Organizational Solutions for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Sense of Belonging

Professional Development
Academic Level
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This microcredential is best suited for professionals in mid-level and senior leadership roles. It provides you with strategies to create twenty-first century, culturally responsive workspaces which include high functioning diverse teams and improve diversity, equity, inclusion and sense of belonging  

This course is split into three modules:  

  1. Culturally Responsive Needs Assessment of Workplace Climate: Identify the best assessment strategies for understanding your organization's climate. You will be introduced to key assessment strategies which provide a representative context of organizational climate. You will learn proven techniques and practices for assessing the views, attitudes and sentiments of stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  2. Best Practices for DEIS Strategic Planning: Learn effective DEIS strategic planning methods that ensure measurable, meaningful and enduring organizational outcomes. You will be able to clearly differentiate actions from strategies and will gain the information needed to play a facilitative role in organizational DEIS development and positive change.
  3. Effective Diverse Talent Acquisition Strategies: Develop talent acquisition and recruiting strategies that help you realize your organization's aspirational talent acquisition goals. This session focuses on intentional, high-impact practices that are evidenced-based, measurable and enduring. After completing this course, you will have the tools to help you accomplish your diverse talent acquisition goals.

What are Microcredentials?

Whether you’re a current student or a working professional, microcredentials will help you develop new, relevant and demonstrable skills that can give you an edge in a competitive job market. 

Microcredentials at the University at Albany are a collection of courses and experiences that teach industry-aligned skills and competencies, which are documented by digital badges. 

Being able to clearly articulate your skills means you’ll be better positioned to bridge the gap between college and career, or between your current job and your dream job. You can also stack microcredentials into larger skillsets and credentials.

Our programs are developed using established faculty governance processes and endorsed by UAlbany, so the skills you learn are portable, meaningful and high quality. The programs are offered at the undergraduate or graduate level, or as an opportunity for continuing education. Many are conveniently offered online.