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 (Making the Case for Cultural Competency, Identity Expression, Cross-Cultural Problem Solving & Taking the Next Steps) and submission of journal reflections for each workshop.

REQUIRED WORKSHOPS:

  • Cross-Cultural Problem Solving 11/5 & 4/21
  • Developing Inter-Group Relations 9/30 & 3/4
  • Identity Expression 9/10 & 2/4
  • Taking the Next Steps 12/3 & 4/15

ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS:

  • BaFa BaFa  11/13 (2:30-4 pm) & 2/5 (2:30-4 pm)
  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling [WLC] 3/5
  • Creating Inclusive Environments 10/9 & 2/12
  • Dumb Things We Say and Why We Say Them 11/11
  • Global Leadership: What Happens There Matters Here 4/11
  • Media Literacy: Mass Media and Our Socio-Cultural... 8/22
  • Navigating Through Guyland 3/26
  • Safe Zone Training 10/3 & 4/10
  • Sexual Harassment 11/19
  • Social Justice Series:
    - Confronting Poverty Wages & Worker Deaths 9/23
    - Democracy at Risk in America? Panel Discussion 9/17
    - Getting Real About Race in Education 10/7
    - Genocide After the Holocaust 11/6
    - Giving a Global Voice to Emancipation 1/20
    - God Grew Tired of Us 11/13
    - Mass Imprisonment in the United States 11/18
    - Obamacare 11/21
    - Picking Cotton 12/4
    - Starpower 1/28
    - Taking Action Once You Know: Anthropology...9/18
    - The Significance and Insignificance of...9/18
    - Women's Issues in Social Justice [WLC] 3/5
  • The Baby Mall Game: Will $ Make a Difference 11/20 & 2/19
  • The Privilege Walk 10/16
  • The Role of Student Organizations in Promoting the Values of Diversity and Community 9/20
  • Who Was Fortune? 1/20
 

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