Course Description

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Building on the knowledge and skills gained in the micro-credential, Hiring for Decolonization, Diversity, and inclusion in the Creative Industries Micro-credential, this micro-credential explores strategies to retain diverse talent in the creative industries. At the end of this micro-credential, participants will better understand the importance of building and nurturing inclusive, transparent structures and processes that go beyond individual contributions to inclusion. Participants will learn how to build trust with, and safety for diverse talent to increase retention and sustain organizational diversity. This course includes lectures, guest speakers, exercises, discussions, readings, and assignments.


Module 1: Are You Ready for Diverse Talent?: Auditing Your Organizational Culture for Equity
Module 2: Equitable On-boarding and the Honeymoon Stage
Module 3: Transparency as a Strategy: How to Retain Diverse Talent with Transparency
Module 4: Building Community: The Importance of Trust and Psychological Safety
Module 5: Structures, Processes, and Standards: Using the Key Pillars of Culture for Sustenance

This course includes weekly optional synchronous online meetings for discussions.

Upon the successful completion, participants will have gained skills to:

  • Audit their organization for anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Organize the results of their audit into action and apply them to retain diverse talent
  • Build an equitable onboarding program to set diverse talent up for success
  • Leverage the power of transparency as a strategy to retain diverse talent
  • Support diverse communities within their organization
  • Embed the principles of decolonization, diversity, equity, and inclusion in their structures for sustained retention of diverse talent
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