The Journey Starts With You: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Advancement
Who Should Take This Course:
This course is intended for individuals from all advancement disciplines and educational settings. This includes professionals working in colleges and universities, foundations, and independent schools.
Individuals who fit into the following career levels may benefit the most from this course:
Level 2: Emerging Early Career. Individuals in career level 2 are developing technical, explicit knowledge in their chosen specialty and growing their skills in the CASE Competencies.
Level 3: Practicing/Maturing Mid-Career. Individuals in career level 3 are working on achieving fluency in all aspects of advancement, as well as growing their leadership skills and gaining a deeper understanding of ethics.
Level 4: Senior/Experienced Mid-Career. Individuals in career level 4 are developing a deep expertise in their discipline and expanding their understanding of other disciplines.
Level 5: Expert Seasoned Professional: Individuals in career level 5 are developing an understanding of the role advancement plays in executing higher-level institutional strategy.
About Each Module:
Language is not neutral, and in order to ensure a productive learning experience, we will start by defining key terms and expectations.
Module 1: Social Identities
Social identities are foundational to the work of Advancement because they are a key component of how individuals navigate the world. To continue connecting with and serving an increasingly diverse populations, it is critical that you first understand how your own and others' social identities shape values, beliefs, and participation.
In module one, you will learn how to:
- Recognize how social identities shape your own and others' experiences in the workplace
- Analyze your own social identities and how they shape your bias and actions
Module 2: Belonging
One of our greatest human needs is a need to belong, and this is reflected in the groups we become a part of. The ability to successfully navigate a variety of groups, which you may or may not be a part of, is critical to creating opportunities for DEIB in Advancement.
In module two, you will learn how to:
- Recognize how in and out groups influence behaviors and feelings
- Evaluate how you show up in in and out groups
Module 3: Difficult Conversations
To truly grow in your DEIB journey, you must be willing to be vulnerable and seek out multiple points of view. This personal journey will inevitably include uncomfortable moments and difficult conversations, but it is through this community building and perspective-taking that you will continue to grow.
In module three, you will learn how to:
- Build out your DEIB support team
- Recall and practice strategies for engaging in difficult conversations
Benefits of Participation
- Upon completion of this course, receive a certificate and badge
- Grow your DEIB capacity
How to access this course
This course will be released in March of 2023, and will be accessible on-demand through the CASE Learning Center 24/7 for one year from the date of purchase. When the course is released, you will receive an email with instructions for accessing it.
Early bird pricing is available until March 31, 2023.