Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Professional Certificate

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professional Certificate
4 Course Program
Fall and Spring
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Organizations that embrace and prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) not only win the competition for talent, but they also top the charts for profitability and growth. Creating a culture where DEI is woven into the fabric of daily worklife is the responsibility of everyone in the organization, not just the human resources team.

The UNC Charlotte School of Professional Studies Diversity, Equity and Inclusion certificate program uses a thought-provoking approach to help participants gain insights into their own perceptions and understand their role in helping to foster a more diverse, inclusive and equitable culture in their organizations and their communities. The program provides valuable knowledge, skills, and how-to ideas which are directly applicable to your organization and community’s needs.

Required Courses to Complete Certificate
Who Should Attend?
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leaders
  • Human Resource Practitioners
  • Anyone interested in creating an inclusive and equitable culture in the workplace and their communities

Scholarship Opportunity

This program qualifies for the Building Bridges Scholarship.


The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate Bundle: $714. A savings of $126.

Or pay as you go for each course: $210.

Course Schedule

All courses within the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate program are available as live-online delivery courses offered in the afternoon or evening. TAKE THE COURSES IN ANY ORDER. START AT ANY TIME.

Fall 2023 Schedule

DEI Leadership
DEI101 – 003: Tuesday/Thursday Afternoons, September 19 & 21 (1 pm - 3 pm) – Live Online

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Overcoming Bias to Create an Inclusive Workplace
DEI102 – 003: Tuesday/Thursday Evenings, October 17 & 19 (6 pm - 8 pm) – Live Online

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Inclusive Recruitment, Engagement and Retention
DEI103 – 003: Tuesday/Thursday Afternoons, November 14 & 16 (1 pm - 3 pm) – Live Online

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Creating a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace: Addressing Behaviors that Can Hurt
DEI104 – 001: Tuesday/Thursday Evenings, December 12 & 14 (6 pm - 8 pm) – Live Online

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Spring 2024 Schedule

DEI Leadership
DEI101 – 004: Tuesday/Thursday Evenings, February 20 & 22 (6 pm - 8 pm) – Live Online

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Overcoming Bias to Create an Inclusive Workplace
DEI102 – 004: Tuesday/Thursday Afternoons, March 26 & 28 (1 pm - 3 pm) – Live Online

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Inclusive Recruitment, Engagement and Retention
DEI103 – 004: Tuesday/Thursday Evenings, April 23 & 25 (6 pm - 8 pm) – Live Online

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Creating a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace: Addressing Behaviors that Can Hurt
DEI104 – 004: Tuesday/Thursday Afternoons, May 21 & 23 (1 pm - 3 pm) – Live Online

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Why UNC Charlotte?

This program consists of four fast-paced courses with maximized classroom time. Each course consists of either two afternoons (1pm - 3pm) or two evenings (6pm - 8pm).

You will learn from instructors with real-world experience and build external relationships that can help with your diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.