This course provides an overview on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Participants will learn how to support equitable systems while reflecting deeply on their own identity, culture, intersectionality, and biases. We will examine diversity and culture in the context of relationships, including leadership and teams, and how to build healthy social systems. In addition, through reflections, dialogue, and actively participating in the class, learners will begin to consider steps towards supporting equitable systems.

Program Features

  • Offered 100% online in a synchronous and asynchronous (hybrid) online model designed for working professionals. Includes 6 synchronous, live online sessions with the instructor.
  • Includes a certification of completion and 4.5 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) following the successful completion of the course.

Upon completion of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate, students should be able to:

  1. Critically think about and discuss topics connected to social systems - focusing in on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  2. Critically consider the history of oppression and systemic racism throughout US history.
  3. Develop a personal understanding of the cultural and social identities held by self and others, and how these intersect.
  4. Critically consider who holds power, how it is expressed, and the systems in place to maintain it.
  5. Follow best practices in support of the dignity and personal agency of all people.
  6. Develop an understanding of and strategies for preventing and addressing practices that cause harm.
  7. Understand white fragility and move beyond the constraints of societal privilege.
  8. Demonstrate ability to critically self-assess your own current stage of development and identify your current phase of critical self-reflection to create a plan for growth.
  9. Adopt principles of Equity Literacy theory and put into practice (work-life systems).

Course Modules

Please note: Modules are not defined as individual class sessions but rather as course themes/topics with identified learning objectives. Modules can be taught sequentially, or instructor may choose to integrate module content throughout the course. The instructor will make decisions regarding final content, sequence, and pacing based on the needs of and feedback from the learners.

Learning Criteria for all Modules

  • Build a learning community to develop a culture of care and a safe space for sharing.
  • Understand and use the academic language related to culture, identity, and discrimination.
  • Critically reflect on key concepts presented in texts while making text to self and text to life connections.
  • Engage in difficult conversations designed to challenge thinking and inspire action.

Course Module Descriptions



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Cost: $1,150 per student



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