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HRD 123

Are you thinking about ways to increase awareness of your identities? 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 2024! Though open to all undergraduate students, those interested in becoming a DEEP Impact Diversity Educator must successfully complete HRD123 to apply for the role. 

HRD 123 is three-credit elective course that meets in Memorial Hall on Tuesdays and Thursday from 2:40-3:55PM.  All students who sign up for the course will automatically be enrolled by the College of Education.

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HRD123 Course Objectives:

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

  • Identify selected theoretical foundations in identity development and socialization, dialogue, and social justice pedagogy and education
  • Define key terms and concepts in dialogue 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 materials, including designing dialogues and other educational programming
  • Apply skills for effective facilitation, including active listening and trigger management

All students who sign up for HRD123 will receive the appropriate course override code in time to register in April for the Fall 2024 HRD123 course!  


DEEP Impact Diversity Educator

Diversity Educators are paid Student Staff who faciliate DEEP Impact Dialogues, deliver outreach presentations, and represent DEEP Impact, CMSS, SOGIE and JMU on and off campus.

Diversity Educators are expected to work 10-12 hours per week at $12.65/hr and must commit to working the entire 2024-2025 Academic Year. Training takes place August 12 - 16, 2024 on campus.  

Employment Requirements: Students must have participated and completed HRD123: Developing Multicultural Competency for Effective Communiction at some point during their time at JMU.  The course is offered every Fall semester in partnership with the College of Education.

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