Course Description

This course is 36 learning hours including the 9 hours of live sessions.  It is recommended that learners spend approximately 3 hours per week on this course, including the 1.5 hour live session. 

What does diversity look like in the workplace?

Is diversity and inclusion one in the same?

What factors are important to consider when choosing an employer or an employee?

People tend to seek out opportunities with employers who share common values and in many cases, it is those individuals who share values that are most successful. Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace can result in a win-win situation for both employees and employers. In this course, you will explore the concepts of diversity and inclusion, reflect on your own lived experience, and draw connections between diversity and inclusion and the success of businesses and their employees.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Social Determination of Health and Human Rights
  • Module 2: Social Location and Your Social Lens
  • Module 3: Values and Workplace Values
  • Module 4: Values, Beliefs and Culture
  • Module 5: Exploring Equality and Equity
  • Module 6: Tokenism, Diversity, Representation and Inclusion
  • Module 7: The Business Case for Diversity
  • Module 8: Equitable Hiring Practices
  • Module 9: Miseducation: We are all Treaty People
  • Module 10: Misinformation and Implicit Bias
  • Module 11: Workplace Interactions
  • Module 12: Developing and Maintaining Workplace Relationships

What You Will Learn

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • recognize the difference between: tokenism, diversity, representation and inclusion
  • appreciate your own cultural diversity
  • recognize situations where your biases may influence your decisions
  • explain the business case for diversity
  • identify the difference between equality and equity as they relate to diverse populations
  • develop rapport with other individuals based on similarities and values


For assistance or more information, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

The Faculty of Open Learning and Career Development recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses.   A list of minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website.  If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Recommended For

  • everyone!
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Section Title
Workplace Diversity and Inclusion
Online - Self-Paced
Sep 08, 2023 to Dec 01, 2023
Online - Scheduled
7:00PM to 8:30PM
Sep 14, 2023 to Nov 23, 2023
Schedule and Location
Total Learning Hours
  • Online Campus - Atlantic Time
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
$795 non-credit $795.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes
  • The course will officially open on Friday, September 8, 2023 at 4:00 pm
  • This course includes 6 synchronous facilitated sessions from 7-8:30 pm (1.5 hour sessions). (Atlantic time zone)
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  • Sessions will be recorded for those that have time constraints.
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