Graduate Leadership in Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (GLIDE)
The Graduate Leadership in Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (GLIDE) program is designed to give graduate students the knowledge and practical tools to become effective change agents for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
The future of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in the workplace requires all conscientious individuals to participate in creating that new workplace environment. The skills for accomplishing a better future workplace are obtainable. The Graduate Leadership in Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (GLIDE) program is open to all students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
GLIDE begins with a week-long program in August. Students will participate in morning workshop sessions and embedding exercises with topics including understanding the business and ethics case for DEI in the workforce, navigating the legal landscape of DEI in the workplace, and practical skill building such as hiring and retention practices that enhance diversity. In the afternoons, students will hear from guest speakers.
From September through November, students will work individually or in groups on a practicum project. GLIDE will culminate with project presentations in December where students will reflect on their own experiences and learn from one another.
GLIDE Information Session slide deck
Schedule for GLIDE 2022
The 2022 virtual workshop series will run from August 8 – 12. Students will additionally participate in a semester-long practicum project during the Fall semester and make a final presentation the first week of December.
Benefits and Stipend
At the conclusion of program, you will be able to:
- Understand anti-racism practices as it applies to various identity classifications;
- Summarize the business and ethics case for DEIJ in the workplace;
- Navigate the legal landscape to incorporating DEIJ in their workplace environment;
- Use hiring and retention practices that enhance workplace diversity;
- Implement change at the institutional level and beyond; and
- Design and manage diverse workplace teams effectively.
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences students selected for the GLIDE program receive a (taxable) stipend of $1,000 for participation.