Diversity

Diversity Development Certifications

Employees wanting to receive any level of Diversity Development certificates will need to complete all professional development course requirements outlined for that respective Diversity Development certificate level.

MSU faculty will have the opportunity to earn credits through the Center for Faculty Excellence by     attending the Diversity workshops. For those faculty who choose to attend and are interested in        receiving Center credit, contact the Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence, where you will     be asked to complete a short form. 

The Diversity Development Certificate program is designed to expand self-awareness as part of the learning objectives for each course and as such, includes a number of experiential and discussion activities rooted in self-reflection and self-disclosure.  Confidentiality is asked of all individuals who participate, and the degree of disclosure is at the discretion of participants.

Diversity Development - Level I Certificate

To receive the Diversity Development - Level I certificate, you will be required to successfully complete the first three courses in the series (DIV100, DIV110, and DIV120). Listed below are brief course descriptions.

DIV100: Exploring Cultural Identity, is considered the prerequisite class for the remaining two Level 
Icourses (DIV110 & DIV120) and must be completed first. After completing DIV100 you may take the other
two courses in any order. 
Level I - Course Level 1 - Course Title Date Time

*DIV100

Exploring Cultural Identity

Tuesday, September 17 

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

*DIV100

 Exploring Cultural Identity

Tuesday, October 1  

9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

DIV110 

 Intersectionality and Privilege

Monday, October 7

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

DIV120

Implicit Bias and Microaggression

Monday, October 21, 2019

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Diversity Development - Level II Certificate

Level II courses are currently under development. 

 

DiversityDevelopment Certificate Course Descriptions

DIV100:  Exploring Cultural Identity

Overview: In this prerequisite course, participants will learn about the ADDRESSING and Big 10 models of cultural and social identity and expand their awareness of how these apply to themselves and others. 

Why should you Attend: This course will provide valuable knowledge and information intended for all individuals on campus who would like to learn more about the topic of Diversity? Participants will also gain skills in the use of cultural humility to apply in their role at MSU.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • What is Culture
  • Cultural Identity Models
  • Cultural Humility

Who Will Benefit:                       

  • Staff
  • Faculty
  • Students

 


DIV110:  Intersectionality & Privilege

Overview: In this course, participants will explore their personal experiences of privilege and how this is influenced by the intersectionality of their social identities.  Participants will also gain insight into how to utilize privilege towards action to decrease systems of oppression that affect the MSU community and its members.

Why should you Attend: This course allows for further development of cultural humility skills, particularly as it relates to critical self-reflection, expanding self-awareness related to cultural identity, and taking action towards institutional equity.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Privilege
  • Intersectionality
  • Identity in an Ecological Context

Who Will Benefit:                                   

  • Staff
  • Faculty
  • Students
*Prerequisite -- DIV100 must be completed first before taking DIV110 & DIV120.

DIV120:  Implicit Bias & Microaggressions

Overview:  In this course, participants will gain an understanding of the cycle of oppression, implicit bias and microaggressions.  Attendees will also identify areas of personal bias and reflect on how these may get enacted through microaggressions.  Finally, individuals will learn some skills for responding to microaggressions.

Why should you Attend: This workshop provides further opportunity for development of cultural humility through critical self-reflection as it relates to increasing awareness of personal unconscious bias and enactments of this through microaggressions.  The aim is to enhance people’s awareness of inadvertent ways they may be communicating that get in the way of connecting with others specifically as it relates to diversity as well as starting to develop skills for how to respond and repair when these cultural ruptures occur.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Cycle of Oppression
  • Implicit Bias
  • Microaggressions

Who Will Benefit:                       

  • Staff
  • Faculty
  • Students
*Prerequisite -- DIV100 must be completed first before taking DIV110 & DIV120.

To register, please visit HR Training Registration, and use your GID (dash first) and MyInfo PIN to enroll. 

For more information, please contact Terry Bishop Terry.Bishop@montana.edu.