BUSINESS The Vision Council's DE&I Initiatives Broaden, NOA’s Dr. Sherrol Reynolds Discussed Diversity Challenges at Vision Expo West By Staff Tuesday, October 11, 2022 12:58 AM RELATED CONTENT Embracing the Differences The Vision Council Offers Members Access to Executive Online Education through Partnership with Cornell University Celebrating Diversity Online Black-Owned Eyewear Steps Into the Spotlight In November 2021, The Vision Council launched Advancing Diversity & Inclusion: A Cornell Certificate for Optical Professionals, an online four-course and capstone certificate program customized specifically for members of the vision community by Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR). The certificate program is designed to lead attendees through the perceptual, institutional and psychological processes that impact employee interactions in an effort to build a truly aware and inclusive work culture. As of press time, a dozen Vision Council members and staff had completed the Cornell course and received The Vision Council’s DEI Certification for Optical Professionals this fall. Registration for the Advancing Diversity & Inclusion certificate is now closed, but The Vision Council has expanded the executive education offerings available to members through Cornell University’s Executive Certificate Program. Members now have access to Cornell’s comprehensive Executive Certificate portfolio, which includes several Diversity & Inclusion (https://ecornell.cornell.edu/portal/tvcdei/) courses, at a discounted rate. DE&I-related courses are offered in such areas as DE&I for HR, DE&I Building a Diverse Workforce and Equitable Community Changes. With certificates ranging from leadership, business and finance to marketing and human resources, the courses offer a rich range of professional and executive development opportunities. Members are encouraged to browse the Cornell Executive Certificate catalog, here (https://ecornell.cornell.edu/portal/tvcdei/) Please note, there are a limited number of certificate seats available. Members are invited to sign up before Members are encouraged to browse the Cornell Executive Certificate catalog, here (https://ecornell.cornell.edu/portal/tvcdei/) Please note, there are a limited number of certificate seats available. Members are invited to sign up before December 28, 2022. To request information and pricing on a course, select the Request Enrollment button next to the desired certificate or course.