Kathryn Birkhead, director for diversity and inclusion at NorthWest Arkansas Community College, recently completed a certificate program in diversity management at Cornell University.
Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations conducted the training which provided participants the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge in an area that is complex and important to organizations in creating a competitive workforce.
The program required the completion of six workshops for a total of 72 units.
Topics covered include:
Law of Equal Employment Opportunities;
Fundamentals of Diversity Initiatives;
Strategic Diversity Recruiting and Retention;
Difficult Issues in Diversity;
Effective Affinity Groups; and
Effective Diversity Councils.
Birkhead joined NWACC in 2012. She previously was director of diversity and inclusion for The Jones Center in Springdale.