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New Inclusive Excellence program offered at UWSP at Wausau

April 15, 2022
UWSP at Wausau offers certificate program on equity, diversity and inclusivity
UWSP at Wausau offers certificate program on equity, diversity and inclusivity

A new certificate program on equity, diversity and inclusion will be offered to the community through UW-Stevens Point at Wausau. The four-session program will be held Friday mornings, beginning May 6. It is available in person or virtually.

This is the first time the Inclusive Excellence program will be offered. It is ideal for businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals interested in engaging in inclusive strategies in the community or workplace, recruiting and retaining diverse employees and appealing to a more diverse customer base. The certificate program will:

  • Explore the role of diversity in the financial, emotional, physical and cultural health of an organization and community
  • Help employers attract, engage and retain a diverse client or customer base
  • Help participants analyze their perspective and values
  • Strengthen relationships and learn how to navigate difficult conversations
  • Identify changes to make personally or professionally

The program will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon May 6 and 20, June 3 and 17 through UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education. Registration is due April 29.

“This new certificate will address efforts to improve inclusivity practices in workplaces and communities. Workplaces that value differences will enjoy the greatest business and social impact,” said Chancellor Thomas Gibson.  “I am thrilled to see one of my strategic imperatives, inclusive excellence, become part of the fabric of our institution and the communities we serve.”

Program facilitators are:

  • Marcus Lewis, Ed.D., founder and owner of Key Change Consulting, LLC, a nationally trained Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) facilitator. He is an enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and African American descendant of Cameroonian and Bantu peoples.
  • Bethany Redbird, Ed.D., school community relations director for the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Education, also a nationally trained SEED facilitator. She has dedicated her career to promoting equity and inclusivity.

For more information or to register, visit