Taught by academics and experienced practitioners, the Certificate in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management is designed for executives, managers, and consultants responsible for human resources, talent management, and organisational effectiveness. The program is grounded in the belief that diversity contributes to richness in organisations by having a variety of views, approaches, and actions to use in strategic and tactical planning, problem solving, and decision-making.
Students will gain the necessary insight, skills, and tools to lead or support a strategic, long-term, sustainable approach to diversity and inclusion management in their organisation. Courses will provide functional and relevant templates and tools, and students will acquire skills in analysing and diagnosing diversity and inclusion issues by working with real clients in the completion of a practicum project over the course of the program.
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will:
- Understand the latest academic research and best practices in the fields of cultural competency and diversity and inclusion
- Apply this knowledge to their work using a systems-thinking approach
- Develop critical competencies, metrics, values and ethics
- Develop technical skills, effective communication, and strategic thinking relevant to a wide variety of industries, sectors and disciplines
To earn the Certificate in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management from Global Institute of Directors, participants must complete six (6) required courses. The program must be completed in sequence as a cohort over the six-month duration.
|1||Theoretical Foundations of Diversity & Inclusion|
|2||A Systems Approach to D&I Measurement|
|3||Cultural & Social Group Identities|
|4||Resistance & Renewal: D&I Change Initiatives|
|5||Workplace Application (A) – Leading & Influencing|
|6||Workplace Application (B) – Leading & Influencing|
|Total||6 Required Courses|
See below for course schedules and application information.
- A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent.
- At least five years of experience in a government, private sector, or non-profit organisation.
- Openness to feedback; capacity for self-examination; willingness to challenge one’s own beliefs and biases.
The Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management certificate program has a competitive admission process. For each cohort, an admissions selection committee chooses a group of students who represent a variety of backgrounds, occupations, and goals for the program to enrich the classroom experience. Students must be open to feedback and personal growth, have a capacity for self-examination, and have a willingness to challenges one’s own beliefs.
Applications and supporting materials must be submitted online through the Urban University Portal. Applicants are responsible for uploading all required application materials by the posted deadline for their desired semester of entry. Students will be notified of their admission decision via e-mail within 2 – 4 weeks after the application deadline.