Equity and Diversity Certificate Program

OED Education Program Update

Summer & Future ECHO Workshops

We have been developing online options for both departments and our certificate program workshops, which we began implementing in April and May 2020. We are offering the full series of OED Certificate Workshops via ECHO to participants who were already registered or waitlisted for in-person Summer 2020 OED Certificate workshops that were canceled due to the COVID-19 response. We plan to offer ECHO more broadly to the University community this Fall. Watch this page for future ECHO workshop announcements. Please sign up for our Education Program email to stay up to date on ECHO offerings. 

In-Person Workshops Announcement

Following guidance from President Gabel, students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to stay home. To facilitate physical distancing and help slow the spread of COVID-19, we are canceling all OED in-person workshops scheduled to take place during the spring semester and summer session. (Note: all external participants will be refunded for any canceled workshop).

If you have any general questions or are concerned about finishing the Certificate Program in a timely manner, please contact us at oeded@umn.edu.

The Equity and Diversity Certificate helps participants develop tools necessary for advancing equity and diversity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. The program:

  • Offers participants a theoretical framework for understanding equity and diversity work
  • Helps participants develop necessary skills for equity and diversity work
  • Gives participants direct experience working and communicating across differences

University of Minnesota Students, Staff, & Faculty

The Certificate program is free for all current students, staff, & faculty on all five system campuses. To register using your university login, scroll to the bottom of this page, click on Certificate Program Workshops, then select the workshop you would like to register for via Training Hub. Please see the FAQs if you have any questions or contact swilench@umn.edu.

External Participants (Twin Cities only)

Each workshop will have 10 seats available for external participants.

Starting Fall 2018, external participants must first pay for the workshops they wish to attend via the external participants registration system. Once you have paid for the workshops, you will be directed to return to Training Hub and sign-up for the same workshops for which you paid.

If you're interested in learning more about this opportunity, including pricing, please contact oeded@umn.edu.

Workshop Announcement & Enrollment Schedule:

  • Summer Workshops will be added to the webpage and open for enrollment by January 31.
  • Fall Workshops will be added to the webpage and open for enrollment by July 31.
  • Spring Workshops will be added to the webpage and open for enrollment by October 31.

Basic Certificate

Ten Certificate Program Workshops

(30 hours total)

After completing all ten workshops, request your Basic Certificate here.

As we continue adapting to working remotely due to COVID-19, we are redesigning how we honor learners who have earned their Equity and Diversity Certificate. We are now providing digital certificates via email in place of mailed certificates.

Advanced Certificate

Step One: Ten Certificate Program Workshops, 30 hours.

Step Two: Equity and Diversity Dialogue Group, 18 hours. Dialogue Group Admission Form

Step Three: Application Component, 6 hours (Must be completed after or during participation in Dialogue Groups). Online form required

(54 hours total)

After completing all the components, request your Advanced Certificate here.

As we continue adapting to working remotely due to COVID-19, we are redesigning how we honor learners who have earned their Equity and Diversity Certificate. We are now providing digital certificates via email in place of mailed certificates.