PUR 611: Inclusion (Story-Listening) Faculty and Administrator Certificate eCourse

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

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Course Overview ( 1 CEU Credit Hour)

In this professional development course for faculty, administrators, attorneys and peace officers, you will learn new strategies to 'listen-to', help, coach and teach diverse people and students. Your world (or classroom) is already diverse with a mix of students who have varying abilities, disabilities, cultural differences, and socio-economic backstories. An efficient and effective teacher (administrator, lawyer, professional, etc.) can re-prioritize lessons to produce inclusive education. In this course, you will learn to see diversity as a living and breathing, 'learning opportunity' for all. Through story-listening you will uncover 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 your work will be reviewed and if results are satisfactory 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. If you are an attorney in North Carolina you can get 1 hour Ethics credit hours by taking our online course below.


Your Instructor


Dr. Derrick Drakeford
Dr. Derrick Drakeford

As CEO of Drakeford, Scott, and Associates LLC, our team has collectively raised over $46,425,000 in grants and awards with an A + Rating with the BBB. 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



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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