"People are opting out of vital conversations about diversity and inclusivity because they fear looking wrong, saying something wrong, or being wrong. Choosing our own comfort over hard conversations is the epitome of privilege, and it corrodes trust and moves us away from meaningful and lasting change."
- Brené Brown, Dare to Lead
Culture change happens when individuals build the skills to engage effectively across differences and their environment becomes more inclusive as a result.
We invite all Rutgers faculty, staff, and students to commit to the process of ongoing learning, engagement, and growth related to bias disruption, inclusion building, and belonging through Rutgers LinkedIn Learning.
Learning Paths provide clustered content on concentrated themes to promote incremental but substantive growth. Paths available include Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for All; Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for Leaders and Managers; and Become an Inclusive Leader.
We organized the available courses to create a Starting Point, a place of entry for education about anti-bias, diversity, inclusion building, and belonging. By exploring ideas foundational to increasing community members’ capacity to create environments for justice, accountability, and change, we can cultivate the conditions where all campus members can thrive. Most Starting Point courses are a part of a Learning Path (noted by *).
Administrative units and academic departments that utilize and complete the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging for All Learning Path will be better situated to begin strategic planning to meet long term equity goals. We strongly encourage academic departments and administrative units to engage and complete the learning path prior to seeking individualized consultation and support from the Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement.