Strategic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (SDEI) Certification Programme

14-18 November 2022

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Strategic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (SDEI) Certification Programme

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14-18 November 2022

About the Event

Due to popular demand, we are adding a Virtual Online Version Of The Strategic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (SDEI) Certification Program That Can Be Done From The Comfort Of Your Home! 

Cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture where everyone can do their best work.
HR professionals and leaders understand the importance of DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) and strive to continuously improve it in their organizations, but many are uncertain about where to get started or how to fully embed it in their talent management practices.

Over the past several years, HCI has examined the practices of high-performing organizations to understand how they are cultivating and measuring diversity equity, inclusion and belonging, and we've used that research to develop our newest certification program. 

During this 5-day course, you will be immersed in a highly interactive, hands-on learning experience and equipped with processes and tools necessary to put diversity, equity, and inclusion into action in your organization.

Best of all? You’ll work on a real business challenge during class and consult with our expert facilitators and your colleagues.

What You'll Learn

  • Align and Assess: Make the business case for DEI initiatives and audit your organization's current culture and practices
  • Plan: Integrate DEI initiatives into strategic workforce planning
  • Acquire: Attract, assess, and acquire a diverse employee base that can execute business strategies
  • Engage and Develop: Create a culture and employee experience that is inclusive and equitable for all, including on-going and organization-wide DEI training
  • Measure: Measure the business impact of DEI strategies using business metrics

The Virtual Edition of the Strategic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (SDEI) Certification Program is a 5-Day Training Program:

14 November 2022 16:00 CET/10:00 AM EST 21:00 CET/3:00 PM EDT

15 November 2022 16:00 CET/10:00 AM EST 21:00 CET/3:00 PM EDT

16 November 2022 16:00 CET/10:00 AM EST 21:00 CET/3:00 PM EDT

17 November 2022 16:00 CET/10:00 AM EST 21:00 CET/3:00 PM EDT

18 November 2022 16:00 CET/10:00 AM EST 20:00 CET/2:00 PM EDT

Facts & Figures

Who Should Attend?

This course is ideal for HR professionals seeking to embed DEI into specific functional areas or across the entire talent management lifecycle.
Whether you are an HR business partner, a generalist, or work in a CoE, this course will help you to identify and implement new DEI strategies that will positively impact individuals, teams, and your organization as a whole.
The Strategic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (SDEI) Certification Programme is also recommended for teams or functions who want to work collaboratively to ensure that DEI practices are integrated throughout their organizations.

Type Of Certification:
This certification has been approved for 19.5 Business recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

SHRM has pre-approved this certification for 19.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠ Certifications.

Pre-approved for 18 continuing education credits towards recertification by CPTD and APTD credential holders.

Certified By: HCI -Human Capital Market 



Welcome and Introduction
Setting the Stage

Define diversity, equity, and inclusion and other key terms
Understand your own beliefs and behaviors and the impact they have on your work
Describe the DEI best practices of high-performing organizations


DEI Conversations
Implicit Bias Self-Assessments
Best Practices Summaries

Aligning Strategies

Show the link between business strategy, current talent measures, and DEI strategies
Make the business case for expending resources on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
Ask for and secure commitments for resources such as acquiring the right DEI leadership and funding
Cite/modify practices from other organizations


Alignment Activity
Business Case Group Activity
Resource Role Plays
Strategy Alignment Action Planning

Assessing People, Teams, and Organizations

Create/modify organizational assessments so that there can be a full equity audit that surfaces blind spots and stumbling blocks in policy, processes, and procedures; inequities in the system; and culture and behaviors related to DEI
Explain any special considerations needed for remote workers
Identify strengths and challenges that need to be addressed
Cite/modify best practices from other organizations


Creating Organizational Assessment Group Activity
Cultural Audit Group Activity
Strengths and Challenges Role Play
Organizational Assessment/Audit Action Planning


Planning for DEI Strategic Integration in Talent Management

Include DEI considerations in strategic workforce planning
Assess current state
Analyze diversity in role segments
Perform an environmental scan to understand internal and external labor demographics
Create a plan to close gaps
Create/modify policies and processes so that DEI is anchored in them at the organizational level, including succession planning, performance management, HR design, and change management
Include modifications for remote audiences
Cite/modify best practices from other organizations


Current State Assessment
Role Segmentation and DEI Analysis
Environmental Scanning Group Activity
Best Practice, Policies, and Processes Group Review
Strategic Integration Action Planning

Acquiring a Diverse Workforce

Attract a diverse pool of candidates and build pipelines by cultivating internal and external networks and relationships, and capitalizing on recruitment technologies, and social media.
Fairly assess candidates against objective standards while mitigating the effects of unconscious bias
Reassess TA processes to eliminate bias
Acquire diverse candidates by delivering a positive candidate experience combined with the right compensation elements.
Analyze data to monitor and measure the success of DEI strategies
Cite/modify best practices from other organizations


Attracting Diverse Candidates Group Activity
Writing Inclusive Job Descriptions Activity
Creating a Candidate Experience Survey
Diverse Compensation for Diverse Candidates Activity
Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Hiring/Process and Policy Audit
Acquiring a Diverse Workforce Action Planning

Engaging Employees

Create a culture that is proactively inclusive and that contributes to employees’ perception and experience of belonging for both on-site and remote workers
Contribute to an employee experience that is fair and equitable at all levels
Communicate the value, appropriate behaviors, and expectations for DEI to all levels of employees
Hold employees accountable for exhibiting the right DEI behaviors through talent management activities
Cite/modify best practices from other organizations


Creating the Right Culture Group Activity
Assessing the Employee Experience Group Activity
Creating a DEI Communication Plan
Integrating DEI Into Performance Management and Compensation
Engaging Employees Action Planning


Developing Employees

Deliver the appropriate DEI training to all employees at different levels so that they leverage diversity, equity, and inclusion to increase individual, team, and organizational performance
Provide accommodations, opportunities, and tools for employees to succeed based on their specific needs
Cite/modify best practices from other organizations


Rating Training Programs Group Activity
Creating an Organization-Wide Training Program Group Activity
Accommodation and Opportunities Checklist
Developing Employees Action Planning

Measuring Effectiveness of Strategic DEI

Move beyond measuring demographics to measuring business impact, such as improved innovation, better decision quality, and higher market share
Use quantitative and qualitative data to measure the effectiveness of DEI strategies
Include measurements for both on-site and remote workers
Cite/modify best practices from other organizations


Measuring Business Impact Group Activity
Choosing the Right Data Group Activity
Measuring Effectiveness of Strategic DEI Action Planning

Action Planning Capstone Activity

Using the action planning from each section, draft a holistic action plan that includes all facets of talent management along with specific steps, roles and responsibilities, and measures.

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