Institute for Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion

Inclusion is not a momentary splash, but waves of continual transformative change.


Founded in 2015, the Institute for Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion (ISDI) manages the renowned NW Diversity Learning Series (NWDLS).

The Learning Series, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023, offers workshops on a wide range of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) topics for managers and employees of companies, non-profits, government agencies and educational institutions.

ISDI is based in Seattle, Washington, and is a non-profit, charitable organization that offers the Learning Series, consulting services, professional development and community events. We enhance the success of individuals and organizations through education, support and collaboration.

We imagine inclusive and equitable societies where all people can live, learn, work and thrivetogether!

Our sought-after, affordable, six-times-yearly workshops provide relevant, substantive, thought-leading and cost-effective educational programming on DEI for leaders and their employees. Led by world-class presenters and thought leaders, they offer virtual (for now) delivery of powerful, impactful and results-driven sessions.

ISDI offers continuing education credit for attendees through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).


“Effective DEI work is just as critical to your organization’s bottom line as is a balanced budget or a successful advertising campaign.”

– Dr. Stephanie Pinder-Amaker and Dr. Lauren Wadsworth, Did That Just Happen?! Beyond Diversity