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Program Overview

We’re proud to be the exclusive provider in North Carolina of the Certified Diversity Professional credential, which is offered in partnership with The Institute for Diversity Certification (IDC).

Through 24 course hours of instructor-led training, passing a written exam with a score of 80% or higher, and submitting a professional candidate project, you’ll receive a diversity certification. Examples of candidate projects include an assessment of your organization’s and a competitor’s current diversity efforts, a research project that would contribute to the body of knowledge in the field, or any other usable project that is relevant to your professional work.

To ensure an interactive learning experience for all, each class is capped at 25 students.

If you are interested in hosting a private cohort of 20+ participants from your organization, please contact

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain the skills needed to make the business case for DEI and execute focused diversity strategy implementation
  • Build a network of peers for ongoing support on your DEI journey
  • Identifies the holder as someone possessing the knowledge, skill, and ability to successfully execute day-to-day diversity and inclusion tasks and initiatives
  • Indicates the highest standard of ethics and competence in generating transformative business outcomes


The CDP certification course covers the following topics:

• The Role of a Diversity Practitioner
• The Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion
• EEO Laws in the U.S. and Abroad
• Harassment Around the World
• Diversity Recruiting & Retention
• Reinventing Diversity Training
• Handling Difficult Conversations
• Resource Groups & Diversity Councils
• Empowering Women in the Workplace
• Disability & Special Needs Accommodations
• Generational Intelligence
• Designing Programs for Veterans
• Immigrant Groups in the Workplace
• Navigating Through Religion & Belief Systems
• LGBTQ+ Inclusion
• Measuring the Impact of Diversity & Inclusion


At The Diversity Movement we support diversity practitioners at every level as we all work to build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world.


Kaela Sosa headshotKaela Sosa, CDE – Lead Instructor

Kaela is the curriculum and programming manager at The Diversity Movement, with a passion for making DEI education digestible and impactful. Her interest in DEI began in college, while studying Psychology of Gender and Sexuality at Duke University. Kaela graduated with honors after defending her thesis, Gender and Stress in Cross-Race Interactions: Differential Impacts for Men and Women. She has conducted research at two of Duke’s psychology labs, exploring topics related to biracial identities, gender expression, and the impact of gender on psychological well-being.

Guest instructors will include: Donald Thompson, CDE, Jackie Ferguson, CDE, Kurt Merriweather, CDE, Jamie Ousterout, CDE, and Susie Silver, CDE.


Enroll to Earn Credits

As a CAE Registered Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 19.75 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

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We’ve helped hundreds of practitioners earn their diversity credentials.

Learn More About the Program

Contact us to see if the program is right for your team.