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Education and Training

The SDC provides a number of opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to increase their cultural knowledge and skills for contributing to a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable campus community. On this page, you’ll find links to our workshops and initiatives, as well as information about other relevant training opportunities on campus.


LGBTQ+ Ally Training

Ally Training is a system-wide network of students, faculty, staff, and instructors. It is designed to promote an inclusive campus community through advocacy, education, support, and resources for LGBTQ+ individuals by creating a visible network of allies.

In Ally training, you’ll learn about: current terminology, the social and political climate for LGBTQ+ communities, and practical knowledge for enacting allyship.

The Student Diversity Center is partnering with Pullman’s Gender Identity/Expression Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC) to provide Ally training to faculty, staff, and administration. Please click Here to register for upcoming training sessions.

GEISORC offers alternative sessions for students. The next Ally Training for students is September 28th, 2020 at 12 pm. Click Here to register.

Use & Abuse of Power, Leadership & Diversity Workshop

Participants have a chance to progress from one level of society to another by acquiring wealth through trading with other participants. Once the society is established, the group with the most wealth is given the right to make the rules for the game. The power group generally makes rules which maintain or increase its power and which those being governed consider to be unfair. This generally results in some sort of rebellion by the other members of the society.

BaFa BaFa Workshop

Participants come to understand the powerful effects that culture plays in every person’s life. It may be used to help participants prepare for living and working in another culture or learning how to work with people from other departments, disciplines, genders, races, and ages. It is a time tested face to face simulation training program that creates memorable experiences and gets results.

Unconscious Bias Training


Microaggressions Training


The SDC offers training by request to student organizations, departments, and offices. Send us an e-mail with some dates and times that work best for your group, and we will do our best to accommodate.