Diversity Leadership Development Program


Gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of differences, improve your ability to effectively address complex issues, and learn how to cultivate an inclusive environment in an organization or workplace! 

The Diversity Leadership Development Program (DLDP) provides an immersive experience through the integration of competency-building seminars and applied professional learning.

DLDP admits one cohort per year; for 2018-2019, there will one cohort which meets on Thursday afternoons in the Winter and Spring quarters. 

Why join?

  • Earn academic units (2 units, pass/no pass) and a certificate of completion
  • Build peer and mentor connections
  • Boost your resume with demonstrated leadership and professional experience
  • Develop communication and leadership skills vital to succeeding in a diverse workplace

Program Structure

Duration is two quarters (Winter and Spring)

   DLDP Program Structure Icons  Topical Seminars and Sustained Dialogue

  • meet weekly to participate in class sessions and sustained dialogue
  • seminar topics include diversity, privilege, oppression, intersecting identities, cross cultural communication, professionalism, gender, LGBTQIA identity, ally development and taking action

     Applied Experience

  • complete a relevant project or internship

     Weekly Assignments

  • read articles, watch videos, write reflections



2018-2019 Schedule

Seminars are held weekly; applied experience is scheduled independently

  • Winter Seminars: January 10th - March 14th, 4:10-6:00 pm
  • Spring Seminars: April 4th - May 16th, 4:10-6:00 pm
  • Final Presentations: May 23rd, 4:10-8:00 pm
  • Certificate Award Ceremony: May 31st, 4:10-6:00 pm


Enrollment Process

Open Enrollment for the 2018-2019 cohorts have ended; check back in the future for information on the 2019-2020 program.

  1. Complete and submit a DLDP Registration Form (available here during open enrollment).
  2. CLL Staff will contact you to schedule a meeting to finalize your enrollment, after which you will be provided the CRN (course registration is optional).

Sponsoring Programs

DLDP is made possible through collaborative effort among the Center for Leadership Learning, Cross Cultural Center, Internship and Career Center, LGBTQIA Resource Center, Office of Campus Community Relations, and Women’s Resources & Research Center.