Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program
The UCSF Office of Diversity and Outreach is excited to announce the opening of the application period for the Winter 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Certificate program. This initiative is a training opportunity for staff and in alignment with the Chancellor’s priority on Equity and Inclusion.

The curriculum focuses on exploring foundational concepts essential to enhancing an inclusive work environment, through lecture, experiential activities, and independent learning activities.

The 4-month Certificate Program’s curriculum is designed for the adult learner to have a more self-directed approach to learning. Each curriculum unit has a required core reading assignment, and a number of supplemental readings, video clips, or audio clips to choose from based on learning preference (2 hours minimum for each unit).


Participants in the program may expect to:
  • Explore their own background, identities, values.
  • Examine mechanisms that lead to unconscious bias and stereotype threat.
  • Deepen their understanding of historical and institutionalized policies that continue to impact inequities for diverse populations.
  • Learn tools for decreasing bias and supporting a more inclusive climate for underrepresented minorities at UCSF.


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.

Faculty, Speakers & Presenters

The Certificate Program will be lead by Dr. Élida M. Bautista, Associate Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry. At UCSF, her research, teaching, and clinical work have focused on multicultural mental health issues, primarily with underserved populations presenting with chronic trauma.

Previously, Dr. Bautista was the Director of the Child & Adolescent Service Multicultural Clinical Training Program for 10 years. Dr. Bautista earned her B.A. in Psychology and Chicano Studies from Claremont McKenna College. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan.

Additionally a diverse group of UCSF staff, faculty, and administrators will also contribute to the program.


The Winter program will offer two sections of the program from late-January through late-May. Please select location/time that best suits your schedule:
  • Every other Tuesday from 2-4:30pm at Parnassus
  • Every other Thursday from 9-11:30am at ZSFG

This 4 month commitment includes:
  • 2.5 hours in-person sessions (2 times per month)
  • 2.5 hours of online independent learning in between sessions

Please see the Parnassus schedule and ZSFG schedule for exact dates and topics of this year's 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.


This program is FREE to all UCSF staff. Registration for the Winter program is closed. Registration information about future sessions will be posted here later.

Further Information

For more information contact, Dr. Élida M. Bautista.