Equity, Diversity and Inclusion | Learning Opportunities
In February, the College offered foundational courses focused on moving the College along the continuum of inclusivity by identifying, understanding and implementing human rights, equity, diversity and inclusion strategies, principles and processes into day-to-day work.
Each course builds on the other in terms of knowledge, skills and leadership and identifies promising practices in equity and inclusivity across organizations and sectors. The training offers opportunities to engage with peers, how to practically apply concepts and engage in self-reflection throughout the series.
We are now offering these courses virtually. The first course (EDI 101) is a prerequisite to the other courses.
Course 1: EDI 101 - Equity, Diversity and Inclusion | 9am-12pm
In this session, you will become acquainted with the terminology associated with equity, diversity and inclusion work. It is important that the course begins with a foundation in terminology so that we can communicate with a common language. While this may seem basic or elementary to some, it is the springboard upon which any other learning related to equity, diversity and inclusion, rest. The session considers the EDI context in Canada, including the legislative framework, and then specific to Mohawk College. Participants have an opportunity to consider their own personal identities and how those impact and are impacted by working at Mohawk College.
This course is available: July 8, July 14
Course 2: Inclusion at Mohawk | 9am-12pm
This course provides an understanding of the ways in which Mohawk College has advanced along the continuum of inclusion as an organization. Participants will consider Mohawk’s history and identify specific policies and procedures that have been put into place, throughout the years, in order to ensure Mohawk provided a safe space for everybody on campus. Further, participants will consider Mohawk’s current and future commitments to equity and inclusion, and their responsibilities therein.
This course is available: July 9, July 13
Course 3: Recognizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias | 9am-12pm
Recognizing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias allows participants to become familiar with the concept of unconscious bias and its ramifications to the workplace. The model outlines organizational strategies that can mitigate unconscious bias on the macro (organization-wide) and micro (person to person) levels. Participants are required to consider their own biases, and how those may manifest themselves in behaviours or actions in the workplace. Participants also consider strategies towards making bias-free decisions.
This course is available: July 22
To register for the above sessions, please visit the Events Calendar using My Learning.