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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate

Fully online sessions:

Course 2 “Exploring Race & Racism”: June 17 from 9-11:30AM (pre-requisite Course 1)

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Program Description

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Program is a series of courses designed to provide public managers an opportunity to increase individual aptitude and knowledge in foundational concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  In this interactive session, you will be challenged to explore and unpack your own biases and identify personal development areas of improvement. Through a range of individual and group experiences, you will begin to recognize blind spots connected to diversity, equity and inclusion.

The program consists of four courses. Each course involves a 3-hour live session, as well as a pre-work assignment due prior to the live session and a reflection assignment due after live session. 

Course 1 - Building Awareness

Course 2 - Exploring Race & Racism (prerequisite: Course 1)

Course 3 - The Connection between Race, Power and Privilege (prerequisite: Course 2)

Course 4 - Building a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Organization (prerequisite: Course 3)

An organizational training program is also available.:

Building a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Organization (2 days)

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify and understand where you are on your personal journey to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how it impacts your actions and beliefs 
  • Recognize blind spots connected to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Develop personal goals to increase the intentionality of actions 


Upcoming Sessions


Course Title



Course Code


DEI Course 1: Building Awareness


ONLINE (Canvas)



DEI Course 2: Exploring Race & Racism**


ONLINE (Canvas)


*Date indicates live course session. Some coursework/assignments must be completed before and after live session.
**Prerequisite for this course: DEI Course 1


Earn the following CEUs for attending this program:

Course #15446:

  • CMFO/CCFO: Office Management and Ancillary Subjects  – 1.5 hours, Ethics - 1.0 hours
  • CTC: General/Secondary – 1.5 hours, Ethics - 1.0 hours
  • CPWM: Management – 1.5 hours, Ethics – 1.0 hours
  • RMC: Professional Development – 1.5 hours, Ethics - 1.0 hours
  • QPA: Office Admin./General Duties – 1.5 hours, Ethics - 1.0 hours





  • 20% off - NJMMA Member Municipalities
  • 10% off - Two or more registrations from the same organization
  • Groups of ten or more from the same organization - $150 tuition per person
  • Only one discount per registrant will be valid.


Program Location

This program is delivered via the Canvas learning management system. Students will be provided with a tutorial before the start of the program.


Enrollment Requirements

Anyone who is interested in learning more, gaining more knowledge and managerial experience in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors. 

Please note: a computer or tablet with camera and microphone are necessary to participate.