This course provides a framework for building a diversity and inclusion strategy from the start to finish. This is particularly important as changing demographics, talent shortages, equity disparities and a variety of economic challenges have underscored equity, diversity and inclusion as business and service imperatives.
- Module 1: Context: History and Evolution of EDI in Canada
- Module 2: Framework for Building EDI into Workplace Cultures
- Module 3: From Theory to Practice: Implementation
What You Will Learn
- The history of equity, diversity and inclusion in Canada
- The difference between employment equity, diversity and inclusion
- How to make the case: explaining why a diversity and inclusion program is essential to respond effectively to today's workplace demands
- Identify pitfalls to successfully implement a Diversity and Inclusion program
This course provides learners with the opportunity to earn a microcredential. A microcredential is evidence of a skill or competency that is employment related. Dalhousie microcredentials are developed in collaboration with employers, industries, and/or organizations that relate to the content. A microcredential can be displayed on social media pages, digital resumes, personal webpages, and in email signatures. To earn the microcredential in this course, learners will need to successfully complete a competency-based assessment.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
By enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Students must successfully complete one of the following courses before registering for Strategies for Implementing EDI Initiatives:
- OLCD-IDEA0001 - Understanding EDI: An Organization Imperative
- OLCD-IDEA0002 - Inclusive Communications in the Workplace
- OLCD-IDEA0003 - Optimizing Diverse Team Performance
I would highly recommend this course to others, especially as a part of the Certificate in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion program. This course pulled together the learning's from the first three courses in this certificate program and allowed us the opportunity to consider our learning's and how they apply to our personal and professional lives.
It provided us the opportunity to self-reflect and take our learning's and move forward with them. This course has provided me with a great shift in my thinking, awareness and actions and I look forward to continuing my learning in the EDI space.
Genevieve MacIntryre, Manager of Student Recruitment, Communications and Marketing, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Dalhousie University
I'm so pleased with this certificate program; it has ignited a lifelong journey to becoming a better person in my interactions with other people. I have more confidence in having the hard conversations intelligently and prepared for heard work.
Erin Nauss, Bank of Montreal
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Certificate in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion : Required courses