The College of Liberal Arts is working to build and extend institutional capacity by sponsoring 10 people (faculty and staff) to become racial equity practitioners through the Courageous Conversations Practitioner Certification Program. Please register here by December 2nd.
This opportunity grows out of the work and collaboration started between the University Office of Human Resources and Courageous Conversations—a consulting firm that provides training for racial equity leaders.
This past year, Courageous Conversations has helped the HR Leads and HR community at the University to understand how to approach conversations about race by:
- understanding themselves and empathizing with others;
- establishing a common language; and,
- enduring when faced with difficulty.
Through this program, participants will gain skills and confidence to engage in discussions about race and create action plans that examine and address institutionalized cultures and structures that promote racial disparities.
The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts is interested in building on these efforts and increasing our capacity to have these conversations and do this work. The timeline for this opportunity is quite quick.