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Cornell Certified Diversity Professional/Advanced Practitioner (CCDP/AP)

Outcomes

  • Earn a Cornell certification in the growing and complex field of D&I
  • Acquire deeper knowledge, enhanced skills and additional D&I strategies
  • Promote individual growth and organizational success

Certificate Basics

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    Required Courses
    9 Focused WorkshopsRegister for individual workshops to fit your schedule
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    Time to Complete
    18 monthsTime participants have to complete the entire certificate program

Certificate Details

Overview

This certification provides experienced professionals with an opportunity to promote individual growth and organizational success through deeper knowledge, honed skills and additional D&I strategies.

Requirements for CCDP/AP Certification

  • Must demonstrate a minimum of 3 years of experience as a D&I professional.
  • Complete the CCDP/AP Application and receive approval for the program.
  • Complete the Diversity and Inclusion Professionals Certificate program.
  • Complete additional workshops: Implementing a Winning D&I Process: Uncovering and Overcoming the Top Ten Hidden Obstacles (DV320) and 1 additional D&I workshop.
  • Pass an online exam and participate in a required teleconference exam review session. (See below)
  • Complete a D&I project. (See below)
  • Prior to receiving Certification, must complete an additional 6 hours of D&I continuing education training after notification of passing the exam.

Additional Information

Review Session and Exam

  • The 3 hour mandatory review session is conducted by a conference call.
  • The 2.5 hour exam will consist of both multiple choice and essay questions.  The exam is provided via email to each individual participant.
  • It is a closed book exam.
  • It is confidential and should not be shared with anyone.
  • It tests only the workshops that are part of the D&I Professional Certificate.
  • The required additional workshops must be completed prior to submitting the final D&I project.
  • The exam can be taken prior to completing the required additional workshops.

You must register for the review session and exam with ILR Customer Service at ilrcustomerservice@cornell.edu no later than 30 days prior to the exam and within 5 months of receiving the D&I Professional Certificate.

Project Requirements

Project Proposal

  • A project proposal must be submitted and approved within one month of completing the exam.

Final Project

  • The project must be on a current issue in D&I and related to the D&I work at an organization or in private practice.  It should demonstrate the application and integration of the key learnings from the workshops in the certification program.  
  • The project must be submitted within 3 months after receiving a passing grade on the exam.  Final projects will be Approved or Not Approved.  See the CCDP/AP Certification Project Guidelines.

Fees

  • The certification review session, exam and project approval is $1000.
  • A one-time retake of the exam is $500.

Core Curriculum

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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, reasonable accommodations, harassment and retaliation on an organization’s policies, procedures and daily operations. Learn about the interplay of EEO, AA and diversity & medical conditions & leaves.
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    Sep 29 - Oct 1, 2020
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    $1995

Register for The Law of Equal Employment Opportunity

Register for The Law of Equal Employment Opportunity

Fundamentals of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Use 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.

Dates for online sessions will be posted as soon as they are available.


Learn more about Fundamentals of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Learn more about Fundamentals of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

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.


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    Aug 19 - 20, 2020
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    $1495

Register for Inclusive Diversity and Inclusion Talent Management

Register for Inclusive Diversity and Inclusion Talent Management

Effective Diversity and Inclusion Councils

Learn how to launch and revitalize D&I councils for successful impact in alignment with business strategy. Apply D&I council best practices to gain increased effectiveness, performance and contribution within an organization.


Dates for online sessions will be posted as soon as they are available.


Learn more about Effective Diversity and Inclusion Councils

Learn more about Effective Diversity and Inclusion Councils

Diversity and Inclusion Education and Training

Enhance critical skills for designing and implementing D&I learning and development. Acquire knowledge and tools to ensure 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 messages and sustain key learnings.
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    Sep 23 - 24, 2020
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    $1495

Register for Diversity and Inclusion Education and Training

Register for Diversity and Inclusion Education and Training

Emerging Trends: Recalibrating Diversity and Inclusion

Recognize demographic, technology and globalization shifts 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.

Dates for online sessions will be posted as soon as they are available.


Learn more about Emerging Trends: Recalibrating Diversity and Inclusion

Learn more about Emerging Trends: Recalibrating Diversity and Inclusion

Competencies to Advance Diversity and Inclusion Strategies

Assess D&I competencies that drive business imperatives to ensure alignment with vision and mission. Learn strategies of successful organizations and practice relevant skills for engaging employees. Leave with techniques to improve individual contribution and an action plan to revitalize and sustain D&I initiatives at the organization.
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    Oct 5 - 6, 2020
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    $1095

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Register for Competencies to Advance Diversity and Inclusion Strategies

Implementing a Winning D&I Process: Uncovering and Overcoming the Top Ten Hidden Obstacles

Organizations with existing D&I programs may experience inconsistent attention, energy and support from top executives and middle managers, including outright resistance to these programs. This workshop will help experienced and/or new D&I leaders overcome these obstacles by connecting their efforts to their organization's business goals.
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    Dec 3 - 4, 2020
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    $1495

Register for Implementing a Winning D&I Process: Uncovering and Overcoming the Top Ten Hidden Obstacles

Register for Implementing a Winning D&I Process: Uncovering and Overcoming the Top Ten Hidden Obstacles

Effective Employee Resource Groups

Learn how ERGs and affinity groups have emerged in the workplace as a standard component of D&I initiatives to support business objectives and increase employee engagement and contribution. Examine characteristics of high-functioning ERGs and leading practices in group formation and operation.


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    Oct 8 - 9, 2020
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    $995

Register for Effective Employee Resource Groups

Register for Effective Employee Resource Groups