Diversity Leaders Certificate Program

Lead With a DE&I Lens

The Diversity Leaders Certificate Program is an informative program designed to equip business leaders with the necessary tools and resources to thrive in the diversity, equity and inclusion space. Through the Diversity Leaders Certificate Program, participants will gain a better understanding of how they can lead as an equity-centered leader and make a larger impact on our community.

Applications for the inaugural class are NOW OPEN! Please submit your applications by the June 30 deadline.

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About the Program

2022 Schedule

Monday, July 11: What is Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging? – 9 – 11 a.m.
Monday, July 18: Different Types of Diversity in the Workplace – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Monday, July 25: Affirmative Action vs. DEI – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Monday, August 1: Setting Clear Goals for DEIB – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Monday, August 8: Implications for Diversity – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Monday, August 15: Lead Inclusively – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

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What You Will Learn

In 6 consecutive sessions supplemented by videos, regional leaders and guest speakers, participants will:

  • Learn how to apply DE&I principles in everyday interactions with teams, customers, and suppliers
  • Understand how to make decisions that positively affect business goals and customer expectations
  • Engage with the community shareholders committed to DE&I
  • Create a DE&I vision for your organization by learning practical strategies and tools.


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Ideal Candidate
  • Hi-Potential/Early Leader
  • Manages a team or project
  • Multiple roles into their career


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Tuition for participants employed by Chamber member companies/organizations is $500.

Upon acceptance to the class, tuition is due in full by Monday, July 25, 2022. Tuition fee payments are final and are not refundable once the applicant has accepted their spot in the class.


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Let's make a difference, together

Staff Leads

Executive Fellow of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Consultant
Kenya Dunn
The Power-Filled Woman
Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Richard Waring
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Grace Hamilton

Not able to apply for this round of the Diversity Leaders Certificate Program?

Let us notify you when applications open for the next session!