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: Dr. Jeannie Haubert

    If ‘Diversity is Everybody’s Everyday Work’, then where do I fit in? How can I be part of this work if I never thought these issues were “my issues”? This workshop introduces participants to the concept of being an ally. Participants explore how it’s possible, and why it’s necessary, to work toward access, inclusion, and support for marginalized and underrepresented students, faculty, staff, and community members, and for greater equity in all parts of our institution—even from our positions of privilege.


    Presenters: Jeannie Haubert, Wanda Ebright, and Sherell Fuller

    August 27, 2020, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m and August 28, 2020, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

    (This workshop occurs over two sessions. Please plan to attend both.)

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


    Presenters: Adolphus Belk, Jr., Monique Constance-Huggins, Jessica Yang, and Jennifer Dixon-McKnight

    September 11, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and September 25, 2020, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    (This workshop occurs over two sessions. Please plan to attend both.)

     

    This workshop addresses one of the most ever-present and significant aspects of equity and diversity work: education through dialogue. In each participant’s on-going development as an ally and a leader, they will find themselves in more and more situations that call for careful listening, nuanced language, well-timed questions, and skilled facilitation. This workshop offers each participant an opportunity to develop these educational skills. 


    Presenters: Katarina Moyon, Katie Knop, Stacy Martin, and Kinyata Brown 

    October 9, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and October 16, 2020, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

    (This workshop occurs over two sessions. Please plan to attend both.)

     

    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 this 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: Sherell Fuller, Crystal Glover, and Jeannie Haubert

    November 5, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and November 6, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

    (This workshop occurs over two sessions. Please plan to attend both.)

     

    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: Jennifer Disney, Katie Knop, and Adrienne Edwards

    December 4, 2020, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

     

    The impact of classism in our society leads to many barriers on our campus and in the broader community. Exploring classism is an essential part of understanding how wealth, status, and income are intertwined with social, cultural, and historical issues in the United States. Class and classism intersect with our identities and experiences, and challenging assumptions and biases about class is an important step in creating positive change at the University. Ageism is another serious issue similar to sex, race, class, and disability-based discrimination, but experts suggest that raising public awareness about the issues ageism creates can help. As the population of older adults continues to increase, finding ways to minimize ageism will become increasingly important.


     

    Presenters: Mike Sickels and Sarah English

    January 29, 2021, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

    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: Brandon Ranallo-Benavides, Shelley Hamill, Kinyata Brown, Jessica Yang

    February 19, 2021, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

     

    Our world is becoming increasingly rich and complex as more and more individuals become open about the challenges they face as people with disabilities. Whether the barrier is physical, academic, employment-related, or attitudinal, we are all responsible for understanding how barriers diminish access for some University community members. In this workshop, participants learn strategies for advancing access for everyone on our campuses.


     

    Presenters: Chris Keck, Shardae Nelson

    March 19, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

    Register Here (Registering for this session will record your intended participation. The Zoom link for the workshop sessions is posted on the registration site.)

    Religions have an enormous influence on cultures and reflect societies' problems, such as racism, sexism, xenophobia, and homophobia. However, religions have also contributed to social justice movements. This workshop will help us ponder the power and potential of religion (for good or ill) and why it can be a sensitive topic. Themes include Christian privilege, fundamentalism, religious discrimination (e.g. Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, etc.), religion on college campuses, and much more.


    Presenters: Margaret Gillikin, Brent Woodfill, Kristen Kiblinger

    April 27, 2021, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Register Here (Registering for this session will record your intended participation. The Zoom link for the workshop sessions is posted on the registration site.)

    This workshop is a critical exploration of how managers, organizations, and institutions typically handle diversity work and some of the problems that result.  What are some of the common pitfalls that well-intentioned leaders fall into and how do we do better to truly create inclusive and equitable workplaces? 


     

    Presenters: Adolphus Belk, Mike Sickels, Wanda Ebright, Jennifer Disney

    May 11, 2021, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Register Here (Registering for this session will record your intended participation. The Zoom link for the workshop sessions is posted on the registration site.)

Last Updated: 3/1/21