UW-Green Bay announces new Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate Program

Program Aims to Promote Social Evolution, Give Everyone a Voice

Green Bay, Wis.—Giving everyone a voice is the goal of a new certificate program being offered by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The launch of the new noncredit Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate Program will be in February 2021. The goal of the program is to promote social evolution in workplaces, organizations and communities.

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, including the development of a functional project to implement in the workplace or community.

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. Also included in the program are panel experts Lisa Koenecke, founder of Inclusion Ally, and Stacie Christian, Ph.D., Director of Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center at UW-Green Bay.

Reverend Cade-White says she hopes the program will “help people think more crucially and intentionally about how to create a safer space for work, organizations and community.”

The certificate program is being created and facilitated by UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. For more information on the certificate program, please visit http://www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/certificate-programs/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/  or contact Tammy Clausen, Business Development Specialist, at clausent@uwgb.edu. 

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

About UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement
The Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement focuses its mission on creating educational opportunity and access for all ages, encompassing K-12 student programs, personal and professional development and customized training to meet the needs of a progressive economy. The division develops, collaborates and executes responsive solutions for diverse communities statewide, all of which reflect a deep commitment to inclusion, social justice and civic responsibility



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