The University of Redlands' Certificate in LGBTQ Leadership's online coursework and internship experience equips students with an in-depth understanding of the key issues that face the LGBTQ community and reveals the benefits of an intersectional approach to leadership.
As the LGBTQ movement continues to expand across the country with advocacy and social-service organizations in schools, colleges, and community centers, the need and demand for specialized LGBTQ Leadership training has risen. This LGBTQ Leadership Certificate is designed to address this need, providing training for mission-driven individuals, aspiring leaders, teachers, and activists to be more informed and experienced allies for the LGBTQ community.
The Certificate program increases awareness of what is essential for providing effective LGBTQ leadership. Through the curriculum, LGBTQ Certificate students will:
Additionally, tuition from the Certificate program directly supports the Trans House Initiative at the University of Redlands Marin Campus.
The Certificate in LGBTQ Leadership is an accelerated program that can be completed in six months and includes six online seminar courses and an in-person internship, costing $400 each. The online structure of the Certificate seminars is ideal for working professionals, fitting seamlessly within busy schedules. The courses are delivered synchronously, fostering engagement and connection with the seminar leaders. Each seminar is taught by two or three thought leaders, ensuring students have access to in-demand knowledge of LGBTQ Leadership concepts.
Students seeking the Certificate in LGBTQ Leadership need to complete all three required courses and then select three additional elective courses; options outlined below. Seminars are four weeks long with two sessions per week, each lasting an hour and a half. After completing the seminars, students develop a Strategic Impact Project that is a 3,000-word reflective essay, a 5-minute video presentation, or a podcast that dives deeper into one of the eight major topic areas.
In addition to the six courses, students also participate in an internship with a partner organization or one approved by the course coordinator; these internships extend for four to six weeks, totaling 30 hours of in-person learning. Learn more about the curriculum, including the internship requirement by reviewing individual course details.
The certificate program aims to train and increase the number of LGBTQ community leaders through leading theory, hands-on learning, and collaboration with peers, instructors, and LGBTQ organizations. Students are encouraged to engage with members of their cohort to work on a community project that puts seminar knowledge into action, expanding their professional skill set.
The online Certificate in LGBTQ Leadership empowers students to apply specialized training in effective methodologies for leadership in their communities in order to make an impact that changes the world.
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Address the individual’s experience– their socio-cultural contexts, biases, and causes/ effects of discrimination and oppression. Learn action-oriented, ethical and inclusive leadership skills for diverse communities that uncovers common roots and builds from and works with instead of solving for.
Facing Racism, Sexism, Homophobia -- Cedric Harmon Many Voices: Dr. Andrea Rees Davies, Women’s Studies, Stanford University; Dr. Peter Goldblum, Palo Alto University
Explore the historic inﬂuence of patriarchy, the contributions of science and medicine to the understanding of gender, and the targeting of transgender people with policies and laws. Analyze social organizing forces and develop trans-aﬃrming leadership competencies.
Non Binary Gender Identity & Expression -- Dr. Erin Swenson, Marriage & Family Therapist; Carl G. Streed, M.D., Transgender Health Program, Boston Medical Center: Dr. Justin Sabia-Tanis, Transgender Educator
Gain insights and competencies to effectively manage the ﬁrst task of any LGBTQ/LGBTQ-allied organization– the creation of safe space. Address language; community-based boundary creation; respect of beliefs, values, and spiritual backgrounds; and legal parameters.
Ted Lewis, Side by Side; Eliza Byard, GLSEN
Learn to engage stakeholders, increase buy-in, accelerate collaboration, organize and mobilize resources, and network for global change. Competencies for bottom-up leadership for grassroots, social-change, and/or community-based activism organizations will be acquired.
Dee Dee Chamblee, LaGender, Inc.; Sam Brinton, The Trevor Project
Contribute to the mission of an LGBTQ organization by critical analysis of the ties between organizational growth and health to fundraising, communications, and the relationships between internal stakeholders. Gain competencies in the fundamentals of communications, fundraising, programming, and growth management.
Fundraising & Nonprofit Development -- Randall Miller, Oaktown Consulting
Develop comprehensive understanding of the impact of family acceptance and family rejection upon LGBTQ youth and adults. Analyze of the impact on physical and mental health. Gain competencies and develop best practice strategies to strengthen organizations that support LGBTQ persons and families.
Focus on the global perspective of LGBTQ rights as human rights and as a foundation for equality like the UN’s work in 70+ countries where being LGBTQ+ is illegal. Do advocacy that recognizes the effects of growing global migration; and leading with frameworks that are rooted locally, reaching globally.
Examine spirituality and religion as the sense of connection to something larger; as resources to enable activists to maintain perspective, to combat fatigue and sustain hope in the midst of work; and recognize their roles and their impact as a bridge and/or barrier when doing equality work.
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