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Transformational DEI Certificate Program: Module 2 - DEI Strategy

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, July 24, 2020 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Our Transformational DEI Certificate will now be delivered virtually and thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, at a special reduced fee to ensure accessibility to this important content as we build a more inclusive Boston.  Space will be limited. Confirm your registration today!

The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group are proud to announce a new partnership that will benefit professionals looking for more fluency and training in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as well as actionable tools and techniques to bring back to their workplaces in an exciting new certificate program.

Overview of the Transformational DEI Certificate

Fluency and training in diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical for business success in our increasingly complex and networked worlds, and the urgency has never been more clear.  Offered in partnership with Diversity@Workplace Consulting Group, participants at any level of their organization will be equipped with actionable tools and techniques to bring back to their workplaces. 

The certificate program will include three modules each split into 2 two-hour sessions for a total of six sessions. Each module will build in complexity, starting with foundational understanding, building to DEI strategy for businesses, and concluding with training on the nuanced aspects of DEI including unconscious bias and microaggressions. We encourage more than one person per organization to participate to help increase organizational comfort with and adoption of learnings. Modules can be taken separate however to earn a digital certificate, one must complete all three modules (a total of six sessions).

About Module 2: DEI Strategy

  • Session 1 - Wednesday, July 22, 2:00 pm -4:00 pm
  • Session 2 - Friday, July 24, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

This module takes DEI thinking to the next level. Attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding around diversity and inclusion strategy.  In this session we will discuss the reasons organizations work on diversity, equity and inclusion, why DEI doesn’t just happen organically, the actions organizations can take that are proven to advance DEI, and how to measure progress. This module is ideal for someone with foundational understanding of DEI, as well as anyone with strategic responsibilities within their organization.

Earn the FULL Transformational DEI Certificate!

If you are interested in full certification, please select the certificate option at checkout. We will automatically register you for this module and the ones below. 

Module 1: DEI Foundation

  • Session 1 - Tuesday July 14, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • Session 2 - Friday, July 17, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Module 2: DEI Strategy

  • Session 1 - Wednesday, July 22, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • Session 2 - Friday, July 24, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Module 3: DEI Nuance

  • Session 1  - Tuesday, July 28, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • Session 2 - Friday, July 31, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this program meant for?

  • Professionals looking for more fluency in DEI as well as actionable tools and techniques to bring back to their workplaces. This could be an individual contributor, human resources representative, diversity and inclusion professional, or manager. We encourage more than one person per organization to participate to help increase organizational comfort with and adoption of learnings.

What if I'm brand new to the DEI world and / or already a DEI professional?

  • Join us! We’d love to learn with and from you. We do require you to complete all modules to earn the certificate even if you have previous knowledge.

How often is this certificate being offered?

  • We will offer this program at least twice a year – starting summer and fall 2020. 

How many sessions do I need to attend to receive the certificate?

  • The certificate includes three modules with two sessions each. You must attend each module (total of 6 sessions) to earn the certificate. The same modules will be repeated in the fall.

Can you take the modules separately?

  • You can take the modules separately, but you must attend both sessions in each module. If you’d like to earn the certificate, you must attend all three modules: DEI Foundation, DEI Strategy and DEI Nuance.

What is the certificate?

  • You will be awarded a virtual badge to include on your LinkedIn profile. You can also reference the certificate on your resume.

How will the program be delivered?

  • We will use a password protected Zoom meeting to host all 2020 sessions.

Is there any pre-work?

  • There is no pre-work for the certificate. You may be provided with resources to explore on your own after the session is completed.

I'm interested in this program but not sure how to convince my company/supervisor to invest in it and let me take time off of work to attend - any advice?

  • We have you covered. Check out this sample email you can send to the decision-maker to explain the details and why this is important for you to participate in. 

I want the member rate - how do I become a member of the Chamber?

  • Membership is made on the company level so first check our member directory to see if your company is a member of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.
  • If not, you or someone with decision making abilities should complete an online application and someone from our member services team will reach out.


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