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5 Free online courses on inclusion and diversity

Leading for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education

Leading for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education is an online course offered by the University of Michigan. An intermediate-level course, the class focuses on why inclusion is vital in post-secondary institutions and how leadership has and can further help to make these settings more inclusive. The class lasts for 5 weeks and is presented through a series of videos and accompanying reading. Each week, students must complete a graded assignment to show mastery of the concepts taught in the module.

Those who receive passing grades on all assignments will successfully pass the course and can receive a verified certificate of completion for a small fee.

Gender and Sexuality: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Gender and Sexuality: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace is an online course offered by the University of Pittsburgh. The class can be beneficial for anyone who wants to understand issues related to sex, gender, sexuality, and LGBTQIA rights in the work place, so that they can foster and champion diversity and inclusion in their places of business. Lasting for four weeks, the class is presented as a series of videos and related reading. The professor assigns graded case studies and exercises each week as well. To pass the course, students must receive a passing grade on each of these assignments.

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is an online course offered by the ESSEC Business School. The class is geared toward human resource professionals and managers who want to get a better understanding of what diversity is, how it benefits businesses and what can be done to foster it in various types of business settings. A beginner course, the class requires no previous educational experience. Students should plan to spend 2 hours per week over four weeks watching the course videos and completing reading assignments and short graded exercises, quizzes and essays. Individuals who pass every graded assignment will pass the class.

Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work

Diversity and Social Justice in Social Work is an online course offered by the University of Michigan. Intended for individuals who are currently working in the field of social work or who are enrolled in graduate-level justice work programs, the class focuses on how social workers can engage diversity in their practices and champion human rights, social justice, and economic justice throughout their work. The class lasts for 8 weeks and requires 8 to 10 hours of study per week, as it is an advanced-level course. Videos, reading assignments and graded essays and activities are included in the challenging curriculum.

Inclusive Leadership

Inclusive Leadership is an online program offered by Catalyst Workforce specifically for women in leadership roles within companies. The program is a series of three courses: Get Beyond Work-Life Balance, Leading with Effective Communication and Becoming a Successful Leader. By the end of the program, students will be in a better position to motivate subordinates of a wide range of backgrounds. Each class lasts for four weeks and will require 1 to 2 hours of study time per week to watch videos, read assigned essays and articles and complete graded assignments, quizzes and essays. Students who pass all three classes will receive a verified certificate of completion at the end of the program.

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