Opal Leadership Certificate

OPAL DIVERSITY AND CULTURAL COMPETENCY CERTIFICATE
The Opal Certificate is designed to help students recognize and understand that all environments are diverse and that diverse environments are complex and challenging, present a wealth of opportunity, and are constantly changing. Students will be introduced to the skill sets needed to be better able to address the challenges, as well as recognize and mine the opportunities that diversity presents. Upon completion of the program, the student will be: more comfortable working as a member of a diverse team; better able to recognize crosscultural barriers that can hinder communication; and less likely to make assumptions about others based on superficial traits and characteristics.

The Opal Certificate will be awarded upon completion of eight workshops, including the four required workshops (Cross-Cultural Problem Solving, Developing Inter-Group Relationships, Identity Expression & Taking the Next Steps) and submission of journal reflections for each workshop.

REQUIRED WORKSHOPS:

  • Cross-Cultural Problem Solving..................................................................................................11/3 & 3/3
  • Developing Inter-Group Relationships........................................................................................10/6 & 2/10
  • Identity Expression..........................................................................................................................9/22 & 1/27
  • Taking the Next Steps....................................................................................................................11/10 & 4/13

 

ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS:

  • BaFa BaFa ...................................................................................................10/30 & 2/5
    Breaking the Glass Ceiling.............................................................................3/4
    Dumb Things People Say & Why We Say Them?..........................................11/11
    Eric Alva: “The End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”..................................................9/24
    Genocide After the Holocaust........................................................................11/5
    Getting Real About Race in Education..........................................................10/7
    Giving a Global Voice to Emancipation.........................................................1/19
    Global Leadership: Why What Happens There, Matters Here......................4/8
    MacVittie Lecture with Dr. Ron E. Tappy......................................................11/18
    Mass Imprisonment in the United States.......................................................11/17
    Media Literacy: Mass Media &…Socio-Cultural Learning....................... .....10/22
    Navigating Through Guyland........................................................................11/18
    Negotiating Between the Common Good and Individual Choice...................12/4
    Oxfam Hunger Banquet................................................................................3/2
    Pearls of Wisdom: Lessons Learned from Perseverance.............................2/12
    Power Couples.............................................................................................3/4
    Safe Zone Training......................................................................................11/4 & 2/13
    Sexual Harassment: What Leaders Need to Know.......................................10/9 & 2/25
    Socialized for Change..................................................................................11/20
    Starpower ....................................................................................................2/4
    The Baby Mall Game: Will $ Make a Difference...........................................11/19 & 2/11
    The Privilege Walk......................................................................................10/15
    The Role of Student Organizations in Promoting the Values of (...)............ 9/18
    The Significance & Insignificance of Native American Treaties....................11/21
    What’s Culture Got to Do with It?.................................................................2/18
    Women’s Issues in Social Justice.................................................................3/4

 

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