Diversity Education Certificate
The Diversity Committee announces a new program – the
Diversity Education Certificate!
Benefits to self and campus
The Diversity Education Certificate seeks to acknowledge the
commitment that students and employees make to learn about cultural differences
and thereby provide a more respectful campus community. By obtaining a certificate for your
participation in 15 hours of diversity education programs, you also can build
up a resume or job application and let future employers know that you have
invested time in learning about different cultures.
To obtain a Diversity Education Certificate, one must
attend a minimum of 15 hours of combined diversity training opportunities and/or
diversity workshops. These can include programs on topics such as; Culturally
Respectful Hiring Practices, Safe Zone training, cross cultural communication,
culturally respectful leadership, the “Can We Talk About Race and Other
Differences Series,” etc. The workshops
must provide opportunities for engaged and active learning about cultural
differences and give one a better understanding of the diverse life experiences
that exist in our community. Some of the programs that will be offered
through this program will help our campus learn how to better support
faculty/staff/students that might face unique challenges based on their life
experiences and backgrounds.
How to Sign-up
and turn in hours
The Diversity Committee has set up a Blackboard site for
the Diversity Education Certificate Program. To sign-up to participate in this
program, contact Karen Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will enroll you to participate in this
program. Then, visit the Blackboard site
– you can access it on the login page on the COCC webpage. You’ll need your user name and password to
log into your Blackboard site (for new users to Blackboard, this is your 820
number for the user name; for your password, capitalize the first initials of
your first and last names followed by your birth date in this way: mm/dd/yy.)
Once you are logged onto Blackboard, select the Diversity Education
Program link under the list of classes.
There are instructions on how to proceed in the announcement that
appears on the opening page of this “class.”
A list of approved workshops will be listed on the website. Once you have registered in the certificate
program, you will be able to select the workshops that you have attended. Blackboard will keep track of the number of
hours of training that you have attended and when you have reached 15 hours,
the Diversity Committee will be alerted that you have completed the
requirements for a certificate. The
certificates will be given out at our annual Diversity Awards Luncheon held
each spring term.
For those who have already participated in the Culturally
Respectful Hiring Practices workshops or the Safe Zone trainings, you will be
able to receive credit for the hours of these programs. If you have attended both workshops, you have
already accumulated 9 hours that qualify for this program – you are more than
halfway towards earning a certificate!
For those students
who have attended Sonya Littledeer’s Diversity Workshops, you have earned up to
12 hours towards your Diversity Education Certificate!
Classes – how to begin/ Approval for other events
The Blackboard website will be regularly updated to
feature upcoming workshops and other events that qualify for the Diversity
Education Certificate. By signing up
for this certificate program, you will receive regular emails when new training
opportunities are added to Blackboard.
If there are diversity training activities that you would
like to consider for a certificate but they are not offered on our website, contact the Director, Multicultural Activities at email@example.com
For information, contact Karen Roth, Director of Multicultural Activities at COCC, at 541-383-7412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.