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Innovative leaders are looking for every edge to create business growth. Building teams that can create innovative ideas and open new markets is critical to developing your competitive advantage. Organizations that have embedded diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into their business practices are growing faster than the market and are more profitable. Our online course Diversity: Beyond The Checkbox is designed to build the foundation for DEI in a comprehensive and concise way while being engaging and thought-provoking. 

With diversity education, the truth is, many of us don’t know where to start and there are challenges getting what you need. There are hundreds of trainings out there that promise results but miss the mark on providing the real tools for success. Developing a diversity and inclusion program from scratch is time consuming and hiring a diversity professional can often be cost prohibitive. It’s difficult to get buy-in from corporate leadership and even more difficult to get them to commit resources to a DEI program. Most diversity training programs are created for compliance, not for transformation. 

This course is different.


We don’t stop at what diversity is or why it’s the right thing to do. We delve into specifics on achieving the business results organizations seek. Our certified diversity executives and content writers, led by a published diversity expert, have completed more than 1,000 hours of research on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics in creating this course. This online, self-guided, five-module course is designed to help organizations lay the foundation for success in connecting DEI efforts to measurable and significant business outcomes. It’s also been reviewed and vetted by a global team of business leaders, diversity practitioners, curriculum specialists, and communication experts, including Emmy-award winners and TEDx speakers, to create a resource that is both educational and engaging.

We understand inclusive learning. 


Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox is ADA compliant and offers multiple teaching mediums including text, audio with (and without) slides, video, webinars, downloadable resources, and in-course exercises to accommodate different learning styles. In our research, we have found that self-guided courses are a more effective way to introduce diversity and inclusion into organizations, as they provide a learning environment that allows the psychological safety to explore uncomfortable topics, allow time to process new concepts, and establish foundational competency before engaging in conversations more broadly.

In five to six hours, depending on learning style, this course covers the basics of diversity and inclusion, establishes a business case for investing in a program, explores unconscious bias, provides a blueprint for a diversity and inclusion initiatives, and shares the importance of multicultural communication. 

This course will set you apart. 


Our mission was to create a course that serves as a strong foundation for your diversity, equity, and inclusion education. Whether you are an individual looking to advance your career or a company looking to foster an inclusive culture, we provide the knowledge and materials you need to achieve success. Even if you never before considered the importance of DEI in driving innovation, keeping up with industry and consumer trends, and retaining your best and brightest employees, this course will get you started on your journey towards creating a diverse, inclusive, and thriving organization.

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Course Length
5-6 hours
100% online

What topics will we cover?

  • Understanding Diversity

    The concept of diversity encompasses understanding, acceptance, and respect. Beyond the typical focus on race and gender, diversity is a kaleidoscope of backgrounds, perspectives, abilities, and experiences, as well as the exploration of these differences.

  • The Business Case for DEI

    Fully integrating DEI into your company culture is proven to drive business outcomes. This includes understanding trends that ensure sustainable growth, achieving higher profits and retention rates, and fostering more innovation and creativity.

  • Unconscious Bias-The Secret Disruptor

    For your company's DEI initiatives to succeed, you must actively counteract unconscious bias. Unconscious bias decreases innovation, productivity, and creativity. Our proposed strategies offset biases so employees can confidently engage in their work.

  • Implementing a Diversity and Inclusion Program

    Now that we understand the business case for diversity, how do we fully integrate diversity into our organizations? Review common mistakes in diversity programs and explore methods to implement these initiatives successfully.

  • Business Communication in a Diverse World

    Learn how to make DEI a part of your brand strategy. Increase your overall awareness and sensitivity, broadening your marketing reach, and avoid handling missteps under pressure.

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Become a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and set yourself apart in your industry. Whether you’re just entering the workforce or you’re an experienced professional, companies need people who understand how to support the evolving global workforce reflective of our ever-changing society.

This package includes:
  • 1 login to the course
  • Ongoing access to the course materials
  • Online learning community


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Transform your business by providing course access to your entire organization to build an inclusive, authentic, and sustainable culture. Create more positive working relationships, increase productivity within your team, and appeal to a broader client base with a robust diversity initiative.

This package includes:
  • Up to 100 logins to the course
  • Ongoing access to the course materials
  • Online learning community
  • Speaking and consulting from The Diversity Movement Team

What's Your DEI IQ?

Wondering if your organization is up-to-speed on DEI best practices? Take our quiz and find out how your organization stacks up against the rest.

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This diversity course delivers impactful content that uncovers the value of diversity and inclusion for all organizations. I've taken several D&I courses and training in the past, but this course still managed to surprise me with not only new and useful information, but also a delightfully unexpected multimedia experience.

Won J You Design Leader and Educator, WJY Studios

Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox takes what is a highly topical and critical subject and breaks it down in such a way that it is so easily consumed online. The course really helps to understand the full meaning and implications of embracing diversity - from everyone's perspective. It also helps you to understand how to make it come alive and how it connects to bottom line performance of the business. I highly recommend this course.

John Murphy International Executive Leadership Coach, John Murphy International

Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox offers a fresh and approachable course on Diversity & Inclusion. It is clear that the team really cares about the issue, and numerous videos and spotlights on different people and their experiences make it personal. Information is presented succinctly and is easy to grasp and absorb. I came away knowing – and understanding -- more than I did in the beginning. All around, I would highly recommend this course!

Susanne Meyer Employment Solutions Architect, LCI Tech

As an educator and social justice advocate, I believe that it is everyone's role to ensure a more equitable and just world for everyone. ""Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox"" provides an accessible array of tools for anyone to use to promote diversity and inclusion not only at work, but in their personal lives as well. I think that anyone who takes part in this course will not only walk away more knowledgeable about diversity and inclusion, but also more confident in promoting diversity and inclusion.

Bri Hart Assistant Director, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), NC State University

Before taking this course, I was not aware of the pros and cons of diversity in the workplace. This course laid out and explained Diversity and Inclusion in an engaging manner. The teachers knew what they were discussing and shared their own sense of diversity. I was surprised by how well the course taught technical terms and historic laws related to diversity in an engaging manner. This course was well produced and fun to take while being very informational. As a member of Gen Z, I’ll be entering the workforce fairly soon. Courses like these are very important for all workers because of how diverse Gen Z is.

Johnny Smith Marketing Intern, Walk West