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Course Description

This course is 12 learning hours inclusive of 4.5 hours of live sessions. It is recommended that learners spend approximately 4-5 hours per week on course materials.


This course will take a deep dive into the subjects of diversity and inclusion. It will provide participants with an increased understanding and confidence in engaging in conversations that highlight the urgency for advancing diversity and inclusion in this moment.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Ways of Knowing: Internalizing Diversity and Inclusion
  • Module 2: Dynamics of Diversity within Workplace Cultures
  • Module 3: Maximizing on the Benefits of Diversity: Strategies for Nurturing Inclusive Workplace Cultures

What You Will Learn

  • The meaning of terminology related to diversity
  • The connection between the “personal” and “professional” dynamics of diversity and inclusion
  • How to examine the dimensions of one’s identity and how it shapes their views, values, perceptions and behaviours within organizations
  • How to create a space for individuals to share their stories, including discussions about their “personal” diversity, roles, culture, concerns and visions for diversity and inclusion
  • An understanding of perspective shifting and why it's essential to increase “diversity” consciousness in this moment
  • Practical strategies for advancing the envelope on diversity and inclusion

Microcredential

This course provides learners with the opportunity to earn a microcredential. A microcredential is evidence of a skill or competency that is employment related. Dalhousie microcredentials are developed in collaboration with employers, industries, and/or organizations that relate to the content. Organizational InclusionA microcredential can be displayed on social media pages, digital resumes, personal webpages, and in email signatures. To earn the microcredential in this course, learners will need to successfully complete a competency-based assessment.

To learn more about microcredentials and how they can enhance your learning portfolio, watch this 30-second YouTube video (video opens in a new window).

Notes

By enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. This certificate consists of four courses. You are not required to take the courses in order, but it is recommended that you take OLCD-IDEA0004 after completing the first three courses in the certificate (OLCD-IDEA0001, 0002, 0003).

For assistance or more information, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

The Faculty of Open Learning and Career Development recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses.   A list of minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website.  If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Recommended For

  • Anyone interested in learning how to advance the agenda on diversity and inclusion within their respective organization

Testimonials

I would definitely recommend this course to others.  This course sets the groundwork for embarking on a learning journey into EDI.  The course helps you dive deep into some of your own biases and opens your eyes to how diversity and inclusion are incorporated into the workplace.

Vanessa DeClercq

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Section Title
Understanding EDI: An Organization Imperative
Type
Online - Asynchronous
Dates
Sep 03, 2022 to Sep 23, 2022
Type
Online - Synchronous
Days
Wednesday
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Sep 14, 2022 to Sep 28, 2022
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
12.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $650.00
Instructors
Section Notes
The course will officially open on September 9, 2022
  • This course includes 3 synchronous facilitated sessions from 7-8:30 pm (1.5 hour sessions).  Click on View Details for exact dates.
  • Sessions will be recorded for those that have time constraints.

For assistance or more information, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Section Title
Understanding EDI: An Organization Imperative
Type
Online - Asynchronous
Dates
Jan 06, 2023 to Jan 27, 2023
Type
Online - Synchronous
Days
Wednesday
Time
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Jan 11, 2023 to Jan 25, 2023
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
12.0
Location
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $650.00
Section Notes
The course will officially open on January 6, 2023
  • This course includes 3 synchronous facilitated sessions from 7-8:30 pm (1.5 hour sessions).  Click on View Details for exact dates.
  • Sessions will be recorded for those that have time constraints.

For assistance or more information, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

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