Program Description

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Program for public and nonprofit managers, consists of a series of four courses designed to provide public managers an opportunity to increase individual aptitude and knowledge in foundational concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Each course involves online pre-work that needs to be completed prior to the live session (the schedule below indicates live session date and time). The live session will be held via Zoom and will last approximately 2.5 hours. In the interactive sessions, 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. Upon completing the live session, you will complete a reflection assignment.

Live Session Requirements

The session will begin promptly at the scheduled time. In order to fully participate in the live session, you will need a desktop or laptop device with a camera and microphone. During the sessions, we will be using the Canvas course site and Zoom chat and breakout room functions which are difficult on a phone for the level of engagement required. As an interactive online education program, you will be asked to have your camera on during the session and be in a location with minimal interruptions.

A two-day program for executive teams of ten or more is also available.

Spring 2023 Fully Online Sessions

Register for one of the available cohorts below to guarantee your spot in all four courses. Optionally, register for courses individually. Participants MUST attend the live Zoom session to pass each course.

The DEI courses must be taken in sequential order, Course 1 through Course 4. If a prerequisite course is not successfully completed or the live session attended, your registration will be canceled or transferred to a later offering.

To register via email, use the PDF registration form and send to the address listed on the form. You may register for multiple courses by listing all course codes.

To register online, click on the course code. If you intend to register for more than one course, you must register for each course individually, due to the prerequisite requirements within our registration system.

Complete all four courses in this program to earn a certificate and digital badge credential. CEUs issued by the State of New Jersey also available.

Registration closes one week prior to online access start date.

Registration Form (PDF) 

Cohort 1

Course Title Online Access Dates Mandatory Live Session Date Live Session Time Fee Course Code

DEI Course 1 - Building Awareness

1/12-1/27 January 19 9-11:30am ET $300 CELG-6152-SP23-4

DEI Course 2 - Exploring Race & Racism

CELG-6153-SP23-1
Prerequisite: DEI Course 1

2/16-3/3 February 23 9-11:30am ET $300 Register

DEI Course 3 - The Connection Between Race, Power and Privilege

CELG-6154-SP23-1
Prerequisite: DEI Course 2

3/16-3/31 March 23 9-11:30am ET $300 Register

DEI Course 4 - Building a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Organization

CELG-6155-SP23-1
Prerequisite: DEI Course 3

3/30-4/14 April 6 9-11:30am ET $300 Register

Cohort 2

Course Title Online Access Dates Mandatory Live Session Date Live Session Time Fee Course Code

DEI Course 1 - Building Awareness

CELG-6152-SP23-2

2/23-3/10 March 2 9-11:30am ET $300 Register

DEI Course 2 - Exploring Race & Racism

CELG-6153-SP23-2
Prerequisite: DEI Course 1

3/23-4/7 March 30 9-11:30am ET $300 Register

DEI Course 3 - The Connection Between Race, Power and Privilege

CELG-6154-SP23-2
Prerequisite: DEI Course 2

4/6-4/21 April 13 9-11:30am ET $300 Register

DEI Course 4 - Building a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Organization

CELG-6155-SP23-2
Prerequisite: DEI Course 3

4/27-5/12 May 4 9-11:30am ET $300 Register

Quotes from Recent Program Participants:


"The instructor did a great job of creating a welcoming environment and safe space."

Spring 2022 Participant

"This was a great program because it helped me formulate an actionable plan to implement change in my organization."

Spring 2022 Participant

"This was a wonderful class and quite thought-provoking. I am looking forward to the additional upcoming classes."

Spring 2022 Participant


Those who complete all four courses are eligible to receive a digital badge credential from Rutgers University in addition to their certificate. Acceptance of the digital badge is voluntary. Those who redeem their badge will be able to share it on various social media platforms, on electronic copies of resumes, in email, or embed in a website. To learn more about micro-credentialing and digital badging at Rutgers, please visit the Micro-credentialing and Digital Badging website.

CEUs

Earn the following CEUs for each course attended:

  • CMFO/CCFO: Office Management and Ancillary Subjects – 2.5 hours, Ethics - 2.5 hours
  • CTC: General/Secondary – 2.5 hours, Ethics - 2.5 hours
  • CPWM: Management – 2.5 hours, Ethics – 2.5 hours
  • RMC: Professional Development – 2.5 hours, Ethics - 2.5 hours
  • QPA: Office Admin./General Duties – 2.5 hours, Ethics - 2.5 hours

Tuition

$300 per course

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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 desktop or laptop device with a camera and microphone are necessary to participate. Each course is virtual with synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences. Each course is a prerequisite for the following course.