Graduate Certificate in Gracism Studies

Learn to Lead with Gracism

“Gracism” is a term coined by Dr. David Anderson, OGS Chancellor and global leader in a faith-based approach to combating racism and promoting diversity and inclusion. Gracism is a practical solution to dealing with the problems of division in our culture: racial, gender, socioeconomic, religious, political. Gracism is a people-centered approach to including, valuing, and honoring those who are otherwise marginalized, disenfranchised, and underprivileged. 

Dr. David Anderson

Author of Gracism: The Art of Multicultural Inclusion and Chancellor of OGS

 

 

 

The world needs leaders who can address diversity and inclusion with empathy and finesse.

Our Graduate Certificate in Gracism Studies program is a graduate-level certificate designed to assist professionals with understanding multicultural diversity and inclusion from a theological and sociological perspective in order to lead social change in their own professional contexts. Gracism equips leaders with practical tools for addressing the many divisions in our culture: racial, gender, socioeconomic, political, religious.

The graduate certificate can benefit professionals in any field to help lead diversity and inclusion initiatives in their corporations, organizations, churches, and communities. The program is nine semester hours in total and consists of three courses. The program also includes an optional culminating retreat weekend with Dr. Anderson.

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Program Outcomes:

  1. Implement theories of multicultural diversity and inclusion from a theological and sociological perspective to lead social change in professional contexts.
  2. Implement the Seven Sayings of Gracism in practical ways in organizations and communities to promote mutual tolerance and inter-group cooperation.
  3. Utilize social research to improve dynamic social relations between and among majority and minority groups and different minority groups, and ways to promote mutual tolerance.

Courses:

OL 780                Leading with Gracism: The Art of Multicultural Inclusion

OL 704                Human Relations Skills for a Pluralistic Society

OL 710                Principles of Sociological Engagement

Admissions Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution (credit). No degree is required to audit the program and earn a certificate of completion (no credit).

Questions?

Contact admissions@ogs.edu for more information!