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The 2020 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2 Days certificate Program

Nov 05-06 at 10:00am to 3:00pm EST

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Building Organizations Where Everyone Can Belong, Contribute and Succeed

What are the differences between diversity, equity, and inclusion?

How does the history of the movement impact these conversations today, and how D&I can be applied in everything from conversations to hiring procedures?

In this workshop series we work through research-informed best practices, understanding common myths, and exploring our personal and professional relationship to the topic.

Participants will acquire tools and skills to navigate how diversity and inclusion can applied within their field and define privilege, marginalization, inequality and microaggressions.

If you want to be ahead of the curve whe it comes to leading inclusive company culture practices then this certification will guide you along that path and even further to becoming an industry leader.

By attending this exclusive event, you will get an in-depth look at:

Behaviors Leaders Need to Create an Inclusive Workplace
Addressing Power, Privilege and Equity in Your Organization

Removing Bias from Recruitment

Areas Covered

Day 1
Welcome and Introduction 9-10
  • What is DEI?
  • The history of the movement
  • Common reactions to DEI conversations
  • Why should you invest in inclusion?
Myths and Misconceptions 11-12
  • Overcoming Pushback
  • Unconscious vs Conscious Bias
  • Stereotyping
Lunch 12-1
Exploring Distinctions in Theories 12-3
  • Internalizing Bias
  • Cultural Competency vs Humility
  • Calling In vs Calling Out
  • Gauging Your Competencies
Day 2
Recap from Yesterday 9-10
Areas of Inequality 10-12
  • Ableism
  • Sexism
  • Racism
  • Homophobia/transphobia
  • 12-1 Lunch
Understanding Privilege and Accessibility 1-3
  • What is privilege?
  • Creating equitable workplaces
  • Policies and Practices
  • Problematic Employees
  • Creating Company Cultures of Inclusion
Who Will Benefit
  • CDOs and C-Level executives
  • Vice Presidents and Directors of:
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Talent Management
    • Human Resources
  • Professionals with responsibility for:
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Organization Culture
    • Leadership Development
    • Employee Engagement
    • Learning
    • Succession Planning
    • Program Managers
    • Learning and Development
    • Employee Relations
    • Talent Acquisition
    • Global Business, Ethics and Integrity
    • Total Rewards


Your Instructor


Dr. Laura McGuire
Dr. Laura McGuire

Dr. Laura McGuire is a nationally-recognized trainer, subject matter expert, and inclusion consultant. In 2018 she founded The National Center for Equity and Agency to further her mis-sion of healing the structural inequalities that lead to interper-sonal violence and marginalization.

Dr. McGuire earned her bachelor's degree in social sciences from Thomas Edison State University and her graduate degrees in educational leadership for change from Fielding Graduate University. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled “Seen but Not Heard: Pathways to Improve Inclusion of LGBT Persons and Sexual Trauma Survivors in Sexual Health Education,” exam-ined the marginalization of sexual minorities within health edu-cation on a global scale.

Dr. McGuire is a certified full-spectrum doula, professional teacher, a certified sexual health educator, and a vinyasa yoga instructor. Her experience includes both public and private sec-tors, middle schools, high schools, and university settings. In 2015, she served as the first Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Program Manager at the University of Houston, and in 2017, she became the first Victim Advocate/Prevention Edu-cator at the US Merchant Marine Academy. She is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educa-tors Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), Society of Profes-sional Consultants, and is a member of numerous committees and boards. Dr. McGuire lives in the United States, where she works as a full-time consultant and expert witness.


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.