Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Social Evolution

Realize the true promise of diversity, equity and inclusion — in yourself, in your organization, in your community — by developing a deeper understanding of the language and legacy of race and ethnicity. According to a McKinsey and Company Study, organizations with a diverse and inclusive workforce are 35% more likely to have above-average profit margins.

We have launched a new noncredit Certificate Program, which will create a shared understanding based on terminology, general cultural context, as well as determining how and what communities and workplaces can do to be more inclusive, equitable and multicultural.

About the Certificate Program

Eight Week Modules

Cost: $799 | Register Today!
Space is limited


In the DEI Certificate Program, we will discuss the complexities of cultural and societal biases and how they manifest in our conversations, interactions, and engagement with workplaces and community. Over the course of eight weeks, you will gain a deeper understanding of the language, ramifications, and short-and long-term outcomes of these biases. We will be examining culture regarding class, race, sexuality, ability, and gender specifically. We will explore two identities more thoroughly, relating to classism and socioeconomic realities and mental health and illness. We will review the content and concepts across identities and how they may present themselves at work, in organizations and communities of diverse people. You will be provided with an understanding of the structures in place that create group dynamic, group thinking and culture of and around inclusion and exclusion. You will also develop a DEI project action plan for how you might create a change needed in your particular work, organization or community.
The program also includes five virtual/live sessions which will provide opportunities to further your consideration and discussion about identities and topics of interest as well as engage in deeper dive conversations. Participants must attend a minimum of two of the optional one-hour sessions and are welcome and encouraged to attend all. The program will conclude with a mandatory 90-minute virtual/live panel discussion with experts doing DEI work. 

Who Should Attend?
  • HR professionals
  • Business and government executives and leaders
  • Managers
  • Team leaders
  • Parents
  • Nonprofit and community leaders
  • Citizen
What Do Past Participants Have to Say?
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"This program is amazing!  I have already learned so much I am using in my job."

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Heather Fleetwood
Senior Director Talent Development
Ultimate Medical Company, Tampa, FL
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“I want to pull in leaders from different organizations and communities that may be underrepresented. Anyone that has a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion.”

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Stacey Groll
Assistant to the Mayor
Manitowoc, WI
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"This program  was an excellent learning experience that made me reevaluate my ways of engaging with the troubled waters of racism, sexism, ableism, and a full range of 'isms' that need reexamination in the harsh light of day.

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Judith Swift
Coastal Institute
Narragansett, RI


Module Schedule

Virtual/Live Discussion
12-1/1:30 p.m. CST
Topic Session Content Hours
SUMMER 2022:
April 25
Understanding Unconscious Bias
  • Unconscious bias what is it, what does it look like, impact 
  • Explain classism and classicists 
  • Consider class changes and reality over lifetime
  • Classism and unconscious bias in the workplace and community 
  • Discussion Board/ Assignments/Q&A
SUMMER 2022:
May 2
60 minutes
Option 1 of 4

May 3
12-1 p.m. CST
Skills for Inclusive and Exclusive Conversations
  • Inclusive vs Exclusive 
  • Explain racism and racists 
  • Racism and inclusive vs exclusive workplace conversations 
  • Discussion Board/ Assignments/Q&A
SUMMER 2022:
May 9


Understanding Micro-Aggression (Meso and Macro Aggression, Insults and Assaults)
  • Micro-Mesa-Macro aggression 
  • Sexuality, Heterosexism and heterosexist 
  • Sexuality and micro-mesa-macro aggression in the workplace 
  • Discussion Board/ Assignments/Q&A 
SUMMER 2022:
May 16
60 minutes
Option 2 of 4

May 17
12-1 p.m. CST
Equity and Equality - Workplace Demographics
  • Equity and equality in the workplace 
  • Sexism, cis-sexism and sexist cis-sexist 
  • Sexism, cis-sexism, equity, and equality in workplace 
  • Discussion Board/ Assignments/Q&A
SUMMER 2022:
May 23

Building multicultural environments - cultural humility
  • Diverse, multicultural environments
  • Ableism and ableist
  • Ableism and multiculturalism
  • Mental health: anxiety, depression, PTSD and bipolar disorder
  • Discussion Board/ Assignments/Q&A
SUMMER 2022:
May 30
60 minutes
Option 3 of 4

May 31
12-1 p.m. CST
Playing and working well together: managing a multigenerational workforce
  • Multigenerational workforce
  • Ageism and ageist
  • Ageism and working together
  • Management of change
  • Discussion Board/ Assignments/Q&A
SUMMER 2022:
June 6
60 minutes
Option 4 of 4

June 7
12-1 p.m. CST
Embedding respect and DEI into organizational culture
  • Respect vs. tolerance
  • Religion, faith and spirituality
  • Belief, values and respect
  • Focus on DEI Action Plan
  • Discussion Board/ Assignments/Q&A
SUMMER 2022:
June 13
90 minutes

June 14
12-1:30 p.m. CST

* Live Panel of Experts Discussion *
Allyship and resilience

* Final Action Plans Due *
  • Allyship and resilience building
  • Everyone invited
  • Aggression and stereo types
  • Embedding and building respect
  • DEI Action Plan
  • Discussion Board/ Assignments/Q&A

Next Steps

The program cost for all eight weeks is $799. The digital badge will be issued based on attendance and completion of weekly work and assignments. Now enrolling for Spring 2022. Space is limited. Registration deadline: Friday, April 20, 2022.

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The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate program has been instrumental in helping me develop my organization’s DE&I strategy. I was pleasantly surprised that this course took a thoughtful and nuanced approach to the subject of DE&I and shared practical suggestions that could immediately be implemented in the workplace. I would recommend this program to anyone seeking to deepen their knowledge of DE&I. 

Jenise Ogle
Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Multicultural Impact
New York, NY

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Upon completion of the program, participants will receive an exclusive UW-Green Bay Digital Badge (also known as micro-credentialing). A Digital Badge is a micro-credential that validates an accomplishment, mastery of a skill or competency a learner has earned. This badge gives you a distinct competitive edge in the job market.

Instructor Bio
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Reverend Lex Cade-White is Ethics and Mission and Spiritual Care Health Equity Manager at Advocate Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee. Lex is responsible for managing system-wide initiatives at the intersection of Advocate Aurora Health equity priorities and the strategic goals of Mission and Spiritual Care and the Ethics Program. She is a passionate advocate for health equity and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), with professional expertise in health disparities around race, gender, and sexuality. Rev. Lex has taught, trained, and facilitated DEI work throughout the United States, including providing education for non-profits, churches, colleges and universities. She has led public sector municipality  work in DEI across Wisconsin, including in Green Bay, Door County, and with Sheboygan County Health and Human Services. Rev. Lex is responsible for the creation of the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay Continuing Education Diversity Equity and Inclusion certificate program where, over the past year, she has taught over 200 professionals from 23 states. Rev. Lex is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and a board-certified chaplain. Rev. Lex has a bachelor’s in Psychology and Religion from Mount Holyoke College, Master of Divinity from the Episcopal Divinity School, and Master of Public Health from Chamberlin University.

Virtual Panelists TBD

If you have any questions about the certificate program or would like organizational group pricing, please contact Teri Zuege Halvorsen, Executive Regional Manager, Continuing Professional Education