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Leading With Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion


This online certificate has been designed to challenge you and help you grow as a leader and individual. Understand the essentials to foster diversity and inclusion, which will lead to better business outcomes, innovation, and increased efficiency.

The Leading with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion certificate highlights essential topics to help individuals understand and grow as leaders. This certificate will challenge you and the status quo of your organization. The information you will learn can be brought back to your company and implemented to create better processes for a more inclusive and psychologically safe environment. Become a transformational leader with the knowledge you’ll gain and the mindset you’ll achieve by better understanding your unconscious biases, diversity and inclusion fundamentals, leading across generational gaps, legal obligations as an employer, and evaluating high performance while considering diversity.

The Classes

The Leading With Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Certificate provides you with multiple pathways for personal growth. You can choose any seven of these carefully curated classes to complete your certificate. Our team will be available to answer any questions you have along the way.

William Guillory Ph.D.

Presented By: Bill Guillory, Ph.D.

Diversity and inclusion are essential for achieving high performance. We will introduce a model of performance involving both cognitive and functional skills as essential for effectively managing a diverse workforce.

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Presented By: Colee Pyne, J.D.

Learn about anti-discrimination laws, affirmative action plans, hiring and termination policies, the history of diversity laws, and more. By the end of this course, you will better understand how regulations are designed to prevent systematic discrimination.

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Nakeia Homer

Presented By: Nakeia Homer

It is becoming increasing difficult to navigate our professional relationships without being impacted by what’s going on in the world around us. Systemic inequality will not end by pretending it doesn’t exist or denying its existence because it makes us feel or look bad. Business as usual is not the way forward if you want to foster a healthy, productive, and impactful work environment. Through self-reflection, opportunities for personal accountability, mindset-shifting exercises, and individual learning, this course will empower you to transform the culture, climate, and impact of your workplace.

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Claudia Geist

Presented By: Claudia Geist, Ph.D.

This course will address why equity, diversity, and inclusion are closely linked to the challenge of work-life integration. Students who complete this course will gain a better understanding of US family demographics and the complexities of care-giving. They will learn how employers can play a pivotal role in their employees ability to pursue their desired family life trajectories. A special emphasis will be placed on the harmful impact of assumptions regarding gender and sexuality, and the US policy context in comparative perspective. Students will leave the course with ideas how work-family polices and work-life integration measure can be a part of their organization’s commitment to justice, equity, and diversity.

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Abe Bakhsheshy Ph.D.

Presented By: Abe Bakhsheshy, Ph.D.

Understanding the differences of values that exist between these generational groups can help visionary leaders, managers, and supervisors to build on the strengths of such diversity and create an organizational culture that embraces coexistence, cooperation, and teamwork.
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Jennifer Cummings Ph.D.

Presented By: Jennifer Cummings, Ph.D.

Learn how to cultivate a growth-mindset organization that encourages candor, frequent feedback, appropriate risk-taking, and intelligent failure.

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Kathryn A Canas, Ph.D.

Presented By: Kathryn Cañas, Ph.D.

Participants will experience an innovative process of creating systemic model of diversity management as they move beyond legal compliance to the empowerment of organizational members and the creation of a competitive advantage.

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Sui Lang L Panoke

Presented By: Sui Lang L. Panoke, MPA

Engage in a series of learning activities and mind-strengthening exercises intended to ignite self-awareness, inspire self-reflection, and foster deep self-examination.

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William A Smith

Presented By: William Smith, Ph.D.

Hear from a collection of interviews with community leaders as they discuss the racial crisis in America, its history, the current climate, and how it will progress in the future.

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The Impact

The Leading with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion certificate covers the fundamentals of diversity and inclusion, creating a psychologically safe working environment, the racial crisis in America and its impacts on the workplace, generational gaps, and more.

If you are in a mid- to senior-level position and want to grow in your organization and create a more diverse and inclusive work environment, this program is right for you. If you are an individual who wants to understand diversity from multiple angles and develop your leadership skills, this program is also right for you.

If you’re unsure if this certificate is right for you, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Executive Education team at (801) 587-7273 or by email at ExecEd@Utah.edu.

Personal Impact

  • Strengthen interpersonal skills

  • Improve your diversity leadership skills

  • Contribute to a welcoming workspace
  • Identify opportunities for personal growth

  • Understand your unconscious bias

Organizational Impact

  • Improve employee relations & retention

  • Create an equitable, inclusive environment

  • Attract diverse, talented employees

  • Foster growth and empowerment

  • Eliminate systemic bias

The Details

100% Online

12 weeks to complete

2-3 hours per week

On-Demand Access


Full Certificate $2195

Available On-Demand

Available On-Demand

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Proof of Accomplishment

In addition to developing knowledge and skills you will receive a certificate, a digital badge for your LinkedIn profile, and SHRM credits as proof of your accomplishment.

Leading with Equity Diversity and Inclusion Certificate


Leading with Equity Diversity and Inclusion Digital Badge

LinkedIn Badge

42 SHRM Credits

Eccles Executive Education is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 42 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit SHRMCertification.org.

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