Published: April 20, 2021

April is celebrate diversity month and the perfect time to expand your knowledge in our diverse community. Human Resources invites you to gain a deeper understanding of race, power and privilege; learn strategies for conducting an inclusive hiring process; and explore the importance of pronouns with three new opportunities for self growth.

  • An Anti-Racism Challenge
  • An online course for conducting an inclusive staff hiring process
  • A resource on what you need to know about pronouns

Take HR's Anti-Racism Challenge

Through this anti-racism challenge sponsored by Human Resources, you will join other faculty and staff to learn about structural and behavioral norms that perpetuate systemic racial inequalities. Participants will be expected to review learning content in Canvas and participate in weekly debrief meetings. This is a self-paced and self-directed course. There is no cost to participant in this course. 

Participants will be able to:  

  • Build their anti-racism vocabulary. 
  • Recognize personal obstacles to explore race and racism. 
  • Recognize the social barriers and discrimination against people of color. 
  • Recognize the costs and impact of racism to people of color. 
  • Build empathy and respect for others. 
  • Identify anti-racism organizations and experts.  
  • Question and challenge racism. 

Ready.Set.Go: Meets virtually for 4 weeks, May 10 - June 7

Learn more and register for the Anti-Racism Challenge

Engage in CU Boulder’s Inclusive Staff Hiring Process online course

This online course provides an overview and strategies for how to conduct an inclusive hiring process.

Participants will be able to: 

  • Identify elements and stages of CU Boulder’s inclusive staff hiring process
  • Apply strategies and best practices that promote diversity and inclusion for each step of the hiring process
  • Apply strategies to mitigate unconscious bias

Learn more about CU Boulder's Inclusive Staff Hiring Process

Explore What You Need to Know About Pronouns

You may have noticed that people on campus are using the inclusive practice of sharing their pronouns in communications, emails and in meetings. If you are curious about why this is an important practice, HR invites you to explore ways to participate, discover tips and examples on how to share pronouns. Additionally, you will find resources including a comprehensive analysis of pronouns.

What You Need to Know About Pronouns