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Instructor-led Open Enrollment Certificate Programs

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The next courses start on September 08!

Remote Training For Inclusion & Diversity

Become a better leader, practitioner, manager, colleague, and ally for today's workplace. 

Registrations are OPEN for online Open Enrollment Foundations in IDEA and Anti-racism Education programs and bundled certificate programs.

Designed by certified Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) professionals to help navigate conversations around critical topics of IDEA in the workplace.

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Foundations in IDEA

Begins September 08, 2022

IDEA Fundamentals
  • September 8 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern
  • September 12 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
  • September 13 - 12:00 p.m. Eastern
  • October 11 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
  • October 12 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern
  • October 13 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern
Introduction to Unconscious Bias
  • September 19 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
  • September 20 - 12:00 p.m. Eastern
  • September 22 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern
  • October 18 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
  • October 19 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern
  • October 20 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern
  • November 5 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern
Respect in the Workplace
  • September 22 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern
  • September 26 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
  • September 27 - 12:00 p.m. Eastern
  • October 25 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
  • October 26 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern
  • October 27 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern
  • November 5 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Anti-racism Education

Begins November 03, 2022

Introduction to Cultural Competence
  • November 3 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern
  • November 8 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
History of Racism and Colonization in Canada
  • November 10 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern
  • November 15 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Race and Racism in the Canadian Workplaces
  • November 17 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern
  • November 22 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern


The Intersections of Race and Other Identities
  • November 24 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern
  • November 29 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
How To Be an Ally to Racialized People
  • December 1 - 10:00 a.m. Eastern
  • December 6 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Learning Outcomes

  • Foundations in IDEA
  • Anti-Racism Education
  • Understand the dimensions of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) and how it impacts their worldview and workplace behaviors.
  • Tackle one of the most pervasive barriers to inclusion in the workplace: unconscious bias.
  • Describe the business case for developing a work culture that values inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.
  • Understand the inter-relatedness of diversity, inclusion, bias, stereotypes, and respect along the continuum of disrespectful behaviors, including harassment, bullying, and microinequities.
  • Recognize the impact and legacy of colonialism by examining the history of racism and colonization in Canada.
  • Identify the components of culture and apply steps to improve cultural competence. 
  • Learn strategies on how to apply principles of allyship in the workplace.

How it Works

  • Program Duration: 2-3 months
  • Effort: 2 hours per week
  • Format: 100% online
  • Cohort Size: Under 50 students
  • Model: Instructor-led

Who Should Enroll

    • Managers responsible for hiring decisions

    • Employees involved with candidate sourcing, screening, assessment, and decision making

    • Leadership executives and others who oversee strategies, policies, and practices related to the workforce

    • HR professionals

    • Aspiring HR managers

    • Recruiters

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What Our Learners Say About Us

"I learned a great deal from the Foundations in IDEA Certificate program. The time commitment is ideal for working professionals. And the sessions were engaging and interactive. Every individual should take this course."

Nusaibah H.

University of Windsor

"I thoroughly enjoyed the Foundations in IDEA and D&I Influencer Certificate programs. The Facilitators were excellent at presenting the information, staying on time and engaging all the participants. Each course had a very diverse group of participants who were open-minded, enthusiastic, and willing to share their experiences. The information shared during the programs has broadened my perspective and helped me to understand the history, challenges, and importance of DEI. We are working to build and implement a DEI strategy at work and I have been able to use what I have learned to ask questions and help our steering committee to make important decisions."

Jason Y.

Pickering Fire Department

"I received a very comprehensive and thorough view of the current D&I situation in Canada. The sessions were very informative and eye-opening and provided different perspectives both from lived experience and also from other professionals from across the country. I would definitely recommend the course to others."

Lena T.

Autism Speaks Canada

"I took the Foundations In IDEA Certificate Program and I found the information very useful, and it definitely applied to my role and the work I do every day. The presenters were very professional and a delight to deal with. I appreciated the breakout room activities, as they gave me a chance to work with a variety of people. What I valued most was that the training helped me to think "outside the box", and look at things through a slightly different lens. I would take training from CCDI Consulting again."

Gary F.

Prude Inc.

"Over the past year, I have participated in a number of learning programs through CCDI, including the Foundations in IDEA Certificate program, and the Anti-racism Education Certificate program. I have found the quality of the programs to be top-notch and the facilitators to be very knowledgeable. My own knowledge has increased substantially and I look forward to participating in more CCDI Consulting programs in the future."

Shauna M.

Workers Compensation Board of Nova Scotia

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