Focusing on diversity, equity, or inclusion (DEI) in an organization is essential in today’s workplace. It involves areas such as cultural competencies, emotional intelligence, and understanding and accepting differences. For many organizations, DEI can seem tough to measure, as it is typically related to intangible benefits. When aligned with company goals, DEI’s value can go beyond morale and a sense of psychological safety and can have quantifiable gains for an organization and its people. This certificate program will prepare participants with the knowledge to understand diversity and its impact on an organization’s bottom line.
After completing this program, participants will have the ability to:
1. Define diversity, equity, and inclusion and understand the differences.
2. Identify biases, personal filters, and intersectionality.
3. Conduct a comprehensive diversity audit and needs analysis.
4. Recognize the six areas of cultural competency.
5. Determine different methods to measure the impact and show the value of a diversity intervention.
6. Align diversity interventions with organizational goals.
Pre-work: Implicit Bias Test
Brooks Enterprise and Consultants programs have been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits towards professional development hours for initial eligibility and recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials.
“This program has been approved for a maximum of 14 ATD CI points.”
Brooks Enterprise and Consultants is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.
“This program is valid for 14 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.
LaKisha C. Brooks, M.Sc., M.Ed, is the Chief Learning Officer at Brooks Enterprise and Consultants and the former President-Elect for the Greater Atlanta Chapter of ATD for 2020. LaKisha has also worked for the Adidas Group under the Reebok brand, managing the field retail training, and serves as a Coaching and Mentoring Board Advisory Board Member for HR.com.
An internationally recognized leadership expert, LaKisha, has been featured on ABC, FOX, CW, and NBC affiliates across the country, as well as The Denver Post and The Miami Herald. She was also recognized by Atlanta Business Chronicle as a “Person on the Move.” LaKisha is also the 2018 Trainer Showdown winner for the ATD Central FL Chapter. She has over 12 years of sales and management consulting experience and 18 years of public speaking experience. She has worked with companies and organizations such as Rheem Manufacturing, Flexport, CLO Magazine, and the Sandy Springs Chamber of Commerce, just to name a few. She has also traveled the country training global clients in the areas of leadership, management, and sales as a consultant for Krauthammer USA.
LaKisha is also a DISC Certified Trainer and a trailblazer in organizational leadership and development authoring two books, Leadership’s Got Everything to Do with It: Women’s Guide to the Sustainable Leader and Organization and Learn, Lead and Leave a Legacy: Advancing Women to the Top!
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