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Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion

The Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) engages UGA faculty and staff in building capacity to contribute to and sustain diversity and inclusion across UGA campuses. The CDI is offered in partnership with the Human Resources Training and Development Department and other diversity-related office and programs across the institution. As part of the Office of Institutional Diversity's mission to enhance and maintain a diverse and inclusive environment for learning, teaching, research and service at University of Georgia, the CDI focuses on four objectives:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of diversity as an institutional imperative.

  • Expand access to and participation in diversity-based professional learning and development opportunities.

  • Promote interdisciplinary and inter-professional engagement of faculty and staff in institutional diversity efforts.

  • Identify and support resource sharing, collaboration, and the cultivation of strategic partnerships to enhance institutional capacity to achieve inclusive excellence.

Enrollment in the courses listed for the Certificate for Diversity and Inclusion is open to all UGA faculty and staff. Successful completion of the CDI requires completion of Diversity at UGA: Beyond the Numbers (core course) and five elective courses.There is no cost to enroll. Faculty and staff may take courses in pursuit of the earning the certificate or may take individual courses based on needs and interests.

Course offerings are announced each semester. Sessions are filled on a first come first serve basis. To see a current course list and registration information, please visit the Professional Education Portal (PEP). Type “CDI” in the search bar to find Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion courses.

To see a list and descriptions of Fall 2023 CDI courses, click here.

For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Diversity here.

Current Courses for the 2023 Fall Semester
To register for these courses, visit the UGA Professional Education Portal

CDI: Best Practices for Accommodating Students & Employees with Disabilities

  • August 31, November 7

CDI: Beyond the Numbers

  • August 23, September 7, October 6

CDI: Diversity through Dance

  • September 19

CDI: Emotional Intelligence and Diversity

  • August 30, September 14, October 26

CDI: Multi-Generational Diversity

  • November 8

CDI: True Colors

  • December 11

CDI: UGA’s Non Discrimination Anti-Harassment Policy and the USG Sexual Misconduct Policy

  • August 24, September 12, October 11, November 13, December 15

CDI Completion Form

After completing the CDI requirements, submit the CDI Completion Form.

To participate as a graduate in the 2023 Embracing Diversity ceremony, your CDI Completion Form must be submitted by Thursday, August 31, 2023.

Click here to go to the CDI Completion Form