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.

  • 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.

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.

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
Week 10
Dec 5
Graduation and ReceptionFaculty Alumni House
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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.