Diversity Equity Inclusion

For a just society

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Series Description

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Change begins with us

How do we see what we do not yet recognize? 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

    A FOUNDATION FOR CHANGE • Introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
    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.
    Starting Jan 23, 2021 — OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

    IN THE CLASSROOM • DEI Cultural Equity for Student Success*
    Historic foundational practices and a toolbox of strategies for efficiently cultivating culturally equitable classrooms.
    Starting winter 2021

    IN THE EXECUTIVE SUITE • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for C-Suite Executives*
    Helping executives unleash their potential to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments that cultivate high-performing teams.
    Starting winter 2021

Coming soon...

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.

Other related DEI courses

*Please fill out the inquiry form below and we'll let you know when this course is open for enrollment.

Campus Principles of Community

Thank you for exploring the complex ideas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that change begins with seeing, listening, and acting in new ways. As the professional development arm of UC Santa Cruz, we are committed to promoting and protecting an environment that values and supports every person in an atmosphere of civility, honesty, cooperation, professionalism and fairness. UC Santa Cruz expects that every campus member will practice these Principles of Community.

You can learn more at the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

UCSC DEI dialogue series events

Cost: Varies
Required Credits: CEUs varies
Duration: Varies


Course Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
Diversity Equity Inclusion Courses
Cultural Equity for Student Success 1.0 CEU's
Introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) 1.0 CEU's

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Program Chair


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.