Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace: 

A Global Approach

4-Week Professional Development Online Course

Start Date: April 25, 2023

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace: A Global Approach

4-week online course
Start date: April 25, 2023

Creating an inclusive culture is the responsibility of everyone in an organization. 

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Get ready for a deep dive into DEI! You’ll gain a deeper understanding of its importance, as well as what steps you can take to enhance your effectiveness in creating an inclusive culture. A major focus of this course is on your interpersonal growth, the exploration of emerging trends, and the acquisition of requisite competencies to be able to influence sustainable change at your organization.

What will you get from this course?  You’ll be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access and how they can be applied across a number of contexts to facilitate inclusive achievement within a global workforce. You will be able to apply these skills to a variety of settings in order to support inclusive excellence.

By the end of the course, you will be able to support your organization in developing, implementing, and improving diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. You will also have the opportunity to build a global network of like-minded professionals.

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Creating an inclusive culture is the responsibility of everyone in an organization. 

In this course you will gain a deeper understanding of DEI and its importance, as well as what steps you can take to enhance your effectiveness in creating an inclusive culture. A major focus of this course is on your interpersonal growth, the exploration of emerging trends, and the acquisition of requisite competencies to be able to influence sustainable change at your organization.

The learning objective of this course is for participants to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access and how they can be applied across a number of contexts to facilitate inclusive achievement within a global workforce. You will be able to apply these skills to a variety of settings in order to support inclusive excellence.

By the end of the course, you will be able to support your organization in developing, implementing, and improving diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. You will also have the opportunity to build a global network of like-minded professionals.

Who should take this online diversity, equity and inclusion course?

o Anyone proactively looking to move their organization forward in the area of DEI.

o Anyone who understands the urgent importance of greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

o Anyone wishing to develop their knowledge and skillset in creating improved diversity and inclusion at work.

o Anyone considering a career change in this sector.

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Flexible schedule and compelling content

With an average of 4-8 hours of work per week, this online course is made for your busy schedule: It includes videos, live webinars, articles, and forums for discussions.

Course Format

This is an online course. Each week, a new module opens that includes videos, articles, and forums for discussions that can be completed offline at a convenient time for the participant.

The course also includes live sessions, which are not mandatory but highly recommended for creating connections with other participants and digging into course materials. Live session times are announced approximately one week before the course begins, as we do our best to take into account the time zones present in each class when we decide on session times.

What to expect: Course skills and Benefits

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DEI Plan

Prepare a plan for addressing a real-world organizational challenge in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Certificate

You’ll get a certificate from the Centre for Executive Education within the United Nations established University for Peace.

Intercultural Communication

Develop skills designed to improve your intercultural communication skills.

Personalized Feedback

You’ll receive close communication with your course facilitator to gain crucial, personalized feedback.

DEI Evaluation Skills

Analyze and evaluate the opportunities and challenges in developing DEI initiatives and policies.

Dynamic Learning

You’ll get an engaging, dynamic experience that allows you to connect and learn by doing.

Greater Understanding

You will develop a deeper understanding of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in the workplace.

International Network

Deep relationships with a tight-knit, international network of alumni.

This course counts as part of the Diploma in Social Innovation or the Global Leadership Diploma.

week 01 Understanding and Celebrating Intersectional Differences: The Power of Empathy and Curiosity

week 02 How to be an Effective Change Agent

week 03 Leading a Diverse Team

week 04 Engaging and Promoting a Diverse Workforce: Sponsorship is > Mentorship

Dr. Theoria M. Cason is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of her consulting firm, Theoria In Praxis, Inc. As an educator, entrepreneur, and corporate DEI practitioner, her commitment to leading with integrity serves as a barometer to facilitate culture change. She identifies as an equity advocate with an earnest desire to advocate for people who are often overlooked and underrated. Concurrent with her entrepreneurial endeavors, she also serves as an E-Cornell Facilitator for the Diversity and Inclusion certificate program and the Women in Leadership certificate program. She holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a master's degree in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University, and a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Management from the University of Pittsburgh.

This is a 4-week online course starting April 25, 2023. This a brand-new course that currently runs once a year. Ask us about future offerings at centre@upeace.org.

The course is designed with a flexible schedule to accommodate working professionals and includes personalized feedback from your instructor.

$595 tuition rate. Upon completion, a certificate is awarded by the Centre for Executive Education at the University for Peace, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Enroll with someone else, and each will receive a 10% discount.

Have a question? Contact us at centre@upeace.org, or visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

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