Diversity & Inclusion Certification

Diversity & Inclusion Certification
Diversity & Inclusion Certification

Choosing the right DEI certification program is critical to progress. Untested or short-term programs can be counterproductive and even harmful, especially if led by a non-certified facilitator. Also, experimenting with DEI can lead to unintended consequences, such as increased conflict, decreased productivity, higher costs, or even lawsuits.

Diversity and Inclusion work is changing. As consumers and employees become increasingly diverse and the global marketplace transforms, the nature of DEI work must evolve.

The Gatson Group is pleased to serve as an Official Provider of the #1 Diversity Certification in the World, through the Institute for Diversity Certification (IDC) ®.

Certification Benefits
  • A progressive playbook for success
  • Access to a Learning Management System
  • Up-to-date curriculum
  • Professional growth through recertification
  • Customization options
  • A huge global network

We Are the ONLY Licensed Provider in the Country Offering In-Person CDP® and CDE® courses!

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What Is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP)®?
A CDP® is a trained diversity professional, regardless of industry, who achieves, maintains, and advocates for a diverse employee population. Your organization can build a sustainable diversity and inclusion strategy around the work of a successful CDP®. The CDP® certification is ideal for individuals new to D&I or who want to gain a basic understanding of DEI principles and practices.

CDP® Competencies:
  • The Role of a Diversity Practitioner
  • The Business Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • EEO Laws in the US and Abroad
  • Harassment Around the World
  • Diversity Recruiting, Engagement, and Retention
  • Reinventing Diversity Training, Education, and Development
  • Handling Difficult Conversations
  • Resource Groups and Diversity Councils
  • Empowering Women in the Workplace
  • Disability, Accessibility, and Accommodations
  • Generational Intelligence
  • Designing Programs for Veterans
  • Immigrant Groups in the Workplace
  • Navigating Through Religion and Belief Systems
  • LGBTQ+ Inclusion
  • Measuring the Impact of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

What Is a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE)®?
A CDE® is a knowledgeable and skilled leader who removes systemic barriers to equity, aligns enterprise-wide strategies for inclusion, lead culture change, and transforms the brand. These are typically senior executives overseeing diversity and inclusion efforts at a college or university, business, government agency, non-governmental organization, or other institution. The CDE® certification is designed for individuals with D&I experience who want to demonstrate their expertise in the field.

CDE® Competencies:
  • Personal Awareness and Continuous Learning
  • Improving Your Approach to the Bottom Line
  • The Elements of Leading a Large-Scale DEI Effort
  • Managing the DEI Talent Life Cycle
  • Global Best Practices for an Inclusive Culture
  • Bias in People, Policies and Practices
  • Boardroom Diversity
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Integrating Cultures Amidst Merger and Acquisition Activity
  • Race, Power, and Privilege
  • Executive Commitment, Engagement, and Sponsorship
  • Strategic Purpose and Partnerships
  • Connecting Demographic Shifts to Organizational Strategy
  • The Next Generation of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Work
  • Advanced Data Insight and Analysis

REIMAGINE high performance
EXECUTE D&I with precision
DEVELOP sustainable strategies for inclusive excellence

Don’t wait, register TODAY!
Your Pathway to a CDP® or CDE® Certification

1. Register for a course
Complete our online contact form and choose your course.
2. Experience a certification process like no other
Our global curriculum and exam has elevated the work of thousands of D&I leaders.
3. Let Us Come To You
We offer in-person certification facilitation to groups of 10 or more.



$ 3305
  • Sept 10-12th


$ 4,139
  • July 23-25th


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