Equity and Diversity Certificate Program

OED Education Program Update

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

We are currently working to develop online options for both departments and our certificate program workshops. We hope to have these available very soon. OED’s education website will provide up-to-date information as we transition to new learning formats. 

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.

If you would like to receive up-to-date notices about changes in our workshops, please join the OED Education Google Group.

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 this Training Hub and sign-up for the same workshops for which you paid (if you are waitlisted, you can still attend since external seats are set aside). The fee structure below outlines the new costs:

  • $100/workshop ($900/all ten workshops) for self-supporting individuals external to the University of Minnesota system
  • $150/workshop ($1350/all ten workshops) for external participants sponsored by their employer that is a non-profit, government agency, or non-University of Minnesota college or university
  • $175/workshop ($1575/all ten workshops) for external participants sponsored by their employer that is a business or corporate entity

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 May 31.
  • Spring Workshops will be added to the webpage and open for enrollment by August 31.

Basic Certificate

Ten Certificate Program Workshops

(30 hours total)

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

Certificates will be mailed out at the end of each semester (Fall, Spring and Summer).

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.

Certificates will be mailed out at the end of each semester (Fall, Spring and Summer).