The People Company Inclusion Institute™ Diversity Practitioner Certification Program


The People Company Inclusion Institute™ Certification Program involves 6-days of on-site classroom curriculum (over three months—2 days per month) leading to the Inclusion Institute™ Certified Diversity Practitioner (IICDP) designation. In addition, assignments and readings from are required prior to the on-site program. Participants will be emailed the assignments one month prior to the start of the program. The CDP examination is administered during the final day of the program. Curriculum will be updated and additional content added in order to assure relevancy of the latest developments in diversity, equity and inclusion practice.

MODULE 1—The Progression of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

1. Affirmative Action In The U.S.: A Law, A Policy & A Movement

2. Dimensions of Diversity

3. Systems of Inclusion

4. Equity at Work

5. Work: A Harassment-Free Zone

MODULE 2—The Significance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

1. Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter

2. Diversity and Inclusion Trends

MODULE 3—The Practice of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

1. Driving Innovation and Creativity through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

2. Approaches to Diversity and Inclusion Practice

3. Key Characteristics of Diversity Practitioners

4. Inclusive Leadership: Trust and Decision-Making

5. The Double Bind: Trials of Women in Leadership

6. Strategic Diversity: Leading Through Change

MODULE 4—Cultural Competence

1. Culture, Identity, Intersectionality, Inclusion, Collaboration, Dignity and Respect

2. The Multigenerational Workforce

3. Disability & Special Needs Accommodations

4. Designing Programs for Veterans/ Designing Programs for Veterans

5. Immigrant Groups in the Workplace

5. LGBTQIA+ Inclusion

MODULE 5—Measuring DEI Success

1. Measuring the Impact of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

2. What and How to Measure DEI Success

3. Organizational Assessment

4. Diversity Scorecards and Dashboards

5. Key Performance Metrics

6. Accountability

MODULE 6—Unconscious Bias and Microaggression

1. Unconscious Bias

2. Understanding and Preventing Workplace Microaggression

3. Microinclusion: Building a Culture of Appreciation and Inclusion at Work

4. Religion, Beliefs and Authenticity

5. Diversity Exists Everywhere

MODULE 7—A DEI Implementation Framework

1. Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives – Where to Begin in Your Organization

2. Effective Diversity and Inclusion Training

3. Employee Resource Groups and Diversity Councils

MODULE 8—Intentional Inclusive Recruiting

1. Inclusive on Purpose

2. Inclusive Recruiting: Expanding Beyond Traditional Methods

3. Recruiting Best Practices