Training that empowers DEI professionals to be more effective

Our 12 month Change Agent Training program shares current findings in the science of diversity as well as proven teaching tactics and materials that prepare participants to implement DEI programs that yield lasting positive outcomes. Learn from national experts and gain valuable skills and tools to advance your DEI initiatives through this comprehensive program designed for professionals like you.

About Diversity Science’s Change Agent Training Program

Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) professionals need support, tools and space to expand their skills and achieve their goals. We carefully developed our change agent training program to empower DEI professionals to enact positive change and bring evidence-based interventions to their organizations.

Training that Fits You and Your Organization’s Needs

Individuals benefit most from training when the concepts, knowledge, skills, examples, activities are clearly relevant to organizational characteristics, strengths, challenges and goals. Our evidence-based course development process is designed to continually adapt to the needs of each participant using skills assessments and reflection exercises.

  • Training is based on current scientific evidence and delivered by PhD level experts
  • Course incorporates a learning (versus “performance”) and growth (versus “fixed) orientation
  • Pre-assessment guides program tailoring and is used a teaching tool, allowing participants to learn how to conduct and use their own pre-assessments
  • Learning tools include readings, lectures, case application, role-playing and reflection exercises

Learning Objectives for This Program

Objective 1: Participants will have the latest scientific understanding of factors that affect the diversity climate, and the way they operate – as well as resources for maintaining up-to-date knowledge. Implicit bias is one crucial factor, but it is greatly affected by explicit biases, human motives, and context, among other factors.

Objective 2: Participants will anticipate, understand, and be able to work constructively with the broad range of backgrounds, motivations, beliefs, and views that employees will bring to the training sessions.

Objective 3: Participants will have the specific skills needed to facilitate and manage the challenges related to conversations about diversity.

2020 Change Agent Training Cohort

In spring 2020, Diversity Science will begin a new Change Agent Training cohort for DEI professionals. The course will include 20+ hours of instruction, online learning experiences, assignments to be completed between classes and materials and tools for use during and after the class.

  • Six live instruction classes will meet Thursdays approximately every 8 weeks.
  • All instruction will occur virtually and assignments may be completed asynchronously.  Participants should expect to spend a minimum of 5 hours on assignments between classes.
  • Cohort size is limited to 10 participants. Attendance at all classes is required.
  • Each participant will receive a certificate of completion and resource compendium at the end of the course.
  • Course fee is $3,000 per participant which includes all materials. Groups of three receive a $400 per person discount.

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