This course provides employers and employees with engaging opportunities to explore, examine and assess how they identify themselves to the world, how biases and misconceptions interfere with understanding others around them, and what systems limit diversity, inclusion, and equity. Throughout the course participants will respond to the content and reflect on how it has influenced and impacted their perspectives, their personal interactions, and their professional relationships, while also focusing on our shared humanity.
Content is delivered via online self-paced modules, videos, articles, inquiry-based questions and assessments, as well as a one-hour remote live diversity orientation.
Participants will learn foundational terms such as diversity, equity, inclusion, racism, prejudice, discrimination, and bias.
Participants will consider where they are receiving messages about others and how those messages impact their interactions with others.
Participants will explore how intersections of identity traditionally have more or less power. They will examine where power corrupts justice and limits inclusion and how positive relations build community.
Participants will expand their understanding of diversity, traveling throughout the world to interact digitally with other cultures.
Participants will be able to embrace the humanity of others and choose new avenues to invite dialogue.
Based on course content, participants will be asked to share their reflections, takeaways, and action items going forward
Schedule and Completion Time
1 hour remote course orientation: October 22, 2021 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM.
3 hours of self-paced online modules
Total: 4 instructional hours
Access to the course for 90 days
Moodle learning management system
Interactive Rise360 course modules
Scenario-based learning experience
Zoom orientation can be accessed remotely
Go to https://www.fitchburgstate.edu/academics/continuing-education/center-professional-studies/courses-equity-and-social-change/exploring-complexity-culture-and-bias-workplace to register.
* Exploring the Complexity of Culture...
Date and Time
Friday Oct 22, 2021Saturday Jan 22, 2022
October 22, 2021, 9am - 10 am (remote) with 3 hours of self-paced online modules. You have access to the course for 90 days.