Inclusive Excellence through Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging (DEIJB)

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Inclusive Excellence through Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging (DEIJB)

Course Description

Students earning this certification will learn a cadre of skills needed to empower themselves and underrepresented groups within the workplace. First, students will identify implicit biases and gain tools for bias breaking; examine the neuroscience of advocating for self and others while learning effective advocacy models; and employ the Hofstede Analysis to understand and leverage the many cultural dimensions of a diverse workforce. Next, students will receive individual career coaching and learn how to audit their business units for best practices in diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging. Finally, students will complete a capstone project by identifying a barrier to inclusive excellence within their workplace and implementing a project to eliminate that barrier. 

Course Content

     TOPIC - State the business case for inclusive excellence 

  • Define inclusive excellence 

  • Discuss benefits of inclusions 

  • Discuss missed opportunities resulting from exclusion 

    TOPIC - Understand implicit biases 

  • Identify sources of bias 

  • Learn bias breaking tools 

    TOPIC - Examine neuroscience of advocacy 

  • Use models for self-advocacy 

  • Use models to advocate for members of underrepresented groups 

    TOPIC - Apply Hofstede analysis 

  • Understand Hofstede cultural dimensions 

  • Learn to leverage cultural dimensions for inclusive culture 

    TOPIC - Conduct audit of practices for diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging 

  • Identify strengths 

  • Identify growth opportunities 

    TOPIC - Scope an inclusive excellence project  

  • Establish SMART goals 

  • Meet SERVE criteria 

TOPIC - Determine project success metrics

  • Identify leading measures 

  • Identify lagging measures 

  • Establish a sustainability plan 

Requirements & Materials

Required: Notebook

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for any professional who has a sincere desire to lower barriers to inclusive excellence within their workplace. Professionals at any stage of their career, with any background, and within any business unit will benefit from this course. 

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What You Will Learn

  • How to identify implicit biases and break those biases 
  • Effective tools to advocate for self and members of underrepresented groups  
  • How to leverage cultural differences to increase inclusive excellence 
  • How to conduct an audit for strengths and growth opportunities in diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging 
  • How to identify and eliminate barriers to inclusive excellence 
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How You Will Benefit

  • Use self-advocacy tools to advance your career. 
  • Improve the culture of your workplace by recognizing and breaking biases. 
  • Achieve maximum outcomes with minimum input by removing barriers to inclusive excellence. 
  • Learn to think strategically and make a compelling business case for diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging. 
  • Gain tangible experience in creating and implementing a high-impact, inclusive excellence project. 
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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