Which certifications have you found helpful and would recommend for a DEI program manager?

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I would argue that most of the certification programs are money grabs. It's far more important to get experience working with communities that you're claiming to support / advocate for / include.



The National Diversity Council has the following:
National Diversity Council Certified Diversity Professional (NDCCDP). This is what I have.
Diversity First Certified Diversity Executive (DFCDE).

The Society for Diversity has the following:
Certified Diversity Professional (CDP)
Certified Diversity Executive (CDE)

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The Cornell ILR advanced DEI certification.


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