The purpose of Diversity Leadership Institute helps students to identify with their own culture (Cultural Identity), become informed about other people’s cultures and behavior (Knowledge), understand the feelings and needs of other people (Empathy), and become aware of one’s own desires, strengths, weaknesses and emotional stability (Self-Confidence). The activities, workshops, and discussions work to build cultural competent leaders who are challenged to assess their perceptions about themselves and others in regard to differences.
Students will describe the impact of their cultural experiences and their approach to leadership.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the complex social and cultural identities that other people may face and be able to identify issues of students’ individual differences, such as gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social class, and ability/disability.
Students will identify the cultural differences in verbal and nonverbal communication.
Students will initiate and develop interactions with culturally, different individuals.
Critique the major theories of social justice; spiritual development; racial/ethnic identity development; gay, lesbian, and bisexual identity development; gender identity development; disability; class; and multicultural/multiracial identity development.
Participants will depart from the University of Central Oklahoma on May 19th and will return on May 22nd, 2016. The institute will take place in Denver, CO.
Students who apply to DLI will need to attend two (2) mandatory pre-departure meetings on April 15th at 2:00 p.m. and April 22nd at 2:00 p.m. Location to be determined.
There is a $100.00 fee to attend Diversity Leadership Institute. This will cover your hotel, travel fee and a few meals. Students are responsible for meals while on the bus driving to and from Denver and one (1) lunch while in Denver.
A non-refundable deposit of $40 is due Friday, April 22 at 5:00 p.m.
Deadline to pay full amount is Friday, May 13th at 5:00 p.m.
Students must have a Spring 2016 G.P.A. of 2.5 or above to attend DLI.
The deadline to turn in this application is Wednesday, April 13th at 5:00 p.m.
Payments are due to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion located in the Nigh University Center, Room 211. If writing a check, make it payable to the University of Central Oklahoma.
For more information contact Josh Lim at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Office of Diversity & Inclusion in NUC 211 (405) 974-3588.
Students from the DLI class of 2015 talk about their experience attending the Diversity Leadership Institute in Chicago, IL.
Diversity Leadership Institute over the years!
Diversity Leadership Institute class of 2015 in Chicago, IL.
Diversity Leadership Institute class of 2014 working on a community service project in New Orleans, LA. They are pictured here with the Mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu.
Diversity Leadership Institute class of 2013 in Austin, TX.
Diversity Leadership Institute class of 2012 in Memphis, TN.