Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative

Leadership & Professional Development

Leadership & Professional Development

Since its inception in July 2020, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiative has implemented ongoing, comprehensive leadership and professional development opportunities for faculty, staff and students.

Professional Development with Academic Impressions

Merrimack has partnered with Academic Impressions, a group that provides extensive online leadership and professional development resources specifically for colleges and universities. The tool is available to all Merrimack faculty and staff members.

Keep track of the sessions you attend as each may count towards completing a Distinguished DEI Educator Certificate.

View Academic Impressions Training Opportunities

DEI Distinguished Educator Certificate

The President’s Special Initiative on DEI and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) offers a new certificate program to faculty, staff and graduate students who have completed at least 25 hours of DEI education and training since September 2021. Relevant experience may include education and training on and off campus.

To apply for the certificate, applicants should complete this form, listing the date, hours and nature of the training they wish to get recognized for. Faculty, staff and graduate students who complete the minimum hours required will be honored annually and receive a certificate and a LinkedIn badge. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Create Your Impact

Create Your Impact is a development and leadership initiative for women employees seeking to grow personally and professionally in their respective fields.

Visit Create Your Impact page