Course Description

Participants will learn how to create decolonizing and culturally-just processes to hire Indigenous, Black, People of Color (Latin/Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Easter), LGBTQ+, and People with Disabilities job candidates in the creative industries. At the end of this course, participants will understand to navigate the shifting legal contexts for decolonization and cultural justice in hiring, build relationships with communities to tap into existing pipelines, write a position description that speaks to structurally-marginalized candidates, create qualification standards that account for systemic exclusion, and set up structures for achieving critical mass. This course includes readings, videos, exercises, and applications organized into four modules.

This Micro-Credential has been developed in collaboration with industry partner Dori Tunstall Inc. Dori Tunstall Inc. is dedicated to helping institutions and organizations to decolonize and diversify their design praxis through corporate education, executive coaching, and strategic consulting.


Module 1: Shifting Legal Contexts for Decolonization and Cultural Justice
Module 2: Dismantling Systemic Exclusion in Traditional Hiring
Module 3: Rewriting Job Calls and Re-Evaluating Qualifications
Module 4: Embedding the Principles of Hiring for Decolonization and Cultural Justice in your Organization

Learner Outcomes

Upon the successful completion, participants will have gained the skills to:

  • Identify legal frameworks to support the hiring of Indigenous, Black, POC, LGBTQ+, and People with Disabilities candidates
  • Identify non-traditional sites and methods for recruiting structurally-marginalized candidates
  • Evaluate and re-write a position description to resonate with the interests of structurally-marginalized communities
  • Consider how systemic exclusion affects the biases in qualification standards
  • Develop a plan to get to the critical mass of diverse employees in organizations or firms

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