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The Certificate in Dismantling Oppression is designed for social workers and other professionals who seek to interrupt interpersonal and institutional patterns that perpetuate systemic oppression, and to encourage practices that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.
Cohort members will join with their peers and instructors to explore and apply course concepts to intervene at micro, mezzo, and macro levels of practice.
At the end of this six-week program, participants will be prepared to promote ongoing engagement in anti-oppressive practices and to become leaders for change within their respective teams or organizations.
This program meets the Michigan Public Health Code implicit bias training standards (R 338.7004) required for licensure or license renewal. Please note that implicit bias training is required for license renewals or applications occurring after June 1, 2022. If you are renewing or applying for licensure after June 1, 2022, you will need to complete implicit bias training. Please see the rules for more information.
Meet weekly with a team of instructors who model how to allow space for learning to happen for those at every level of familiarity with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
Develop the skills to help shape inclusive spaces where everyone feels valued, respected, and heard. This program is a great fit for those who might worry about saying the wrong thing at times and want to gain competence and comfort in talking about oppression and inclusion in professional spaces. It is also a good fit for those looking to build their skills in facilitating inclusive learning environments with diverse groups.
Practice skills in small group dialogue, and leave the program with practical strategies and resources with which to dismantle oppression in your personal and professional lives.
Brainstorm on how to customize learning opportunities for diverse audiences that resonates and inspires, making a lasting impact in your communities. Build your confidence in facilitating content that challenges norms, dismantles stereotypes, and promotes empathy.
Connect with others who strive to dismantle oppression and establish a community of accountability and resource-sharing for continued growth and development beyond the course.
This module provides participants with engaging with a structural framework of oppression as well as the NASW Code of Ethics to include the obligation to challenge social injustices. After a self-assessment of personal biases, common agreements will be introduced to be utilized while discussing dynamics of power and oppression.
This module introduces four common tools that are used to support the perpetuation of systemic oppression.
This module provides an opportunity to expand terms and definitions to knowledge and understanding of tools of oppression in relation to implicit and explicit bias and the impact on historically marginalized individuals and groups.
This module provides information on policies, procedures, and practices that are recommended to mitigate the harmful impacts of oppression at the individual and institutional level.
This module is designed to support participants in creating a plan of action to actively engage in dismantling racism based on their sphere of influence.
This module will be utilized to identify potential challenges and barriers to implementing anti-oppressive behaviors. Methods of implementation and advocacy of increasing access to resources in practice will be reviewed.
Please note all times listed are Eastern time.
|Tuesday||Sep 12, 2023||6:00pm to 8:00pm|
|Tuesday||Sep 19, 2023||6:00pm to 8:00pm|
|Tuesday||Sep 26, 2023||6:00pm to 8:00pm|
|Tuesday||Oct 3, 2023||6:00pm to 8:00pm|
|Tuesday||Oct 10, 2023||6:00pm to 8:00pm|
|Tuesday||Oct 17, 2023||6:00pm to 8:00pm|
For the live interactive sessions, participants require access to high-speed Internet and a computer with a camera and microphone. You do not need special skills to participate successfully in a distance-learning environment. We will provide detailed, user-friendly instructions and technical support.
We are dedicated to prioritizing the accessibility needs of participants in this program. If you have any questions or concerns related to your learning needs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
$525 for the 18-hour certificate program
$450 for U-M SSW field instructors, faculty, and staff.
For 10 or more registrations from the same organization in a cohort, the cost is $450 per person.
The University of Michigan School of Social Work, provider #1212, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The University of Michigan School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period 5/15/2023-5/15/2026. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 11 synchronous interactive online, 1 synchronous interactive ethics, and 6 asynchronous online social work continuing education contact hours.
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University of Michigan
School of Social Work
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106