EDI for Higher Education Administrators
Foundational frameworks and strategy of equity, diversity, and inclusion for academic organizations
- 550 Canadian dollars$550
- Zoom Online Meetings
This 3-week certificate course (2 hours per session) is for individuals with an interest in developing EDI knowledge and skills to be able to provide strategic support to institutional and organizational initiatives that advance diversity efforts and build more equitable and inclusive environments. Session 1: Foundations of EDI Introduction to the historical, social, and political frameworks of oppression and marginalization of underrepresented groups. Key definitions and concepts of EDI frameworks. Participants will become familiar with the language of EDI and how to apply it to the work. Session 2: EDI Evaluation and Assessment Strategies We will examine the concept of climate and learn about the process for the development of EDI climate surveys, the sensitivities associated with the collection of EDI data through various survey methods, and considerations for the evaluation and reporting of the results. We will also review examples and how to deduce recommendations from the outcomes. Session 3: EDI Strategic Planning and Sustainability This session will provide foundational aspects of the processes that are required for the effective assessment of EDI, stakeholder engagement, and implementation of the final plan. We will also provide participants with strategies to embed EDI in institutional strategic plans. This final session will bring together all the skills from the former sessions and participants will be provided with tools and resources in the monitoring and evaluation, policy review, ongoing training, and demographic survey best practices that will sustain an equitable and inclusive environment.