Diversity Management Specialization M.A.

Continuing Education & Professional Development

Welcome!  Do you work in a complex organization? Are you challenged with meeting the needs of your diverse clients, students, customers and constituencies? Then we may be able to help! We have an exciting and highly interactive selection of courses from which you may choose one or several, designed for:

  • Professionals from all  occupations and sectors who can advance the organizational and financial success of their workplaces
  • Educators at all levels who want to meet the diverse needs of their students

The Masters Program in Diversity Management is committed to providing high quality, relevant CE and MCE programs to individuals who are interested in strengthening their professional profiles, through continued growth, development and skill building. We offer dynamic programs on a variety of challenging subjects concerning culturally competent professional behavior in diverse work environments.

Contact us directly if you have a topic you want us to address and you have enough people to fill an entire class and we can bring the program to you. Dept. Phone: 216-687-2587 Email: diversityprogram@csuohio.edu

Prof Develop

 

 

September 19, 2017

Culturally Sensitive Identification, Triage and Referral of Students with Eating Disorders

The treatment of eating disorders is a challenge.  Complicating treatment is the belief that eating disorders exist only in rich, white, American girls.  Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that not only involve considerable psychological impairment and distress, but are also associated with wide-ranging and serious medical complications. The mortality rate for people with eating disorders is the highest of all psychiatric illnesses, and over 12 times higher than that for people without eating disorders.  Early identification and treatment of eating disorders in any group is therefore key.  School psychologists may be in a unique position to identify, assess and refer this vulnerable population. The current workshop will use PowerPoint presentations, case studies and role plays to teach participants the how to best assess, diagnose and refer ED in culturally diverse clients.  Special attention will be given to how school psychologists can further triage eating issues in racial, ethnic and gender minorities once brought to light and how to talk about these issues with students and their families.  Finally, the workshop will address how to effectively identify medical and psychological referrals to individuals with expertise in the evidence-based treatment of eating disorders.   

The program will take place from 3:00-6:30 PM on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the CSU West Center 26202 Detroit Road, Westlake Ohio 44145. The West Center is just off of Interstate 90 at the Columbia Rd. exit. Click here for directions. 

Please use the following link to REGISTER for the program. This course has been approved by the Ohio School Psychologists Association (OSPA) for 4 cultural competence CEUs.

 

September 23, 2017

Managing Intercultural Conflict When Tensions are High

Do you have uncomfortable or upsetting conversations with your relatives and colleagues? Conflicts about politics, religion or social identity? Reverend Chris Long will teach this interactive session and present new skills for handling these situations and on how to have respectful dialogue to create mutual understanding, for people in business, nonprofit, education and healthcare. 

The program will take place from 9:00-11:00 AM on Saturday September 23, 2017 at the CSU West Center 26202 Detroit Road, Westlake Ohio 44145. The West Center is just off of Interstate 90 at the Columbia Rd. exit. Click here for directions. 

Please use the following link to REGISTER for the program. This course has been approved by the Ohio School Psychologists Association (OSPA) for 2 cultural competence CEUs.

 
 
october 9, 2017

Potential Application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills in Schools

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal adults diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and is now recognized as the gold standard for psychological treatment for this population. DBT has been adapted and shown to be effective for use with emotionally dysregulated and self-harming teens. In some exciting new work, DBT skills are now being taught in school systems around the country, both with at-risk individuals as well as in the universal curriculum. DBT can help young people to better manage intense emotions and their interactions with others. Dr. Lucene Wisniewski has designed this workshop to review the research on DBT used with teens and families and in schools. This highly interactive and entertaining workshop will provide participants with hands on skills to use. 

The program will take place from 8:30-4:00 PM on Monday, October 9, 2017 at the CSU West Center 26202 Detroit Road, Westlake Ohio 44145. The West Center is just off of Interstate 90 at the Columbia Rd. exit. Click here for directions. 

Please use the following link to REGISTER for the program.

 
 
october 20, 2017

Addressing the Twin Challenges of Teen Suicide/Self-injury and Eating Disorders

This one-day program provides a deep dive into the twin challenges of teen suicide/self-injury and eating disorders, an increasingly common common behavior among high school-aged youth. Suicidal behavior appears to be on the rise, with teen suicide being the second leading cause of death in youth between the ages of 10-19.  A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control indicated that the rate of attempted suicide in the city of Cleveland was one of the highest IN THE COUNTRY. Facilitated by nationally-known clinician, Dr. Lucene Wisniewski.

In a highly interactive session, Dr. Wisniewski will provide attendees with skills to recognize early warning signs and symptoms to ensure that our teenagers receive the help they need. Dr. Wisniewski is the 2013 winner of the Academy of Eating Disorders Outstanding Clinician Award. She has “natural ease and ability to be totally honest without a hint of judgment.” “A genius at navigating the science-practice gap.” “Most fun workshop leader.”

The program will take place from 8:00-4:30 AM on Friday October 20, 2017 at the Summit County Educational Services Center (ESC)420 Washington Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221. Phone: (330) 945-5600 

Please use the following link to REGISTER for the program. This course has been approved by the Ohio School Psychologists Association (OSPA) for 4 cultural competence CEUs and 6 MCEs (for school psychologists and other psychologists as well through an affiliation between OSPA and OPA).

 

October 21, 2017

Honoring Religious and Spiritual Needs During the December "Holiday" Season

Are you stressed by the thought and "demands" of the upcoming holiday? Do you dread uncomfortable conversations? Dr. Phil Belzunce and Dr. Lalei Gutierrez will lead participants through a learning experience that will support stress management through the holiday season. The program is designed to help people to recognize, manage and address their spiritual needs and the needs of family and friends. 

The program will take place from 9:00-11:00 AM on Saturday October 21, 2017 at the CSU West Center 26202 Detroit Road, Westlake Ohio 44145. The West Center is just off of Interstate 90 at the Columbia Rd. exit. Click here for directions. 

Please use the following link to REGISTER for the program. This course has been approved by the Ohio School Psychologists Association (OSPA) for 2 cultural competence CEUs.

 
October 25, 2017

Advancing Diversity and Inclusion without Position - How to Lead and Champion Inclusion When You're Not the Boss

Damaris Price will teach participants how to use their understanding of leadership, to influence more strategically with confidence, how to use actionable tools to build a strong diversity and inclusion leadership brand and how to apply a leadership lens to champion diversity and inclusion. Damaris, a dynamic and highly interactive instructor will be facilitating.

The program will take place from 3:00-5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the CSU West Center 26202 Detroit Road, Westlake Ohio 44145. The West Center is just off of Interstate 90 at the Columbia Rd. exit. Click here for directions. 

Please use the following link to REGISTER for the program. This course has been approved by the Ohio School Psychologists Association (OSPA) for 2 cultural competence CEUs.

 
november 15, 2017

Myths of Generational Differences

Millennials have more in common with their coworkers than you might think. Normella Walker has 20 years of experience successfully facilitating diverse teams in both corporate and nonprofit settings and will debunk myths about generational differences as she discusses ways to break down silos, ease tensions and engage more collaboratively. This interactive session will take place from 3:00-5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the CSU West Center 26202 Detroit Road, Westlake Ohio 44145. The West Center is just off of Interstate 90 at the Columbia Rd. exit. Click here for directions. 

Please use the following link to REGISTER for the program. This course has been approved by the Ohio School Psychologists Association (OSPA) for 2 cultural competence CEUs.

DATES TO BE DETERMINED

LGBTQ Leadership Program

This unique program will focus on bringing the distinctive life-skills of people from the LGBTQ community to the surface and helping them to leverage those skills to become more authentic and effective leaders. It will begin with three days of programming. Participants will be given professional leadership coaches who will work with them on their customized development plans. Participants then return for another two days of follow up leadership programming.

The program will take place at the CSU West Center 26202 Detroit Road, Westlake Ohio 44145. The West Center is just off of Interstate 90 at the Columbia Rd. exit Click here for directions. Dates to be determined.

Many of our courses are approved cultural competence continuing education workshops for school psychologists. Our Approved Provider number is 161808.

Dept. Phone: 216-687-2587 Email: diversityprogram@csuohio.edu


Past events

JUNE 20, 2017

Suicide and Self Harm - Identifying, Triaging and Referring Racial and Gender Minority Students. Both non-suicidal-self-injury and suicidal behaviors appear in schools. We know that non-suicidal self-injury is an increasingly common behavior among school-aged youth and occurs with regularity in secondary school settings. Suicidal behavior also appears to be on the rise, with teen suicide being the second leading cause of death in individuals between the ages of 10-19.  A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control indicated that the rate of attempted suicide in the city of Cleveland was one of the highest IN THE COUNTRY.  LGBT youth and African American girls appear to be at higher risk for these behaviors.   These data are alarming and have the potential to leave school psychologists in a precarious situation if they do not have culturally-sensitive training in how to address these issues since schools often do not have well-articulated protocols for detecting, intervening in, and preventing self-injury or suicide.  The current workshop via PowerPoint presentations and interactive style will provide an overview of best practices for detecting and responding to self-injury and suicide in school settings as well as how to effectively identify referrals to individuals with expertise in the evidence-based treatment of non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal behavior.   

 
JUNE 7, 2017

Transcending Cultural Barriers. In light of the ever-growing, fast paced, social and cultural changes taking place in all organizations and society, having a deeper understanding of how to engage and develop the capacity to navigate these new dynamics, is a necessary skill.  Reverend Chris Long B.S., M.Div. has been working to build bridges for 10 years and will be leading this interactive session.

 
may 22, 2017

What to do about Unconscious Bias - Behavioral versus Educational Interventions. This a follow up to Dr. Stephen Slane's January 30th workshop on unconscious bias. Now that you understand more about how bias works in the brain, this session will focus specifically on implementing practical solutions.

 
MAY 17, 2017 

When Welcoming, Open & Inclusive are Just Slogans - How to Onboard and Integrate New Employees Inclusively. This program is for HR Consultants, Talent Managers and all others who influence the early experience of new hires. Damaris Patterson Price, Principal of Working River Leadership Consulting is a dynamic presenter and will engage participants in learning how to identify the signals that differentiate between open and closed organizations, create the business case for intentional inclusion at the onset of the employee lifecycle, balance unique organizational culture and inclusivity, deliver an effective onboarding experience that blends onboarding with inclusion, help new employees to be their whole selves as they integrate successfully into the team and avoid consequences when employee experience and organizational message don't align.

 
MAY 3, 2017

Creating an Engaged Work Culture through Civility. More than ever, employees are competing with other organizations for top talent. Did you know that a majority of employed people are considering looking for another job this year? Employees most often leave because of poor relations with immediate supervisors. Incivility is one sign that your organization could be at risk. Come learn more about what you can do to improve your culture and improve retention. This program will be led by Cynthia Parish MPA, who is an experienced human resource consultant, organizational development manager and continuing education director. 

 
FEBRUARY 17, 2017

CSHRM and the Commission on Economic Inclusion present - "Managing Intercultural Conflict in the Workplace: A Post-Election Toolkit for HR Professionals" Damaris Price, Principal of Working River Leadership Consulting and former corporate banking trainer, is the featured speaker. Now more than ever, leaders need to reaffirm their beliefs, recommit to their company's values, restate expectations for acceptable behavior and re-double their efforts to create true cultures of inclusion within their organizations. Participants will engage in Interactive skill building during the session. This program will be held at the Baldwin Wallace University Center for Innovative Growth on Friday, February 17th from 7:30-10:00 AM, 340 Front Street Berea Ohio 44017. Click here to register for the event.

 
FEBRUARY 2, 2017

Women's Leadership Conversations - Women Developing Wealth - A Cleveland State University Alumni Association Program. CSU Alumna Nan Cohen, Founder and CEO, Creekside Financial Advisors, LLC, will lead us in a discussion about how to create and preserve wealth in both good and bad environments, and how to absorb the news cycle to stay on track towards your personal goals. A light breakfast will be served. The event will take place at Mather Mansion on the Cleveland State University main campus 2605 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Ohio 44115 on Thursday February 2, 2017 from 8:00-9:00 AM, and is sponsored by the Cleveland State University Alumni Association. There is no charge for the event but registration by January 31st is requested. Please click here to register or phone 216-687-5045.

 
JANUARY 30, 2017

Unconscious Bias In the Workplace and Beyond. A Community Dialogue - Facilitated by Dr. Stephen Slane. Dr. Slane has been teaching social psychology for over 30 years and is one of the original founders of DMP.  In this introductory session he will discuss some of the counterintuitive ways in which implicit bias works in our brains and facilitate a dialogue to explore various methods for mitigating it. He will conduct a follow up session on May 22, taking a deeper dive into appropriate practical solutions. The program will take place from 3:00-5:00 PM on Monday, January 30, 2017 at the CSU West Center 26202 Detroit Road, Westlake Ohio 44145. The West Center is just off of Interstate 90 at the Columbia Rd. exit. Click here for directions. Please RSVP to 216-687-2587 or diversityprogram@csuohio.eduThis inaugural session is free to the public but we ask that you consider making a donation to our scholarship fund.

 
October 18, 2016

The Intersection of Medical Education, Health Equity and Workforce Diversity in Real Time. The NEOMED - CSU Partnership for Urban Health invites you to a one day symposium centered on best practices and strategies for diversity & inclusion in health professions education. The keynote speaker is Natalie Burke, CEO Common Health Action, with presentations from other experts in the Diversity, Inclusion & Equity field.

 
september 18-20, 2016

The office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement at CSU presents "Meeting the Challenge of Inclusive Excellence" to foster reflection about what diversity and inclusion mean today. In an ever changing world, building a culture of  sustainable Inclusive Excellence calls for institutional introspection. National leaders in higher education, nonprofit organizations and corporations will share their best practices and facilitate discussion. for more information visit csuohio.edu/InclusionConference.

 
September 15, 2016

The Anisfield Wolf-Book Awards recognize books that make important contributions to our understanding of racism and cultural diversity. for 81 years the distinguished books have opened and challenged our minds. This year the gala awards ceremony will be hosted by The Cleveland Foundation and Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.. A Reception and book signing will follow. The program begins at 6:00 p.m. , Ohio Theater 1511 Euclid Ave., Cleveland Ohio. Tickets will be available beginning July 19th and can be obtained via the Playhouse Square ticket office.

 
April 5 - august 26, 2016

A Bridge that Bridges, Community Building and Mural Project. Campus District and the Kings and Queens of Art worked with a diverse group of residents and stakeholders to create a mural addressing race which adorns the East 22nd Street bridge separating downtown Cleveland and the Cedar-Central; neighborhood. The group met bi-weekly to engage in international conversations about race, using the "Make Art Talk Race" practice, while designing a community mural.

august 25, 2016

Supplier Diversity Vendor Xchange. CSU hosted a forum for MBEs (Minority Business Enterprise) and businesses that are EDGE-certified to showcase products and services to CSUs staff members who make daily buying decisions.

 
august 17, 2016

The Greater Cleveland Partnership, Eighth annual conference featuring Mahzarin Banaji, Creator of the IAT (Implicit Association Test), an Instrument that tests for implicit bias. The Harvard professor and Author of "The Blind Spot" focused on how well intended people behave in ways that deviate from their intentions, and how this state of affairs compromises decisions in the workplace.

 
July 6, 2016

Mitigating the Effects of Unconscious Bias presented by Lisa Gaynier in partnership with The Commission on Economic Inclusion and CSHRM (Cleveland Society for Human Resource Management). Attendees were introduced to the neuroscience of unconscious bias and how it works in individuals, the ramifications for organizational effectiveness, and how organizations can design policies and procedures to diminish its effects.

 
June 25, 2016

Annual DMP Gathering, Kick off event for the 20th anniversary of the Diversity Management Program. 10 Cohorts were represented at the event.

 
March 3, 2016

Student and alumni gathering held at Grindburger

 
FEBRUARY 24, 2016

YWCA, Women's Leadership Institute sponsored "Leading and Collaborating with Multiple Generations" presented by Normella Walker. For the first time in history there are 5 generational cohorts in the workplace. Participants learned how to think beyond the stereotypes; focusing on how to effectively communicate and collaborate across generational lines. 

 
FEBRUARY 16, 2016

Board service training opportunity presented by BVU The Center for Nonprofit Excellence. Diversity in the boardroom is critical! Cleveland boards are looking for diverse people to serve. Boards become greater advocates of diversity and inclusion when they have had the opportunity to personally experience its benefits. We need diversity and inclusion advocates to strategically influence change through board service. Homogeneity in corporate governance increases risk and impedes an organizations ability to fully prepare itself for rapidly shifting demographics. Heterogeneity promotes divergent thinking which leads to more informed decision making. Diverse corporate boards are generally more profitable.

 
DECEMBER 8, 2015

Jim Collins author of  "Good to Great" #1 bestseller, which examines why some companies and leaders make the leap to superior results. Having invested a quarter century of research into the topic, he has authored or co-authored six books that have sold in total more than ten million copies worldwide. Sponsored by the Cleveland Clinic.

 
OCTOBER 18,  2015

The Mandel Jewish Community Center profiled Julius Rosenwald, an immigrant peddler’s son who rose to become the head of Sears Roebuck. Inspired by the Jewish value of tzedakah and writings of Booker T. Washington, Rosenwald built over 5,500 schools in the racially divided south and funded scholarships nurturing African-American talents like Maya Angelou, James Baldwin and Congressman John Lewis. The film includes archival material, clips from beloved American films and interviews with Rosenwald school alumni.

 
OCTOBER 24,  2015

This year's DMP Alumni Gathering was graciously hosted by Donna Flynt and Katherine Hall 

 
September 16 & 17, 2015

Allan Johnson Author of "Privilege, Power and Difference" holds workshops here at the Cleveland State University to discuss one of the greatest barriers to ending racism and other forms of privilege, the fact that "we are trapped in cultural ways of thinking that turn conversations about privilege and oppression into occasions for members of the dominant group to feel guilty, defensive and angry. As a result either the conversations we need to have happen badly or, more often do not happen at all."

 
AUGUST 5, 2015

Commission on Economic Inclusion Conference. The key note speaker will be Sandy Harris Vice President, Corporate Diversity Sodhexo. Click the link to learn more http://www.gcpartnership.com/Find-an-Event/Upcoming-Events

 
JUNE 9, 2015

CSHRM Diversity Committee is partnering with the Commission on Economic Inclusion to present an interactive session from 8:00-10:00 AM on how to capitalize on a multigenerational workforce facilitated by Normella Walker at Baldwin Wallace University, Center for Innovation and Growth.

 
OCTOBER 6 & 7, 2014

CSU hosts the Urban Universities 4 Health Symposium.

 
OCTOBER 30 & 31, 2014

Ohio Diversity and Leadership Conference CSU MA program in Diversity Management Director and DMP alumni Thomas Hawn, Marlon Moore, and Normella Walker will be featured speakers.

 
August 6, 2014

Cleveland State University, MA program in Diversity Management co-sponsored the Commission on Economic Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion Conference.

 
November 20, 2013

Cleveland State University, MA program in Diversity Management hosts the Commission on Economic Inclusion Diversity Professionals Group quarterly meeting 7:30 am -10:00 am in the Student Center ballroom, featuring Human Resources expert Dani Monroe who will be talking about Untapped Talent.

 
November 7, 2013

8th Annual Women of Color Leadership Development Institute & Awards Luncheon.  Featuring a special event hosted by American Greetings Corporation Speaking of Women! A Dialogue Series for Women in Leadership”.

 
September 26, 2013

Cleveland State University, MA program in Diversity Management hosts the PLEXUS Supplier Diversity Summit.

 
August 20, 2013

Cleveland State University, MA program in Diversity Management co-sponsors the Commission on Economic Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion Conference. This year's conference features CSU adjunct faculty Tim Ewing and Linda Koenig who will facilitate a workshop on culturally competent leadership titled Culturally Competent Leaders Are Change Agents! Fine Tune Your Skills to Influence Your Organization.

 
October 19, 2012

Alumni Open House

 
September 20, 2012

Cleveland State University co-sponsors the Plexus 4th Annual Supplier Diversity Symposium

 
September 14, 2012

CSU hosts the Ohio Diversity Council Women in Leadership Symposiums

 
August 22, 2012

Cleveland State University, MA program in Diversity Management co-sponsors the Commission on Economic Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion Conference.

 
June 12, 2012

Cleveland State University hosts the 2012 Business Opportunity Fair presented by the Northern Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council and North East Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

 
May 23 and 24, 2012

In partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's Lawyers without Rights Series, the Diversity Management Program is hosting the following speaker events at the Cleveland Marshall School of Law (E. 18th and Euclid). All programs are eligible for Continuing Legal Ed credits.

  • May 23 "Racial Profiling… and Justice For All?" - Presenters CSU's Dr. Ronnie Dunn and ACLU attorney James Hardiman, will discuss racial profiling.
  • May 24,  "The Syrian Puppet Government" - Presenters Syrian attorney Oubab Khalil and Dr. Naser Danan will discuss the structure of the legal system in Syria and how the Asad regime used the law for his benefit.
  • May 24,  “Prisons for Profit The Next Step in Mass Incarceration” - Presenters Mike Brickner and Shakyra Diaz of the ACLU will discuss the implications of privatization of the U.S. prison system.
 
April 19, 2012

International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals Conference.

 
April 3, 2012

CSU – Diversity Management Program welcomes Dr. Martin Davidson who will discuss his new book, The End of Diversity As We Know It Why Diversity Efforts Fail and How Leveraging Difference Can Succeed. 

 
March 30, 2012

CSU – Diversity Management Program welcomes Dr. Cornell West as the keynote speaker of the Multicultural Summit. The summit is co-sponsored by the National Diversity Council.

 
March 24, 2012

Urban Forum @ Student Center Building an Appetite for Political Activism Election 2012 - What Really Matters?