Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
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Dynamics of Diversity Course Descriptions

  • Introduction to Managing Diversity
    • This course will teach managers/leaders how to manage a diverse workforce effectively and create an environment of openness, transparency, and dialogue in today’s national and local climate.
  • Access and Inclusion: Disability in Context and the Workplace
    • This course familiarizes learners with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides them with the knowledge, tools, and skills to work more effectively and confidently with people with disabilities. The first part of the course provides a foundational understanding of disability and accessibility; the second half focuses on disability at the University and in the workplace and reasonable accommodations.
  • Identifying and Interrupting Sexism in the Workplace
    • This course defines sexism and the scope of its impact in the workplace from various perspectives. Learners will explore the range of sexism from microaggressions to disparate treatment at work and learn strategies to interrupt sexism. This course explores how sexism intersects with other forms of discrimination based on race and sexuality.
  • Inclusive Organizational Culture
    • This course walks through the components that make up an inclusive organizational culture, including processes, communication, reward structures, as well as organizational norms.  It explains the benefits to the overall organization when employees experience psychological safety and engagement at work.
  • LGBTQIA+ 101: Definitions and Concepts
    • This course starts with valuable definitions to establish a shared vocabulary as well as scope of LGBTQIA+ topics. Next, the course encourages learners to self-reflect by identifying instances of and intervening in microagressions around sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and romantic orientation.
  • Recognizing and Interrupting Implicit Bias in the Workplace
    • This course explores the various kinds of bias that comprise implicit bias and its attendant effects on workplace culture and processes. After establishing an understanding of implicit bias, this course walks through various strategies to check for bias-influenced decision-making and relationship-forming.
  • Strategies for an Equitable Workplace
    • This diversity and inclusion course uses the unique experiences of real people to explore key concepts such as equity and equality, collaborative and participatory leadership, and boundaries. By gaining a better appreciation for our shared experiences of difference, our shared expectations of respect, and our shared need to belong and feel appreciated, learners are encouraged to identify how they can create more respectful and inclusive workplaces.
  • Mental Health in the Workplace
    • This course concentrates on the issues and key components integral to creating and maintaining a mentally healthy work environment. We explore what employees bring with them to the workplace and what the workplace does to employees from a mental health perspective.
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