The Search Advocate Foundations workshop series establishes a theoretical foundation of current research about implicit bias and diversity, information about the changing legal landscape in hiring, and an overview of inclusive employment principles. Using this foundation, you will begin to construct your own framework of practice, delve into specific issues that may arise at each stage of the search process, and explore various ways to head off or respond to those issues. By the end of the final session, you will have a toolkit of practical strategies for each stage of the search process, and approaches to help you perform the advocate role effectively as part of a search committee.
You must complete all sessions within the Search Advocate Foundations workshop series to be eligible to serve as a Search Advocate. You may also complete the workshop series for professional development without serving as an advocate in the future.
To ensure quality and consistency with program recommendations, each advocate must complete three (3) units of continuing education every twelve (12) months. Options to do this include:
Search Advocates who have completed the foundations series will find additional information about meeting the continuing education requirement in the Search Advocate Community on Canvas.