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, and Taking the Next Steps), and submission of journal reflections for each workshop.

REQUIRED WORKSHOPS:

  • Cross-Cultural Problem Solving...11/2 & 3/1
  • Developing Inter-Group Relationships...9/28& 2/9
  • Identity Expression...9/21 & 1/26
  • Taking the Next Steps...12/7 & 4/5

ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS:

  • BaFa BaFa... 12/1 & 4/6
  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling...3/2
  • Building an Awareness of Unintentional Discrimination... 10/26
  • Creating and Leading Inclusive Environments...9/30 & 2/24
  • Diaspora Times Two...10/21
  • Dumb Things People Say & Why We Say Them?...2/16
  • Find Your Inner Activist..10/7
  • Giving a Global Voice to Emancipation...1/18
  • Global Leadership: Why What Happens There, Matters Here... 4/13
  • Intersectionality and LGBTQ Identitites...2/29
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service...1/18
  • Mass Imprisonment in the United States...11/30
  • Media Literacy: Mass Media &…Socio-Cultural Learning...11/11
  • Oxfam Hunger Banquet... 2/29
  • Revisiting Transculturalism...10/19
  • Safe Zone Training...10/29 & 3/23
  • Sexual Harassment: What Leaders Need to Know... 10/6 & 2/25
  • Superpowers Across the Planet...10/20
  • The Baby Mall Game: Will $ Make a Difference...12/2 & 2/17
  • The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions...11/18
  • The Privilege Walk...10/14
  • The Role of Student Organizations in Promoting the Values of Diversity...10/1
  • The Significance & Insignificance of Native American Treaties...11/20
  • Transgender 101...11/9
  • Women’s Issues in Social Justice 3/2
  • Worlds in Translation: the Future Lies in Comparison 9/23
 

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