Diversity at The University of Toledo

Culture Building Institute Diversity Certificate

Sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity & Community Engagement (OEDC) in collaboration with the Office of Quality and Continuous Learning (OQCL) the Culture Building Institute Diversity Certificate provides further education about the topic of diversity and engages the campus community in dialogue and discussion addressing relevant issues.

Any current UT employee is eligible to participate in the program free of charge. Registration is required, please contact Eva Curtis in OQCL, via email Eva.curtis@utoledo.edu or phone 419.530.2036. All sessions will take place in Rocket Hall 1530 (Rocket Room) unless otherwise noted. 

The UT Culture Building Institute Diversity Certificate consists of the following seminars.To earn the certificate, participants must complete the first six seminars then any five of the optional ten. Click here to read the detailed schedule.

Required Sessions (must attend all)

  1. Building a Culture of Diversity (offered twice - must attend one) Friday, Feb. 13; 1- 4:30 p.m. or Wednesday, February 18; 1 - 4:30 p.m. in Tucker Hall 0152 with Jeff Witt, Program Manager, Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement

  2. Disabilities, The ADA and Reasonable Accommodation Wednesday, Feb. 25; 1 - 4:30 p.m. in Libbey Hall Dining Room with Toni Howard, Director, Office of Student Disability Services

  3. Interpersonal Communication, Cross-Cultural Communication Friday, Feb. 27; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with Dr. Shanda Gore, Associate VP, Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement and UT's Chief Diversity Officer and Jeff Witt, Program Manager, Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement

  4. Harassment and Bullying: Law, Policy and the Right Thing To Do Tuesday, Mar. 3; 1 - 4:30 p.m. with Dr. Lisa Kovach, Associate Professor, HCOE and Robert Salem, Clinical Professor, Law-Instruction and Terrie Kovacs, Director, Talent Management, Human Resources  

  5. Supplier Diversity and Minority Business Development Tuesday, Mar. 24; 1 - 4 p.m. in SC1080c, Scott Park Campus with Erik Johnson, Manager, UT's Minority Business Development Center and Jen Pastorek, Director, Supply Chain Management

  6. Measuring Diversity  Wednesday, Apr. 1; 1 - 4:30 p.m. with Dr. Shanda Gore, Associate VP, Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement and UT's Chief Diversity Officer

Optional Sessions (must attend at least 5)

  1. Global Citizenship Wednesday, Mar. 4; 1 - 4:30 p.m. in Snyder Memorial 1100 with Pete Thomas, Director, Experiential Learning and Alex Wrege, Program Director, American Language Institute
     
  2. Gender and Gender Identity Wednesday, Mar. 18; 1 - 4:30 pm Presenter TBD

  3. Docent-Guided Tour of the Toledo Museum of Art; Social Justice Friday, Mar. 20; 1 - 4 p.m., bus will depart from Eberly Center for Women promptly at 1 p.m., Sponsored by the Catherine S. Eberly Center for Women - part of UT's Women's History Month 

  4. Building a Bridge to Successful Aging Wednesday, Mar. 25; 1 – 4:30 p.m. with Dr. Victoria Steiner, Assistant Admin. Director, Center for Successful Aging

  5. Safe Place Training - LGBTQA Ally Training- Expanded Friday, Apr. 10; 1 – 4 p.m. in Tucker Hall 0152 with Jeff Witt, Program Manager, Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement 

  6. Socioeconomics: Bridges Out of Poverty Tuesday, Apr. 14; 1 - 4:30 p.m. with Jeff Witt, Program Manager, Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement

  7. Film Viewing: "Arranged" Thursday, Apr. 16 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Student Rec Center Oak Room. Sponsored by the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women and the Center for Religious Understanding - a part of UT's Jewish Heritage Month

  8. Disability Awareness Training; The ability Center of Greater Toledo Friday, Apr. 17; 12:30 - 5 p.m., bus will depart from the Eberly Center for Women promptly at 12:30 p.m., Sponsored by the Catherine S. Eberly Center for Women 

  9. Book Discussion: "Talking About Race" by Kaolin Tuesday, Apr. 21; 1 - 3:30 p.m. in Tucker Hall 0152 with Jeff Witt, Program Manager, Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement 

  10. Religious Diversity  Friday, Apr. 24; 1– 4:30 p.m. in Tucker Hall 0152 with Dr. Jeanine Diller, Director UT Center for Religious Understanding

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is the Culture Building Institute (CBI) For?

A: The Culture Building Institute Diversity Certificate is designed for any current UT employee or student. 

Q: How do I earn the certificate?

A: To earn the certificate participants must complete the first six seminars then any five of the optional ten. If you are unable to attend every session, you can complete your certificate in the following semester by attending the required sessions missed in the previous semester. 

Q: Will completing the certificate count towards my diversity training requirement?

A: Yes but only upon completion of the entire diversity certificate.  

How Do I Register?

To register for this Certificate Program or any individual session within this program, click here for the registration form and send the completed form to Eva Curtis in the Office of Quality and Continuous Learning. 

Eva.curtis@utoledo.edu  Phone: 419.530.2036  Fax: 419.530.6177

Who do I call with any questions?

For more information about this Certificate Program or any individual session within this program, contact Jeff Witt in the Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement. 

Jeffery.witt@utoledo.edu  419.530.8573

More Opportunities?

If you are enrolled as a UT graduate student, you can enroll in the Master's Diversity Certificate. Click here to find out more information.

Last Updated: 6/26/15