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Building a Successful, More Inclusive Search (Group)

Building a Successful, More Inclusive Search will provide you and your colleagues with tools and resources to help achieve your institution’s diversity and inclusion goals. When you facilitate this course on campus, your institution will be able to:

  • Broaden its outreach and recruitment efforts;
  • Disrupt the status quo of search committees on campus;
  • Overcome barriers and biases in the search process; and
  • Enrich the candidate pool for faculty and staff positions.

After completing the course, you and your colleagues will be able to more effectively facilitate an inclusive process for search committees on your campus.

Read more about the content of the course.

Facilitator-Led Group Learning Format


When you register for the facilitator-led, group-learning option for this course, you and your entire team will have access for one year to course materials that include:

  • A Facilitator’s Guide with suggested content and activities
  • Short videos that illustrate the course’s key concepts
  • PowerPoint presentation templates that you can use to prepare your presentation
  • An extensive list of additional resources

Course Length

The course length will vary depending on the content you select to cover and your group’s knowledge of the topics. The Facilitator’s Guide includes a sample workshop schedule that would allow the workshop to be completed within six hours.


Follow the Facilitator’s Guide from start to finish, or tailor the presentation to your institutions specific needs. The material is broken into several components that allow you and your team to create a custom learning experience for search committees or other campus leaders.

Sample Course Material




Access to the facilitated course material is available through an annual subscription that begins on the date of purchase. One purchase provides access to you and any other facilitators across campus. Introductory subscription rates are based on your institution’s budget size as reported to IPEDS and your institution’s membership status with CUPA-HR. Don’t know your budget size? Simply begin the registration process to find out which price your institution will receive.

Institutional Budget as Reported to IPEDS CUPA-HR Members CUPA-HR Nonmembers
Up to $24,002,796 $395 $595
$24,002,797 to $108,662,582 $695 $1,045
$108,662,583 and Up $995 $1,495

This price provides any employee at the institution unlimited access to facilitation materials including the facilitator’s guide with suggested content and activities, illustrative videos, PowerPoint presentation templates and a list of additional resources. Average course completion time varies.

This course was conceived by CUPA-HR’s national board of directors and the board’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, and features content developed by Emeritus Group Consultants. Course content is consistent with the association’s learning framework of higher ed HR competencies, which guides all CUPA-HR education and programming.

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Please review CUPA-HR learning program descriptions and requirements carefully before making any purchase. CUPA-HR reserves the right to review refund requests on a case-by-case basis. Refunds are not guaranteed. If a refund is granted, CUPA-HR may deduct a processing fee from the refund amount. For more information or to request a refund, please contact us at