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All Virginia Tech employees


The Diversity Development Institute enhances university-wide diversity and inclusion efforts that contribute to the core mission of Virginia Tech. Created at the recommendation of the Provost’s Task Force on Race and the Institution, it provides a structured curriculum through which any employee at Virginia Tech can extend their diversity competencies and thereby positively influence their working and learning environments.


Through the Diversity Development Institute, instructors aspire to:

  • Engage faculty, staff, and administrators in campus-wide diversity and inclusion conversations
  • Help to develop individual aptitude and knowledge to cultivate an environment of mutual respect and appreciation
  • Provide professional development opportunities to appreciate differing perspectives
  • Shift the institutional culture to further embrace our differences and similarities and foster a more inclusive campus community


No cost to the participant.

Contact Us

University Organizational and Professional Development
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Telephone: 540-231-5100
Fax: 540-231-6479


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Certificate Programs

University Organizational and Professional Development (UOPD) offers several certificate programs during the fall and spring semesters. Current programs include:

  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Diversity Ally
  • Diversity Advocate
  • Diversity Ambassador
  • Leadership Excellence
  • Office Software Skills
  • Supervisory Excellence