Creating Inclusive Excellence Program (CIEP)

The Office of the Vice President for Diversity is currently seeking participants for the fall semester cohort of the Creating Inclusive Excellence Program (CIEP), geared toward State Classified Staff and Administrate Professionals. The goal of the CIEP is to create diversity and inclusion practitioners who impact the climate and culture of Colorado State University towards Inclusive Excellence. Our mission follows the university’s diversity strategic plan to create a campus where all members feel welcomed, valued, and affirmed and to enhance a multicultural competent and appreciative workforce.

The CIEP seeks to develop awareness, knowledge, and skills around issues of diversity and inclusion at Colorado State. It is a 6 session (20 hour) certificate program sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity’s and facilitated by many skilled diversity practitioners on campus.

Outcomes for the Creating Inclusive Excellence Program Participants:

  • Develop awareness, knowledge, and skills to understand and implement multicultural competency.
  • Integrate Inclusive Excellence in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services.
  • Equip Colorado State employees with tools to proactively affirm and promote diversity and inclusion.
  • Develop diversity and inclusion practitioners, who feel empowered to advocate for diversity and inclusion.

*Our spring 2017 session is full. Check back later in mid=spring for the 2017 fall schedule.* 


Departmental Trainings

We have limited availability each semester to offer customized and pre-designed trainings to individual campus departments.

Please contact the Office’s Training Coordinator, Alicia Sprague, at with requests.