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Transformational DEI Certificate Program: Fall Module 3 - DEI Nuance

Friday, November 6, 2020 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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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 sections 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 separately, however, to earn a digital certificate, one must complete all three modules (a total of six sessions).

About Module 3: DEI Nuance

  • Part 1 - Friday, November 6, 2020, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
  • Part 2 - Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 2:00-4:00 p.m. 

This workshop goes into two of the more nuanced aspects of DEI – unconscious bias and microaggressions. In this session, we will discuss what, how, why, and when these things happen. You will also learn how to mitigate their impact in the workplace and to create a more diverse and inclusive organizational culture. This session is appropriate for anyone interested in becoming a more inclusive colleague and/or leader.

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 Foundations
    • Part 1 - Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
    • Part 2 - Friday, October 23, 2020, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
  • Module 2: DEI Strategy
    • Part 1 - Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
    • Part 2 - Friday, October 30, 2020, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
  • Module 3: DEI Nuance
    • Part 1 - Friday, November 6, 2020, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
    • Part 2 - Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 2:00-4:00 p.m. 

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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 three times in 2021 - early winter, spring, and fall.    

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

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

Can you take the modules separately?

  • You can take the modules separately, but you must attend both parts 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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