Change begins with us
Welcome to the new UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Diversity Equity Inclusion series where we invite you to consider new ways of listening, seeing, and evaluating the roles and identities we live in today's society and help you develop practical tools to navigate a more just society.
Our curriculum is created to build awareness and develop DEI leadership in the classroom and in larger organizations and institutions to promote:
- Greater understanding
Awareness of the many intersecting identities and roles we have in diversity, equity and inclusion work.
- Wiser interactions
Promoting equity, inclusion, and social justice in our workplaces, communities, and beyond.
- Effective advocacy
Moving beyond understanding and empathy toward allyship and action.
Three introductory DEI courses
Moving Beyond Our History: Diversity Tools for Today An intensive approach to the historical, legislative, and modern day implications of diversity, equity, and inclusion and the roles we choose today to strengthen our relationships and the world around us.
Cultural Equity for Student Success Historic foundational practices and a toolbox of strategies for efficiently cultivating culturally equitable classrooms.
DEI Leadership and Strategic Impact
DEI Leadership and Strategic ImpactGiving executives the tools to cultivate diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments that inspire high-performing teams.
Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in your Workplace and Social Circles
Join Shindale Seale, Ed.D., M.Ed., cultural equity strategist and UCSC Silicon Valley Extension instructor, in learning more about three things we each can do to improve the workplace and build stronger communities.
Combatting Microaggressions in the Workplace
A step-by-step approach for advocating for yourself and others who are targets of microaggression with Shindale Seale, Ed.D., M.Ed., founding chair of the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Diversity Equity Inclusion program. And, for us perpetrators out there, we’ll learn how to mitigate our behavior to create a more inclusive and equitable workplace.
Other related DEI courses
Several of our existing courses in business and education address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and we are excited to be developing a rich menu of DEI curriculum for people interested in diving deeper into the executive's potential, the promise of technology, the role of educators, and the mission of the advocate.
Required Credits: CEUs varies
Diversity Equity Inclusion Courses
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SHINDALE SEALE, Ph.D., In two decades of leadership and training roles, Seale has focused on business performance optimization, staff development, and the creation of sustainable and equitable working environments in corporate, academic, and nonprofit arenas. She provides academic, professional, and quality of life resources to marginalized members in South Los Angeles through her nonprofit organization, Our Community Mentors. Her research and consulting through her company SEADE Coaching & Consulting focuses on creating equitable solutions in gender, race, age, and ability matters and has led to her being a sought-after subject matter expert and speaker. Seale holds a doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership and a master’s degree in education from the University of Southern California. She earned a bachelor’s degree that focused on language and linguistics from CSU Dominguez Hills. She teaches at the University of Redlands and UCSC Silicon Valley Extension where she is also the founding chair of the Diversity Equity Inclusion program since 2020.