UC Irvine Diversity Development Program
The Diversity Development Program celebrates the diversity that exists in the UCI community and focuses on the dynamics essential to a harmonious environment. Participants will have an opportunity to explore differences in background and identities and find common ground for supporting diversity and inclusion at UCI. This 25-hour certificate program underscores the importance of faculty and staff commitment to diversity, which has implications for recruitment and retention, patient satisfaction, supervisor effectiveness, employee morale and community development.
The program is interactive, and includes exercises designed to promote full participation. Program content and skill building activities include:
Participants in the program may expect to:
The program addresses:
A diverse group of staff, faculty, students, and administrators from UCI and other institutions, representing years of successful experience in diversity and/or human relations, present the program.
The program consists of ten morning sessions, 9:00 am to 11:30 am, offered every other Wednesday from January through May. Please see the schedule for dates and topics of this year's program.
The program is open to all UCI faculty and staff, regardless of job classification. In an effort to enrich the personal experiences and interpersonal interactions of each participant, a limited number of applicants will be selected each year. Each participant must commit to attend each session, and obtain the appropriate release time for the program. A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the program. Program alumni will have the opportunity to contribute to future program planning efforts.
This program is FREE to all UCI faculty and staff. To apply, complete the online application or call the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at (949) 824-5594 for an application form.
Application deadline for the 2016 program is November 15, 2015. UCI employees are welcome to apply throughout the year for the following year's program, or check back in October for the updated program dates.