The People Company Inclusion Institute™ Diversity Practitioner Certification Program

Certified Diversity Practitioner Program Terms and Conditions

The People Company Inclusion Institute™ Certified Diversity Practitioner Program prepares qualified professionals to create and implement highly successful DEI strategies for organizational excellence and a competitive edge in today’s ever-evolving marketplace. The program blends theory and practice during 6 days of intensive curriculum and on-going professional development within the graduate network.

Graduates of the program are recognized as an IICDP™ (Inclusion Institute Certified Diversity Practitioner).

Participants are expected to complete assigned readings and arrive prepared to actively engage in classroom discussions. Successful completion of the program requires mastery of both the pre-assigned readings and activities as well as the classroom curriculum.

The People Company Inclusion Institute™ Certified Diversity Practitioner Program includes 8 diversity modules covering more than 40 subjects. The People Company Inclusion Institute™ and The People Company LLC reserve the right to update and add additional content in order to assure relevancy of the latest developments in diversity, equity and inclusion practice. The 8 diversity modules covered are:

• The Progression of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

• The Significance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

• The Practice of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

• Cultural Competence

• Measuring DEI Success

• Unconscious Bias and Microaggression

• The People Company DEI Inclusion Implementation Framework

• Intentional Inclusive Recruiting

Best Practices in Diversity and Inclusion

An outline of the modules may be found on the Curriculum page. The multiple-choice and short answer IICDP examination is administered on the final course day. Those who successfully complete the exam are awarded the IICDP designation. They are also recognized on The People Company Inclusion Institute™ Certified Diversity Practitioner Program website.

Participants who do not pass the exam are offered an opportunity to re-take the exam one time at no additional cost, but not sooner than 90 days after the formal class ends. Any subsequent exams incur an additional examination fee.

In addition to the qualified team of instructors, business and/or academic leaders will be present during specific modules to provide experienced perspectives.

Payment, Refund and Cancellation Policy

Full payment is expected prior to the first day of classroom instruction. For acceptable methods of payment, please refer to the registration form. Refunds will be made for extraordinary circumstances, such as death in family or hospitalization, occurring within 14 days of the classroom instruction. No other refunds will be made within 30 days of actual classroom instruction. In lieu of refund, participants may elect to attend a future session.

Cancellations outside of the 30-day window will incur a $1,000 cancellation fee. All other fees received and processed by The People Company LLC will be refunded to the organization/individual as soon as possible after notification is received.

In the event of a cancellation by an individual whose tuition was paid by their organization, the organization will be offered the option of substituting another designated individual. In such case, the cancellation fee will be waived. If no substitute is named, the cancellation rule will apply.


The People Company LLC and The People Company Inclusion Institute are unable to offer scholarships at this time.

Travel and Lodging Expenses

Participants are responsible for all travel and lodging costs. Breakfast, lunch, and daytime break refreshments will be provided throughout the 6-day program. Participants are responsible for their dinner and any other miscellaneous expenses.

Because of the location’s proximity to hotels and the wide variety of individual preferences, The People Company LLC recommends that participants do an Internet search for hotels near the location of their choice.

All sessions will commence promptly at 8:30 AM and end by 5:00 PM.