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DEI in Talent Development Certificate

Foster and develop a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.

Build your impact on DEI as a talent development professional from a personal, professional, and organizational perspective and identify strategies to expand your mindset, practices, and influence.

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Credits: CEU 2.1 MORE
Level: Capable
Role(s): Talent Development Manager More
Language(s): English
Capability Area(s): Cultural Awareness and Inclusion


Course Info

Fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce and workplace involves awareness of and appreciation for different perspectives, backgrounds, customs, abilities, and behavior norms. Talent development professionals are in a unique position to ensure that every employee in their organization is respected and engaged and that their organization realizes the significant benefits of an inclusive approach.

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Fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce and workplace involves awareness of and appreciation for different perspectives, backgrounds, customs, abilities, and behavior norms. Talent development professionals are in a unique position to ensure that every employee in their organization is respected and engaged and that their organization realizes the significant benefits of an inclusive approach.

Throughout this course, you will explore key themes and concepts encompassing many facets of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and discover the tools necessary to support DEI through your role as a talent development practitioner. In alignment with the Talent Development Capability Model, you will examine your organizational impact from three unique perspectives—personal, professional, and organizational—and identify strategies to expand your mindset, practices, and influence.

Starting with the personal perspective, this certificate program will provide you an opportunity to evaluate your self-awareness and develop cultural humility. The program will draw on the learners’ real-world experiences and will invite authentic discussions in a way that recognizes that everyone is at a different place in their DEI journey. Moving to the professional realm, we’ll explore how you can incorporate DEI into your daily work as a TD practitioner, regardless of your role. Lastly, you will discover how to drive and influence organizational impact by leveraging DEI strategies to recruit, grow, retain, and optimize your talent. By the end of this program, you will have developed a business case and strategic approach for a DEI initiative that you can take back to implement in your organization.

Why You Should Attend:

• Feel empowered to develop and lead others in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable manner.
• Gain the knowledge, resources, and tools you or your team needs to integrate DEI into your talent development efforts.
• Optimize your talent, drive meaningful change, and strengthen your workforce and your workplace.
• Earn an industry-recognized certificate, continuing education credits, and an ATD digital badge to share with your networks.
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What You Will Learn
  • Demonstrate the value and benefit of integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into talent development for your organization.
  • Expand your self-awareness and shift your mindset, practices, and influence around diversity, equity, and inclusion within your own work.
  • Identify factors that shape identity and culture, including race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation/identity, age, physical abilities/qualities, and neurodiversity.
  • Discover how cultural norms affect beliefs, values, behaviors, and decisions and their potential impact on workplace dynamics.
  • Demonstrate inclusive leadership skills, including co-creating an environment where diverse perspectives are considered, using storytelling to create safe spaces, and making space for people to be seen, heard, understood, and valued.
  • Examine the diversity, equity, and inclusion climate of an organization and its impact on talent development.
  • Propose talent development strategies to sustain a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.

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DEI in Talent Development Certificate Brochure

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Driving Talent Development With DEI
  • Establishing a Common Understanding of DEI
  • Recognizing the Impact of DEI in Talent Development
Building Self-Awareness of DEI
  • Noticing Our Own Biases
  • Starting With Self-Awareness
  • Developing Cultural Appreciation and Humility
Exploring Cultural Dynamics at Work
  • Seeing the Similarities and Differences Around Us
  • Understanding How Cultural Norms Influence Behaviors
  • Building Incusion and Equity
Thriving in a Diverse Work Environment
  • Communicating Within and Across Differences
  • Responding to the Challenges of Workplace Diversity
  • Promoting Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Through Training Design, Facilitation, and Management
Connecting DEI to Organizational Outcomes
  • Shaping an Organization's Culture
  • Evaluating Your Organization’s DEI Maturity
  • Measuring the Success of DEI
Integrating DEI Into the Talent Development Strategy
  • Creating a Blueprint for Success
  • Developing an Equity and Inclusion Strategy
Who Should Attend

This course is for talent development practitioners—those within organizations who create and lead strategy for talent development to functional experts, such as learning consultants/business partners, trainers/facilitators, and instructional designers—who have responsibility to develop or support their organization’s DEI efforts. The certificate program will be especially useful to individuals and teams who want to drive positive outcomes and support business success through DEI strategies.

Level: Capable
Roles: Talent Development Manager, Instructional Designer, Trainer/Facilitator, Independent Consultant, Talent Development Director/Executive
Language: English
What Our Participants Are Saying
Becky Nusbaum
Instructional Design and Development Specialist

"The DEI in Training Certification was truly transformational. The prescribed curriculum is intentional and scaffolds towards actionable change. I’m ready to be a change agent and grateful for this invaluable training. "

Chuck Faison
Training Specialist

"This program has been one of the richest learning experiences I’ve had. I considered myself a novice in DEI before I came here. Now I feel that I am well-equipped to return to my organization as a leader."

Humuani Bashorun

"ATD has a wealth of resources and its facilitators know how to impact knowledge on participants."

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Things to Know


Participation in all originally scheduled days of the program, including both face-to-face and live online formats, and completion of all coursework is mandatory to receive the certificate of completion and continuing education credits.

Face-to-Face Programs:
Participants who miss more than two hours of the entire program will not be eligible to receive the certificate.

Live Online Programs:
ATD requires active participation throughout the program to receive credit. Active participation in live online sessions includes, but is not limited to, participating in virtual classroom activities, discussions, breakout sessions, and intersession work.

Make-up policy: You can miss and make up one session* by listening to a session recording. Instructions for reporting make-up sessions are posted on ATD’s learning platform.

*For full-day sessions, you can only miss up to 3.5 hours and make up the time by listening to the recording.


21.0 learning hours

2.1 CEUs awarded

This program is eligible for 21.0 recertification points from the ATD Certification Institute (ATD CI) for the APTD or CPTD credential.

This program has been approved for 21.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

This program is valid for 21.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


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Face-to-Face Program Components (if applicable):
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Live Online Program Components (if applicable):
You must log in to the learning platform to access course content and to join all live online sessions. Special software is not required. You only need a standard web browser and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) capability to participate. Please join your session from a location with a strong internet connection and plan to use VoIP for your audio during the entire session.


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