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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Noncredit Certificate

Social Justice

Doing the work to create a shared understanding of human value.

Develop a deeper understanding of the language and legacy of identity culture to the benefit of your business or organization. According to a McKinsey & Co. Study, organizations with a diverse and inclusive workforce are 35% more likely to have above-average margins.

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Our Certificate at a Glance

Find out more about the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Noncredit Certificate.


September 23-November 20, 2023
8 Weeks


Scheduled Online Study (Canvas) & Live Online Sessions (Zoom)


$799 for all 8 Weeks
Space is Limited!
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Diversity Drives Innovation

Creativity is sparked and new ideas are more likely to be heard when a company or organization embodies and embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. The conversation is opened to a wider variety of perspectives with world-ranging personal and professional experiences.

In fact, according to recent research, companies with greater diversity are 70% more likely to capture more markets.

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Reframe How Decisions are Made

This certificate is relevant to any context in which decisions about people are made. Inquire about a group or team rate.

  • Corporate and volunteer recruiting
  • Nonprofit and community advocacy
  • Leadership
  • Policy-making

Valuable Sessions

In eight valuable sessions, we will discuss the complexities of cultural and societal biases and how they manifest in our conversations, interactions and engagement with workplaces and community. We will review identity culture and how it influences our perceptions of race, gender, sexuality, ability and age. We will work to understand and dismantle discriminatory practices and structures to create a more inclusive environment. You will also develop a DEI project action plan for how you might create a change needed in your particular work, organization or community. Most sessions include online study and a live virtual session.

Participants are expected to attend four of the six online live sessions. The panel discussion is mandatory. Inquire about a group or team rate.

Understanding Bias (Tackling Conscious & Unconscious Bias)

Fall 2023

Online Study: September 23-30, 2023
Live Online: September 29, 2023, 12-1 p.m.

This session is an overview of conscious and unconscious bias, how it impacts our interactions, and its many implications in the workplace and community.

Instructor: Charm Der

Creating Anti-Racist Organizations

Fall 2023

Online Study: September 30-October 7, 2023
Live Online: October 6, 2023, 2023, 12-1 p.m.

This session addresses micro-meso-macro aggression, aggression response and its connection to equity and equality. Explores inclusion vs. exclusion and race and racism, including institutional racism. There will be a focus on the workplace and its impacts on the workplace.

Instructor: Laura Moore

Sexism, Sexuality & Gender Expansion

Fall 2023

Online Study: October 7-14, 2023
Live Online: October 13, 2023, 12-1 p.m.

This session explores sexuality, sexism and how it affects equity and equality. In addition, it will expand our knowledge of the history of the LGBTQ+ movement, allyship, mindsets and perceptions, equitable policies and procedures, along with topical vocabulary, terms and pronoun usage.

Instructor: Lisa Koenecke

Building Inter-generational Workplaces

Fall 2023

Online Study: October 14-21, 2023
Live Online: October 20, 2023, 12-1 p.m.

This session takes a deeper look at the multigenerational workforce (e.g.,Traditionalists, Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z), ageism, working together, gifts of the different generations, generational differences and similarities.

Instructor: Kerri Burchill

Understanding Ableism, Disability & Neuro-divergence

Fall 2023

Online Study: October 21-28, 2023
Live Online: October 27, 2023, 12-1 p.m.

The focus of this session is to learn about ableism, disability and neurodivergence and how to be inclusive in the workplace.

Instructor: Charm Der

Building Intercultural Environments

Fall 2023

Online Study: October 28-November 4, 2023
Live Online: November 3, 2023, 12-1 p.m.

This session helps increase your ability to understand, appreciate, and interact with people who identify with cultures and/or belief systems different from your own and in turn help your organization to increase its cultural intelligence.

Instructor: Charm Der

Utilizing Data to Inform DEI Strategy & Accountability Measures

Fall 2023

Online Study: November 4-11, 2023
No Online Live Session

This session focuses on using available data and how to collect additional data to inform workplace strategies and create accountability measures.

Instructor: Charm Der

Building a Culture of Intentional Inclusion

Fall 2023

Online Study: November 11-18, 2023
Live Online Panel: November 17, 2023, 12-1:30 p.m.
Project Due: November 20, 2023

This capstone focuses on how to create a culture of intentional inclusion that is open, flexible, and agreeable to other ways of dealing with organizational and life issues. Participants will be focusing on an action plan in this session.

Instructor & Panel Facilitator: Charm Der

certificate participant Jenise Ogle

Meet Change-Maker Jenise

"The certificate program has been instrumental in helping me develop my organization’s DEI strategy. I was pleasantly surprised that this program took a thoughtful and nuanced approach to the subject of DEI and shared practical suggestions that could immediately be implemented in the workplace. I would recommend this program to anyone seeking to deepen their knowledge of DEI."

Jenise Ogle
Director of Diversity, Inclusion & Multicultural Impact
Odyssey, New York, NY

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Badge

Gain a Competitive Edge

Upon successful completion of all the four sessions, you will receive an exclusive UW-Green Bay credential, a digital badge validating your accomplishment and signaling to employers your mastery of the curriculum. The digital badge can be featured on LinkedIn, your resume, email signature and website.

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Instructor Kerri Burchill

Kerri Burchill

President, North Star Coaching

Kerri supports leaders by helping them create high-functioning teams. Kerri's career journey progressed from middle school teacher to administrator to professor, followed by director of organizational development and finally her work as a speaker, coach, consultant and facilitator. Kerri earned a master's degree in Education and Human Resource Management and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.

Instructor Charm Der
Charm Der, PHR, SHRM-CP

Executive Director, Come Together Sheboygan

Charm is a DEI strategist and social impact advocate with over a decade of experience. Charm is energized by community activism, helping others to bridge the gap between awareness and DEI action, and building organizational and community cultures where diversity, equity, inclusion and justice flourish. She holds a master's degree in Education and obtained her Diversity & Inclusion certificate from Cornell University. She serves as the Diversity and Inclusion Director of the Sheboygan area Society for Human Resource Management chapter.

Instructor Lisa Koenecke
Lisa Koenecke


Lisa is an experienced and energetic professional speaker and facilitator. Lisa specializes in counteracting unconscious bias and LGBTQ+ inclusion in business. Her impact is amplified through strengthening each person’s allyship.

Instructor Laura Moore
Laura Moore


Laura Moore holds a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a  master’s degree in Higher Education. She began her career doing recruitment and retention for students of color and has served in various leadership roles with African Heritage Inc, The Boys and Girls Club, The Privilege Institute and The White Privilege Conference. Laura is featured in the book “What’s Up With White Women? Unpacking Sexism and White Privilege in the Pursuit of Racial Justice.” As a mother of two multiracial children, Laura is dedicated to addressing issues of power and privilege, specifically white privilege.

Kayle Petitjean

Need Guidance?

If you need additional guidance, please contact Kayle Petitjean, Office of Professional Continuing Education, at or 920-465-2642.

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