Who should attend
- Small, big, and large business leaders
- Primary, secondary, and post-secondary leaders
- Employees in predominantly white to highly diverse companies and organizations
- Non-profit leaders, politicians, religious leaders, counselors, therapists, and household leaders
About the course
Hear from a collection of interviews with community leaders as they discuss the racial crisis in America, it’s history, the current climate, and how it will progress in the future. We are well in the twenty-first century, yet the nation continues to be a place where Black people and People of Color still feel unwelcomed at work and in schools, neighborhoods, and organizations. One of the greatest crises today is the reluctance or failure of potential allies to see unmistakably and fully understand this racist reality. This reluctance or failure to understand this crisis is unhealthy for the current and future realities of the United States.
This class, The Racial Crisis in America, is a timely, comprehensive, concise, and beneficial course on understanding systemic racism in the United States. What does it look like with clear examples? How does it feel? How does it hurt lives, productivity, and the workforce? How does it prevent the US from being a “more perfect Union?” What will it mean for your greatgrandchildren if we do not finally address this crisis today? This course offers opportunities to think about strategies for creating an anti-racist environment critically.
This course is a part of the online Leading with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Certificate.
This online certificate has been designed to challenge you and help you grow as a leader and individual. Understand the essentials to foster diversity and inclusion, which will lead to better business outcomes, innovation, and increased efficiency.
- Interviews from community leaders on the racial crisis in America
- Creating a culturally and racially healthy work environment
- Understanding systemic racism in the United States
- How does systemic racism hurt lives, productivity, and the workforce?
- Why systemic racism needs to be addressed today
Return on education:
- Employer benefits:
- Recruit and retain more socially responsible employees to create a foundation for a healthy work environment
- Create a culturally and racially healthy work environment and improve organizational citizenship and overall employee relationships
- Commit to producing a diverse workforce that feels inclusive, fair, and committed to social responsibility
- Create a work environment will be more attractive to future employees
- Increase the retention of current employees and allow them to be more creative and happy
- Employee benefits:
- Utilize the opportunity to think in ways you are seldom provided in personal-intimate settings
- Identify ways you can be an agent for social justice and improve our society
- Move outside of quick or straightforward personal-blame conceptualization to consider more complicated evaluations
- Develop a more focused ability to examine the system, structure, and ecology, so you can be able to implement institutional change
Dr. William A. Smith is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Education, Culture, & Society in the College of Education at the University of Utah. He also holds a joint appointment in the Ethnic Studies Program (African American Studies division) as a full professor. He has served as th...
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
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