WKU Staff Cultural Competence Certificate (WKUC3)
The WKU Staff Cultural Competence Certificate (WKUC3), an initiative of the “One WKU” campaign, is a professional development opportunity for all staff. The certificate course for staff was created to fulfill four interrelated functions: To introduce and/or deepen participants' knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. To offer a collegial space for participants to reflect on their current thoughts and practices. To grow the community of practitioners focused on inclusivity. The course is designed to develop advocates rather than experts. The course’s facilitator(s) and its architect do not assume the role of authority on DEI issues and do not seek to train participants to become experts. Rather, the goal is to cultivate a mindset of continuous growth through praxis and reflection as a way to foster DEI advocacy at WKU. The program, organized in a hybrid format, will allow participants to study online content, complete assignments, and meet once a month to reflect and discuss concepts as well as how to implement key principles of cultural competence and diversity management to work effectively with students and colleagues. Staff who complete the program will be awarded the WKUC3 micro-credential badge. In addition to completing this application, you will need approval from your supervisor acknowledging that there is a required time commitment of the applicant. Note that there is a size limit to the cohort and therefore, there is a selection process. If you have any questions about this certificate program, please reach out to Dr. Monica Galloway Burke at email@example.com.