TWO PROGRAMS THAT TRANSFORM STUDENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL WORKFORCE DIVERSITY READINESS

Jeanetta D. Sims

Abstract


      Workforce diversity learning in the Academy is scant. If workforce diversity learning conversations do occur, the discussions are embedded in courses where students are not required to put their learning into practice. In an attempt to fill this void, two programs of impact – Diverse Student Scholars and Diverse Voices Conference – allow students to develop professional readiness skills and core workforce diversity competencies. These programs enable students to transform their understanding of others from different identities and of workforce diversity as well as to be exposed to the wide variety of career fields that encompass workforce diversity. Both programs were founded by faculty who actively research on the topic of workforce diversity, and both programs place students at the center of their own learning.


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