First cohort completes Shared Equity Leadership Certificate Program
by Jennifer Booz, Chief Diversity Officer |
Congratulations to the first group of graduates from the UAA Shared Equity Leadership (SEL) certificate program! Shared Equity Leadership is a model of equity promotion endorsed by the American Council of Education (ACE), and our accreditor, NWCCU. The model includes a.) an examination of one’s personal journey, b.) an examination of values and c.) practices integral to equity work. Graduates attended four collaborative sessions, in-person and via Zoom, as well as developed a final SEL project.
The first cohort of graduates included team leads from the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services office. Their final SEL projects include equitable policy review, SEL training for staff, mission/inclusiveness planning, deep-dive into SEL practices, equity gap service analysis, and more! Wow, talk about moving the needle!
The Shared Equity Leadership certificate program will be offered to all employees starting Fall 2022. The program can be completed as an individual, or as a team/employee workgroup. Look for more info to hit Green and Gold this summer or contact Chief Diversity Officer (and certificate facilitator) Jennifer Booz at email@example.com.
Pictured in photograph (L to R): Ben Shier, Chief Information Officer; Brian deZeeuw, Financial Services Director; Jeff Earle, Chief of Police; David Weaver, Executive Director Campus Services; Ahmbra Austin, Onboarding Manager; Tara Cavazos, VCAS Administrative Assistant; Ryan Buchholdt, Budget Office Director; Bill Jacob, Vice Chancellor Administrative Services; Kim Mahoney, Associate Vice Chancellor Facilities and Campus Services.
Not pictured: Justin Attenberry, Shared Services Director; Tim Edwards, Director of Safety.