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Open Enrollment Certificate Programs

Instructor-led online courses. Each 2-hours. 

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 now available for:

  • Foundations in IDEA
  • Anti-racism Education

Registration opens May 1 for:

  • IDEA Influencer

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Available Programs

From single courses to curated learning paths, we offer a wide variety of options to suit your individual educational needs. 

Single Courses

$299 each

Choose from our 16 current D&I courses to create a unique learning path.

It is highly recommended that you begin with IDEA Fundamentals

Foundations in IDEA

Next session begins April 12, 2023
IDEA Fundamentals
Introduction to Unconscious Bias
Respect in the Workplace
Begin your diversity & inclusion learning journey with this 3-course program.

Anti-racism Education

Next Session Begins May 3, 2023
Introduction to Cultural Competence
History of Racism and Colonization in Canada
Race & Racism in the Canadian Workplace
The Intersections of Race & Other Identities
How To Be an Ally
Understand the origin, history, and causes of structural racism & how it impacts Canadian workplaces today. The program includes 5 courses.

IDEA Influencer

Next Session Begins July 27, 2023
2SLGBTQI+ Inclusion
Gender in the Workplace
Including Persons with Disabilities
Indigenous Inclusion
Race & Ethnicity in Canada
Continue your learning journey and understand how to tackle some of the pressing workplace D&I issues. 

New Program Coming This Fall

Coming Soon!
Managing Microaggressions
Moving from Unconscious Bias to Conscious Inclusion
Understanding Privilege

Self-awareness is key to developing a deeper understanding of Workplace DEI. This new program helps you understand your personal bias and how to replace them.

Open Enrollment registration is open. Start by selecting a certificate program or individual courses.


Foundations in IDEASchedule

Next session begins April 12, 2023. 

IDEA Fundamentals


  • April 12: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

  • April 14: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern (CC)


  • July 6: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern

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

Introduction to Unconscious Bias


  • April 19: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

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


  • July 13: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern

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

Respect in the Workplace


  • April 26: 3:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern

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


  • 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

IDEA Influencer

Next session begins July 27, 2023. 

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

Indigenous Inclusion


  • July 27: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Eastern

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

Gender in the Workplace


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

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

2SLGBTQI+ Inclusion


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

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

Including Persons with Disabilities


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

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

Race and Ethnicity in Canada


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

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

Learning Outcomes

  • Foundations in IDEA (Blue)

    Foundations in IDEA

    • Introduce leading thought and practice in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in the Canadian workplace. 
    • Become more aware of current and enduring issues in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility that result in positive change. 
    • Probe themes such as respect, microaggressions, bias and the impact of a lack of diversity and inclusion. 
    • Develop each individual's self-awareness, including their awareness of biases, identities, and behaviours. 
  • IDEA Influencer (Blue)

    IDEA Influencer

    • Deepen knowledge of appropriate and inappropriate terminology related to persons with disabilities, gender minorities, 2SLGBTQI+ communities, racialized peoples, and Indigenous peoples. 
    • Become more aware of inclusion practices for equity-deserving groups, such as demonstrating commitment, reconciliation, anti-racism, allyship, accommodations, and evaluating policies. 
    • Provide a safe space for learners to reflect critically on personal and professional inclusion practices. 
  • Anti-racism Education (Blue)

    Anti-racism Education

    • Articulate insights into own cultural norms and identities and how one’s culture and identities shapes one’s worldviews. 
    • Deepen understanding of the impacts of systemic and institutional racism on racialized and Indigenous peoples in today’s workforce. 
    • To ensure that learners can start conversations about racism in their workplaces in a respectful and productive way by responding to common triggers and tropes. 
    • To take action to advance anti-racism practices in Canadian workplaces. 
  • Beyond IDEA Awareness Certificate Program

    Beyond IDEA Awareness

    • Deepen each individual's self-awareness surrounding their privileges and identities.
    • Demonstrate how to start difficult conversations, including responding to microaggressions.
    • Reflect on the impact of privilege, marginalization, and microaggressions within the workplace.
    • Provide a safe space to think critically about accountability and taking action as an individual and an organization.

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Learner Testimonials

Read What Our Learners Say About the Courses & Programs

IDEA Fundamentals - A great primer to assist individuals in understanding inclusion and diversity and open one's eyes to how our actions/assumptions can create barriers.
Barry M. Architect

IDEA Fundamentals - Great course!

Chelsea I. The Senate of Canada

During March and April of 2022, I was able to attend the five sessions that comprise CCDI Consulting's Antiracism Education Certificate program.

It was great to receive Canada-specific grounding on the topical components of this program. A good deal of terminology was clarified and more fully defined as they connect to the larger topic of anti-racism. These sessions illuminated the history of racism in the land now known as Canada and stopped us short from only looking at the more broadly known history of our U.S. neighbours.

One of many important discussions was on the intersection of racism and other identity dimensions. As well, the courses engaged us in small group discussion, self-reflection and focus on what we can do to set our organizations on an anti-racist path.

Farrell H. 9 Story Media Group

I completed the Foundations in IDEA Certificate, Anti-racism Education certificate, and the IDEA Influencer Certificate in 2022.

The instructors were knowledgeable and engaging; I had an exceptional experience sharing and learning with others in the programs. These certificates give you hands-on knowledge that you can use in your everyday life to advocate and advance EDI work.

I have learned so much over the last several months that I will actively use to engage with others.

Damien B. University of British Columbia

I took the Foundations In IDEA Certificate Program. I found the information very useful, and it definitely applied to my role and the work I do everyday.

The presenters were very professional and a delight to deal with. I appreciated the breakout room activities, as it 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 Canada

Over the past year, I have participated in a number of learning programs through CCDI Consulting, including the IDEA Fundamentals Certificate program, the Anti-racism Certificate programs.

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

I completed the virtual IDEA Influencer Certificate program. I highly recommend this certificate program as it was an incredibly informative and engaging program. The facilitators were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

I also feel that CCDI Consulting is a leader in the Canadian DEI field and I frequently utilize their website and resources to expand my knowledge and expertise.

Andrea H. The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth

I took the open enrollment courses as personal learning (not through my company) for a number of reasons:

- current climate in Canada,

- trying to better understand things I thought I knew but really didn't,

- raising two young kids and wanting to help them navigate what they were seeing and hearing,

- and to help in my workplace.

The reflection that takes place through this coursework is worth it. I could see some of the discussed behaviours in myself, my friends, my family, my colleagues, etc. and was able to correct things immediately.

I better understood what happened when someone called me 'out' or called me 'in' what was happening and could reflect and acknowledge my errors quickly. I also developed a new respect for the effort it takes to say something when you're not in a position of privilege. It is not easy.

These courses helped my scholarly understanding immensely, and I'm on the path to being a better listener and contributor in all aspects of my life. The active work is never-ending, and I work hard at it every day.

Tracy M. CAA Club Group

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