Course Description

The course consists of approximately 4 hours of asynchronous content and 4 hours of Q & A sessions with the instructor (for groups over 50)
Learners will earn a microcredential in Inclusive Communication Strategies.

Designed to reflect Canadian content and history, this course will walk participants through real-life scenarios that may challenge their understanding and, in the process, give them the opportunity to earn a Dalhousie microcredential in Inclusive Communication Strategies. Engage at your own pace, and supplement your learning with optional live Q&A sessions with the expert, instructor and course creator, Camille Dundas.

Camille will show teams how to get EDIA conversations to stick and keep teams talking about these important topics in new and courageous ways long after the course is done. Included in the course, teams will also have access to a knowledge bank of materials for a full year.

Course Outline

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Definitions
  • Racism in the Workplace
  • Bias in Recruiting and Hiring
  • Allyship and Action Plans

What You Will Learn

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

  • Define the terms equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB)
  • Explain why DEIB is an essential contributor to growing and maintaining business targets
  • Summarize how leveraging diversity is essential in accessing and retaining top talent
  • Define intersectionality and demonstrate the ability to use an intersectional lens when evaluating processes and progress
  • Identify the difference between conscious and unconscious bias
  • Identify the parts of your identity that impact how you experience the workplace
  • Analyze key data points that impact statistical outcomes of BIPOC employees and corporate culture
  • Identify ways to hold yourself accountable to ongoing education, growth and change; and more!


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.

Learn more about this EDIA microcredential on our website.


Information on Live Sessions with Camille Dundas


Please note:

  • For groups over 50 people:

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

  • Those interested in building capacity for inclusive communications
  • Those interesting in advancing their own learning around diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging 
  • Employees of all levels of an organization
  • Corporate groups

Group Training
To discuss group training opportunities, please contact us at openlearning@dal.ca.


"Camille Dundas has deep expertise and shares her knowledge with authority, integrity and compassion. Knowing how to communicate in an inclusive way is a responsibility we all bear – everyone is accountable. Taking this course gives me confidence to increase the quality and impact of my communications in today’s complex, diverse world."

~ Erin Prendergast (she/her)
Chief, Strategic Initiatives
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

"There is something for everyone to learn in this course, and I strongly encourage all professionals, regardless of career stage, to take this course! The Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace was helpful in providing new information and tools to dismantle systems of oppression in the workplace and in our daily lives. Camille made sensitive topics around inequities and systemic issues easy to discuss and offers many different approaches to moving past performative allyship and truly acting and operating in solidarity with marginalized communities. The downloadable resources really reinforced the key learning outcomes, and I liked that I can share them with others in my workplace as well. Plus, the scenarios are much more helpful than typical e-learning quizzes!"

~ Alexa J. Goodman (they/she)
Training Program Manager
Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR)



Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Foundations of DEI in the Workplace
Online - Self-Paced
Apr 01, 2024 to Mar 31, 2025
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Tuition non-credit $497.00
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