USA Triathlon Presents the Together We Thrive Certification Program, an Offering of Free Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Education Courses
by USA Triathlon
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today announced its Together We Thrive Certification Program, a collection of free diversity, equity, inclusion and access education courses available for all members of the multisport community who wish to foster positive change in their communities. The free Together We Thrive Certification curriculum is available for free to all members of the multisport community who want to explore topics related to diversity, equity, inclusion and access (DEIA) in multisport.
“We're so excited to be able to provide free multisport-specific diversity, equity, inclusion, and access educational opportunities for our community, while also recognizing those committed to fostering diversity and inclusion,” said Megan Ritch, USA Triathlon’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Senior Manager. “Future course will be released on a rolling basis, allowing us to best serve the needs of our sport in real time, covering DEIA topics that are current and relevant.”
USA Triathlon's Together We Thrive Certification education curriculum is a multi-course certification program with courses released throughout the year, culminating in a DEIA Activation. Courses that have already been released include: Together We Thrive: Foundations for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access and Together We Thrive: Adaptive Rules, Accessibility Division and Recommendations.
The introductory Foundations course provides a base knowledge of DEIA, as well as DEIA planning, while the Adaptive Rules course provides an overview of the new Adaptive Rules, Accessibility divisions and Recommendations included in USA Triathlon’s 2023 Multisport Competition Rules.
Those wishing to complete the Together We Thrive Certification are required to complete five courses and implement at least one DEIA-focused action item in their community.
Those interested in learning more and enrolling in the Together We Thrive Certification can access the courses on USA Triathlon’s learning platform, triathlonlearning.com.
For more information about USA Triathlon’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access, or to inquire about becoming involved with USA Triathlon’s efforts, visit usatriathlon.org/thrive or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Together We Thrive
USA Triathlon’s Together We Thrive initiative is centered around four principles that serve as guideposts for future decision-making and programming at USA Triathlon: Inclusivity Starts with Us, A Community Focus, Accessibility & Impact, and Representation Matters. The Together, We Thrive initiative involved the formation of a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEIA) Advisory Council, consistent DEIA messaging sent to all constituent groups, the launch of the Sport is a Human Right campaign, roundtable discussions, accessible grassroots programs to grow the sport, scholarship opportunities and on-site activations at USA Triathlon National Championship events.
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon, paratriathlon, and indoor and virtual multisport events in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,000 races and connects with more than 400,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Triathlon Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of World Triathlon and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).