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INSPIRE 3II3 C04 - EDIA for Emerging Professionals

Offering: Intersession 2024

Are you passionate about community and/or systemic equity? Interested in making a change, in school or your emerging workplaces? Does driving inclusion and diversity feel important to you in your professional and personal life? WELL, we have a course for you!

Welcome to What About Equity? Conversing with Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility (EDIA) for Emerging Professionals—a short intersession course designed to develop baseline knowledge on the fundamentals of EDIA. This course is much more creative than it seems; throughout we will be engaging in digital, reflective, and arts-based learning, where you will get the opportunity to engage in the principles and foundations of EDIA conversationally and through the creation of art, podcasts, and videos. By the end of this course, you will gain actionable and transferable knowledge, such as: EDIA statement writing, strategic planning and initiative building, and community analysis, so you can apply your learning to your personal and professional pursuits.

In this course, we will converse across terms and expressions of interpersonal and professional power and privilege, analyze equity issues specific to professional contexts and communities, and develop personal understandings of how to engage in equity focused leadership to drive organizational social change, relevant to your emerging professional and academic careers. This course was designed in recognition that many social and professional sectors such as business, health sciences, community organizing and grassroots work, engineering, research, social sciences and more, are asking emerging professional to think through and integrate EDIA into their personal and professional contributions to the workplace. As you are an emerging professional once you graduate, having foundational knowledge into the fundamentals of EDIA would offer you a competitive edge.

Pre requisites: None