PUR 611: Inclusion (Story-Listening) Certificate eCourse

This course uses theory and activities from the book Inclusion: The Art of Story-Listening. The course trains professional leaders on new techniques and methods of Inclusion.

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Course Overview ( 1 CEU or CLE Credit Hour)

In this professional development course for leaders, you will learn new strategies to 'listen-to', help, coach, and teach diverse people you serve and lead. Your world team is already diverse with a mix of participants who have varying abilities, disabilities, cultural differences, and socio-economic backstories. An efficient and effective leader (administrator, lawyer, professional, etc.) can re-prioritize processes to produce an inclusive and empowering culture. In this course, you will learn to see diversity as a living and breathing, 'learning opportunity' for all. Through story-listening, you will learn Autoethography anduncover powerful narratives and become a change agent for the new reality of inclusion. Each lesson in this course will include an instructional video followed by an activity and attached readings. Complete all readings and activities for each lesson in the course. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion. The Art of Story-Listening" approved for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) ethics credit through the North Carolina Bar Association. Also If you are an attorney in you can receive 1 Ethics credit hour by taking our online course.

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Dr. Derrick Drakeford
Dr. Derrick Drakeford

As CEO of Drakeford, Scott, and Associates LLC, We specialize in non-profit consulting,business development, and motivational speaking. We offer proposal development, relationship development, strategic planning, organizational structure development, development plans and partnership development.

Derrick has served as an Instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill. Derrick is a former faculty member of North Carolina Central University in the Masters in Public Administration program. He also served as the Director of Freshmen Studies and Community Service at The Shaw University in Raleigh, NC. Derrick has consulted with nonprofits, business, and churches for 20 years. He holds a Bachelors in political science from Bethune-Cookman University, a Masters in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Government. He holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work; and certificates in Proposal Writing and Fundraising for Nonprofits from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana -Purdue University. Derrick received his Ph.D, from UNC-Chapel Hill.

He has written seven books:

1)Finding Your Purpose in 15 Minutes,

2) Fundraising for Nonprofits What the Bible Says,

3) Starting Your Business from the Unemployment Line,

4) Jada Goes to Pre-School: A Book on Transitions,

5) P5: The Five Secrets to Successful Grant and Bid Proposals,

6) The 2 Laws of Standardized Testing,

7) Inclusion:The Art of Story Listening, and

8) The Purpose Lifestyle

Course Curriculum

  PUR 611: Inclusion Certificate Course for Faculty and Administrators (3 CEUs)
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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