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Course Description

Gain proven diversity, equity and inclusion leadership strategies to transform today's workplace.

 

Brown University's Certificate in Applied DEI Strategies is a six-week online program that equips you with practical tools to foster a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. Led by Jarvis Sam, the former Chief Diversity Officer of Nike, this certificate focuses on the application of DEI strategies to improve employee engagement and culture, increase productivity and drive profits.

The curriculum will not only build your knowledge of DEI and its important but help you develop DEI-focused initiatives that lead to organization success. 

 

Course Outline

Synchronous: Three, 90-minute live sessions | Asynchronous: 2.5 hours per week

  • Week 1: Understanding diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Week 2: Cultural competency and inclusive communication
  • Week 3: Addressing implicit bias
  • Week 4: Managing diversity and conflict
  • Week 5: Promoting structural equity
  • Week 6: Leading for diversity and inclusion

What You'll Learn:

  • Learn how to develop effective diversity and inclusion initiatives by setting clear goals, creating an action plan and tracking measurable success
  • Improve communication and collaboration across diverse teams by fostering an environment built on trust and respect
  • Gain leadership skills to navigate the complexities of diversity-related challenges and effectively manage and resolve conflicts
  • Identity and dismantle structural inequalities within your organization that hinder progress
  • Promote a culture of continuous learning where curiosity thrives and new perspectives are embrace
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Section Title
Applied DEI Certificate
Type
Online-Synchronous
Days
THURSDAY
Time
5:00PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Sep 26, 2024
Type
Online-Synchronous
Days
THURSDAY
Time
5:00PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Oct 10, 2024
Type
Online-Synchronous
Days
THURSDAY
Time
5:00PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Oct 31, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
4.5
Course Fee(s) (USD)
Registration Fee $3,520.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 19, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 19, 2024
Section Notes

Students can expect approximately 2.5 hours of asynchronous work per week.

In addition, the class will come together for live, 90-minute synchronous sessions on weeks 1, 3, and 6. 

 

Week 1 Understanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion----------- Synchronous Session 
Week 2 Cultural Competency and Inclusive Communication       
Week 3 Addressing Implicit Bias---------------------------------------- Synchronous Session
Week 4 Managing Diversity and Conflict  
Week 5 Promoting Structural Equity  
Week 6 Leading for Diversity and Inclusion-------------------------- Synchronous Session
Section Title
Applied DEI Certificate
Type
Online-Synchronous
Days
THURSDAY
Time
5:00PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Feb 27, 2025
Type
Online-Synchronous
Days
THURSDAY
Time
5:00PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Mar 13, 2025
Type
Online-Synchronous
Days
THURSDAY
Time
5:00PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Apr 03, 2025
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
4.5
Course Fee(s) (USD)
Registration Fee $3,520.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 20, 2025
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 20, 2025
Section Notes

Students can expect approximately 2.5 hours of asynchronous work per week.

In addition, the class will come together for live, 90-minute synchronous sessions on weeks 1, 3, and 6. 

 

Week 1 Understanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion----------- Synchronous Session        
Week 2 Cultural Competency and Inclusive Communication       
Week 3 Addressing Implicit Bias---------------------------------------- Synchronous Session
Week 4 Managing Diversity and Conflict  
Week 5 Promoting Structural Equity  
Week 6 Leading for Diversity and Inclusion-------------------------- Synchronous Session
Section Title
Applied DEI Certificate
Type
Online-Synchronous
Days
THURSDAY
Time
5:00PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Sep 25, 2025
Type
Online-Synchronous
Days
THURSDAY
Time
5:00PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Oct 09, 2025
Type
Online-Synchronous
Days
THURSDAY
Time
5:00PM to 6:30PM
Dates
Oct 30, 2025
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
4.5
Course Fee(s) (USD)
Registration Fee $3,520.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 18, 2025
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 18, 2025
Section Notes

Students can expect approximately 2.5 hours of asynchronous work per week.

In addition, the class will come together for live, 90-minute synchronous sessions on weeks 1, 3, and 6. 

 

Week 1 Understanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion----------- Synchronous Session        
Week 2 Cultural Competency and Inclusive Communication       
Week 3 Addressing Implicit Bias---------------------------------------- Synchronous Session
Week 4 Managing Diversity and Conflict  
Week 5 Promoting Structural Equity  
Week 6 Leading for Diversity and Inclusion-------------------------- Synchronous Session
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