Leading and Promoting Tolerance
Professional Development Credit –This micro-credential may be eligible for continuing professional development credit in your state. Contact your state affiliate association to learn more.
Overview – In Leading and Promoting Tolerance, the practitioner demonstrates the ability to: model and build a culture of tolerance; facilitate a collaborative process with stakeholders that promotes and values individual differences; and provide a plan with strategies, implementation timelines, evaluation, and progress monitoring to establish, promote, and sustain a culture of tolerance that values individual differences. The practitioner will demonstrate the use of evidence, reasoning and inquiry to analyze situations; develop constructive plans for continuous implementation and model a culture of tolerance; and provide appropriate mechanisms to achieve the organization’s goal. The leadership skills necessary to create a culture of tolerance starts with respect; or explained by Charkravarthi, 2018, “The key to respect, acceptance and appreciation of our forms of expression, our ways of being human and of our rich diversity within cultures, is tolerance; and to foster a spirit of tolerance, it is important to engage in a diverse outlook of knowledge, openness, communication, freedom of thought, conscience and belief.”
Essential Outcomes – Leading and Promoting Tolerance includes the following three identified essential outcomes:
- Model and build a culture of tolerance.
- Facilitate a collaborative process with stakeholders that promotes and values individual differences.
- Provide a plan with strategies, implementation timelines, evaluation, and progress monitoring to establish, promote, and sustain a culture of tolerance that values individual differences.
Part 1. Overview Questions
Develop a responsive narrative that answers the following questions (1,000-word minimum):
- What steps did you take to ensure stakeholders were given opportunities to express their beliefs and viewpoints in a safe, respectful environment?
- How do you ensure that programs and practices reflect diverse cultural beliefs and allow for respectful engagement?
- What diverse avenues for learning are offered to students and staff?
- How do you assess cultural competency across stakeholder groups?
Part 2. Skill Demonstration Product with Self-Analysis
Develop an artifact portfolio that captures the essential outcomes for the Leading and Promoting Tolerance micro-credential and complete the evidence self-analysis.
For each EO detail you will be required to reference an uploaded artifact(s) and guide the assessor to the specific evidence (page number, video time stamp, etc.) within the uploaded artifact(s). An explanation of how the evidence demonstrates proficiency of the outcome detail is also required. The practitioner must clearly and compellingly demonstrate proficiency of every detail under each essential outcome.
Part 3. Reflection and Application
Submit, in writing, a summary of your experience of Leading and Promoting Tolerance (500-word minimum); highlight and provide specific examples of how you applied the four components of Leading and Promoting Tolerance. This could include topics covered, and how you valued all viewpoints and differences, as well as modeled tolerance as you created a plan with stakeholders. Include a reflection about the impact of this skill on your professional practice, and how you will continue to apply it in the future.