New certificate program aims to promote social evolution
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is launching a new noncredit Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate Program in February 2021. The goal of the certificate program is to promote social evolution in our workplaces, organizations and communities, giving everyone a voice.
The program is being offered at two levels, both of which are 100% online. Level 1 includes four core courses over four weeks, covering multi-facets of diversity and privilege. The second week will include a live online discussion and Q&A of workplace conversations, and the fifth and final week will engage participants in a panel discussion with DEI spokespeople and experts.
The Level 2 program will encompass a deeper dive into DEI and how to make it central to your culture, culminating in a capstone course in which participants will be asked to develop a tangible plan for their business or organization
Included in the program are panel experts Lisa Koenecke, founder of Inclusion Ally, and Stacy Christian, Ph.D., Director of Inclusive Excellence and Pride Center at UW-Green Bay.
Lead instructor for the program is Reverend Lex Cade-White, hospital chaplain at Advocate Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee and community minister affiliated with Ebenezer UCC in Sheboygan. Reverend Cade-White has facilitated dialogues and conversations in communities and congregations about race, class, gender and spirituality for more than 10 years.