XCPD-452 Cultural and Social Group Identities: Expanding Self-Awareness
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This course will introduce a variety of models of individual, cultural, and social group identities, focusing on several contemporary frameworks for understanding differences. Students will focus on the importance of identity theory in D&I work. Students will also develop skills and competencies to assess the complexity of identity and difference in the 21st century.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Critically evaluate and apply common models of identity used in diversity and inclusion initiatives.
- Assess the impact of group identity on D&I initiatives
- Develop an understanding of the importance of self as an agent of change in diversity and inclusion work.
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XCPD-453 a Systems Approach to d & I Measurement and Accountability
This course focuses on metrics and analytics in the D&I field. Students will gain expertise in change theory and process consultation as a component of managing D&I dynamics in the workplace and examine critical business metrics such as Return On Investment (ROI) with respect to D&I initiatives. Students will acquire a clear understanding of systems theory as it applies to measurement and accountability in D&I initiatives.
By the end of the course, successful students will be able to:
- Articulate the business case for implementing programs that support cultural competence and sustain diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
- Review and understand the competencies required to work effectively in the diversity and inclusion management field.
- Gain awareness of the premiere models for measuring effectiveness in diversity and inclusion initiatives.
- Implement a systems approach to diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.