Take Foundations of Equity certificate training online or in person; next class is June 7

The City Coordinator’s Office of Equity and Inclusion offers all City employees a new series of five classes to foster workplace equity and inclusion. Get tools and strategies to help City workplaces value, respect and leverage diversity more. Take all five classes to earn the Foundations of Equity certificate.

The next class begins Tuesday, June 7. Attend the class in person, or sign up to take it live online through Lync or Skype for Business. You’ll need headphones to hear the instructor if you take the class online; you’ll be able to interact with the instructor and other students online through chat.

If you have questions about the Foundations of Equity classes or certificate, email Joy Marsh Stephens. If you have any technical issues with the online class, contact the IT Service Desk at 612-673-2525 or ITServiceDesk@minneapolismn.gov.

Class topics and schedule

Topics

Schedule

What are microinequities and how do they impact the workplace?

  • 2-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017
    Doty Board Room, Minneapolis Central Library.

Can we really work together – generational differences at work.

  • 2-3:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 7, 2016
    Doty Board Room, Minneapolis Central Library.
  • 10-11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 3, 2017
    Doty Board Room, Minneapolis Central Library.

How will increasing diversity affect my job?

  • 10-11:30 a.m., Friday, July 8, 2016
    Room 132, City Hall.
  • 2-3:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    Doty Board Room, Minneapolis Central Library.

What is marginalization?

  • 2-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016
    Doty Board Room, Minneapolis Central Library.
  • 10-11:30 a.m., Friday, April 7, 2017
    Doty Board Room, Minneapolis Central Library.

How does unconscious bias affect my workplace engagement and performance? 

  • 10-11:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 7, 2016
    Room 132, City Hall.
  • 2-3:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, 2017
    Doty Board Room, Minneapolis Central Library.

Each class is 90 minutes. Commonsense Consulting@Work provides the training.

Register to attend

Sign up now to attend all five classes in COMET:

  1. Visit COMET.
  2. Click “Find Learning.”
  3. Click “Career Development and Personal Effectiveness.”
  4. Click “Equity and Inclusion.”
  5. Scroll through the list of offerings to find each class.
  6. Enroll to take each class either in person or live online.

Published May 18, 2016

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