This course provides an overview on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Participants will learn how to support equitable systems while reflecting deeply on their own identity, culture, intersectionality, and biases. We will examine diversity and culture in the context of relationships, including leadership and teams, and how to build healthy social systems. In addition, through reflections, dialogue, and actively participating in the class, learners will begin to consider steps towards supporting equitable systems.

Course Descriptions

  • Participants will critically consider the meanings of diversity, equity, and inclusion and what creates equitable and inequitable social systems. Students will critically consider the history of oppression and systemic racism throughout US history. During this and other modules, participants will develop a deep and personal understanding of the cultural and social identities held by self and others, and how these intersect.

  • Participants will critically consider who holds power, how it is expressed, and the systems in place to maintain it. Students will develop an understanding of strategies for preventing and addressing practices that harm people and will consider and discuss the constraints of privilege and white fragility. Participants will be able to demonstrate the ability to critically self-assess their own current stage of development, identify their current phase of critical self-reflection, and create a plan for growth. Participants will learn and be able to implement best practices in support of the dignity and personal agency of all people.

  • Participants will discuss and consider the principles of Equity Literacy and how to apply principles to their work-life systems. Participants will reflect deeply about own journey along the continuum toward becoming equity literate and make specific commitments to self and their network to ensure a more equity literate environment.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Critically think about and discuss topics connected to social systems - focusing in on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  2. Critically consider the history of oppression and systemic racism throughout US history.
  3. Develop a personal understanding of the cultural and social identities held by self and others, and how these intersect.
  4. Critically consider who holds power, how it is expressed, and the systems in place to maintain it.
  5. Follow best practices in support of the dignity and personal agency of all people.
  6. Develop an understanding of and strategies for preventing and addressing practices that cause harm.
  7. Understand white fragility and move beyond the constraints of societal privilege.
  8. Demonstrate ability to critically self-assess your own current stage of development and identify your current phase of critical self-reflection to create a plan for growth.
  9. Adopt principles of Equity Literacy theory and put into practice (work-life systems).

Program Features

  • Offered 100% online in a synchronous and asynchronous (hybrid) online model designed for working professionals. Includes 6 synchronous, live online sessions with the instructor.
  • Includes an electronic badge and printed certificateĀ of completion and 4.5 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) following the successful completion of all three modules.

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Registration

Certificate cost: $1,150 per student

Course Schedule

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Financial Assistance

  • Sallie Mae offers private student educational loans.
  • Workforce development assistance may be available through federal, state, and local offices.