Inclusive Leadership Certificate

The Inclusive Leadership Certificate (ILC), offered by the Center for Leadership and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, is a foundational program that will help you develop the attitudes, knowledge, and skills for inclusive leadership in an increasingly diverse world. Employers are looking for leaders who value & develop inclusive leadership skills. This is a perfect way to incorporate that competency into your leadership toolkit, meet people who share your interests, and contribute to making BGSU a more inclusive community. These sessions are foundational and aimed at providing introductory context to the multiple aspects of being an inclusive leader.  All voices, experiences, and perspectives are appreciated and welcome in our conversations.

Session 1: “Who Am I?”
This session focuses on allowing participants to critically reflect on aspects of their own identity, engage them in meaningful conversation about identity, and enhance their skills in discussing identity with others.
Session 2: “Me & You—Different Perspectives”
This session focuses on engaging participants in an open and honest discussion on privileged and underrepresented identities and provides participants with a safe space and practical examples to understand differences in individuals.
Session 3: “Intercultural Communication” This session focuses on helping participants understand the need to reflect on their own culture and how it impacts their view on others, helps participants recognize cultural differences, and shows how those differences effect communication.
Session 4: “Social Norms & Micro Aggressions” This session focuses on engaging participants in a discussion about ways to confront oppression, microaggressions, and other similar topics in a safe environment.
Session 5: “Power and Privilege” This session focuses on providing participants with a safe space to open up and discuss controversial topics, allow them to walk away with a better understanding of how power and privilege are manifested in society, and gives participants tools and knowledge to help confront examples of power and privilege.
Session 6: “Social Justice” This session focuses on teaching participants about the various components of social justice and how different approaches work together to create a better world.
Session 7: “Final Reflections” A summary session that covers all you have learned in previous sessions.

Fall 2016 Recipients

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