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Strategies for DEI&B Leadership

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Discover the influence diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEI&B) can have in empowering leaders. In about 30 hours, Strategies for DEI&B Leadership can help those in leadership positions foster an inclusive culture where every employee feels valued. Learn how to recognize and address inequities in access to promotions, resources, or decision-making power and so much more.

Explore ways to become a better leader through committing to creating a more welcoming environment that understands and appreciates different cultures, norms, values and perspectives. When employees feel safe expressing themselves and sharing ideas without fear of retribution, it cultivates a workplace that encourages collaboration and open communication. Plus, discover how to create clear DEI&B goals and what metrics to use to assess the impact and success of various initiatives.

This self-led, non-college-credit course aligns to the SHRM® Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge¹

¹SHRM is a registered trademark of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Skills you'll learn:

  • Develop strategies to foster diverse organizational cultures

  • Create equitable workspaces that promote fair opportunities for all

  • Implement best practices to actively support the needs and perspectives of diverse individuals

  • Apply leadership skills to promote a transformative culture of belonging within an organization

Key topics:

  • Celebrating Diversity

  • Creating Equity

  • Ensuring Inclusion

  • Fostering Belonging

Strategies for DEI&B Leadership Professional Development Course

What's included:

  • Self-paced, 100% online
  • Eligible for recertification credits
  • 4 career-relevant skills
  • No books or materials needed
  • Finish in approx. 30 hrs
  • Access for 1 year
  • Certificate of completion
  • 7-day satisfaction guarantee
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California: Professional Development Skills Pathways are not available to California residents.

Reasons to buy for business:

  • Employees can get registered and start learning today
  • Track employee progress
  • Eligible for recertification credits

Get recertification credits


This Program, ID No. 641647, has been approved for 30.00 E-Learning recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).


This course offers 30 Professional Development credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification.

AI-powered video assessments

Practice the communication skills covered in this course through AI-powered video assessments. React to scenarios designed to replicate real-life situations with video responses. Submitted video responses are evaluated by an AI for rate of speech, use of filler and unclear words and proper use of keywords and phrases. Feedback is delivered instantly to accommodate learning at anytime from anywhere.

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  • Provides real-time, data-driven insights
  • Evaluates:
    • Rate of speech
    • Use of filler and unclear words
    • Incorporation of keywords and phrases
  • Helps identify knowledge gaps
  • Practice new skills and get instant feedback at anytime, from anywhere
  • Rerecord video responses as many times before submitting for evaluation

Course outline

  • Course Introduction
    • Course Welcome
    • Getting Started
  • Module 1: Celebrating Diversity
    • Introduction to Celebrating Diversity
    • Recognizing Diversity and Appreciating Differences
    • Understanding Culture: Values, Norms, and Traditions
    • Recognizing the Importance of Differences (Acknowledgement, Understanding, and Cultural Competency)
    • Celebrating Diversity Skills Assessment
  • Module 2: Creating Equity
    • Introduction to Creating Equity
    • Understanding Equity, Fairness, and Inclusion
    • Consequences of Unconscious Bias
    • Addressing Unconscious Bias (Reaction and Recognition of Bias in the Workplace)
    • Creating Equity Skills Assessment
  • Module 3: Ensuring Inclusion
    • Introduction to Ensuring Inclusion
    • Inclusivity and Embracing Differences
    • Intersectionality and Social Identities
    • Inclusivity and Impact (Empowering Communities)
    • Ensuring Inclusion Skills Assessment
  • Module 4: Fostering Belonging
    • Introduction to Fostering Belonging
    • Embracing Cultural Diversity: Enhancing Cultural Competency
    • Fostering Inclusive Leadership: Transforming Organizational Culture
    • Belonging and Believing (How Compassion and Care Can Transform the Workplace)
    • Fostering Belonging Skills Assessment
  • Course Conclusion
    • Course Wrap Up

Tools and resources for you to use right away:

  • Belonging in Organizational Culture

    This PDF contains links to resources that will help you better understand the importance of belonging in the workplace, and how bridging can be used to increase personal growth and power transformational change.

  • Equity, Fairness, and Inclusion

    This PDF contains links to resources that define differences between equality, equity, and inclusion, as well as the intersections of DEIB and trauma, and the importance of Inclusive work environments for retention and engagement.

  • Understanding Cultural Diversity

    This PDF contains links to resources that will help you develop skills related to culture and identity, how these concepts can shift depending on context, and how you can utilize knowledge in these areas to lead to better and more meaningful connections.

Showcase your achievement

Share your Certificate of Completion and Professional Development Badge by uploading them to your social media profiles, such as LinkedIn®² , when you’ve successfully completed your course with a score of 85% or higher.

² LinkedIn is a registered trademark of LinkedIn Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.


Frequently asked questions

The Strategies for DEI&B Leadership Skills Pathway may be right for you if you’re ready to commit to creating an inclusive environment that fosters diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Additionally, because this Skills Pathway offers SHRM and HRCI recertification credits, it’s a great option for HR professionals.

By purchasing this Strategies for DEI&B Leadership Skills Pathway, you are preparing to lead your workplace into a welcoming, inclusive environment that helps all employees feel valued, respected and appreciated. You should purchase this Skills Pathway if you’re ready to identify and address inequities within your organization that impact members of your team.

No application is necessary. Everyone is welcome to the Strategies for DEI&B Leadership Skills Pathway.

All levels and skillsets are welcome to take the Strategies for DEI&B Leadership non-college-credit Skills Pathway. There are no prerequisites for this Skills Pathway.

Yes. This Skills Pathway aligns to the SHRM® Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge and offers 30 PDCs for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification.

The Strategies for DEI&B Leadership Skills Pathway has four modules comprised of subjects like “Ensuring Inclusion.” Each module has a knowledge check and skill assessment where you can demonstrate what you’ve learned. You can expect the Skills Pathway to take about 30 hours, and all Skills Pathways are non-credit, 100% online and self-paced.

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