Center for Continuing and Professional Education

Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management


Ideal for Professionals with diversity or talent management responsibilities in the government, non-profit, or private sector.
Program Format This cohort program meets for three consecutive days—typically Thursday through Saturday—once per month at our downtown Washington, D.C. campus.
Program Length Six courses over six months.
Program Cost Total program tuition including all six courses is $5,970.00. Most course materials are included.

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Start Date

Fall 2017 (September)- Application will be available March 2017.

Program Overview

Taught by academics and experienced practitioners, the Certificate in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management is designed for executives, managers, and consultants responsible for human resources, talent management, and organizational effectiveness. The program is grounded in the belief that diversity contributes to richness in organizations by having a variety of views, approaches, and actions to use in strategic and tactical planning, problem solving, and decision-making.

Students will gain the necessary insight, skills, and tools to lead or support a strategic, long-term, sustainable approach to diversity and inclusion management in their organization. Courses will provide functional and relevant templates and tools, and students will acquire skills in analyzing and diagnosing diversity and inclusion issues by working with real clients in the completion of a practicum project over the course of the program.

Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will:

  • Understand the latest academic research and best practices in the fields of cultural competency and diversity and inclusion
  • Apply this knowledge to their work using a systems-thinking approach
  • Develop critical competencies, metrics, values and ethics
  • Develop technical skills, effective communication, and strategic thinking relevant to a wide variety of industries, sectors and disciplines

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Certificate in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management from Georgetown University, participants must complete six (6) required courses for a total of 14.40 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which is equivalent to 144.0 contact hours. The program must be completed in sequence as a cohort over the six-month duration.

  Course Name Course Type CEUs
1 Theoretical Foundations of Diversity & Inclusion Required 2.40
2 A Systems Approach to D&I Measurement Required 2.40
3 Cultural & Social Group Identities Required 2.40
4 Resistance & Renewal: D&I Change Initiatives Required 2.40
5 Workplace Application (A) - Leading & Influencing Required 2.40
6 Workplace Application (B) - Leading & Influencing Required 2.40
Total 6 Required Courses   14.40

See below for course schedules and application information.

Program Prerequisites

  • A bachelor's degree or the equivalent.
  • At least five years of experience in a government, private sector, or non-profit organization.
  • Openness to feedback; capacity for self-examination; willingness to challenge one's own beliefs and biases.

International Students

Georgetown University cannot sponsor student visas for non-credit professional certificate programs, however, international students who enter the U.S. on a valid visa are eligible to enroll in courses. For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions. A TOEFL examination for non-native speakers of English is not required but students are expected to read, write and comprehend English at the graduate level to fully participate in and gain from the program.

Application Process

The Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management certificate program has a competitive admission process. For each cohort, an admissions selection committee chooses a group of students who represent a variety of backgrounds, occupations, and goals for the program to enrich the classroom experience. Students must be open to feedback and personal growth, have a capacity for self-examination, and have a willingness to challenges one's own beliefs.  

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted online through the MySCS Portal. Applicants are responsible for uploading all required application materials by the posted deadline for their desired semester of entry. Students will be notified of their admission decision via e-mail within 2-4 weeks after the application deadline.

Required:

A Systems Approach to D & I Measurement and Accountability
Cultural and Social Group Identities: Expanding Self-Awareness
Resistance and Renewal: Managing the D & I Change Initiative
Theoretical Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion
Workplace Application (A) - Leading and Influencing Across Differences
Workplace Application (B) - Leading and Influencing Across Differences


Course Schedule

Course Name Semester and Section
Required  Fall 2016
Theoretical Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Thu/Fri/Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sep 15, 2016 to Sep 17, 2016
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Required Fall 2016
Cultural and Social Group Identities: Expanding Self-Awareness Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Thu/Fri/Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Oct 20, 2016 to Oct 22, 2016
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Required Fall 2016
A Systems Approach to D & I Measurement and Accountability Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Thu/Fri/Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Nov 17, 2016 to Nov 19, 2016
3307 M Street

Status:
Open
Required Fall 2016
Resistance and Renewal: Managing the D & I Change Initiative Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Thu/Fri/Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Dec 08, 2016 to Dec 10, 2016
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Required Fall 2016
Workplace Application (A) - Leading and Influencing Across Differences Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Thu/Fri/Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jan 19, 2017 to Jan 21, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Required Fall 2016
Workplace Application (B) - Leading and Influencing Across Differences Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Thu/Fri/Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Feb 09, 2017 to Feb 11, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
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