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Equity-Minded Leadership Certificate

The Equity-Minded Leadership Certificate is designed to provide a foundation in concepts of identity, power, intersectionality, and action. Participation will empower students to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in their communities.

Change, even on small-scale levels, is impactful in a large way. Students can apply the knowledge and skills developed through this certificate to their cultural clubs, Greek organizations, residence halls, campus employment, athletic teams, academic departments, and more.

Upon completion of the program, participants will:

  • Understand the value of and effective strategies for allyship;
  • Develop intrapersonal (e.g., self-awareness, etc.) and interpersonal (e.g., communication, etc.) inclusive leadership skills;
  • Gain skills and knowledge necessary for career preparedness;
  • Recognize intersectional and cross-cultural perspectives;
  • Practice conflict resolution skills;
  • Contribute to dialogue about campus climate;
  • Share testimonials about their experiences on campus;
  • Engage in opportunities to teach and develop facilitation skills

The Equity-Minded Leadership Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the required workshops and four elective workshops:

The Basics: Understanding Social Identity

  • Foundations in Social Identity  (required)
  • Intragroup/Caucus dialogues 
  • Equity-Minded Leadership Identity Development 

Intersectionality and Power

  • Developing Intergroup Relationships (required)
  • Trans 2.0: Gender Privilege, and Misconceptions 
  • Black & Queer: Understanding our Culture, Contributions, and Struggles 

Allyship and Action

  • Equity vs. Equality (required)
  • Being an Ally vs. Being an Accomplice 
  • Cultivating Community 
  • Green Dot 

Capstone: Application to Leadership Allyship and Action

  • Practices and Application in Equity-Minded Leadership (required)

The Basics: Understanding Social Identity

Intersectionality and Power

Allyship and Action

Capstone: Application to Leadership