DEIB Program Overview
This non-credit diversity training program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the foundations of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace. Students will strengthen their skills and learn strategies to create an inclusive work environment and culture.
Who should enroll? This program is intended for those seeking to expand their knowledge about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace and apply the information to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment where all feel welcome.
Instructor: Aneesah Smith, M.S., Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Penn State Abington
Cost is $595.00
Virtual Information Session
For more information, register to attend this virtual information session on Tuesday, Dec. 5th, 12 p.m. -12:30 p.m.
Spring 2024 DEIB Schedule
The DEIB Certificate is a 15-hour program comprised of five, three-hour modules offered live via Zoom. A digital badge will be awarded upon successful completion of the 15-hour program.
The Higher Education Professionals' Cohort
This cohort is designed specifically for professionals working in the higher education field. Penn State University employees are eligible for a 25% discount.
- Wed., January 3 at 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., online via Zoom
- Thurs. January 4 at 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., online via Zoom
- Tues., January 9 at 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., online via Zoom
- Wed., January 10 at 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., online via Zoom
- Thurs. January 11 at 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., online via Zoom
- Wed., March 20 at 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., online via Zoom
- Wed., March 27 at 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., online via Zoom
- Wed., April 3 at 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., online via Zoom
- Wed., April 10 at 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., online via Zoom
- Wed., April 17 at 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., online via Zoom
DEIB Module Overview
- Module 1: DEI Foundations: A Look Within
This introductory module will give participants a baseline of common terms, current trends and the role diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging plays in their lives personally.
- Module 2: Building an Anti-Racist Workplace
According to Glassdoor's 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Study, 42% of employees in the U.S. have experienced or witnessed racism in the workplace. This session will help participants build the capacity to discuss racism by exploring anti-racism tools to address systemic change to combat racial injustice and inequality.
- Module 3: Beyond Race: Understanding the ISMs
This module will help participants develop a basic understanding and critical consciousness about the many types of oppression known as -isms and -phobias.
- Module 4: Culturally Competent Communication and Customer Service
By developing one's own cultural competence, productivity and efficiency may increase and in turn improve one's customer service skills. Communicating in a culturally competent way means finding a way to communicate effectively that also respects and accepts cultural differences.
- Module 5: Allyship and Creating an Inclusive Workplace
Understanding your role as an ally means having a responsibility to use your knowledge, skills and position of privilege to drive tangible change. Employees feel more valued and engaged in an inclusive workplace. Higher engagement leads can boost productivity, increase profitability and reduce staff turnover.
Contact 570-963-2600 or email [email protected] for more information or to be place on our mailing list for upcoming classes.
Note: The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.