Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program

As the student and employee populations, constituents and community partners of Miami University are becoming more diverse, the university is committed to expanding its faculty and staff’s knowledge on issues of diversity and equity, enhancing cultural competencies, and strengthening the practice of inclusion to create a culture of belonging.

The 18-hour Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Certificate Program is designed to provide a valuable professional development opportunity for Miami faculty and staff to help increase individual aptitude and knowledge in foundational concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion, provide ongoing opportunities to build upon their capability to appreciate differing perspectives, and gain valuable skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive learning and professional environment at Miami.


The President's Office | Office of the Provost | Office for Institutional Diversity & Inclusion | Department of Human Resources

If you want to understand yourself, others, and the world in greater depth and from multiple perspectives, don't miss this professional development opportunity."
—2019 Pilot Participant

Program Requirements

Coursework includes the following:

  • Completion of Pre & Post Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Assessment
  • 5 Diversity & Inclusion Core Workshop sessions
  • 2 Certificate Elective sessions
  • 2 Miami Diversity & Inclusion events with reflection
  • Signature Experience Project
  • Evaluation of program

Upon completion of the program participants receive a Certificate of Completion.

How to Apply

Space is limited. There is no cost to participate in this certificate program.

Application Deadline: Friday, May 7, 2021

We are not accepting applications at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

My participation in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate Pilot 2019 has been incredibly rewarding personally and professionally. I feel more culturally competent and also better informed about the issues surrounding my own and others' potential biases. I want to celebrate difference, ensure inclusive spaces and promote equity on and off campus. And I feel more equipped to do that because of what I learned and experienced in the certificate program."
—2019 Pilot Participant

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Program Outcomes

Read more about past participants' experiences and how the certificate program builds the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) of employees

2019 Pilot Participants

Juan Carlos Albarran, Senior Lecturer, GIS-LAS
Jamie Anzano, Faculty & Director of Communications & Research, Project Dragonfly
Gabriella Bermudez, Academic Advisor, College of Arts & Sciences
Justin Bridges, Preservation Librarian, University Libraries
Ruchelle Dunwoody, Director, Intramurals & Summer Camps
Glenn Ellerbe, Technical Support Manager, Enrollment Management
Carrie Hall, Associate Teaching Professor, Psychology
Bennyce Hamilton, EdD., Faculty & Regional Director Multicultural Services
Jane Lance, Instructor, Dept. of Educational Psychology
Hannah Lebovitz, Sr. Personnel Technician, Academic Personnel Services
Sara Marzioli, PhD., Visiting Assistant Professor, French and Italian Studies
Zach Moore, Marketing Account Manager, Campus Services
Theresa Murphy, Director of Employment, Department of Human Resources
Keisha Norris, Academic Advisor, College of Engineering
Karen O'Hara, Faculty & Web Content Specialist, University Communications & Marketing
Collette Thompson, Regional Director, Civic Education
Hannah Thompson, Associate Director, LGBTQ+ Services
Brian Woodruff, Director, Campus Services
Jennifer Yamashiro, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer,Department of Humanities & Creative Arts
Rachel Yoho, PhD., Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology

Partial 2021-2022 Schedule

The dedicated participants of this certificate program will meet from 11:30am–2:00pm for core workshop sessions on the following dates during the Fall 2021 semester (meeting locations will be provided to participants).

  • Friday, September 17
  • Friday, October 1
  • Friday, October 15
  • Friday, October 29
  • Friday, November 12

The certificate program will run through the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Spring 2022 meeting dates will be determined during the fall semester.

Program Director & Facilitator

Certified Diversity Professional, Advanced Certified Cultural Intelligence Professional, and Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging for the College of Arts and Science, Carolyn S. Craig is a change agent, strategist, keynote speaker, educator, and facilitator. Her expertise includes diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, implementation and assessment, implicit (unconscious) bias, culture intelligence (CQ), diversity curriculum design and development, inclusive leadership, diverse employee recruitment, retention and resource groups, diversity & inclusion boards and councils, and multicultural marketing. Biography »

Contact Carolyn Craig at craigcs@miamioh.edu or 513-529-1234.