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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate

Program Description

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Program for public and nonprofit managers, consists of a series of four courses designed to provide public managers an opportunity to increase individual aptitude and knowledge in foundational concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Each course involves online pre-work that needs to be completed prior to the live session (the schedule below indicates live session date and time). The live session will be held via Zoom and will last approximately 2.5 hours. In the interactive sessions, you will be challenged to explore and unpack your own biases and identify personal development areas of improvement. Through a range of individual and group experiences, you will begin to recognize blind spots connected to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Upon completing the live session, you will complete a reflection assignment.

Live Session Requirements

The session will begin promptly at the scheduled time, however, you may log on earlier if you believe you may need technical assistance with Zoom or Canvas. In order to fully participate in the live session, you will need a desktop or laptop device with a camera and microphone. During the sessions, we will be using the Canvas course site and Zoom chat and breakout room functions which are difficult on a phone for the level of engagement required. As an interactive online education program, you will be asked to have your camera on during the session and be in a location with minimal interruptions.

Course Description:

This diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) course is designed to provide public managers an opportunity to increase individual aptitude and knowledge in foundational concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion. In this interactive session, you will be challenged to explore and unpack your own biases and identify personal development areas of improvement. Through a range of individual and group experiences you will begin to recognize blind spots connected to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Course Learning Objectives:
By the end of this program, you will be able to:
  • Identify and understand where you are on your personal diversity, equity and inclusion journey and how it impacts your actions and beliefs
  • Recognize blind spots connected to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Develop personal goals to increase the intentionality of actions
Course Description:

This diversity, equity and inclusion course for public managers is designed to explore the concept of race and the impact of systemic racism in our daily lives. Through a variety of experiences, you will uncover some of the realities of race and racism for us and the people that we interact with on a regular basis. This course is a continuation of the first DEI course that focuses on building awareness.

Prerequisite:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Public Managers | Building Awareness

Course Learning Objectives:
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss how race is a man made construct
  • Explain systemic racism and its impacts
  • Identify how individuals can disrupt systemic racism
Course Description:

This diversity, equity and inclusion course for public managers is focused on building awareness that leads to action. The course explores the concepts of race, power, and privilege and through a variety of experiences, you will unpack how intersectionality impacts us all. We will also identify the hidden burden that people of color face at the intersection of race, power, and privilege.

Prerequisite:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Public Managers | Exploring Race & Racism

Course Learning Objectives:
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the difference between race, power, and privilege
  • Explain the term intersectionality and apply it to their lives
  • Identify where individuals can use their power and privilege to disrupt system racism
Course Description:

This diversity, equity and inclusion course for public managers is focused on building awareness that leads to action in the workplace. It will allow participants to use what they learned in the three prior courses to explore how a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace looks, sounds and feels.

Prerequisite

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Public Managers | The Connection Between Race, Power and Privilege

Course Learning Objectives:
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Identify aspects of a workplace culture that is strong in diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Identify their role in building a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization
A two-day program for executive teams of ten or more is also available.

Pricing and availability will be based on organizational needs. Contact us at celg@docs.rutgers.edu for further information.

Course Description:

This diversity, equity and inclusion course is designed for organizational leaders who are seeking strategies to improve their organizations’ culture and performance. Organizational leaders will begin by grounding in their identities and building foundational knowledge about diversity, equity, and inclusion and will then explore the role that race, power, and privilege play in the workplace. The course will focus on the staff experience as the lever for change. Participants should have the authority to impact organizational practices.

Course Learning Objectives:
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify and understand where they are on their personal diversity, equity, and inclusion journey and how it impacts their actions and beliefs
  • Explain the term intersectionality and apply it to their lives and workplace
  • Explain the benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
  • Identify strategies in creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization

 

Fall 2022 Fully Online Sessions

Please note that some courses have prerequisites. Registration closes one week prior to online access start date.

To register online, click on the course code. To register via email, use the PDF registration form and send to the address listed on the form.

Registration Form (PDF)

DEI Course 1 - Building Awareness
Online Course Access Dates Live Session Date Live Session Time Fee Course Code
9/15-9/30 9/22 (Thursday)

9-11:30am EST

$300

CELG-6152-FA22-1
11/10-11/25 11/17 (Thursday)

9-11:30am EST

$300

CELG-6152-FA22-2

 

DEI Course 2 - Exploring Race & Racism
Prerequisite: DEI Course 1
Online Course Access Dates Live Session Date Live Session Time Fee Course Code
10/6-10/21 10/13 (Thursday)

9-11:30am EST

$300

CELG-6153-FA22-1
11/23-12/9 12/1 (Thursday)

9-11:30am EST

$300

CELG-6153-FA22-2

 

DEI Course 3 - The Connection Between Race, Power and Privilege
Prerequisite: DEI Course 2
Online Course Access Dates Live Session Date Live Session Time Fee Course Code
9/8-9/23 9/15 (Thursday)

9-11:30am EST

$300

CELG-6154-FA22-1
10/20-11/4 10/27 (Thursday)

9-11:30am EST

$300

CELG-6154-FA22-2

 

DEI Course 4 - Building a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Organization
Prerequisite: DEI Course 3
Online Course Access Dates Live Session Date Live Session Time Fee Course Code
9/22-10/7 9/30 (Friday)

9-11:30am EST

$300

CELG-6155-FA22-1
11/3-11/18 11/10 (Thursday)

9-11:30am EST

$300

CELG-6155-FA22-2

Quotes from Recent Program Participants: 


"The instructor did a great job of creating a welcoming environment and safe space."

Spring 2022 Participant

"This was a great program because it helped me formulate an actionable plan to implement change in my organization."

Spring 2022 Participant

"Hearing the perspectives of my peers rejuvenated my drive to assist my organization with making changes."

Spring 2022 Participant

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CEUs

Earn the following CEUs for each course attended:

Course #15695, 15696, 15697, 15698:

  • CMFO/CCFO: Office Management and Ancillary Subjects – 2.5 hours, Ethics - 2.5 hours
  • CTC: General/Secondary – 2.5 hours, Ethics - 2.5 hours
  • CPWM: Management – 2.5 hours, Ethics – 2.5 hours
  • RMC: Professional Development – 2.5 hours, Ethics - 2.5 hours
  • QPA: Office Admin./General Duties – 2.5 hours, Ethics - 2.5 hours

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NJ Dept. of Community Affairs

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Tuition

$300 per course

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Program Location

This program is delivered via the Canvas learning management system. Students will be provided with a tutorial before the start of the program.

Enrollment Requirements

Anyone who is interested in learning more, gaining more knowledge and managerial experience in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors.

PLEASE NOTE: A desktop or laptop device with a camera and microphone are necessary to participate. Each course is virtual with synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences. Each course is a prerequisite for the following course.