Champion Professional Development and Certificate Program

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2020 Program Summary

Below is a graph demonstrating knowledge gained by learners in the 2019 Cohort of Champions by program topic. The top three topics in which learners have increased their knowledge include: Impostor Syndrome (93%), LGBTQ issues (52%) and Change Management (51%).


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Personal testimonials

  • "I learned so much and am trying to put it into practice. As a cis-gendered white male, the active bystander information was very helpful and challenging. I am learning to use techniques outlined to challenge prejudiced comments that I hear."
  • "I enjoyed participating in the D&I Champion program, as it provided me with tools and resources on a variety of diversity topics. I learned a lot and feel I have the knowledge to share, teach, and start conversations with others."
  • "Thanks to the D&I team for bringing awareness to intersectional experiences in our campus environment. Institutions of learning must not only acknowledge demographic disparities, but be willing to challenge inequities with thoughtful approaches."