Today’s business world and organization culture has dramatically evolved over the past 20 years. Today, organizations understand there are many variables that will make up how their organizational culture will be perceived. A few of those variables include Generational make-up of the workforce, Ethnicity, Religious beliefs, Societal positioning, Gender.

As issues in the world and workforce change, new concepts continually evolve and this topic of Diversity, Equity (DEI) and Inclusion is the most recent effort that has become a focus of the business world. Even if you understand the meaning of DEI, the actions to be taken to move your culture towards effectively executing these topics can be a challenge.

This course delves into building a DEI culture within your workforce and action steps that can be taken to effectively execute this objective. Now more than ever, DEI must be more than a program. It must become deeply embedded in company culture and incorporated across the organization.

Topics Covered

  • Elements that comprise an effective DEI program
  • Benefits of a DEI program
  • Challenges when executing a DEI program
  • Steps for implementation of a DEI program


Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

5 CoursesDiversity, Equity and Inclusion Series

  1. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Understanding the Requirements
  2. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Building a Strong Culture
  3. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Unconscious Bias
  4. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Leadership Skills
  5. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Building Confidence and Trust
Learning Objectives
  • Review the meaning of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in today’s world.
  • Explore and examine driving factors for organizations to pursue a DEI culture.
  • Identify DEI priorities and steps to embedding the concept into your culture.
  • Explore and examine potential challenges organizations may encounter.
  • Explore how DEI will be viewed in the future.
Last updated/reviewed: August 25, 2023
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great points! Learned a way to guide companies forward towards DEI.

Member's Profile
Great information on building an effective program.

Course Complexity: Foundational
No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
Who Will Benefit:
Chief Executive Officers, Senior Executive Management, Board Members, Compliance Professionals, Legal Professionals, Audit professionals.
Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Building a Strong Diverse Culture7:05
  Driving Culture Factors for DEI14:38
  Coaching Towards Belonging13:52
  Build Allies and Role Models-Part 19:32
  Build Allies and Role Models-Part 215:34
  Build Allies and Role Models-Part 313:36
  Build Allies and Role Models-Part 418:58
  Identify DEI Steps to Embed into Culture9:22
  DEI in the Future3:45
  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Building a Strong Culture1:46:22
  Slides: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Building a Strong CulturePDF
  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Building a Strong Culture Glossary/ IndexPDF