Learning & Development
Next Generation Leaders drive the embedded, equity-focused, and sustainable practices that will transform workforce, workplace, and community practices and expectations.
Whether you’re a manager looking for in-depth skill development, a leader wanting to broaden their knowledge of EDI concepts, a hiring manager wanting to lead change, or an individual contributor needing structure and support for bringing well-being into focus, our learning & development programs are for you!
Explore Our Online Programs
The Inclusive Manager's Toolkit
Our premier 10-week program will help you build skills around inclusive and equitable practices, while learning efficiency and confidence to excel in your current or future leadership roles.
Next offering: September 13 – November 19, 2021Learn More
The Equity Toolkit
This group of courses introduces topics that will give your organization a baseline knowledge of EDI concepts and build upon that knowledge to integrate these practices into your organization’s structure and strategy.
- Essentials of Cultural Competence: July 19 – August 20, 2021
- Reducing the Negative Impact of Bias in the Workplace: August 30 – October 1, 2021
- The Work of EDI: Integrating Inclusion into Organizational Practices: October 11 – November 12, 2021
- Enabling Equity: Strategy and Structures that Drive Transformation: November 15 – December 17, 2021
Library Management Skills Institute
The LMSI series includes three research-based programs customized for practitioners and leaders in academic libraries, to learn practical skills to be a better manager, contribute to organizational learning, and lead change.
Well-Being and Morale
A four-week program provides the much needed reminders and practical ideas for taking care of yourself and being a positive influence on others during these stressful times.
Next offering: January 2022Learn More
What People are Saying
"After attending many training sessions over the years about equity, diversity and inclusion, I found this online course to informative and actionable at the same time."
- Reducing The Negative Impact of Bias in the Workplace
"The 'Essentials of Cultural Competence' really opened my eyes to more ways that I could be working to make my workplace more diverse and inclusive. In particular, I loved how the course taught the concept of the 'Bell-shaped model' to not only debunk common myths about teams, but to show the impact that diversity can have on a team's effectiveness. The action plan at the end also showed a pathway to moving forward with intentionality--leading from a concept to an action plan. I can use this new knowledge in my workplace every day!"
"I highly recommend Essentials of Cultural Competence. Content is research-based and delivered with practical real-life examples. I can't wait to start on Reducing the Negative Impact of Bias in the Workplace. Modules are informative, self-paced, and easy to navigate."
"I also love the downloadable tools- they are very useful. I'm really enjoying this class and it's giving me a fresh take on things."
- Inclusive Manager's Toolkit
"This course is AMAZING. It's exactly what is needed right now in our world and our workplace and elevates the diversity discussion to a place that is truly meaningful and transformative. This should become basic training for all staff members."