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Diversity & Inclusion Professional Certificate


Can your organization define D&I and the roles that will deliver it? The key to these skills is gaining an understanding of ISO-30415:2021 by earning a Diversity & Inclusion Professional Certificate from UGA Executive Education. With training from established experts in this area, you’ll learn to minimize risk by creating inclusive business processes.

If you ask ten professionals what Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (D&I) means, you may receive ten different answers. Do you fully understand this crucial area? And are you successfully managing its associated risks?

Set yourself apart by earning a Terry College of Business certificate based on current international D&I standards. With training from experts, including the editor of the pioneering Employment Law for Business textbook, you’ll learn to move beyond uncomfortable conversations and minimize risk by creating inclusive business processes. You'll receive a certification verifying your understanding of ISO 30415:2021 upon completion of the program.

Who Benefits

  • D&I consultants
  • Brokers
  • Product managers
  • Accountants
  • Human resource professionals
  • Executives
  • Auditors
  • Procurement professionals
  • Attorneys
  • Engaged leaders and managers of others


  • With $600 billion in corporate turnover and $10 billion in annual D&I lawsuits, learn to incentivize inclusivity across all industries.
  • Receive guidance from Effenus Henderson; an internationally recognized global diversity thought leader
  • Learn how to use the D&I Service Management (DISM) lifecycle from Dawn Bennett-Alexander, the editor of the original employment law textbook
  • Become ISO 30415:2021 certified upon completion of the program

Program Structure

This virtual program introduces the ISO-30415:2021 standard via the D&I Service Management (DISM) lifecycle framework. The program hosts weekly live Q&A sessions with lecturers to demonstrate the Inclusion Maturity Model Integration (IMMI) and use-cases across organizational governance, product delivery, human resources, and supply chain management.

The program requires asynchronous online work for 2 to 4 hours per week using an Inclusion Score case study. Participation is expected in weekly 90-minute live Zoom sessions from 12 noon EDT to 1:30 p.m.

  • Orientation Session,  June 29: Program Overview (12:00-12:30 p.m.)
  • Week 1, July 13: Understanding the 32 Risk Domains
  • Week 2, July 20: Applying Maturity Models
  • Week 3, July 27: Defining the 27 Diversity Types
  • Week 4, August 3: Supplier Diversity Panel Discussion; Preparing for Certification Exam

Upon passing the "open book" certification exam, participants receive an executive certificate from the Terry College of Business. Certificates are issued electronically.


Program materials, including access to the ISO Manual.