DEI Certification Syllabus

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

See a sample of our courses and then get ready to start the journey yourself!

13 Foundational Courses

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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 to better understand how DEI can apply across an array 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 better allies 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 this is such an important issue for hospitals, health care organizations, and all of us to address. Anton will present compelling information about differences in medical care based on race, the impact these disparities and steps that can be taken to begin changing the balance of health care inequities.

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, cisgender and pansexual, and the importance of allies. Whether you hope to be a better parent, 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.

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.

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Certification cost is $1,999 and is renewable annually for only $99. This includes the Foundational Courses listed on this page plus additional benefits:

  • 10 live, interactive, continuing education courses yearly
  • 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 Courses

Your certification includes ten, live, interactive 90 minute Courses per year. The first hour is recorded and available on demand. The final 30 minutes is a private, unrecorded session where you can get real answer from the industries top experts.

These Sessions Are Included in Your Certification Program and Occur on the third Thursday of the month at 1pm CT. Topics are subject to change to meet the urgent needs of the DEI professional in a rapidly changing world.

  • June 17th – #StopAsianHate
  • July 15th – How Disability is Portrayed in the Media, and Why it Matters
  • August 12th – Health Equity
  • September 16th – TBD
  • October 21st – Using Assessment & Data to Grow Inclusion
  • January 20th – Understanding and Adopting Inclusive Pronouns at Work