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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.

Register for Spring

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January 23-March 20, 2023
8 Weeks


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


$799 for All 8 Weeks
Space is Limited!
Inquire about group rates

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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

Spring 2023

Online Study: January 23-29, 2023
Live Online: January 27, 12-1 p.m.
An overview of conscious and unconscious bias and its many implications in the workplace and community.
Instructor: Charm Der

Creating Anti-Racist Organizations

Spring 2023

Online Study: January 30-February 5, 2023
Live Online: February 3, 12-1 p.m.

Exploring inclusion vs. exclusion and race and racism, including institutional racism. Our exploration will include workplace impacts.
Instructor: Lex Cade-White

Reducing Aggression & Sexism

Spring 2023

Online Study: February 6-12, 2023
Live Online: February 10, 2023, 12-1 p.m.
Addressing micro-meso-macro aggression, aggression response, equity and equality, sexism and cissexism, gender and sexuality.
Instructor: Lex Cade-White

Understanding Gender Expansion & Embedding Equity

Spring 2023

Online Study: February 13-19, 2023
Live Online: February 17, 2023, 12-1 p.m.

Expanding 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 Multicultural Environments & Cross-Cultural Competency

Spring 2023

Online Study: February 20-26, 2023
Live Online: February 24, 2023, 12-1 p.m.

Developing an appreciation for diversity and an understanding of cultural relativism along with the impact of ethnocentrism in the workplace and community.
Instructor: Charm Der

Boomers, XYZ, Millennials: Generational Differences & Strengths

Spring 2023

Online Study: February 27-March 5, 2023
Live Online: March 3, 2023, 12-1 p.m.

Deeper learning about the multigenerational workforce, ageism and working together, gifts of the different generations, generational differences and similarities, together with insights, reflections and activities.
Instructor: Kerri Burchill

Utilizing Data to Inform DEI Strategy & Accountability Measures

Spring 2023

Online Study: March 6-12, 2023
No Online Live Session

Understanding how to use metrics, data, and analytics to drive accountability and inform DEI strategy for organizational success.
Instructor: Charm Der

Building a Culture of Intentional Inclusion (Capstone)

Spring 2023

Online Study: March 13-19, 2023
Live Online Panel: March 20, 2023, 12-1:30 p.m.

Take action to build and sustain inclusive workplaces and communities.
Instructor & Panel Facilitator: Charm Der

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Gain a Competitive Edge

Upon successful completion of all the five sessions and capstone, 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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Meet Change-Maker Jenise

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate Program

"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
New York, NY

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instructor Kerri Burchill
Kerri Burchill

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 Lex Cade-White
Reverend Lex Cade-White
Ethics & Mission & Spiritual Care Health Equity Manager
Advocate Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center

Rev. Lex is responsible for managing system-wide initiatives at the intersection of Advocate Aurora Health equity priorities and the strategic goals of her program. She is a passionate advocate for health equity and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), with professional expertise in health disparities around race, gender, and sexuality. Rev. Lex has taught, trained, and facilitated DEI work throughout the United States, including providing education for non-profits, churches, colleges and universities. She has led public sector municipality  work in DEI across Wisconsin, including in Green Bay, Door County, and with Sheboygan County Health and Human Services. Rev. Lex is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and a board-certified chaplain. Rev. Lex has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Religion and master's degrees in Divinity and Public Health.

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.

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Need Guidance?

If you have questions or would like to inquire about a group or team rate, please call Teri Zuege-Halvorsen, Executive Regional Manager, at 920-663-7316 or email to learn more.

Email Teri