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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