The National Diversity Collaborative, Inc. has launched the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEI&A) Certificate training in partnership with Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation (ISI).

Dr. Bill White

Dr. Bill White

William White, EdD (2001), Fielding alum and CEO of the Collaborative, shared: “Building on Fielding’s scholar-practitioner model, the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Certificate Program connects scholarly knowledge with practical application to support working professionals in the advancement of their DEI&A skills. Through our partnership with Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation, we expect to produce 5,000 quality diversity professionals nationwide in five years.”

The Collaborative serves organizations and leaders by facilitating communication across differences, inclusion, and acceptance of everyone’s worldviews, and as a result, improving organizational productivity and employee job satisfaction.

ISI Director and Fielding Dean Emeritus Charles McClintock, Ph.D., shared about this collaboration: “Dr. White exemplifies the best in what we admire about Fielding alumni. He is a life-long learner and a scholar-practitioner with a deep commitment to social justice. His higher education and consulting background provide the expertise that underlies this exciting and innovative program. Along with Vice-President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Dr. Allison Davis White-Eyes, I urge members of the Fielding community to consider earning this important professional development certificate.”

The first cohort for the DEI&A Certificate Program starts on January 24, 2022. This six-month-long Certificate Program aims to support diverse leaders in navigating today’s complex world. The participants will engage with facilitators with expertise in diversity and inclusion, executive leadership, human resources, law enforcement, higher education, and health care. The Certificate’s curriculum will cover mediation, conflict across cultures, implicit bias, micro-aggressions, organizational branding through diversity, problem-solving capacity, acceptance of differences, assessments, and inclusive innovation.

Fielding alumni, faculty, students, and staff receive a 25% discount when they sign up for the program by January 14, 2022. For further details about the program and to sign up, contact VP of Administration, Rosa Burnham, Ph.D., at (202) 507-5735 or rcburnham@nationaldiversitycollaborative.org.

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion at Fielding Graduate University, please visit the DEI section of this site.

To learn more about the doctoral program in Educational Leadership for Change, please visit the School of Leadership Studies and the EdD Leadership for Change sections of this site.

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