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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

 

Spring 2022 Fully Online Sessions

Please note that some courses have prerequisites.

Date(s) Course Title Live Session Date Live Session Time Prerequisite Fee Course Code
1/6-1/21* DEI Course 1 - Building Awareness (REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED) *LIVE SESSION ON 1/13 9-11:30am - $250 CELG-6152-SP22-1
1/21-2/4* DEI Course 1 - Building Awareness *LIVE SESSION ON 1/28 9-11:30am - $250 CELG-6152-SP22-2
1/27-2/10* DEI Course 2 - Exploring Race & Racism (REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED) *LIVE SESSION ON 2/3 9-11:30am DEI Course 1 $250 CELG-6153-SP22-1
2/10-2/25* DEI Course 2 - Exploring Race & Racism *LIVE SESSION ON 2/17 9-11:30am DEI Course 1 $250 CELG-6153-SP22-2
2/24-3/10* DEI Course 3 - The Connection Between Race, Power and Privilege *LIVE SESSION ON 3/3 9-11:30am DEI Course 2 $250 CELG-6154-SP22-1
3/31-4/14* DEI Course 4 - Building a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Organization *LIVE SESSION ON 4/7 9-11:30am DEI Course 3 $250 CELG-6155-SP22-1

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Quotes from Recent Program Participants: 


"I feel the breakout groups are the most beneficial. I like the exchanging of ideas in a safe space. I feel that the conversations foster a dialog to enhance future discussion once we leave that space."

Fall 2021 Participant

"This program rejuvenated my drive to assist my organization with making changes."

Fall 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 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.