Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Leadership (IDEAL)
Co-Chair: Dr. Susannah Ali, MPA Director
Co-Chair: Dr. Meredith Newman
The Graduate Certificate in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Leadership
(IDEAL) is designed to develop public, private, and nonprofit leaders and enable change makers
by equipping them with increased awareness, working knowledge, analytical skills, policy
options, and best practices for identifying and overcoming multi-faceted disparities in Inclusion,
Diversity, Equity, and Access.
The certificate is devoted to developing the next generation of
problem solvers, policy innovators, and change makers. It provides professional training and
career preparation for those seeking careers and advancements in the design, implementation,
evaluation, and advocacy of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access, as analysts, consultants,
public administrators, and elected officials in the local, state, and federal governments. This certificate program is open to both degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students.