Awareness, Belonging, and Courageous Leadership

Diversity and Inclusive Leadership Online Certification

— Offered by College of Education and Health Professions —


The two-part Awareness, Belonging, and Courageous Leadership Certification challenges participants to examine and address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusive leadership in organizations. Participants are empowered with the leadership skills needed to support sustainable action that can lead to organizational transformation. Participants will utilize activities to explore their cultural lens, take stock of their social and cultural identities, engage in conversations that encourage trust and the building of authentic connections, unpack topics of privilege and microaggressions, and create an action plan for organizational change.

Two Parts Available

$399  per part

- or -

$599  bundle 1 & 2

Bundle parts 1 and 2 and earn Awareness, Belonging, and Courageous Leadership Certification.

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U of A 10% discount available - view details

 

Part 1

Six Course Sessions:

  • Understand the value of multiculturalism in society
  • Become aware of the ways that culture influences perceptions and leadership styles
  • Develop an understanding of the impact of bias in the workplace
  • Discuss tools needed to promote civility and compassion in our everyday lives

Also Included in Part 1

Community of Practice Component

  • Engage in open, honest discourse in a safe environment
  • Share tools and resources for best practices
  • Provide a network of support for participants

8 Professional Development Hours



July 16 - 18, 2024

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm CST each day



August 27 - 29, 2024

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm CST each day

Part 2

Six Course Sessions:

  • Create a framework for self-awareness, civility, and cultural consciousness
  • Develop an understanding of how personal culture influences interactions
  • Understand privilege, power, and perception in rehabilitation
  • Develop a plan for executing diversity, equity, and inclusion change strategies

Also Included in Part 2

Community of Practice Component

  • Engage in open, honest discourse in a safe environment
  • Share tools and resources for best practices
  • Provide a network of support for participants

9 Professional Development Hours

Must complete Part 1 before taking Part 2



July 30 - August 1, 2024

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm CST each day



September 23 - 25, 2024

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm CST each day

Certification

Earn the Awareness, Belonging, and Courageous Leadership Certification by attending all days for Parts 1 and 2, plus complete Certification Quiz.

$599 / bundle price


17 professional development hours

Receive Certificate



Part 1:  Jul 16, 2024

and

Part 2:  Jul 30, 2024



Part 1:  Aug 27, 2024

and

Part 2:  Sep 23, 2024

  Need Accommodations? Contact:  rfreeman@uacurrents.org



Instructors


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Dr. Robin Freeman, Ed.D.

Director of U of A CURRENTS

Dr. Freeman is the Director of UA CURRENTS, a nationally recognized training and consultation center. She is a certified Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace trainer and has designed and delivered a range of supervisory leadership, management, and pathways to leadership academies, state, and national vocational organizations, and associations.

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Veronica C. Jackson, M.Ed.

Research Associate and Trainer

Veronica Cousette Jackson has a passion for enhancing leadership skills in others. During her years as a trainer and consultant for UA CURRENTS, she has created and implemented training curricula that prepared over 1000 youths with disabilities for their transition into the community after high school.

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Dana M. Cea, Ph.D., M.S., CPSS, CRC, LCMHC, NCC

Volunteer, National Alliance on Mental Illness and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Dana M. Cea (she/they) is a volunteer for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a rehabilitation counselor, mental health professional, and a teacher/ trainer. She enjoys working with disabled, LGBTQ+, and neurodivergent folx. Dana lives with mental health disorders, her spouse, and their three dogs.

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Inger Neal, CDF, MRC, CRC

Business Relations Consultant, CSAVR

Inger Neal is a Business Relations Consultant with CSAVR. She is a Nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with more than 25 years of experience in leadership, creation, and implementation of employment services, and training opportunities that connect the dual customer. Inger is heavily involved in work with the diversity inclusion community, including the Greater Atlanta DisabilityIN, Vice President of the Georgia Rehabilitation Association, and the Georgia Rehabilitation Counselor & Educators Association. She holds an MRC from the University of Kentucky School of Rehabilitation Counseling and a BS degree from Piedmont College.

 


 

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The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) is the world's largest rehabilitation counseling organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities. The organization sets the national standard in certification for rehabilitation counselors, providing leadership, education, advocacy, and supporting research. Since 1974, CRCC has set the standard for competent delivery of quality rehabilitation counseling services through its nationally accredited and internationally recognized Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certification program. In addition, CRCC sets the standards for the following national certification programs; the Certified Vocational Evaluation Specialists certification (CVEs) and the national Certified Rehabilitation Leadership certification (CRL). We are proud to include the Diversity, Inclusive Leadership Certificate program. We strongly believe that an extensive competency in diversity, inclusion, and equality is an integral part of every individual’s approach to leadership.

If you require documentation of CRCC hours, please contact Robin Freeman at  rfreeman@uacurrents.org.

 


 

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The Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation is composed of the chief administrators of the public rehabilitation agencies serving individuals with physical and mental disabilities in the States, District of Columbia, and the territories. These agencies constitute the state partners in the State-Federal program of rehabilitation services provided under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The Council’s members supervise the rehabilitation of some 1.2 million persons with disabilities.

 


 

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The NET (National Employment Team) offers business customers in the private and public sectors, a designated single point of contact to connect with qualified applicants, resources and support services in their local state area, multi-state, or national marketplace. The NET provides employment supports in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories.