UW-Green Bay is Meeting the Demand Locally and Across the U.S. for Inclusivity Training

Now enrolling new sessions for April & May

Green Bay, Wis.—What started as a pilot program for Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity earlier this year at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is now registering for its third session. The program is attracting a diverse group of professionals throughout Wisconsin and from states as far afield as Florida, California and New York. Businesses and organizations are registering entire teams for the online training and looking forward to onsite customized trainings in the near future.

Joining the national call for racial justice, UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement hosted a webinar to evaluate interest in a certificate program dedicated to nurturing environments of diversity, equity and inclusion at work, at home and in our communities. The webinar’s response initiated the launch of the foundational (Level 1) program in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in November 2020. A Level 2 program was added January of 2021.

“The launching of this certificate program focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion speaks to UW-Green Bay’s responsiveness and commitment to being a community beacon for advancing for racial justice,” says  the University’s Vice Chancellor for University Inclusivity & Student Affairs, Corey King.

The primary instructor for the course is Reverend Lex Cade-White, who has facilitated dialogues and conversations in communities and congregations about race, class, gender, and spirituality for more than 10 years and has done research on race and multiculturalism and comparisons around feminism, race and religion.

About the program, Rev. Cade-White said, “Level 1 participants in the first course engaged in very rich astute questions, reflection and growth around what they see DEI looking like, what they hope for it and how they can improve and sustain things. The students interested in the deeper dive gained in Level 2 are looking forward to gaining more tools and awareness to better apply concepts to their workplaces and organizations.”

Each level is five weeks in duration and takes place 100 percent online, comprised of online self-study and a virtual discussion and panel presentation. Panelists are experts from the community or University and have included Stacie Christian, director of Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center at UW-Green Bay, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion professional speaker and facilitator Lisa Koenecke. In each session, participants learn as a cohort and build on their self-study with discussion groups and peer to peer learning.

Response to the program has been effusive and enthusiastic.

“The program is amazing!” said Ultimate Medical Company’s (Tampa, Fl) Director of Talent Heather Fleetwood. “I am already using so much in my job.”

Other participants have commented that the program is the most thorough, providing outstanding value and return on investment.

Level 1 (Foundational) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is enrolling now, and sessions will begin the week of April 19. Level 2 (Advanced) is also enrolling for two cohorts with sessions beginning the weeks of March 15 and May 3, respectively. Level 1 is a prerequisite for Level 2.

To learn more about the program, visit the program website at http://www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/certificate-programs/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/ or contact Tammy Clausen, Business Development Specialist at 715-504-3305 or clausent@uwgb.edu.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. 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. For more information, visit: http://www.uwgb.edu/continuing-education/

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New certificate program at UWGB addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion | NBC26

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has a goal with its new certificate program: Give everyone a voice. The new noncredit Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program launches this month at UWGB. The goal of the program is to promote social evolution in workplaces, organizations, and communities, the school says.

Source: New certificate program at UWGB addresses diversity, equity and inclusion | NBC26

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New certificate program encourages social evolution

A preview webinar will be offered on Oct. 29 and Nov. 10, which will build to a new noncredit Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate Program offered by the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, which will launch in early 2021. Realize the true promise of diversity, equity and inclusion—in yourself, in your organization, in your community—by developing a deeper understanding of the language and legacy of race and ethnicity. According to a McKinsey and Company Study, organizations with an diverse and inclusive workforce are 35% more effective as measured by above-average profit margin. Together, we will create a shared understanding based on terminology, general cultural context, as well as determining how and what communities and workplaces can do to be more inclusive, equitable and multicultural. Rise up with us.

Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program Level 2 is March 4

The Level 2 training for the Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program is taking place on March 4, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon in the World Unity B Room in the University Union, Green Bay Campus. Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program Level 2 is a focused training and discussion with employees who wish to complete a Level 2 certificate to demonstrate the ability to identify, take responsibility and follow through with their ideas for change that foster inclusivity at UWGB. Participants need to have received the Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program Level 1 award to participate. Please contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu for more information.

Inclusivity and Equity Foundations 1 and 2 Training on Monday, April 15

You are invited to participate in the Inclusivity and Equity Foundations 1 and 2 Training on Monday, April 15, 2019. Foundations 1 addresses the difference between being tolerant and inclusive, and focuses on what being inclusive means at UW-Green Bay. Foundations 2 focuses on the difference between tolerance and acceptance, and how cultural humility and personal accountability assists us to grow as individuals. Both Foundations 1 and 2 are required for Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Level 1, and is required for leadership, supervisors and many departments. This is the final offering of this training for this academic year. Please contact Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb to reserve a seat or to ask questions about the Inclusivity and Equity program. For more information about Inclusive Excellence, go to: https://www.uwgb.edu/inclusive-excellence/

Two students will provide insights at next SAFE Ally Level 1 training

The Pride Center SAFE Ally Level 1 training will be led by two students from Pride Center who are often popular speakers in the classroom. Come hear their insights on how to be inclusive of LGBTQ+. This class is March 26, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon. The SAFE Ally Level 2 training is March 26, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m. and will be lead by Stacie Christian. There are still a few seats left in each class. To RSVP, please email Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.

Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program award ceremony in August

The Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program Award ceremony and celebration will take place in the morning of convocation (August 22, 2018). Certificates will be awarded to individuals who have completed the criteria for Level 1 and Level 2. Now is the time to confirm with Stacie Christian, director of Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center if you have completed the requirements for Level 1 and would be eligible to receive the certificate. To schedule a 15-minute review of a rubric for Level 1 to determine whether you have completed the criteria for the certificate, please contact Stacie at christis@uwgb.edu. Learn more about the Inclusivity and Equity Certificate program.

Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program is offering Level 2 training, Friday, April 13

The Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program is offering Level 2, Foundations 2 training Friday, April 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the University Union, Phoenix Room C. This course covers specific discussion on how to increase self-awareness and campus awareness of services that welcome all employees and students at UW-Green Bay. There is room for more people to attend this training. It is preferred that attendees have completed Foundations 1 prior to enrolling. Questions can be directed to Stacie Christian at christis@uwgb.edu.

Discussion: ‘Freedom of Individual Speech’ and the ‘Provision of Safe Spaces on Campus’

“Freedom of Individual Speech” and the “Provision of Safe Spaces on Campus” are two of many topics that are the focus of discussion and debate on many campuses across the United States. Students, faculty, staff, leadership and classes are invited to attend Tuesday, Nov.7, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Christie Theatre. In the first 30 minutes, a few of the statements that have been spoken and published in the United States on these important topics will be presented, followed by 30 minutes of audience discussion. Come add to the discussion on these topics that address varying viewpoints on academic freedom, safety and campus climate. Sponsored by Inclusive Excellence as a part of the Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program.

11 members of UW-Green Bay community receive Inclusivity and Equity Certificates

Congratulations to those members of the campus community earning Inclusivity and Equity Certificates. The presentation of certificates will occurred prior to 2017 Fall Convocation, Wednesday, August 23 in the 1965 Room, University Union.

Kate Burns, Ph.D.
Laura Delikowski
Nicole Kurth
Amy Mauk
Jun Myunghee, Ph.D.
Rebecca Nesvet, Ph.D.
Darrel Renier
Sarah Schuetze, Ph.D.
Courtney Sherman, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Wheat, Ph.D.
Jeff Willems