Spring 2013 Diversity & Inclusion Certificate courses

January 31, 2013 | 2:45 pmMarch 14 | 2:48 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 Spring 2013

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: Thursday, February 21, 2013
TIME: 8:30am – 12:30pm
LOCATION: Training & Development Center Room A/B
Facilitated by L Randolph Carter, Office of Institutional Diversity

Building Effective Relationships across Group Identities (NEW)

Group Identities can be a powerful force in accomplishing individual and team-related tasks. Alternatively, it can also be a negative force for division, conflict and lack of productivity. This course will explore key relationships and teams across formed group identities.
DATES OFFERED: Monday, February 25, 2013
TIME: 1 – 5pm
Training & Development Center Room A/B
Facilitated by Office of Institutional Diversity

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: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
TIME: 1 – 3pm
LOCATION: Training & Development Center Room A/B
Facilitated by Kristopher Stevens, Equal Opportunity Office

Diversity: All You Ever Wanted to Know But Didn't Know Who To Ask

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, February 19, 2013 and Thursday, March 14, 2013
TIME: 1:00 – 5:00pm
Facilitated by Dr. Dawn Bennett-Alexander, Associate Professor, Terry College of Business

Engaging Your Personality Style to Embracing Diversity

Using True Colors, participants will be able to identify their “color spectrum” using four cards that represent key personality types and understand how these differences, if not understood, can become barriers to interpersonal communication. The course will also enable participants to learn how to integrate this understanding of personality styles with cultural knowledge to ensure a more harmonious professional and personal environment.
DATE OFFERED: Friday, March 22, 2013
TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Facilitated by Dr. Denise Davison

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