Navigating the Diverse Workplace (Graduate)

A diverse and inclusive workforce is necessary to drive innovation, foster creativity, and encourage new ways of thinking.

Required Courses
Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

ENG 674 - Multicultural Literature

PAD 631 - Leading in Diverse Public Environments

HSC 510 - Trends and Cultural Issues in Healthcare OR EDG 606 - Leadership in Diverse Society (choose one)

Offered in hybrid format.

Contact:  Dr. Rudy Garns, garns@nku.edu

Gain knowledge and develop skills to effectively interact with culturally diverse associates, this micro-credential helps you maximize the benefits that diverse multiple perspectives and diversity of experiences can bring to their organization.

Demonstrate a contextual understanding of intercultural issues and perspectives.

Apply intercultural communication competencies for effective leadership in an inclusive and global workplace.

Leverage diverse perspectives to generate innovative solutions to complex problems.


Workplace Communication (Graduate)

Improve on written and spoken communication skills, essential for success in the workforce. Explore theory in the areas of interpersonal, organizational and business communication and explore the practical application of those theories.

Required Courses
Career Development
Student Learning Outcomes

COM 620 - Interpersonal Communication

COM 604 - Organizational Communication

COM 603 - Business Communication

Offered in-person, online and in hybrid formats.

Contact:  Dr. Jessica Kratzer, kratzerj1@nku.edu

For people who want to improve their knowledge and skill in communication as it relates to the workplace.

Be able to understand and apply interpersonal and organizational communication theory in workplace contexts.

Effectively communicate in both written and oral forms at a variety of levels, from informal interpersonal interactions to formal, professional, large-group interactions.


American Sign Language, ASL (Undergraduate)

The program provides a basic knowledge of the deaf community and skills necessary to effectively communicate, interact and collaborate with individuals who are deaf or have diverse linguistic needs.

Required Courses
Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

EDU 110 - ASL Level I

EDU 111 - ASL Level II

EDU 294 - ASL Level Ill


Offered in face-to-face format.


Contact: Melissa Jones, jonesme@nku.edu

Individuals who are deaf benefit when hearing people are qualified to work with and understand them. The American Sign Language (ASL) micro-credential recognizes this demand and prepares undergraduate students to work in a variety of fields where ASL skills are necessary.

After completing the micro-credential, students will have:

Used American Sign Language and technology to effectively communicate and collaborate with people who are deaf

Actively engaged with and acted as an ally for individuals who are deaf

Learned to recognize, respect and adhere to deaf culture norms