Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Fall 2012 Classes

October 01, 2012 | 9:00 amDecember 10 | 1:00 pm

The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) announces the classes of its UGA Diversity and Inclusion Certificate. The certificate creates an opportunity for faculty and staff to explore strategic areas around diversity and to learn more about the ways in which they can assist in ensuring that UGA is welcoming and inclusive of all communities. The Diversity and Inclusion Certificate is a partnership between the Office of Institutional Diversity, Training and Career Development (Human Resources) and other diversity-related offices and programs across the institution.

Successful completion of the certificate requires completion of one core course and five additional courses in the program. A variety of courses will be offered each term. OID will maintain a “transcript” of completed courses and will inform individuals when they have completed the requirements for the certificate. All courses taken for the program are free.

Courses offered for Fall 2012 include:

Diversity @ UGA: Beyond the Numbers - This course will offer a detail look at UGA’s diversity by going beyond the historical and demographic interpretations often associated with UGA’s Diversity. It will also highlight the numerous diversity initiatives that make up UGA’s diversity web. Finally, it will illustrate crucial roles that faculty and staff can play in enhancing the culture of inclusion at UGA. (CORE COURSE)
DATE OFFERED: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
TIME: 8:30am – 12:30pm
LOCATION: Training & Development Center Room A/B
Facilitated by L Randolph Carter, Office of Institutional Diversity

NCBI @ UGA: Building effective relationships across group identities – This course will allow participants to experience strategies in prejudice reduction and welcoming diversity based on the National Coalition Building Institute model. The course will be facilitated by representatives of UGA’S NCBI team. (CORE COURSE)
DATES OFFERED: Monday, October 15, 2012; Monday, November 5, 2012; Monday, December 10, 2012
TIME: All times are 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location and Facilitator TBA

The LGBT perspective – This course will be designed to offer new perspectives on faculty and staff interaction with UGA's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. It will offer tools for education, engagement, and deliberate dialogue in order to provide an affirming and inclusive environment for all LGBT students, faculty, and staff.
DATE OFFERED: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
TIME: 1:00 – 5:00pm
LOCATION: Training & Development Center Room A/B
Facilitated by Jennifer Miracle, LGBT Resource Center

Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy (NDAH) – This course is sponsored by the UGA Equal Opportunity Office and will provide participants with an overview of UGA’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy, Ombudsperson Program and Affirmative Action Plan. The course will also provide a unique opportunity for faculty and staff to be aware of the daily implication of these policies to their work and address common misconceptions.
DATE OFFERED: Thursday, November 29, 2012
TIME: 9:00 – 11:00am
LOCATION: Training & Development Center Room A/B
Facilitated by E. Janyce Dawkins, Equal Opportunity Office

Engaging Veterans in the Diverse Workplace (NEW) – The course will provide an opportunity for UGA Faculty and Staff to explore trends, challenges, and benefits of engaging veterans in the diverse workplace. The session will also expand participant's knowledge of veteran-related issues and campus resources for UGA faculty, staff, and students who are veterans.
DATE OFFERED: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
TIME: 1:00 – 5:00pm
LOCATION: Training & Development Center Room A/B
Facilitated by Sige Burden, HR Training and Development

Diversity: All You Ever Wanted to Know But Didn't Know Who To Ask (NEW) – Using her extensive experience consulting in the workplace and teaching in the classroom about diversity, Dr. Alexander will present an informative, interactive, FUN, and impactful session around common misconceptions, important trends and skills for a diverse workplace.
DATE OFFERED: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
TIME: 2:00 – 5:00pm
LOCATION: Training & Development Center Room A/B
Facilitated by Dr. Dawn Bennett-Alexander, Associate Professor, Terry College of Business

Enrollment in the courses listed for the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate are open to all UGA faculty and staff. UGA employees may take courses in pursuit of the certificate or they may take individual courses based on their own interests. Courses will be offered each quarter through Staff Training and Development. Individuals may register at http://www.hr.uga.edu/careerdev/career.html.

For more information, visit https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/human_resources/courses/fulldesc.cfm.

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