Strategic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (SDEI) Certification

Engage Your People

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$2,795

Cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture where everyone can do their best work.

HR professionals and leaders understand the importance of DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) and strive to continuously improve it in their organizations, but many are uncertain about where to get started or how to fully embed it in their talent management practices.

Over the past several years, HCI has examined the practices of high-performing organizations to understand how they are cultivating and measuring diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We've used that research to develop our newest certification program.

During this 3-day course, you will be immersed in a highly interactive, hands-on learning experience and equipped with processes and tools necessary to put diversity, equity, and inclusion into action in your organization.

Best of all? You’ll work on a real business challenge during class and consult with our expert faculty and your colleagues.

 

What You'll Learn

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Align and Assess

Make the case for DEI initiatives and audit your organization's current culture and practices

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Plan

Integrate DEI initiatives into strategic workforce planning

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Acquire

Attract, assess, and acquire a diverse employee base that can execute business strategies

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Engage and Develop

Create a culture and employee experience that is inclusive and equitable for all, including on-going and organization-wide DEI training

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Measure

Measure the impact of DEI strategies using business metrics

What to Expect

  • COVID NOTICE: Due to ongoing uncertainty related to Covid-19, we encourage all in-person course attendees to avoid making non-refundable arrangements for travel and accommodations
  • Select virtual or in-person training dates and times that fit your schedule
  • Finish your HCI program with a free toolkit, access to additional videos and research, and a set of skills that you can use on the job immediately 
  • Access log-in information, certification materials (participant guide and toolkit), and the exam in your MyHCI profile 
  • Chat and interact with faculty and peers in person or via Zoom
  • Earn your HCI certification by attending all the sessions, completing all classwork, and passing the multiple-choice exam with a score of 80% or higher 
  • Renew your HCI certification every three years by obtaining 60 credits 
  • Attend this certification program and earn 19.5 HCI, 19.5 HRCI, 19.5 SHRM, and 18 ATD recertification credits
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HRCI SHRM ATD Credits

Course Outline

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Day One

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Welcome and Introduction
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Set the Stage
  • Define diversity, equity, and inclusion and other key terms
  • Understand your own beliefs and behaviors and how they impact your work
  • Describe the DEI best practices of high-performing organizations

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Align Strategies
  • Show the link between business strategy, current talent measures, and DEI strategies
  • Make the case for expending resources on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Secure commitments for resources such as acquiring the right DEI leadership and funding
  • Cite/modify practices from other organizations

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Assess People, Teams, and Organizations
  • Create/modify organizational assessments for a full equity audit that surfaces blind spots and stumbling blocks in policy, processes, and procedures; inequities in the system, culture and behaviors related to DEI
  • Explain any special considerations needed for remote workers
  • Identify strengths and challenges that need to be addressed
  • Cite/modify best practices from other organizations

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Plan for DEI Strategic Integration in Talent Management
  • Include DEI considerations in strategic workforce planning
  • Assess current state
  • Analyze diversity role segments
  • Perform an environmental scan to understand internal and external labor demographics
  • Create a plan to close gaps
  • Create/modify policies and processes so that DEI is anchored in them at the organizational level, including succession planning, performance management, HR design, and change management
  • Include modifications for remote audiences
  • Cite/modify best practices for other organizations

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Day Two

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Acquire a Diverse Workforce
  • Attract a diverse pool of candidates and build pipelines by cultivating internal and external networks and relationships, and capitalizing on recruitment technologies, and social media
  • Fairly assess candidates against objective standards while mitigating the effects of unconscious bias
  • Reassess TA processes to eliminate bias
  • Acquire diverse candidates by delivering a positive candidate experience combined with the right compensation elements
  • Analyze data to monitor and measure the success of DEI strategies
  • Cite/modify best practices from other organizations

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Engage Employees
  • Create culture that is proactively inclusive and that contributes to employees' perception and experience of belonging for both on-site and remote workers
  • Contribute to an employee experience that is fair and equitable at all levels
  • Communicate the value, appropriate behaviors, and expectations for DEI to all levels of employees
  • Hold employees accountable for exhibiting the right DEI behaviors through talent management activities
  • Cite/modify best practices from other organizations

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Day Three

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Develop Employees
  • Deliver the appropriate DEI training to all employees so that they leverage diversity, equity, and inclusion to increase individual, team, and organizational performance
  • Provide accommodations, opportunities, and tools for employees to succeed based on their specific needs
  • Cite/modify best practices from other organizations

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Measure Effectiveness of Strategic DEI
  • Move beyond measuring demographics to measuring business impact, such as improved innovation, better decision quality, and higher market share
  • Use quantitative and qualitative data to measure the effectiveness of DEI strategies
  • Include measurements for both on-site and remote workers
  • Cite/modify best practices for other organizations

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Capstone Activity - Create an Action Plan
  • Use the action planning from each section to draft a holistic action plan that includes all facets of talent management along with specific steps, roles, responsibilities, and measures

Class Format

$2,795
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