The WPC and the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion at University of Colorado Colorado Springs offer a number of opportunities for continued learning, whether you seek to advance your WPC experience, participate in programs all year round, or seek to bring an educational experience to your community:
High school, Undergraduate and Graduate students can Take our WPC University course for academic credit:
Attend WPC and earn undergraduate or graduate credit. Learn more here!
Register for the UCCS course, Intersections of Privilege, at either the undergraduate or graduate level, and take your WPC experience to a deeper level. A special section is offered for high school students to earn college credit in advance.
Get Your Graduate Certificate in Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusion:
The UCCS Graduate Certificate provides opportunities for you to combine academic work with participation in leading national programs offered around the country by partner organizations such as the Social Justice Training Institute, Lee Mun Wah's Stir Fry Seminars, and Facing History & Ourselves, as well as a variety of on-line course options. A total of twelve credit hours required for certificate completion. Visit the certificate web page.
Bring Diversity University to your organization, school or community.
Diversity University is the first of its kind, traveling conference designed to address issues of diversity, white privilege, leadership, bullying and other forms of oppression and privilege. We specifically cater to young adults and educational professionals looking for an engaging, affordable and positive professional/leadership development conference experience, but may be unable to attend a full conference because of the costs of travel, lodging, meals and registration. DU provides a full-day, comprehensive discussion and analysis about diversity, privilege and leadership and we can tailor our core curriculum to meet your needs. If you have the will, but not the time, support, or resources necessary to explore diversity, privilege and leadership in the way that you would like, enlist us today. At Diversity University, EVERYONE graduates to the next level of understanding, respecting and connecting. Diversity University is a partner program offered by Dr. Eddie Moore Jr., Fredrick Gooding, Jr., Esq. Visit www.diversityuniversity.net.
Attend The Knapsack Institute: Transforming Teaching and Learning, or bring The Knapsack Institute on the Road to you!
The Knapsack Institute supports educators across the nation with a framework for teaching about the matrix of privilege and oppression and creating inclusive learning communities. Our interactive, collaborative Institute welcomes all educators (broadly defined, including K-12, higher education, non-profit staff, private sector, diversity trainers, etc.). Alumni include faculty, teachers, and facilitators at many levels, from a wide range of disciplines, backgrounds, and organizations. The Knapsack Institute: is a forum for sharing ideas and strategies; emphasizes pedagogical approaches to teaching diversity, privilege, and intersectionality; provides professional growth and development, including CEUs & academic credit; provides mentoring and leadership development; supports curriculum building; provides hands-on activities, tools and practices that can be replicated; provides strategies for dealing with resistance; provides resources for creating institutional change in your organization; and is facilitated by faculty and informed by the latest research. The Knapsack Institute on the Roadbrings the Knapsack Institute, or our more limited workshops, to you. We work with Universities, K-12 schools, organizations and businesses. The KI is a partner program offered by the Matrix Center. Visit www.uccs.edu/~matrix/.