Winthrop University: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program
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Dr. Meg Webber
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Executive Director of the CPE

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program

Program Director: Zan Jones

Faculty and staff can earn the basic DEI certificate by participating in at least five workships and an advanced certificate by participating in 10 workshops. If you are only able to attend one or two workshops in an academic year, you can continue taking courses over the next few years to count toward your certificate.

Sessions for 2022-2023 are available for registration below. All sessions will be delivered via Zoom.

    This workshop will increase your knowledge of women’s status, power, and position today in various spheres of life.  We will discuss how women’s equity benefits everyone, and share ideas for advancing gender equity. This work will also challenge popular misconceptions of feminism and discuss what race, class, gender and other systems of power have to do with one another. 

    Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Disney, Adrienne Edwards, and Dr. Bradd Tripp

    September 23, 2022, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Talking about race, racism, cultural difference, and ethnocentrism can be challenging for many people. It can be tempting to keep discussions at a surface level, so as to avoid hurt, anger, shame and guilt. But open and honest discussions on race and ethnicity as well as basic history and context that are often neglected in the discussions are necessary for us to address the inequitites that continue to challenge our personal relationships, institutions, and society.

    Presenters: Dr. Monique Constance-Huggins and Dr. Jennifer Dixon-McKnight

    November 7, 2022 and November 9, 2022, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. each day (you must attend both sessions)

    The university is committed to increasing diversity among its staff, faculty, and students, and this includes supporting people of color, people who identify as women, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA communities and in other identities across campus. The presence of implicit bias and microaggressions are important to address in our classrooms, work environments, and search and selection processes. This workshop will expose participants to the breadth of implicit bias research and will help them recognize shortcuts that are the result of unexamined bias and how bias may produce microaggressions that can impact classroom and work environments. Participants will learn best practices and resources for addressing implicit bias and microaggressions on campus.

    Presenters: Dr. Monique Constance-Huggins and Dr. Crystal Glover will be the facilitators.

    May 5, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

    Registration coming soon

    In discussions of "diversity," not everyone recognizes that gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation are important points of cultural difference that merit recognition and voice. Members of the University who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, and/or queer often face isolation, silence, and invisibility. This workshop is an opportunity for participants to learn about LGBTQIA identities and communities, and to identify strategies they can employ to create a more open and welcoming campus climate.

    Presenters: Dr. Kiera Fayall, Brandon Ranallo-Benavides, and Dr. Sandy Rogers

    January (TBD)

    Registration coming soon

    Description coming soon

    Presenters: Dr. Hope Lima, Dr. Joanna Jackson, and Dr. Michael Matthews.

    May TBD

    Registration coming soon

    Faculty and staff who have earned the basic or advanced DEI certificate may participate in the DEI dialogue circles. These are-person sessions that are group led to encourage certificate holders to continue the conversations surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    • What are some best practices for gender pronouns? - October 20, 2022, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    • How should I handle workplace microaggressions? - February 9, 2023, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    • How do we effectively engage resistance to DEI objectives? - April 4, 2023, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Register here


Last Updated: 3/2/23