Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (3.75 Hours)*
The course focuses on defining diversity, equity, and inclusion and advancing impactful diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in the workplace. Learners recognize key characteristics of DEI and practices for building and sustaining a healthy DEI culture. The course addresses how to identify behaviors that signal a breakdown in achieving an inclusive culture, key elements that enable diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to take root, and the steps for demonstrating agility and resilience in the DEI journey. Learners gain an understanding of different kinds of implicit bias and how to recognize them in action, as well as the importance of committing to thoughtful inclusion in the workplace. Course participants learn to recognize the characteristics of the different types of micro-behaviors and how to decode the messages they send. Course participants explore the power of inclusion, supporting DEI at work, the basics of inclusive recruitment and hiring, as well as company support for inclusion from onboarding through to retirement. The course also explores strategies for becoming an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the workplace and learning to build awareness of values and social perspective, as well as recognizing specific actions to improve social and cultural aspects of DEI. Finally, course participants learn the key concepts of allyship, methods for becoming a more inclusive communicator, and ways to use the RISE model to become a DEI ally.
Approval Number: 20-867390
Provider Number: 50-31808
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion- 3.75 Hours*
Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action
A diverse and inclusive workforce is a business and human imperative. Regardless of your role or the size of your organization, everyone can play an active role in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusivity. Future business growth and success depend upon embracing inclusion and eliminating bias and discrimination in the workplace. However, for many organizations, building cultural and business practices that embrace workplace diversity can still feel elusive. Besides hiring diverse talent, what more can we do? This course is your guide to defining diversity, equity, and inclusion and advancing meaningful and impactful diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in your workplace. In this course, you’ll learn to recognize key characteristics of DEI and practices for building and sustaining a healthy DEI culture. You’ll also learn to identify behaviors that signal a breakdown in achieving an inclusive culture, key elements that enable diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to take root, and the steps for demonstrating agility and resilience in your DEI journey.
Moving from Bias to Inclusion in a DEI Journey
An increased focus on the importance of DEI in the workplace has shed light on the fact that everyone has bias. Though it’s rooted in human nature, it’s important to understand what implicit bias is in order to develop the thoughtful inclusion mindset. In this course, you’ll learn about the different kinds of implicit bias and how to recognize them in action. You’ll also learn about the importance of committing to thoughtful inclusion in the workplace.
Recognizing and Addressing Micro-behaviors in the Workplace
Micro-behaviors are a macro problem. Dr. Alvin Poussaint described the cumulative impact of micro-aggressions as “death by a thousand nicks.” Subtle acts of exclusion – often unconscious – left unchecked will take a toll on your employees. These subtle forms of bias and discrimination often leave people frustrated and lead to decreased productivity. In this course, you’ll learn to recognize the characteristics of the different types of micro-behaviors and how to decode the messages they send. You’ll also learn to identify when and how to take action to address micro-aggressions, and how to use micro-inclusions as an antidote to micro-aggressions.
Adopting an Inclusion Mindset at Work
It’s not just individuals who face unconscious biases in the workplace; teams and organizations can also operate with shared institutionalized biases. Ensuring a diverse workplace requires actively participating in and advocating for DEI supports. In this course, you’ll learn about the power of inclusion and how to support DEI at work. You’ll also learn the basics of inclusive recruitment and hiring, and what it looks like when a company supports inclusion from onboarding through to retirement.
Becoming a DEI Ally and Agent for Change
To understand and appreciate diversity in the workplace, we must develop an understanding of ourselves and the diverse ways in which we view the world. Working in a diverse and inclusive workforce has many personal and professional benefits ranging from improved wellness and personal health to engagement and community and innovation and creativity. Equally important is the ability to leverage each of our unique talents, skills, and contributions. In this course, you’ll explore strategies to help you become an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the workplace. You’ll learn to build awareness of your values and social perspective and recognize specific actions that can improve social and cultural aspects of DEI. You’ll also learn about key concepts of allyship, methods to be a more inclusive communicator, and how to use the RISE model to become a DEI ally.
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Methods and CE Requirements:
This online course consists of a combined total of 2 learning modules. Individuals are eligible to receive a total of 3.75 hours of continuing education by completing all modules within this course. Participants must complete the media-based video lectures, lesson tests and all required course components to claim continuing education credit.
Martinsburg College shall furnish a written statement of completion to each participant who completes each continuing education program. The statement shall be signed by the instructor or an individual designated by the instructor and shall contain the name of the continuing education program; the number of credit hours; the date of the continuing education program; the name of the participant; and the approved provider number.
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