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Instructor-led Open Enrollment Certificate Programs

The next program begins January 31, 2023

Online Training For Inclusion & Diversity for Individuals

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

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

As part of our commitment to providing accessible, quality educational sessions that fit your busy schedule and to assist you in building inclusive workplaces, CCDI Consulting offers sessions with live closed captioning (CC) for each program scheduled in 2023.

Each course is 2 hours in duration.  Classes are spaced over a 3 to 5-week period to allow the subject matter time to be better absorbed and to allow time for reflection.

Registration Update

Registration is OPEN for 2023 Open Enrollment sessions for the Foundations in IDEA, Anti-racism Education, and IDEA Influencer and bundled certificate programs.

IDEA Influencer Session Begin






For Open enrollment registration, start by selecting either certificate programs or courses individually:


IDEA Influencer

Next session begins January 31, 2023. 

Note: Successful completion of the Foundations in IDEA Certificate Program is a pre-requisite for this program.

Indigenous Inclusion


  • January 31: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

  • February 02: 10:00-12:00 p.m. Eastern (CC)


  • July 27: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern

  • July 31: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern (CC)

Gender in the Workplace


  • February 07: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

  • February 09: 10:00-12:00 p.m. Eastern (CC)


  • August 03: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern

  • August 08: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern (CC)

2SLGBTQI+ Inclusion


  • February 14: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

  • February 16: 10:00-12:00 p.m. Eastern (CC)


  • August 10: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern

  • August 14: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern (CC)

Including Persons with Disabilities


  • February 21: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

  • February 23: 10:00-12:00 p.m. Eastern (CC)


  • August 17: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern

  • August 21: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern (CC)

Race and Ethnicity in Canada


  • February 28: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

  • March 02: 10:00-12:00 p.m. Eastern (CC)


  • August 24: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern

  • August 28: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern (CC)

Foundations in IDEASchedule

Next session begins April 12, 2023. 

IDEA Fundamentals


  • January 10: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

  • January 12: 10:00-12:00 p.m. Eastern (CC)


  • April 14: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

  • April 19: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern (CC)

  • April 28: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern


  • July 6: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern

  • July 10: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern (CC)

Introduction to Unconscious Bias


  • January 17: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

  • January 19: 10:00-12:00 p.m. Eastern (CC)


  • April 19: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

  • April 21: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern (CC)

  • April 29: 10:00-12:00 p.m. Eastern


  • July 13: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern

  • July 20: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern (CC)

Respect in the Workplace


  • January 24: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

  • January 26: 10:00-12:00 p.m. Eastern (CC)


  • April 26: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

  • April 28: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern (CC)

  • April 29: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern


  • July 20: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern

  • July 24: 2:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern (CC)

Anti-Racism Education

Next session begins May 3, 2023. 

Note: Successful completion of the Foundations in IDEA Certificate Program is a pre-requisite for this program.

Introduction to Cultural Competence


  • May 03: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

  • May 05: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern CC

History of Racism and Colonization in Canada


  • May 10: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

  • May 12: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern CC

Race and Racism in the Canadian Workplace


  • May 17: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

  • May 19: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern CC

The Intersections of Race and Other Identities


  • May 24: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

  • May 26: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern CC

How To Be an Ally to Racialized People


  • May 31: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

  • June 02: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern CC

Learning Outcomes

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    Foundations in IDEA

    • Differentiate between representation and diversity, and equity, equality, and inclusion, while reflecting on diversity in Canada compared to the labour force and developing a business case to foster an inclusive workplace.

    • Recognize and differentiate bias, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination, while reflecting on their sources of biases, influence on workplace behaviours, and strategies to manage the effects of unconscious bias in the workplace.

    • Identify the interconnection between diversity, inclusion, bias, stereotype, and respect, distinguish between types of disrespect along a continuum, including harassment, bullying, and microinequities, and understand how to respond to different types of disrespect based on their role and circumstances.

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    IDEA Influencer

    • Interact and become familiar with diverse gender identities and use intersectionality through a gendered lens to relate to different experiences of privilege and marginalization around gender.
    • Use appropriate terminology related to disability and persons with disabilities and implement strategies and principles to improve inclusion for persons with disabilities in the workplace.

    • Understand Indigenous identities and the purpose and your role in reconciliation, and review the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action around employment.

    • A deeper understanding of LGBTQ2+ terminologies, understanding the differences between sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, romantic attraction, and sexual attraction, and identifying strategies for talent attraction and retention through an LGBTQ2+ lens.

    • Differentiate between race, ethnicity, and nationality, create a safe and courageous environment for discussing race, evaluate and call out racist practices, behaviors, and language, and apply principles and strategies to transition from racist to antiracist workplaces.

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    Anti-racism Education

    • Understand the impact and legacy of colonialism by examining the history of racism and colonization in Canada.

    • A better understanding of allyship with respect to racialized people, including the principles and strategies of allies and how to apply them.

    • Identify the components of culture and cultural competence, its role and benefits in business, and strategies and steps to improve while reflecting on your cultural competence.

    • Explain the concepts of race, ethnicity, and nationality, identify several ways racism can show up in the workplace, and apply strategies to move from an inclusive workplace to an antiracist workplace.

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What Our Learners Say About Us

"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 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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