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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. 

The program consists of four courses. Each course involves a 3-hour live session (in Zoom), as well as a pre-work assignment due prior to the live session and a reflection assignment due after live session. Participants are expected to have their camera turned on for the entire duration of the live session, as well as try to minimize distractions during the session. Upon completion of each course, participants receive a course completion document and must complete all four courses to receive the Rutgers DEI Program certificate. 

Each of the four classes begins with online pre-work completed before the scheduled Zoom lecture and discussion (schedule below indicates live session date and time). In the live 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 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
An organizational training program (2 days) is also available:
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 2021 Fully Online Sessions

Please note that our schedule has recently changed. The listings below reflect available sessions.

Date(s) Course Title Live Session Date Live Session Time Prerequisite Fee Course Code
9/9-9/24* DEI Course 1 - Building Awareness *LIVE SESSION ON 9/16 9-11:30am - $250 CELG-6152-FA21-1
9/30-10/15* DEI Course 2 - Exploring Race & Racism *LIVE SESSION ON 10/7 9-11:30am DEI Course 1 $250 CELG-6153-FA21-1
10/29-11/12* DEI Course 1 - Building Awareness *LIVE SESSION ON 11/4 9-11:30am - $250 CELG-6152-FA21-3
11/4-11/19* DEI Course 3 - The Connection Between Race, Power and Privilege *LIVE SESSION ON 11/11 9-11:30am DEI Course 2 $250 CELG-6154-FA21-1
11/24-12/10* DEI Course 4 - Building a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Organization *LIVE SESSION ON 12/2 9-11:30am DEI Course 3 $250 CELG-6155-FA21-1

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Quotes from Recent Program Participants: 


"The activities helped illustrate various content and concepts; the breakout discussions were very good as they gave an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas with others and hear other perspectives and experiences."

Spring 2021 Participant

"The environment that was created by the instructor made the classroom feel like a safe space for interaction and learning."

Spring 2021 Participant

"All parts were valuable and key to making a successful course.  The slides and the instructor's explanations/direction, along with the group exercises and video, really made the course come to life! The course was very diverse in its delivery method."

Spring 2021 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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Tuition

$250 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 computer or tablet with 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.