DEI Certification

Diversity Crew Institute offers accessible, affordable, and actionable courses and certifications in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion that go beyond just race and gender. This is about learning how to be better to each other in order to build stronger teams to improve bottom-line results.

It’s time for the death of assumptions and the emergence of curiosity that builds genuine human connections!

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Diversity Crew Institute offers courses and certifications designed to foster immediate actions toward a more equitable and inclusive environment for your organization and in your community.

We get it…

These are uncomfortable conversations. No one person has this all figured out. We all need the support of a diverse network of professionals who share our passion for treating humans better and recognize the ROI of DEI.

We are here for you.

We offer an affordable, accessible, actionable, and ongoing DEI Certification taught by an inclusive team of practitioners with real-world professional and lived experiences.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certification

Certification cost is $2,299. This includes access to the Foundational Courses plus additional benefits.

20 Foundational Courses Including

Diversity 101

Instructor: Chris Moreland

Video Runtime: 39:02

In this course, you will learn the basic concepts and definitions associated with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This material is foundational to all other modules, as it equips you with the basic knowledge necessary to better understand how DEI can apply across a range of areas. We will begin by understanding the terms diversity, equity, and inclusion, and provide examples of how each term relates to our beliefs, actions, and behaviors on a day-to-day basis.

Disability Inclusion and Accessibility

Instructor: Michelle Witman 

Video Runtime: 46:19

In this course, you will be given an introduction to disability in the DEI space that focuses on increasing awareness and understanding of disability issues, and the importance of including disability in discussions about diversity, equity, and inclusion. This course will provide participants with an introduction to key concepts such as accessibility, accommodation, and disclosure, and provide practical suggestions to ensure that your organization is inclusive and accessible by design.

Unconscious Bias 

Instructor: Chris Moreland

Video Runtime: 51:59

This course provides an overview of the concept of bias, both conscious and unconscious, including the neuroscience and historical perspectives involved in the brain’s connection with the emotional and hormonal responses to events that trigger specific responses in each of us. We will also discuss methods and tools to uncover and deal with our own unconscious or implicit biases.

Racial Equity

Instructor: Kimberly Manns

Video Runtime: 33:28

This course will provide the essential knowledge you need to understand race and racism. By answering the questions, “What is race?” “What is racism?” and, “How can I support racial equity?”, participants will gain a basic understanding of the topic that is currently at all of our dinner tables, in the media, in schools, and places of worship. Participants will also learn about the different forms of racism, and basic tools for recognizing and addressing each form.

Understanding Gender Spectrum and Gender-Inclusive Language

Instructor: Shell Roth

Video Runtime: 39:46

During this session, the concepts of biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation are untangled and presented in an easy-to-understand format. Based on first-hand, real-world experience, combined with decades of practical business expertise, Shell Roth tells their story, and brings clarity to an often-confusing topic. This session is for anyone wanting a broader understanding of the gender spectrum, and provides an opportunity to become a better ally to all gender-diverse people.

Religious Diversity at Work

Instructor: Dr. Jill Carroll

Video Runtime: 44:54

This course defines and discusses religious diversity as a demographic reality that impacts the U.S. workplace in significant ways. This course shares how appropriate practices regarding religious diversity in the workplace are crucial to manage risk, ensure compliance with non-discrimination law, build and maintain employee morale, decrease turnover, and improve the bottom line. This course also offers concrete steps participants can take to begin to address the religious diversity in their workspaces, to create a culture of tolerance and respect for people of all faiths and no faith.

High Reliability and Health Equity, How Great Organizations Use Cultural Competency

Instructor: Anton Gunn

Video Runtime: 30:04

This course will provide an overview of health equity, health disparities, and why these are such important issues for hospitals, health care organizations, and all of us to address.

LGBTQ+: What’s in a name?

Instructor: David Gifford-Robinson

Video Runtime: 23:07

This session’s about SEX! Did we grab your attention? Have you ever been scared to engage in a conversation regarding LGBTQ+ issues for fear of sounding ignorant or (gasp!) saying the wrong thing? Then this is the course for you. In his approachable and authentic style, David will cover the basics when it comes to sex vs. gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. You’ll learn about terms like non-binary and gender non-conforming, ccisgender and ppansexual, and the importance of allies. Whether you hope to be a better parent, or a better contributor to your community, or your business, join David and learn how to be an empathetic and knowledgeable LGBTQ+ advocate.

Women in the Workplace

Instructor: Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew

Video Runtime: 57:35

This session is designed to explore the dynamics of race, gender, and identity, and the impact of power, in the workplace for women. The course will also explore Black women in the workplace, and ways in which allies can create safe and brave spaces of support. We need more than allyship. We need co-conspirators in creating change.

Connecting DEI, Mental Wellness, and Empathy

Instructor: Kris Nurse

Video Runtime: 37:22

In this course, you will learn tangible actions that can be taken to break down barriers and become a leader in a culture that supports mental wellness across diverse teams. The framework shared in this course is simple, not costly, and can be used by every employee at any level.

Diversity Crew Partner, Kristin Durney

Mental Health – The Importance of Neuroplasticity

Instructor: Kristin Durney

Video Runtime: 26:03

In this course you will learn about several topics including: the science behind mind and brain health, the psychology of mindset, positive psychology, the seven principles of resilience, and the benefits of implementing a mentally healthy culture. Whether an individual or employee is experiencing situational mental health distress, or has been diagnosed with a clinical mental health condition, these topics, and how they impact the mind and body are extremely effective, impactful, and beneficial to promoting strong mental health and wellness.

DEI Meets Corporate Social Responsibility

Instructor: Kymberlaine Banks

Video Runtime: 20:38

This course is about applying an equity, inclusion, and belonging lens to corporate social responsibility and environmental, social, and governance approaches, to make business engagement with the community more meaningful, measurable, and productive.

Six Behaviors of Inclusive Leaders, How Great Leaders Drive Innovation

Instructor: Anton Gunn

Video Runtime: 53:36

Inclusive leadership is the act of connecting with your team in a meaningful way, in order to bring out their best performances. Leadership is not just about what you know. It is about the actions you take each day to build a culture and a team that can exhibit resilience, and perform at a consistently high level. The six behaviors outlined in this course will give you the tools to operationalize the ideas of inclusiveness in your team, leading to a more effective organization.

Diversity Crew Partner, Leila Cranford

Connecting Mindfulness and DEI

Instructor: Leila Cranford

Video Runtime: 17:57

This course is about applying an equity, inclusion, and In this course, Leila Cranford takes you through a basic understanding of mindfulness practice and the benefits it can have for your mental and physical health. But beyond that, Leila shows you how being more mindful can help you to break down your own implicit biases and bring a more inclusive perspective to the workplace.

DEI Assessment

Instructors: Leila Cranford, Dinaz Jiwani

Video Runtime: 21:12

The science of assessment runs deep, but this course seeks to lay out what it is and why it’s important in a way that’s accessible to all.

At the end of this course, we hope that you are equipped to understand:

• Types of data that can be collected an integrated in your organization’s DEI journey
• Different data collection modes and how to best leverage them for actionable insights and
• The ongoing process of monitoring data on a periodic basis to set you up for long term success

Diversity Crew Partner, Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew

Juneteenth and African American History

Instructor: Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew

Video Runtime: 37:32

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, the President signed into law: S. 475, the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act,” which designates Juneteenth National Independence Day as a legal public holiday. Juneteenth has been celebrated by Black Americans for generations especially those in Texas, California and other parts of the country. So many are unaware of the importance of this event as well as the history of Black people in this country. This course will provide an overview that will hopefully spur your interest to learn more and conduct more research.

Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Instructors: Kristin Durney, Kris Nurse

Video Runtime: 43:01

Kris Nurse and Kristin Durney present the course Psychological Safety in the Workplace, focusing on topics around psychological safety as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

A psychologically safe culture and environment are extremely effective and impactful in helping to promote DEI, and improving the health and wellness of all employees and professionals in the workplace.

This course will present practical definitions and exercises to help you promote and foster a greater sense of psychological safety within your teams.

Allyship

Instructors: Aliah Henry and Karuna Thomas

Video Runtime: 24:17

This course will provide an introduction and overview of Allyship in the workplace including definitions of key terms and an outline of important concepts. They will also provide an easy to understand framework for becoming more of an ally in your workplace.

Diversity Crew Partner, David Gifford-Robinson

Employee Resource Groups, Corporate Culture Transformation Agents

Instructor: David Gifford-Robinson

Video Runtime: 21:02

Are you ready to tap into your employees as a way to improve your overall business? Are you looking to improve culture and the experience of belonging for your employees?

Regardless of where your company is on its cultural journey, it’s important to listen to and learn from your employees. Groups like affinity groups, employee resource groups, and business resource groups give you an opportunity to do just that, regardless of where you are in your current journey.

Diversity Crew Partner David Gifford-Robinson presents an introductory course on employee resource groups or ERGs.

This course cover topics including:

  • Common terminology
  • The business case for employee resource groups
  • Types of employee resource groups
  • Best practices for ensuring effective use of ERGs
Diversity Crew Partner, David Gifford-Robinson

Supplier Diversity, Economic Equity Through Access

Instructor: David Gifford-Robinson

Video Runtime: 28:09

Diversity Crew Partner David Gifford-Robinson presents Supplier Diversity, Economic Equity Through Access. This course is an overview of supplier diversity covering topics including:

  • The definition of “equity” as it relates to supplier diversity
  • The business case for supplier diversity
  • Some common terminology in this space
  • The elements of a successful supplier diversity program

The course also provides a listing of some of the leading non-profits supporting supplier diversity efforts as a resource for all organizations.

Additional Benefits Include

  • Live, interactive, continuing education courses
  • Start immediately – on your time, on your schedule
  • You could be certified in less than a week
  • Risk free – 30-day, full money-back guarantee
  • Private LinkedIn group exclusively for certified members and Diversity Crew Institute instructors

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Continuing Education

A Certification in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is never complete. The world changes, tragedy strikes, the human spirit prevails and we must explore and educate ourselves on the experiences beyond our own. Your certification includes ongoing access to ongoing education.

2022 Webinar Topics:

  • May 21st – ROI of DEI – The Great Resignation
  • April 21st – Allyship
  • March 17th – Women’s History Month with Stacey Givens
  • February 17th – The History of Black History Month with Dr. Froswa’ Booker-Drew and guest speaker Dr. Marvin Dulaney
  • January 20th – Why Your Company Needs a DEI Assessment

2021 Webinar Topics You’ll Also Have Access To:

  • October 2021 – Creating a Culture that Supports Mental Health
  • September 2021 – How Inclusion in the Remote Work World Increases ROI in the Organization
  • August 2021 – Health Equity: Older Adults in the US Healthcare System
  • July 2021 – Disability Portrayal in Media and Why it Matters
  • June 2021 – #StopAsian Hate

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