As the global workforce continues to become more diverse—and as employers recognize the value of diversity for organizational health and effectiveness—the demand for professionals who specialize in diversity, equity, and inclusion is projected to grow substantially. In our certificate in organizational equity & inclusion, you’ll meet this demand by acquiring the advanced skills, knowledge, and best practices employers desperately need and generously reward.
Designed for current and future leaders in organizations across multiple industries, including nonprofit, for-profit, health care, education, and government, this program will equip you to create and sustain a diverse and inclusive workforce. You'll complete courses in a flexible, online format and can acquire the certificate in less than one year while still working full-time. Faculty members are experienced professionals in their fields with advanced degrees; they will mentor you throughout the program and provide you with valuable industry connections to grow your own network and professional success.
Upon completion of the certificate, you can apply credits to a master’s degree in organizational development & leadership, helping you advance your career and earning potential. You’ll graduate ready to step into a high-demand role that cultivates positive social impact.
The certificate in organizational equity & inclusion is a 9-credit program. See the Loading... for curriculum and coursework requirements.
Students will benefit from increasing their knowledge in diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. In addition, students will identify strategic approaches to creating and sustaining diverse workforces supported by organizational commitment to equity and diversity. It is expected that students will:
Understand the historical foundations and changing environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion in today’s workplace.
Understand diversity, equity, and inclusion as conceptual and theoretical frameworks across various types of organizations.
Demonstrate knowledge of change leadership theory and practice in organizations
Identify best practices associated with leading vibrant learning organizations that effectively align diversity, equity, and inclusion practice with organizational strategy.
Demonstrate knowledge of cross-cultural differences and strategies for developing cultural competency within organizations.
This certificate program is offered 100% online in a flexible format that will fit your busy schedule. The program is designed for working professionals like you and can be tailored to your individual life and work schedule.
Expert Faculty Who Make You the Priority
Our faculty members are industry insiders with advanced degrees in their field. By making you the priority, they will help you gain the knowledge, skills, and support network you need to lead a rewarding career.
Career Growth and Security
As more companies invest in and prioritize diversity and inclusion, the job market will continue to grow in this field. You’ll graduate poised to lead positive change in the workplace while also giving your organization a competitive edge. You can even apply your credits from the certificate toward a master’s degree, offering you increased earning potential and advancement opportunities.
A student-led project out of the graduate clinical psychology program transformed a first-year course into an opportunity to help restore Chester’s Old Third Presbyterian Church after a fire destroyed the historic structure.