Diversity and Inclusion Professionals Certificate

Introducing a New Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion

The Diversity and Inclusion Professionals Certificate allows you to gain in-depth knowledge of contemporary and emerging trends in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). This profession is highly specialized, complex and vital to an organization's mission. Develop skills to link D&I to organizational effectiveness and business performance.


It is recommended that participants take The Law of EEO first. 

The Law of EEO can be applied to this certificate if also completed for the EEO Professionals Certificate. Other workshops may only be applied towards this certificate.

Workshop Descriptions

The Law of Equal Employment Opportunity

Gain the latest in-depth information on federal, state and local EEO and AA laws, guidelines and court decisions. Discuss the impact of discrimination, resonable accomodations, harassment and retalitaion on an organization’s policies, procedures and daily operations. Learn about the interplay of EEO, AA and diversity and medical conditions and leaves.

3-day Workshop

Fundamentals of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Use this workshop's step-by-step process to launch, enhance or revitalize D&I initiatives and build core competencies. Learn to leverage D&I as a competitive advantage for achieving business objectives and sustainability. Gain insight into developmental models and best practices to assess, optimize and drive effectiveness for optimum results.

Inclusive Diversity and Inclusion Talent Management

Infuse talent management with an integrated approach to recruiting, onboarding and retention. Broaden organization effectiveness by aligning talent management with business objectives and D&I strategies that increase innovation and reduce bias. Learn what you can do as a diversity professional to influence policies, practices and systems.

Diversity and Inclusion Education and Training

Enhance critical skills for designing and implementing D&I learning and development. Acquire knowledge and tools to ensure that management and employees understand the value of D&I and gain experience for raising awareness to change behavior. Build on techniques, models and ideas designed to drive D&I messages and sustain key learnings.

Competencies to Advance Diversity and Inclusion Strategies

Assess key D&I competencies that drive business imperatives to ensure alignment with vision and mission. Learn strategies used by successful organizations and practice relevant skills for engaging employees. Leave with a toolkit of techniques to improve individual contribution and an action plan to revitalize and sustain D&I initiatives at the organization.

Emerging Trends: Recalibrating Diversity and Inclusion

Recognize demographic, technology and globalization shifts that are changing business needs. Identify key trends and understand their impact on the workforce, workplace and marketplace. Examine implications for re-energizing, driving and sustaining D&I initiatives in face of new conversations on multiple identities, generations, cultural competence and other emerging issues at work.

If there are questions about the previous D&I Management Certificate, please contact:

Jasminy Joe
212-340-2874
jd51@cornell.edu