The DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program to be Offered in California

The DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program to be Offered in California

Gardena, CA – The California Diversity Council will offer the DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program at the University of Phoenix Gardena Learning Center on October 17 through 21. The program prepares qualified business professionals to create and implement highly successful D&I strategies for organizational excellence and a competitive edge in today’s global business marketplace.

“The launch of our certification program last year was an overwhelming success, bringing various business professionals and academics together to share diversity best practices, collaborate in group projects, and discuss the importance of inclusive leadership in the 21st century,” said Dennis Kennedy, founder and chairman of the National Diversity Council. “This year, we plan to build on this success and continue to offer our graduates the tools they need to help their organizations move forward in the D&I space.”

With a highly qualified team of facilitators, the DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program blends theory and practice during a 5-day intensive program teaching the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Topics such as Measurement and Accountability, Inclusive Leadership, and Cultural Competence equip participants with the knowledge required to implement effective diversity initiatives within their own organizations. After successfully completing the course, group project, and exam, participants are recognized as National Diversity Council Certified Diversity Professionals (NDCCDP).

“Diversity, inclusion and equity cannot be separated in the workplace, community or society. All factors should be integrated into each of these environments,” said Frank Nainoa, president of the Orange County Diversity Council. “The question is how, and training programs such as the DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program can help with that integration.”

Registration for the California DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program is ongoing and can be completed at

For more information, contact Cecilia Orellana-Rojas at [email protected] or Dejoron Thorpe at [email protected].

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