More than 80% of organizations have already taken action on DEI. Now, forward-thinking executives are moving quickly to hire and integrate DEI leaders into the fabric of their businesses. In fact, as a share of all job postings, diversity positions rose 18% in 2018, 30% in 2019, 123% in 2020, and an additional 56% in 2021. Yet most of these roles are new to the organization, and many of the leaders stepping into them have only a little or no experience in leading a strategy-based, data-driven, long-term DEI program.
Many DEI programs fail — and when they do, their failure takes a heavy toll on productivity, culture, and morale. How do you ensure a successful, sustainable program, gain buy-in from across the organization, and find data to prove results? This course will show you how.
Created by our team of Certified Diversity Executives, business experts, entrepreneurs, and senior consultants, this program gives you the tools you need for instant traction and long-term success. We don’t just give you the bird’s-eye view but drill down into how you can accomplish the day-to-day and year-by-year tasks of transformative DEI and organizational leadership. You’ll leave this course ready to do the emotionally-charged and critical work assigned to you immediately.
If you are interested in hosting a private cohort of 20+ participants from your organization, or if your company is interested in sponsoring a cohort for nonprofits or historically marginalized professionals, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the course, you will have 3 months to take and pass the exam. This brief, untimed exam contains 50 multiple-choice questions and 3 reflection prompts. The exam will be reviewed by one of your program instructors. You must achieve 70% or higher to pass. Accommodations are provided for individuals with disabilities. Please email email@example.com to request the accommodations you need.
After the course, you will be given 3 projects to choose from and will have 3 months to complete your candidate project. You will choose only 1 to complete, which will be reviewed by one of the program instructors. The project will be deemed proficient or not proficient with detailed feedback.
Curriculum & Programming Manager; Co-Founder
Sr. DEI Consultant & Innovation Strategist
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Sr. DEI Consultant
Day 1 (10am-5:30pm ET)
Welcome, Introductions, and Purpose
What We Will Learn
Setting the Stage
Determining a Budget
Day 2 (10am-4:15pm ET)
Creating a 1-Year Plan
Creating a Long-Term Plan
Day 3 (10am-5:15pm ET)
Inclusive Hiring & Recruitment
Day 4 (10am-4:45pm ET)
Hosting Successful Training
Self Care and Asking for Help
Register for our February cohort of The Diversity Leader's Intensive taking place on February 6-9.
Register for our May cohort of The Diversity Leader's Intensive taking place on May 8-11.
Register for our October cohort of The Diversity Leader's Intensive taking place on October 30-November 2.
frequently asked questions
Who’s the program for?
This program is for current and aspiring DEI leaders: individuals who are in charge of successful implementation of diversity initiatives within their organization.
What time will the live sessions take place?
Live sessions will be held via Zoom from 10 am to 4/5 pm eastern time each day, with a 1-hour lunch break and frequent, brief breaks throughout.
Will I get recordings from the live presentations?
Yes! You will receive recordings of all lessons, as well as copies of the presentations used.
How long will the program take to complete?
After the instructor-led portion of the course, you have 3 months to complete the evaluative project and exam.
How can I access training materials?
We store all recordings and presentations from the course in Thinkific, our Learning Management System (LMS). You’ll also be able to ask questions and interact with your cohort on the platform.
What’s the difference between The Diversity Leader’s Intensive and the Certified Diversity Executive program?
Watch this video to learn about the differences between the two programs, so you can pick the option that is best for you.