This micro-certification will be taught by Dr. Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall, Dean of Design at OCAD U. Participants will learn how to create decolonizing, diverse, and inclusive processes to hire Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour job candidates in the creative industries. Participants will be able to use human rights laws to justify their hiring programs, build relationships with communities to tap into existing pipelines, write a position description that speaks to diverse candidates, create qualification standards that account for systemic exclusion, and set up structures for achieving critical mass. This course will have readings, exercises and applications organized into five modules.
MODULES / ENGAGEMENT:
Module 1: Human Rights Laws and Hiring for Decolonization, Diversity, and Inclusion
Module 2: Where are the Indigenous, Black, and POC Creatives? Not where you are.
Module 3: Write a Position Description that Speaks to Diverse Candidates’ Interests, Not Yours
Module 4: Systemic Exclusion Means There is No Diversity and a Cultural Fit
Module 5: Reach Critical Mass When Diverse Employees Tell You So
Upon the successful completion, participants will have gained skills to:
- Employ human rights laws to prioritize the hiring of Indigenous, Black, and POC candidates.
- Identify non-traditional sites and methods for recruiting diverse candidates.
- Evaluate and re-write a position description to resonate with the interests of diverse communities.
- Consider how systemic exclusion affects the biases in qualification standards.
- Develop a plan to get to the critical mass of diverse employees in organizations or firms.
Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.