Diversity and Inclusive Leadership Certification

Diversity and Inclusive Leadership Online Certification

— Offered by College of Education and Health Professions —


This two-part Diversity and Inclusive 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 from the ABCs of Cultural Competence and Humility Toolkit 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  parts 1 & 2

Bundle parts 1 and 2 and earn Diversity and Inclusive Leadership Certification.

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Contact:  rrfreema@uark.edu

 

Part 1

The ABCs of Cultural Competence and Humility

  • 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


4 Course Sessions

April 19 – 22, 2022

10:00 am – 11:15 am CST each day


Community of Practice

April 27 and May 4, 2022

Noon – 1:30 pm CST each day

4 Course Sessions

August 9 – 12, 2022

10:00 am – 11:15 am CST each day


Community of Practice

August 24 and 31, 2022

Noon – 1:30 pm CST each day

 

 

Part 2

The Three Cs of Inclusive Leadership

Objectives

  • 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


4 Course Sessions

May 17 – 20, 2022

10:00 am – 11:15 am CST each day


Community of Practice

May 25 and June 1, 2022

Noon – 1:30 pm CST each day

4 Course Sessions

September 13 – 16, 2022

10:00 am – 11:30 am CST each day


Community of Practice

September 21 and 28, 2022

Noon – 1:30 pm CST each day

 

 

Bundle Parts 1 & 2

Diversity and Inclusive Leadership Certification

Earn the Diversity and Inclusive Leadership Certification by attending all days for Parts 1 and 2, plus complete Certification Quiz.

$599 / bundle price


17 professional development hours

Receive Certificate

 

 

Instructors

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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 leadership and organizational development training programs for state and national vocational rehabilitation organizations and associations.

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Veronica C. Jackson, M.Ed.

Trainer and Consultant

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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Peggy Hale, M.S.

Rehabilitation Counseling, CRC

Peggy has worked with UA CURRENTS for over ten years to provide consulting and training services to people across the nation and has more than twenty years of experience in the field of rehabilitation, including as a counselor and agency liaison.

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Susan Flowers Benton, Ph.D., CRC

Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Psychology at Southern University

Susan Flowers Benton has a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Psychology. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology at Southern University. Her research interests are increasing health equity for those with aging, chronic illness, and memory disorders, and increasing the diversity and inclusivity of biomedical research. She has received two NIH grants from the National Institutes on Aging.