Diversity Executive Leadership Programs
What Makes the DELA Diversity Executive Leadership Programs Standout?
Most certification programs cover diversity best practices instead of training necessary skills. The result is that few cultural diversity professionals are poorly prepared for avoiding the inevitable landmines inherent in the work or how to change an organization from its current state to higher stages of inclusion. Our certification program offers you knowledge and skills that propel your expertise to the next level.
Many professionals are new to cultural diversity leadership roles. They were often at the top of their game in another job role (e.g., training, human resource management, etc.). The new role leaves them feeling overwhelmed after they quickly discover how under-prepared they are to take on the diversity leadership role. Years of human resource management experience, for example, increase the ability to understand how to keep the organization in compliance, curtail turnover, and develop policy driven initiatives, but not the expertise needed to manage resistance and complacency to cultural diversity initiatives. Diversity leaders need a detailed, well-tested system to start moving your organization immediately and the techniques to get them to the finish line. Even the seasoned professional needs continuing education - especially training that offers next level solutions. A few cultural diversity certification credentialing programs have sprung up since DTUI.com started training professionals in 1998 as Diversity Training University International. We continue to be the choice for those seeking solutions that they can utilize immediately upon returning to the office. You can trust that our Certified Diversity Professional credentials will offer you expertise and value along with practical tools. And you really don’t want to reinvent the wheel or use outdated, untested tools and techniques that will shortchange the amazing value you offer in your role. That’s why we’re so excited about showing you a powerful step-by-step strategy.
Who can benefit from diversity certification training?Those who are responsible for:
- Military diversity recruitment and retention
- diversity and inclusion leadership
- Government diversity recruitment and retention
- diversity management
- human resource managers
- diversity training
- Supplier diversity
- Cultural diversity council members
- Chief Diversity Officers
- equal opportunity advisers
- sexual harassment & assault experts
- Diversity managers
What is diversity certification?Diversity Certification refers to the credentialing of professionals to serve in management or executive level diversity and inclusion leadership roles.
What is a diversity certificate?The diversity certificate implies less training and time commitment. Certification implies credentials, which necessarily is more than a two-day weekend. Higher education institutions are reluctant to offer certification because they compete with the degree programs offered. The certificate course is the compromise. For the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), certification implies that a professional has demonstrated competency in knowledge and skills. DTUI.com offers the certification credentials as a freestanding corporate university.
Who should receive diversity certification?Anyone who wants to serve as a diversity professional or who is in the role and values credentials for professional recognition typically seek the certification. Diversity managers, equal opportunity specialists, human resource managers, and cultural diversity council members have found the training rewarding.
What is the difference between the CDP & CDT?The CDP, or certified diversity professional, training best suits the individual who wants to learn about how to lead a cultural diversity and inclusion initiative. The goal is to serve as an in-house or independent consultant. The CDP focuses on strategy and organizational change methods. The Cultural Diversity & Inclusion Trainer (CDT)™ certification is for the professional interested in primarily serving in a trainer role. The training covers high impact facilitation skills for managing hot topic discussions, managing emotional reactions to diversity and inclusion, and keeping the audience engaged.
What is the difference between credentials that require passing an exam and those that require passing courses?DELA focuses on developing your cultural and inclusion competencies. This requires training that develops the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills needed to be effective in the role. A test that assesses how much you know about the profession and best practices does not reflect competency in the range of competencies you need to change organizations and avoid cultural collisions. Preparing you for an examination does not prepare you for the work. Our position reflects an instructional philosophy for training inclusive professionals more than a criticism of test-taking credentialing. Increasing the number of competent, credentialed professionals is what different training approaches have in common.
What are the diversity certification requirements?A number of training programs exist today compared to when DTUI.com started offering certification in 1998. What the programs have in common is the goal of providing participants with diversity leadership competency. Programs differ in philosophy, the length of time to completion, and prestige. We emphasize classroom experience similar to a learning lab to foster applying what you learn. Many programs are either academic in format or require completing study materials followed by passing a written test of knowledge. Our adult learner approach offers participants opportunities to apply what they are learning. This enhances transfer to the real world.Ask us about how we commit to the development of your expertise after the class is over? You will be both impressed and encouraged.
What does the DTUI diversity certification program include?Click Here to learn more!
Is there an online version of diversity certification training?As a matter of fact, there is. Click Here to learn more!
What is the cost?The cost depends on which course or program you register for. Click Here to learn more about pricing.
Is there a payment plan option for paying the registration cost over time?Yes. Contact us for more information.
How long does it take to receive the certification?
- CDP Online - Can take from six weeks to three months depending on your time commitment and time management.
- CDP Classroom - Four-day course with credentials at the end with satisfactory completion.
- CDT Classroom (Not online) - Four-day course with credentials at the end with satisfactory completion.
- CDE (Blended) - Takes the longest. It requires completing 6 courses. Six to nine months depending on commitment and time management.