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New certificate program at UWGB addresses diversity, equity and inclusion

Posted at 11:03 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 12:03:19-05

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has a goal with its new certificate program: Give everyone a voice.

The new noncredit Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate Program launches this month at UWGB. The goal of the program is to promote social evolution in workplaces, organizations and communities, the school says.

The program is being offered at two levels, both of which are 100% online. Level 1 offers courses which address the multi-facets of diversity and privilege. It also offers a live online discussion and Q&A of workplace conversations, as well as a panel discussion with experts in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The Level 2 program will encompass a deeper dive into DEI and how to make it central to your culture, including the development of a functional project to implement in the workplace or community, the school explains in a news release.

Lead instructor for the program is Reverend Lex Cade-White, hospital chaplain at Advocate Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee and community minister affiliated with Ebenezer UCC in Sheboygan. Cade-White has facilitated dialogues and conversations in communities and congregations about race, class, gender and spirituality for more than 10 years. Also included in the program are panel experts Lisa Koenecke, founder of Inclusion Ally, and Stacie Christian, Ph.D., Director of Inclusive Excellence and the Pride Center at UW-Green Bay.

Reverend Cade-White says she hopes the program will “help people think more crucially and intentionally about how to create a safer space for work, organizations and community.”

Click here to learn more about the program.