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.
- 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
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. A 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.
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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).
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- Anyone interested in learning how to advance the agenda on diversity and inclusion within their respective organization
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.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Advanced Certificate in Adult Learning and Teaching : Elective
- Certificate in Building Positive Workplace Cultures : Electives
- Certificate in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion : Required courses