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Thinking Strategically about DEI in Organizations

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Thinking Strategically about DEI in Orgs

The School of Continuing & Professional Studies is offering CPST 365 Advanced Special Topics: Thinking Strategically about DEI in Organizations, an 8-week session asynchronous fully online course taught by Dr. Dianne Dawson Daniels, during the Spring II session running from March 9 through May 4, 2024.

Experiential Seminar

As part of creating an environment that is inclusive and equitable, organizations must think strategically. It is not enough to understand bias or disparities and pledge to create initiatives, programs and do trainings on topics that are current or top-of-mind.  Developing a strategy for sustainable change has the potential to create organizational cultures that thrive because of its inclusive and equitable nature.  Utilizing principles of Strategy, Organizational Change Management, and effective Leadership practices, organizations have the potential to drive sustained change in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practices, meeting organizational goals.

What You'll Learn

  • develop an understanding of strategic and systems thinking,
  • be exposed to DEI foundations, frameworks and models for DEI program development and implementation,
  • understand the importance of anchoring programs and plans with a strategic mindset,
  • explore approaches to influencing the strategic priorities of the organization.

Create a Strategic Plan

Participants are exposed to tools and frameworks that aid the development of a strategic DEI plan for an organization.  As an experiential seminar, participants have an opportunity to build the components to a strategic plan that can be further developed and implemented within an organization.  The seminar provides an opportunity for participants to broaden perspective, understand organizational differences, and leverage the knowledge of each cohort member during the process. 

 

Online Course

This course is an 8-week session, 3 credit hour, online course that is fully asynchronous. The course begins with the start of the Spring II session on March 9, 2024 and ends with the end of the session on May 4, 2024.

Who Should Register

This 3-credit hour asynchronous course is open to all:

  • SCPS students - have access to register now within LOCUS
  • Other LUC students - should work with their primary academic advisor to confirm that this course will work with your schedule and program of study. Requests to enroll can be submitted via the Non-SCPS Student Appeal request form.
  • All Others - Please contact the SCPS office, 312-915-6501 or scps@luc.edu, to learn more about enrolling in this course.

Those interested may contact the School of Continuing and Professional Studies Office, 312-915-6501 or scps@luc.edu, to learn more.

 

 

The School of Continuing & Professional Studies is offering CPST 365 Advanced Special Topics: Thinking Strategically about DEI in Organizations, an 8-week session asynchronous fully online course taught by Dr. Dianne Dawson Daniels, during the Spring II session running from March 9 through May 4, 2024.

Experiential Seminar

As part of creating an environment that is inclusive and equitable, organizations must think strategically. It is not enough to understand bias or disparities and pledge to create initiatives, programs and do trainings on topics that are current or top-of-mind.  Developing a strategy for sustainable change has the potential to create organizational cultures that thrive because of its inclusive and equitable nature.  Utilizing principles of Strategy, Organizational Change Management, and effective Leadership practices, organizations have the potential to drive sustained change in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practices, meeting organizational goals.

Those interested may contact the School of Continuing and Professional Studies Office, 312-915-6501 or scps@luc.edu, to learn more.