4 courses | 12 credit hours | 100% online
Start in August, Finish in May
This 4-course certificate was designed in consultation with faculty and community partners with expertise in diversity, inclusion, and social justice to ensure the scope of content is well-rounded and will develop leaders that organizations can depend on to lead their DEI efforts. The certificate is designed to provide students with the practical knowledge necessary to understand the challenges surrounding equity, inclusion, and cultural consciousness through the examination of institutional and community cultures. As leaders, locally, nationally, or globally, the DEI Leadership Certificate will prepare students to understand the systems change process through a cultural conscious lens as they work with their organizations on DEI initiatives.
Why a graduate certificate in DEI?
The need for Diversity and Inclusion Officers or, at a minimum, diversity and inclusion training in the workplace has been on a steady incline in recent years. In fact, “recruitment of D&I specialists will become a major priority for a broad swathe of employers in the coming year as they seek to modernize their corporate culture and attract new employees” (Chamberlain, A., 2020).
This certificate includes 4 graduate courses (12 credit hours) available 100% online: