OnePCOM Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate 
Training for PCOM Employees

The OnePCOM Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Certificate provides employees with the tools and skills to advance DEI efforts at PCOM and in local communities.

This certificate program will assist faculty, staff and their respective departments to successfully contribute to the PCOM 2025 Strategic Plan as the College aims to further embed diversity, equity and inclusion in its curriculum, policies, processes and practices to advance student, faculty and staff performance and excellence in service to communities.

Program objectives

Participants who enroll in the DEI Certificate program will:

  • Gain experience in communicating across differences.
  • Develop skills to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in their department.
  • Acquire skills to lead effectively in a multicultural environment.
Certificate options

PCOM faculty and staff have three options to earn their DEI Certificate:

  1. Attend five workshops and two PCOM DEI speaker sessions.
  2. Enroll in PCOM's Unlearning Racism program (participants must attend all six sessions).
  3. Enroll in PCOM's Intergroup Dialogue Series (participants must attend all six sessions).

Participants must complete a final program evaluation form to obtain the certificate. If you plan to attend a program outside of the PCOM community, please email deicertificate@pcom.edu to ensure the program fits the DEI certificate guidelines.

Participants attend five workshops and two PCOM DEI speaker sessions to earn the DEI Certificate. Schedule and registration links are available in myPCOM. Examples of some of the workshops can be found below:

LGBTQIA Safe Space

PCOM faculty, staff and students are trained to become allies of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual/allied (LGBTQIA) persons. Participants are given the tools and resources to create safe environments for PCOM's LGBTQIA community members and visitors to the College. Learn more.

My role in DEI at PCOM and beyond

Everyone has a role in diversity, equity and inclusion at PCOM. This workshop will explore foundational language, your identities and experiences, and goal setting for incorporating DEI into your role at PCOM.

Allyship is a verb

Everyone has the opportunity to be an ally. Participants will learn what it means to be an actor, ally, and accomplice; explore strategies to be an advocate for change; practice strategies to be an active ally.

Unlearning Racism: Enhance Your Commitment to Equity and Social Justice

This program is a series of six facilitated sessions for staff and faculty to learn and unlearn together. It is a brave and supportive space to explore privilege and ways we can work to be better allies to Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC).

Participants must attend all six sessions to earn the DEI Certificate.

The full event schedule can be found in myPCOM.

Equity Intergroup Dialogue Series

Participants will engage in critical dialogue that aims to develop individual and collective skills, knowledge and capacity in the following areas: intergroup communication, social identities and strategic change.

We will explore topics such as racism, power privilege and intersectionality in the context of higher education with the ability to analyze and reflect on learning.

The full event schedule can be found in myPCOM.

Annual Report

The OnePCOM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Winter/Spring 2022 report identifies the actions participants took to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at PCOM.

DOWNLOAD ANNUAL REPORT

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect in the DEI workshops?

The certificate program workshops will be highly interactive virtual workshops. Participants are expected to engage in the workshop via chat, polls, breakout rooms and using their microphone.

How do I get credit for attending a workshop?

Participants will receive a poster to hang in their space to demonstrate their commitment to DEI at PCOM. Participants who attend and engage in the workshops will receive a badge to add to that poster. Complete the final program evaluation form to receive your certificate.

Is there a timeframe for completing the certificate?

There is no timeframe for completing the certificate program, but we recommend you complete the program within one year.

Will you provide credit for participating in past workshops?

The OnePCOM DEI Certificate workshops are newly developed. We will not provide credit for participating in past diversity workshops or programs.

I only want to attend a few of the workshops. Can I attend without working towards a certificate?

PCOM community members may attend the workshops without working towards the certificate.

How frequently will workshop sessions be offered?

Workshops will be hosted at least twice per month.

Who is this certificate intended for?

The certificate is intended for any staff and faculty across the PCOM community.

Is the Safe Space program part of the certificate program?

Yes, PCOM's LGBTQIA+ Safe Space training is offered as part of the certificate program. Participants who complete the Safe Space training will receive credit towards the OnePCOM DEI Certificate program as well as their Safe Space certificate.

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