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Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Course Information

Cost: $849.00

October 21-December 3, 2021

Blended Learning Online content with weekly discussion via ZOOM

QUESTIONS? Please email Katherine Taylor at k.h.taylor@csuohio.edu


Course Description

Understand the multiple complexities associated with diversity dynamics in the workplace. Create the structures to advance adaptive and transformative organizational culture change. Cultivate a workplace culture that can effectively leverage its diverse talent. Support leaders in becoming sensitive to and skilled in responding to the needs of its multicultural workforce and consumer population.


Each week you will study a self-directed module, then meet with your cohort members and two expert facilitators for a group discussion. Upon completion of all four modules and discussion groups, you will receive Cleveland State University Certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


  • Review the current and historical complexities of diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging.
  • Understand how the role of 'self' and how 'self' operates, both consciously and unconsciously, to use oneself to influence others in the service of DE&I change.
  • Explore some of the prevalent psychological tendencies that can produce impediments to an inclusive work environment.
  • Understand the critical, yet often invisible, role that power dynamics play and its direct relationship to diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging.
  • Learn to effectively provide and cultivate an inclusive workplace environment through an understand of group dynamics and conflict management skills.
  • Identify organizational interventions compatible with the culture and level of commitment.


Course Facilitators:


Jejuana Brown, M.Ed., CDP

Adjunct Professor, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Director, Equity and Inclusion Programs at Greater Cleveland Partnership


Normella Walker, M.A., CDP

Executive Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Interim Executive Director, Office of Mediation, Coaching, Ombuds and Support Services (OMCOSS)



Registration & Payment

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Cost: $849.00


Group Registrations:

A discount may be available for groups of three or more students registering in the same class. To register a group, email k.h.taylor@csuohio.edu

CSU Alumni

For information on alumni discounts, please contact Katherine Taylor at k.h.taylor@csuohio.edu

Disability Services

Cleveland State University serves hundreds of students with a variety of disabilities, including learning disabilities, chronic health issues, attention deficit disorders, psychological conditions, visual impairments, mobility impairments, and hearing impairments. Anyone requesting accommodations due to a disability should make her or his request through the Office of Disability Services. Cleveland State University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Refund Policy

Refund to original payment is made at 100% when a registrant cancels attendance at least two business days prior to the start of the first class.


No refunds for cancellations with less than 48-hours notice.


Credit card refunds take 7-10 business days to show up on your credit card statement. If you do not see your refund after 7 days, please contact k.h.taylor@csuohio.edu


Cash refunds by check take 10 to 14 business days to process. If you do not receive your refund after 14 days, please contact k.h.taylor@csuohio.edu




Weekly Interactive Discussion


Discussion Dates: October 28, and November 4, 10, 18 2021

Discussion Time: 5:30-7:00 PM

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