Winter 2018 Registration

Diversity and Inclusion Staff Certificate Program 2017 graduates.

This Certificate Program focuses on exploring foundational concepts essential to enhancing an inclusive work environment through lecture, experiential and independent activities. Participants may explore their own backgrounds to deepen their understanding on stereotypes and biases and learn the tools to support a more inclusive climate.

Learning Goals

To develop a more capable workforce by enhancing staff competencies and capacity relevant to diversity, equity and inclusion, in order to leverage these toward achieving and sustaining campus wide excellence.

Specific objectives:

  • Understanding foundational concepts for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Considerations and tools for creating an inclusive climate at work.
  • Professional development.
  • Contribute to the UCSF community by addressing unmet diversity needs.

Length & Format

Offered in Spring and Fall, this 4-month long self-directed learning certificate program includes:

  • 2.5 hours in-person sessions twice a month.
  • 2.5 hours of independent leaning in between sessions including a core reading assignment, and a number of supplemental readings, video clips, or audio clips to choose from based on learning preference.

Eligibility

  • The program is open to all UCSF staff.
  • In an effort to enrich the personal experiences and interpersonal interactions of each participant, a limited number of applicants will be selected each year.
  • Each participant must commit to attend every session, and obtain the appropriate release time for the program.
  • A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the program.

Faculty, Speakers & Presenters

The Certificate Program will be led by LaMisha Hill, Director of the Multicultural Resource Center. A diverse group of UCSF staff, faculty, and administrators will also contribute to the program.


LaMisha Hill, PhD joined UCSF in 2014 as the Director of the Multicultural Resource Center. Prior to this, Dr. Hill completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at UC Berkeley's Counseling & Psychological Services, and a Pre-Doctoral Internship at UC Riverside's Counseling Center. Graduate training in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon provided foundations in multicultural and ecological frameworks that further sustain her efforts in diversity and inclusion initiatives in higher education. Dr. Hill is passionate about social justice, advocacy, and equity. She oversees the programmatic efforts of the Multicultural Resource Center, which focus on celebrating diversity, social justice initiatives, and mentorship for historically underrepresented learners.

Meet the Graduates

Visit our photo gallery of program graduates to see what they have to say about the keys to their success at UCSF.

2016-2017 Program Report

Explore the report summary of the program objectives, participant demographics, classifications, and affiliations, plus our pre- and post-program survey of participant knowledge and tools.

Fall 2017 Program

Application period: Applications closed.

Program Schedule: August - December 2017

Fall 2017 Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program will be held on the Parnassus Campus in the Medical Sciences Building on Tuesdays from 2:00 - 4:30. (Dates and rooms are subject to change.)

SessionTopicLocation
Prior to
Aug 1
Pre-requisites
(Self-assessment, minimal readings and activity prep)
 
Week 1
Aug 1
Exploration Of One's Cultural Identities, Values, and BeliefsS-159
Week 2
Aug 15
Understanding Race & Ethnicity;
Examining Power & Privilege
S-159
Week 3
Aug 29
Social Justice Framework;
Systems Of Racial Inequity
S-159
Week 4
Sept 12
Unconscious Bias;
Stereotype Threat
S-180
Week 5
Sept 26
Micro-Aggressions;
How to be an Ally
S-159
Week 6
Oct 10
Additional Tools;
Compliance
S-159
Week 7
Oct 24
Elective #1
(Choose from 4 possible units on underrepresented groups)
S-159
Week 8
Nov 7
Elective #2
(Choose from 4 possible units on underrepresented groups)
S-159
Week 9
Nov 28
Elective #3
(Choose from 3 possible units on underrepresented groups)
S-159
Dec 13Graduation and Reception 
Download Schedule

Cost: Free

Previous applicants who were not selected should submit a new application if they would like to be considered. Past successful applicants addressed each of the personal statement questions, including how they would incorporate diversity and inclusion work into their current role, spoke to their career goals at UCSF, and expressed an interest in bringing their learning back to their unit and/or department.

Winter 2018 Registration

Applications Open: 10/23/17
Applications Close: 12/12/17 (5:00 pm)
Apply here.

Program Schedule: January - May 2018

Winter 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Certificate Program will be held on the Parnassus Campus. Times and rooms are in flux because of the room reservation process.

SessionTopicLocation
Prior to
Jan 24
Pre-requisites
(Self-assessment, minimal readings and activity prep)
 
Week 1
Jan 24
9:30 - 12:00
Exploration Of One's Cultural Identities, Values, and BeliefsCL 221/222
Week 2
Feb 6
2:00 - 4:30
Understanding Race & Ethnicity;
Examining Power & Privilege
CL 221/222
Week 3
Feb 20
2:00 - 4:30
Social Justice Framework;
Systems Of Racial Inequity
CL 221/222
Week 4
Mar 13
9:30 - 12:00
Unconscious Bias;
Stereotype Threat
CL 221/222
Week 5
Mar 27
2:00 - 4:30
Micro-Aggressions;
How to be an Ally
CL 221/222
Week 6
Apr 12
2:00 - 4:30
Additional Tools;
Compliance
TBD
Week 7
Apr 26
2:00 - 4:30
Elective #1
(Choose from 4 possible units on underrepresented groups)
TBD
Week 8
May 10
2:00 - 4:30
Elective #2
(Choose from 4 possible units on underrepresented groups)
TBD
Week 9
May 24
2:00 - 4:30
Elective #3
(Choose from 3 possible units on underrepresented groups)
TBD
May 29 or 31Graduation and Reception 

Cost: Free

Previous applicants who were not selected should submit a new application if they would like to be considered. Past successful applicants addressed each of the personal statement questions, including how they would incorporate diversity and inclusion work into their current role, spoke to their career goals at UCSF, and expressed an interest in bringing their learning back to their unit and/or department.