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Identify yourself as a Diversity Leader; become a Certified Diversity Professional!

 

Who is this credential intended for?

The Certified Diversity Professional (CDP)® credential is intended for professionals specializing in diversity and inclusion, diversity leaders who aspire to achieve managerial positions in diversity and inclusion, and human resources specialists.

How will this credential benefit those who acquire it?

  • Prepares the credential holder to execute focused diversity leadership strategies and duties.
  • Identifies the holder as someone possessing the knowledge, skill, and ability to successfully execute day-to-day diversity and inclusion tasks and initiatives.
  • Indicates that the holder has demonstrated consistent knowledge and application of concepts, principles, and methodologies, and also indicates the highest standard of ethics and competence in generating transformative business outcomes.

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

Want to learn more? Read on!

For executives looking to further drive DEI in their organizations, our Certified Diversity Executive (CDE) course may be right for you.

What is the CDP?

The CDP credential is tailored to serve the needs of a professional in the early stages of their DEI career, who wishes to mark themself as a diversity leader worthy of elevation to the diversity executive level. As a diversity leader in this program, you will learn to drive change beyond political correctness or affirmative action.

We'll talk about the business case for DEI and apply best practices when designing and implementing programs. We'll engage in strategic planning around diversity training, recruiting, resource groups, measuring outcomes, and more. This certification requires at least two years of experience, which can be demonstrated in a variety of ways.

Certified Diversity Professional

The CDP credential identifies a diversity leader who has the knowledge, skill, and ability to successfully execute day-to-day diversity and inclusion tasks.

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

What is the investment?

The cost of the certification course is $2500 for the CDP credential. Students complete 24 course hours, pass a written exam, and submit a professional project that demonstrates their knowledge and ability to do this work.  

The Diversity Movement will be there to support you and we’re happy to discuss the commitment in more depth. Contact us at info@thediversitymovement.com

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registration

March 2021 – Click here to register

This course will be held virtually on March 3, 4, 10, and 11. Each class is held from 10am-5pm ET with breaks throughout and a one hour break for lunch.

August 2021 – Click here to register

This course will be held virtually on August 17, 18, 24, and 25. Each class is held from 10am-5pm ET with breaks throughout and a one hour break for lunch.