FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh
YWCA Announces NEW Cornell University Diversity and Inclusion Training in Pittsburgh
Classes begin in February 2013
PITTSBURGH, PA (January 30, 2013): Pittsburgh professionals will now be able to take Cornell University Diversity and Inclusion classes in their own back yard. The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Center for Race and Gender Equity and Cornell University’s ILR School are collaborating to offer Cornell’s Diversity and Inclusion Certificate and its Advanced Practitioner Certification (CCDP/AP) in Pittsburgh, beginning in February 2013.
“We are delighted to join forces with Cornell University to offer their prestigious certification program here in Pittsburgh,” said Magdeline E. Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh. “The YWCA encourages local professionals to enroll in the certification program, or consider taking individual classes to update their knowledge.”
Participants will work with and learn from colleagues while participating in lectures, thoughtful discussions and group exercises. The curriculum and professional exchange of experiences help D&I professionals, as well as HR professionals and managers tasked with diversity responsibilities to:
- Enable teams to function effectively and engage well in a diverse workplace and create metrics to evaluate success in doing so.
- Assist your organization with strategic diversity recruiting and retention strategies.
- Establish and utilize effective employee resource groups, supplier diversity programs, and diversity councils.
- Develop and implement powerful diversity and inclusion training for your workplace.
Spring/summer semester 2013 classes will be conducted from February-July, and registration is now open. Participants may take one or more individual classes of interest, or enroll in the certificate or certification programs. Fall classes will be available for registration in mid-spring. To find out more about certification or to enroll in classes, go to http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/hcd/certificates/dm/.
The YWCA Center for Race and Gender Equity seeks to promote a society in which all people receive equal treatment and have equal access in the workplace, public services, justice system, classroom, and throughout the Greater Pittsburgh community.
The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh strengthens our community by creating and advancing opportunities for all women to seek equality and self-sufficiency. For more information about the YWCA’s programs and services, visit www.ywcapgh.org or call 412-391-5100. To learn about the YWCA Center for Race and Gender Equity, call 412-255-1270.
Director of Development and Marketing
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh
305 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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