2012-2013 Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program

To: UCSC Staff and Faculty

From: Ashish Sahni, Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

2012-13 Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program - Registration begins August 13, 2012

Building an inclusive environment that promotes diversity and inclusion requires the active participation of everyone on campus. The Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program consists of eight courses (six core courses and two electives) providing a valuable professional development opportunity at no cost to employees or employee units. During academic year 2012/13, the workshops are open for the first time to academic, as well as, staff employees. The Program is designed to offer participants an in-depth examination of diversity and differences in order to gain a greater understanding of how we can and why we should work together to build a stronger and more inclusive UC Santa Cruz community. Participants will gain valuable knowledge and skills that will enable them to more effectively and enjoyably work and lead in a multicultural, diverse environment.

Participants who complete all six core courses and two elective program courses within two years qualify to receive a certificate of completion. Individual courses are also open to those who are not pursuing a certificate; individuals do have the option to take courses based on their own interest.

The courses range from two to three hours and will be taught by various instructors in different formats. The core courses are offered twice during the academic year while the elective courses are offered once.

For the course description and schedule, visit our website at: http://diversity.ucsc.edu/training/certificate_courses.html

Registration begins August 13, 2012  Please note that class size is limited and they do fill up quickly.
Sponsor: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (odei@ucsc.edu)