The University of TampaThe National Diversity Council is wrapping up the 2016 DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program in Tampa, Florida, December 5th-9th, 2016. The class is sponsored by the University of Tampa. Participants in this last class of the year range from academia, financial sector, healthcare, food services, automotive and more!

Earlier in the year sessions were held August 15 to 19 and hosted by the University of Houston-Downtown’s College of Business and October 17 to 21 hosted by the University of Phoenix-Southern California Campus.

“The launch of our certification program last year was an overwhelming success, bringing various business professionals and academics together to share diversity best practices, collaborate in group projects, and discuss the importance of inclusive leadership in the 21st century,” said Dennis Kennedy, founder and chairman of the National Diversity Council. “This year, we built on this success and continued to offer our graduates the tools they need to help their organizations move forward in the D&I space.”

With a highly qualified team of facilitators, the DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program blends theory and practice during a 5-day intensive curriculum focusing on:

  • The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Cultural Competence
  • Measurement and Accountability
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Best Practices in Diversity and Inclusion

Ongoing professional development follows through the online DiversityFIRST™ Graduate Network. Graduates of the program are recognized as a National Diversity Council Certified Diversity Professional (NDCCDP).

Registrations are still available for the Tampa class and you can find more information here.

University of PhoenixTexas will once again kick off the first class in 2017, which will take place in San Antonio! The session will be held May 22-26 and hosted by the University of Phoenix.

For general information and all other questions including schedule for 2017, please contact Cecilia Orellana-Rojas at [email protected] or Laura Alvarado at [email protected].

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