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HRD 123

Are you thinking about ways increase awareness of your identies? Tools for engaging in dialogue and conversation? Opportunities to participate and lead campus conversations on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?  Sign up for HRD 123: Developing Multicultural Competence for Effective Facilitation for Fall 2022! Though open to all undergraduate students, those interested in becoming a DEEP Impact Diversity Educator must enroll (with instructor permission) and successfully complete HRD 123 to apply for the role. 

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HRD 123 Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify selected theoretical foundations relating to identity development and socialization, dialogue, and social justice pedagogy and education
  • Define key terms and concepts relating dialogue and facilitation and social justice
  • Distinguish between one's personal and social experiences of their identity
  • Analyze systems of oppression, including their impacts and contributing factors in the past and present through an intersectional lens
  • Critique power dynamics within group contexts
  • Develop diversity and social justice education, including designing dialogues and other educational programming
  • Apply skills for effective facilitation, including active listening and trigger management

All students who sign up for HRD 123 will receive the appropriate course override code in time to register in April for the Fall 2022 HRD 123 course!

HRD 123 Sign Up

DEEP Impact Diversity Educator

Diversity Educators are paid Student Staff who faciliate DEEP Impact Dialogues, deliver outreach presentations, and represent DEEP Impact, CMSS, and JMU on and off campus. Diversity Educators lead monthly dialogues for the student body, participate in Outreach presentations & educational workshops across campus, and enagae with the community through tabling and social media.

Diversity Educators are expected to work 10-12 hours per week at $11.00/hr and must commit to working the entire 2022-2023 Academic Year. Training takes place August 15 - August 18, 2022 on campus.  

Employment Requirements: Students must have participated and completed the Fall HRD 123 Course: Developing Multicultural Competency for Effective Communiction.  The course is offered every Fall semester. 

Applications are open through April 8, 2022.

  • Interviews will be conducted begining the week of April 18, 2022
  • Final hiring decisions are made in early May 2022

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