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DEIA Allyship Certificate

Now more than ever, we need spaces to learn, spaces to push ourselves and each other, and spaces to practice new ways of doing social justice work. We also need spaces to meet others in this work so we can create a community that will sustain us for the long road ahead. To build space that supports our collective learning and community, Strategic Diversity Initiatives draws from decades of experience to offer the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Allyship Certificate Program.

This is a recurring series offered three times each year. If you are unable to attend all six workshops in one session, you can make up workshops in the following session.

2024 FALL Certificate Series

This certificate series includes the following six 90-minute virtual workshops.
All workshops are from 11:30 AM to 1 PM Central Time:

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Session 1: September 11

Beyond Diversity 101: Micro-inequities, Implicit Bias, and Moving toward Equity

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Session 2: September 18

Advancing Racial Equity: History, Context, Privilege

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Session 3: September 25th

Addressing Disability & Creating Access

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Session 4: October 2nd

Taking Up Space: The Roots and Implications of Sizeism

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Session 5: October 9th

Behind the Letters: Understanding LGBTQIA+ Identities

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Session 6: October 16th

Moving from Allyship to Leadership: Agency, Accessibility, and Emotional Intelligence

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Event Series DEIA Allyship Certificate

Session 1: Beyond Diversity 101: Micro-inequities, Implicit Bias, and Moving toward Equity

Description: Many of us have been involved with diversity training that focuses on cultural difference and respecting all perspectives. While this is a good start, we cannot move toward true equity in our workplaces, organizations, and personal relationships until we address historical and institutional inequality. In order to address the myriad ways that certain people […]

Get Tickets $225.00 – $1,500.00
Event Series DEIA Allyship Certificate

Session 2: Advancing Racial Equity: History, Context, Privilege

Description: Racial equity efforts are gaining momentum across many aspects of society, including in corporate, governmental, non-profit, educational, and faith community settings. Undertaking substantive and effective change around institutional and personal racism requires an understanding of the history and context of race in the U.S. This workshop provides the history and context necessary for recognizing […]

Get Tickets $225.00 – $1,500.00
Event Series DEIA Allyship Certificate

Session 3: Addressing Disability & Creating Access

Description: Many organizations are relatively new to understanding “disability” as an equity and diversity issue. But people with disabilities often face physical, programmatic, informational, and, especially, attitudinal barriers that limit their opportunities and access. In this workshop, we address the specific stereotypes and myths that surround disability and explore what it means to act as […]

Get Tickets $225.00 – $1,500.00

Event Series DEIA Allyship Certificate

Session 4: Taking Up Space: The Roots and Implications of Sizeism

Description: In a culture trained by centuries of sexism and racism to objectify women’s bodies, to privilege thinness, and to condemn fatness, the importance of celebrating and respecting fat bodies can be difficult for some to grasp. Social systems of sizeism and ableism deny fat bodies equal worth, access, and value. Outdated practices in the […]

Get Tickets $225.00 – $1,500.00
Event Series DEIA Allyship Certificate

Session 5: Behind the Letters: Understanding LGBTQIA+ Identities

Description: Diversity and inclusion efforts are increasingly addressing issues of gender identity and sexual orientation, requiring education around lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual identities and communities. In this workshop, we create opportunities to learn about the similarities and differences between these identities, how LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities are affected by stereotypes and […]

Get Tickets $225.00 – $1,500.00
Event Series DEIA Allyship Certificate

Session 6: Moving from Allyship to Leadership: Agency, Accessibility, and Emotional Intelligence

Description: As organizations continue to build practical knowledge around addressing microaggressions, minimizing implicit bias, and developing allies, it won’t be enough to just create as many allies and champions as possible.  Changing entrenched, biased systems and practices requires leadership at every level of an organization. And leadership around diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) will […]

Get Tickets $225.00 – $1,500.00