President's Cultural Competency Certificate Program

HOW IT WORKS

The President's Cultural Competency Certificate Program consists of: a) 3 required on-campus seminars, b) 2 on-campus elective seminars, c) 1 required PCEDI Forum for Inclusion, Respect and Equity event, and d) 2 on- or off-campus seminars preceded by a mandatory National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Leading for Diversity and Inclusion workshop.

This program provides participants with a greater understanding of how we can and why we should work together to continue building a strong and inclusive Fresno State community. Certificates are awarded to those who complete all the required and elective seminars. Non-certificate seekers are welcome to attend all seminars.

Upcoming Seminars

Peaceful Problem Solving In a Multicultural Environment

Presented by Dr. Negin Tahvildary. In this seminar, participants will learn how to promote a culture of peace through inclusive dialogue, learn the fundamental concepts of conflict and conflict management, demonstrate an understanding of moral and humanitarian issues in peace and conflict studies, and gain tangible skills about how to identify and resolve cultural conflicts.

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: All seminars will be on Zoom.
Register: RSVP at pcedistudentassist@mail.fresnostate.edu

Historical Overview: Power, Privilege, and Oppression

Presented by: Dr. Francine Oputa

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Time: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Location: All seminars will be on Zoom.
Register: RSVP at pcedistudentassist@mail.fresnostate.edu

ON-CAMPUS ELECTIVES

If there is an on- or off-campus seminar you would like to attend and count toward your required electives that are not listed below, contact pcedistudentassist@mail.fresnostate.edu to request pre-approval.

Supporting Trans Students: Faculty and Staff

Presented By: Dr. Katherine Fobear and
Dr. Jonathan Pryor

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 10 a.m.- Noon
Location: All seminars will be on Zoom.
Register: RSVP at pcedistudentassist@mail.fresnostate.edu

Exploring and Addressing Our Hidden Biases

Presented by: Dr. Matthew Jendian

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time: 10 a.m.- Noon
Location: All seminars will be on Zoom.
Register: RSVP at pcedistudentassist@mail.fresnostate.edu