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An Infopeople Short Format Course

September 17th, 2019 12:00 PM
September 30th, 2019 4:30 PM
Course fee $ 150.00

Are you interested in developing staff learning opportunities related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, but intimidated by the weight of these topics? Is your organization in need of staff training aimed at establishing a workplace culture that is affirming, representative, and inclusive? In this two-week course learners will practice the skills necessary to plan and facilitate an EDI-focused training for staff in their organization.

Instructors will provide relevant resources, connect you with library staff doing similar work, and give you the tools to get EDI training off the ground in your library. Additionally, you will examine your own organization’s learning priorities, and, with the support of the instructors, develop a blueprint for a staff training opportunity that you can implement upon completing the course.

At the end of the course learners will be able to:

  • Articulate the value of implementing EDI training to all staff
  • Select appropriate resources to support staff learning on topics of EDI
  • Evaluate the training needs of their library staff and adapt training accordingly
  • Design and execute an EDI training at their library

Course Description: Readings, discussions, online meetings and assignments will provide learners with the tools, resources and skills to create EDI training. Throughout the course you will also have the opportunity to communicate with the instructors one-on-one. Forum discussions will give you the chance to connect with other library staff who are committed to furthering EDI work in their organizations.

Online Meetings

Meeting 1: Friday, September 20, 2019 at 11:00 am PST.
Meeting 2: Friday, September 27, 2019 at 11:00 am PST.

Note: Please make every effort to ensure that you are able to attend these two meetings before enrolling in the course. If this is not possible, archived recordings will be made available.

Course Outline: When you log in to the Infopeople online learning site, you will see weekly modules with these topics:

  • Week 1: Making the Case with the Best Resources
    • Communicating the necessity of EDI training
    • Choosing resources for any training or staff “resource center”
  • Week 2: Launching Your Training
    • What are the EDI priorities in your organization?
    • How to responsibly implement EDI training
    • What makes for successful facilitation?

Time Required: To complete this course, you can expect to spend 2 ½ hours per week, for a total of five course hours.

Who Should Take This Course: People who are ready to begin equity, diversity, and inclusion related education and training in their organization.

Are you a member of ARSL? If so, you may be able to sign up for a free seat in this course. Limit is four free seats per course. Make your request here and if a free seat is available you will be notified.

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