Exploring the Complexity of Culture and Bias in the Workplace
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.
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
Social Justice Webinar Series
Online via Zoom | Free to Attend
Offered periodically throughout the year
Webinar 1: The Urgency of Social Justice
This webinar will address the importance of social justice and why we can no longer be bystanders in the face of injustice.
Webinar 2: Addressing Implicit Bias and Microaggressions
This webinar will define and explore the roots of implicit bias and microaggressions. There will be engaging videos, scenarios and other methods of learning to help deepen the understanding of these terms.
An Introduction to Cultural Competency for Educators
Offered twice a year. Contact the Center for Professional Studies for upcoming course dates.
Classrooms today are full of diversity - in population, resources and academic abilities. This course will assist pre-service teachers, current teachers and other professionals in their application of the depth and scope of various issues of multiculturalism affecting English language learners, public schools, and literacy in the United States today. The course will facilitate personal growth and understanding in the impact of equity and bias towards multicultural issues.
Supporting LGBTQIA and Gender Diverse Student in the K-12 Environment
Offered every fall
This course is an introduction into the challenges that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) students face in schools on a daily basis. By understanding terminology, historical context, and the preconceived notions we ourselves carry about the LGBTQIA+ community, we can begin to create intentional, inclusive, and supportive learning environments.
Intercultural Competency Training for Real Estate Professionals
Offered every spring
As North Central Massachusetts becomes more culturally diverse, Realtors are to effectively conduct business in a culturally competent way. When Realtors understand how language, heritage, and culture shape our communities, they can better serve their clients, build long-term relationships, participate fully in fair housing practices and benefit from continued referrals.