Graduate Certificate in Intercultural and Inclusive Leadership
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Length of Certificate Program: 24 weeks / 9.5 graduate-level semester units
As part of the graduate industrial-organizational program, this certificate program is intended to equip students for individual contributor roles in Industry and/or Consulting.
- Industry (internal organizational employee). Such roles could include human resource specialists, project assistants.
- Consulting (external professionals hired for professional advice or service). Such roles could include associate consultants, consultants, lead consultants, analysists.
After completing this certificate program, students will demonstrate in-demand skills of building fair and equitable systems for inclusion and workplace success based on the empirical and empathic understanding of cultural, demographic, ability and neurodiversity. Graduates of the Intercultural and Inclusive Leadership (ILL) certificate will develop advanced competencies in organizational science and practice and will be able to:
- Apply fundamental knowledge of psychology to understanding of human behavior in organizations. (Core Knowledge of Human Behavior)
- Apply understanding of cultural dynamics to local and global organizational contexts. (Cultural Competency.)
Approximately one-third of the master’s in industrial-organizational psychology, this certificate program includes the following courses:
Diversity and the Organization (4-week course / 1.5 graduate-level semester units). Addresses the processes involved in creating and maintaining a knowledgeable environment that equips all organizational participants to attain their full potential in pursuit of the enterprise's objectives. It is an approach that recognizes that organizations are made up of unique and valuable individuals that carry out particular functions. As members of organizations, each contributes diversity to the success of the organizational diversity. By the end of this course students will:
- Explain theoretical and practical ideas about diversity in organizations.
- Define the concepts of diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging (DEIB) and apply them to the workplace.
- Display diversity skills to be used as a manager and employee.
- Critically evaluate sources and trends in DEIB from the perspective of evidence-based
- Describe trends in diversity using a variety of scientific sources.
Intercultural Relations (4 week-week course / 2 graduate-level semester units). A specialization course which allows students to build a unique professional niche within Organizational Psychology. That goal shall be accomplished through focused reading and reflection and submission of professional portfolio to consist of documents demonstrating a proficiency in selected areas of specialization (personal professional philosophy, articles, conference presentations, and other documents reflecting professional competencies as relevant to specialization). At the end of this course students will:
- Apply understanding of cultural dynamics on individual, group, organizational, and global levels.
- Develop professional philosophy of intercultural relations and action plan for continued intercultural development.
- Apply empirical findings from cultural psychology to organizational processes in global as well as domestically diverse contexts.
- Understand leadership requirements in diverse and intercultural contexts.
- Evaluate effectiveness of intercultural relations training and facilitation, and design effective approaches to development of intercultural skills.
Organizational Ethic and Justice (8 week-week course / 3 graduate-level semester units). Provides a thought-provoking study of the ethical theories involved in evaluating issues and decision making. To accomplish this, the course focuses on contemporary ethical issues relevant to leadership from a Christian foundation. The goal is to learn how to integrate ethical models with contemporary concerns of leadership. At the end of this course students will:
- Demonstrate understanding of core organizational ethical & justice issues from a Judeo-Christian Perspective.
- Explain the ethical decision-making model.
- Apply the ethical decision-making model to current organizational case studies.
- Demonstrate understanding of issues that pertain to organizational justice.
- Understand the relationship of rules & principles vs. character & morality.
- Delineate approaches to ethics as they apply to social and organizational issues.
- Understand natural moral law theory and the role of general revelation in ethical theory.
Advanced Social Psychology (8 week-week course / 3 graduate-level semester units). Examines the effect of social influences upon the development of personality and behavior patterns. Topics include socialization, attitude formation and change, communication, propaganda, roles and stereotypes, leadership and collective behavior. At the end of this course students will:
- Explain the social psychological perspective on human behavior
- Apply principles of critical and empirical analysis to topics of social psychology
- Apply the social psychological perspective to work-related aspects of human behavior
Below are the academic requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Intercultural and Inclusive Leadership. Students enrolled in the Organizational Psychology (MA) or Industrial-Organizational Psychology (MS) degree programs will need to complete PSOG-654 Specialization:Intercultural Relations in addition to their academic program requirements to receive this certificate.
|PSOG-545||Advanced Social Psychology||3|
|PSOG-605||Organizational Ethics and Justice||3|
|PSOG-635||Diversity and the Organization||1.5|
|PSOG-654||Specialization: (Intercultural Relations)||2|