Awareness, Belonging, and Courageous Leadership (ABCL) Certification


A training program resulting in a nationally recognized professional credential.


CRCC, in partnership with the University of Arkansas Currents (UA Currents), is proud to administer and manage the Awareness, Belonging, and Courageous Leadership Certification certification associated with this two-part program.

The two-part Awareness, Belonging, and Courageous Leadership (ABCL) Certification challenges participants to examine and address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusive leadership in organizations. Participants are empowered with the leadership skills needed to support sustainable action that can lead to organizational transformation.

Participants will utilize activities to:

  • Explore their cultural lens
  • Take stock of their social and cultural identities
  • Engage in conversations that encourage trust and the building of authentic connections
  • Unpack topics of privilege and microaggressions
  • Create an action plan for organizational change.

Upon successful completion of the curriculum and evaluation of the capstone project, participants will be awarded the Awareness, Belonging, and Courageous Leadership credential managed by CRCC. Registration is currently open for the following course sessions:

September 2023 Cohort

Part 1 September 12 – 15, 2023; September 21 + 28, 2023
Part 2 October 3 – 6, 2023; October 12 + 19, 2023

Takeaways from both parts of this program include:

  • Become aware of the ways that culture influences perceptions and leadership styles
  • Develop an understanding of the impact of bias in the workplace
  • Discuss tools needed to promote civility and compassion in our everyday lives
  • Develop an understanding of how personal culture influences interactions
  • Understand privilege, power, and perception in rehabilitation
  • Develop a plan for executing diversity, equity, and inclusion change strategies

For more information and to register for the Awareness, Belonging, and Courageous Leadership Certification program, please visit the UA Currents website.

Register for the ABCL Certification

About UA Currents

UA CURRENTS is a nationally recognized source of continuing education activities, organization development, and consulting. UA CURRENTS seeks opportunities to connect with like-minded organizations through collaborative networks leading to learning, innovation, and continuous development.