75% of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension and the culture sector now accounts for 6.1% of the global economy. The United Nations reports that creative and cultural industries (CCI) generate annual revenues of US$ 2,250 billion and nearly 30 million jobs worldwide, employing more people aged 15 to 29 than any other sector. To improve diversity, achieve equity, and foster inclusion one must be intentional, consistent, and courageous.
Diversity, Equity, and inclusion (DEI) is not just a phrase; each word speaks to distinct values.
Diversity: The representation of different and unique identities, characteristics, experiences, and perspectives.
Equity: Giving everyone what they need to succeed by increasing access, resources, and opportunities for all, especially those who are underrepresented and have been disadvantaged.
Inclusion: A welcoming culture in which differences are celebrated and everyone is valued and respected.
The classes in this certificate must be taken in the below order:
- What is DEI
- Inclusive Communication
- DEI and Organizational Success
UCLP 194- What is D.E.I.?
Understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to the professional success of any individual or team. This Unit will differentiate diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. In addition, we will discuss how these phenomena show up in the workplace and impact our interactions with others. Students will be able to define and describe various challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
UCLP 195- Inclusive Communication
Respectable communication in the workplace encourages a cohesive collaborative environment, prevents inefficiencies, and ensures the right information gets to the right person at the right time. This unit will explore how communication differs across cultures. In addition, students will come to understand how communication can impact relationships with others in both positive and negative ways.
UCLP 196- D.E.I. and Organizational Success
Diverse organizations are found to be more creative, more productive, have higher levels of employee engagement, and experience lower rates of attrition. Diversity is also shown to return higher profits. This unit will guide students in an understanding of why diversity, equity, and inclusion are important to organizational success. Students will learn to appreciate and work effectively with diverse groups, confront unconscious biases that hinder workplace inclusion, and identify essential factors that contribute to an inclusive workplace environment.