The Diversity & Inclusion Council is proud to introduce the Florida State University Diversity & Inclusion Certificate. The certificate creates an opportunity for faculty and staff to explore strategic areas around diversity and to learn more about the ways in which they can assist in creating a welcoming and inclusive campus for all. The Diversity & Inclusion Certificate is a partnership between the Center for Leadership & Social Change, Human Resources and other diversity-related offices and programs across the university.
Upon completing required core sessions, electives and submission of the Theory to Action Project, email the completion form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants must have their supervisor's approval to attend classes if they occur during the employee's regular working hours. For additional program information, contact the Office of Training and Organizational Development at email@example.com, 850-644-8724.
The FSU Diversity & Inclusion Program requirements are:
This online course introduces participants to the purpose and goals of the FSU Diversity & Inclusion Certificate. The Introduction & Certificate Overview presentation provides information about the program, program requirements as well as various resources you will be interacting with during your experience. This online course site will also serve as a repository for non-certificate elective and Theory to Action Project submissions. (PDDI01)
This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of multiculturalism and cultural competence within the broad context of higher education. This session will focus on enhancing our awareness, knowledge and skills in the area of multicultural competence in order to work more effectively with diverse student, faculty and staff populations. Our university's efforts related to diversity will be discussed and participants will explore the connection between multicultural competency and their professional role at the university. (PDDI02)
The purpose of this workshop is to explore cultural competence as it relates to the administrative, management, and leadership tasks common throughout our campus environment. Participants will reflect on how diversity influences leadership, planning, and teamwork in their areas. The multicultural competencies associated with meaningful and culturally relevant services are identified, and strategies for developing these competencies are explored. (PDDI03)
This workshop will focus on exploring the awareness, knowledge and skills required by instructors and faculty in their central roles as educators in transforming higher education through teaching and research. During the session participants will explore recommendations related to multicultural competence in research and teaching, curricular transformation, and assessment. (PDDI04)
Elective sessions are offered to provide an opportunity for faculty, administrators, and staff to explore specific areas of interest or gaps in understanding in an effort to deepen specialized knowledge in this professional development experience. Certificate Electives are developed in collaboration with academic and administrative departments on campus, as well as community organizations that specialize in areas that incorporate diversity and inclusion strategies. In addition to Certificate Electives, there are also Additional Electives located on and off campus. These additional electives include the Social Justice Ally Training, as well as attending professional conferences and various community speakers and training workshops that cover topics that include diversity and/or inclusion themes. Additional Electives require the submission of a non-certificate elective form located in the D&I Intro & Overview Course Materials.ADA: Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act: Learn how to navigate through the minefields of employment law by examining issues related to Disability Law at the Federal, State, and University Policy level. Participants will gain an understanding of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and what constitutes discrimination against a person with a disability. (COADA2 or COADAO)