Equity & Diversity Certificate Program

The Equity and Diversity Certificate is a program developed by the University of Minnesota System’s Office of Equity and Diversity.  This ally model series of workshops help participants develop tools necessary for advancing equity and diversity in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. It’s free of charge and open to all faculty and staff on all University of Minnesota campuses.

UMD has been building internal capacity to offer this certificate. Thanks to those efforts (supported by all VC units and the Chancellor's Office), we can offer all ten workshops in the Basic Certificate on the UMD Campus.

For details and workshop descriptions  - click here.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Fall 2021 Offerings at the UM, Duluth campus 

This Fall semester, Equity and Diversity Certificate workshops are offered online through ECHO (Equity Certificate Hosted Online).   Each workshop consists of three learning activities: 1) Reading materials, 2) listening to video/audio clips, and 3) group discussion participation. 
Please click the links below to go to the individual DULUTH ECHO Workshop, then click the green "Enroll in the Course" button to sign up for the group discussion session that works best for you.

DULUTH ECHO: Race, Racism, and White Supremacy (Register Here)

This course provides education about the concepts of race, racism, and white supremacy, historical and current facts and figures, and insight on resistance movements. This course also addresses the importance of talking about white privilege, white dominance, and white fragility as a way for white people to understand their socialization and participation in systemic racism.

Section 001: Monday, November 15, 2pm-3:15pm 
Section 002: Monday, November 22, 9:30am-10:45am 
Section 003: Wednesday, December 1, 10am-11:15am 

DULUTH ECHO: Understanding and Advancing Gender Equity (register here)

The media makes it sound like women have reached equality. What's the truth? In this interactive workshop, increase your knowledge of women’s stats today, discuss how women’s equity benefits everyone, and share ideas for advancing equity.
Section 001: Wednesday, November 3, 10am-11:15am 
Section 002: Tuesday, November 9, 11am-12:15pm
Section 003: Wednesday, November 17, 1pm-2:15pm 


Please click the links above to go to the individual training pages, log in to Training Hub with your X.500 and password, and click the green "Enroll in Course" button to sign up.  

  • OED workshop titles have been updated; please see the attached PDF file for more information.  
    Below is an image of the old numbering system for your reference. 

For more information about the certificate program, registration, or to request disability accommodations contact Susana Pelayo-Woodward at [email protected] or 218-726-8444