Apply now for 2017 Train the Champion program; applications due Dec. 20

Case Western Reserve University staff and faculty are invited to participate in the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity’s 2017 Train the Champion program.

Now in its seventh year, the program is highly rated and has been described by former participants as informative, valuable and transformative.

Train the Champion program class of 2016.

Train the Champion program class of 2016.

The Train the Champion program is designed to help faculty, staff and administrators become leaders in creating a more welcoming and inclusive campus environment at CWRU. The program begins in January and concludes in November with a graduation ceremony. Program participants meet monthly during 90-minute lunchtime sessions to explore and discuss various aspects of diversity. Sessions often include guest speakers who discuss such topics as race, religion, gender, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and disability issues. Since its inception, nearly 150 campus members have participated in the program.

The deadline for applying to the 2017 program is Dec. 20. The program application is available online at

For more information about the program, contact Donna Davis Reddix in the Faculty Diversity Office at