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BUILD Diversity Certificate

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity is pleased to sponsor BUILD, a professional development diversity certificate available to all DePaul University faculty and staff. BUILD provides participants with the "building blocks to an inclusive campus" by:

Building multicultural competencies
Understanding differences and how they impact the workplace
Inclusive excellence
Leveraging Diversity and building Leadership capacity
Developing measures of success

The BUILD Diversity Certificate program reflects DePaul University's commitment to create a learning culture that values diversity and inclusion. The certification program helps participants develop cultural competencies, offering the tools necessary for linking diversity to organizational and work performance, and connecting the university's Vincentian mission of dignity and respect for all individuals to our core operating business principles. This program may be completed within 18 months, and offers a full range of required and elective courses.

Curriculum

Level 1

The Level 1 Diversity Certificate requires completion of six required courses, three electives and a written 7- to 10-page reflection paper.

Required Courses:
  • BUILD Principles and Foundations (Webinar)
  • Best Practices in Recruitment of a Diverse Workplace
  • Best Practices in Retention of a Diverse Workplace
  • Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity
  • Diversity in Action
  • Legal Foundation of Diversity
Level 2

The Level 2 Diversity Certificate requires six required courses, five electives and completion of a Capstone Project and paper.

Required Courses:
  • BUILD Principles and Foundations (Webinar)
  • Best Practices in Recruitment of a Diverse Workplace
  • Best Practices in Retention of a Diverse Workplace
  • Capstone
  • Legal Foundation of Diversity
  • Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity
Sample Electives (for both Level 1 and Level 2)
  • Disability: From Classroom to Work
  • Serving Undocumented Students at DePaul
  • Micro-aggressions and their Impact in the Workplace
  • Religious Diversity in the Workplace
  • Safe Zone Allies Workshop

Length

All required and elective courses may be completed within 18 calendar months.


For further information, email DiversityCertificate@depaul.edu.‚Äč