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On-Campus Workshop - Certificate in Workplace Diversity and Inclusion (Four-session series)

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

Business and organization leaders have come to recognize the importance of developing a more diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. Experience and research show that diversity and inclusion increase engagement, creativity, innovation, and profitability, as well as aiding in recruitment and retention.

This program will teach you effective ways to promote diversity and inclusion in your organization. Through the four-part series you will develop intercultural competency, gain critical awareness of your knowledge and biases with respect to culturally diverse populations, build skills for managing the dynamics of difference in a way that fosters an inclusive climate, receive guidance to ensure culturally competent organizational policies and practices.

Workshop series begins on September 14, 2022 and meets again on September 28, October 12, and October 26.

Session One:

Understanding diversity and inclusion in relation to customer/client services and the workplace, including implicit biases and microaggressions.

Session Two:

Understanding types of diversity and developing cultural competencies. Topics include race, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, ability status, and age.

Session Three:

Developing policies and practices that attract a diverse workforce and foster a climate of inclusion

Session Four:

Diversity and Inclusion training scenarios and developing policies and practices.

Dr. Rob Shelby and Dr. Valerie Stein are experienced in diversity and inclusion program development and training and will lead the sessions. Dr. Shelby is the Chief Diversity Officer for the University of Evansville (UE) and Director of the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CDEI). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Louisville in applied sociology. Dr. Stein is the Faculty Director of UE’s CDEI. She is a professor in the Department of History, Politics, and Social Change, and she is the director of the Ethics & Social Change major and the Race & Ethnicity Studies program. She received her Th.D. from Harvard University in religious studies.

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