning as well.
C. Jenkins, College of Letters and Science