R.I.S.E. Certificate Program

Responsible for Inclusion and Sustaining Excellence (R.I.S.E.) is a seven-month program open to TCU staff and faculty committed to inclusive excellence.

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About the Program

The R.I.S.E. Certificate Program is designed to provide participants tools and learning opportunities to advance personal and professional development in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Selected participants will be challenged to:

  • Improve their intercultural development through personal assessment
  • Strengthen skills in advocacy and social change activism
  • Develop strategies to interrupt structural and systemic issues of power, privilege and oppression.

Graduates of the TCU R.I.S.E Certificate program will be empowered to move concepts into concrete action.

Applications to R.I.S.E. are due by Sept. 16, 2020, and those accepted into the program will be notified by Sept. 25.

Virtual Session Dates for R.I.S.E. Participants

  • Session 1 — Oct. 16: 9 a.m. to noon
  • Session 2 – Nov. 13: 9 a.m. to noon
  • Session 3 — Dec. 4: 9 a.m. to noon
  • Session 4 — Feb. 12: 9 a.m. to noon
  • Session 5 — Mar. 26: 9 a.m. to noon
  • Session 6 — April 16: 9 a.m. to noon
  • May – Closing Celebration (time TBD)

For more information please email Ebony Rose at e.rose@tcu.edu or Aisha Torrey-Sawyer at a.sawyer@tcu.edu

Session 1: Expanding Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Awareness

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Session 2: Developing and Demonstrating Intercultural Competence

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Session 3: Understanding Social Justice & Systems of Oppression

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Session 4: Interrupting the “–isms”

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Session 5: Agency & Action: Becoming an Agent of Change

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Session 6: Utilizing an Inclusive Excellence Framework

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