Registration for the 2021-2022 year is now closed.
A similar certificate program is being offered to the Greater St. Louis community starting in January 2022. More Information

The Graduate Certificate in Workplace DEI is an online non-credit bearing professional development program available to current UMSL Master’s and Doctoral students.  This program helps prepare individuals to be advocates and leaders around diversity and inclusion issues; work more effectively with people from backgrounds; and for making workplaces more welcoming and inclusive for everyone.  This credential will be of value in any career path, whether in academia, industry, business, education, public service, or healthcare.

This program is jointly sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and the Graduate School.

The certificate is run in an academic-year cohort format (September 13, 2021- April 15, 2022).  Successful completion of the program entails participation in a 9-module online course including asynchronous discussion forums and completion of application assignments; participation in four Zoom discussion sessions with the cohort, participation in one ODEI short course (3 zoom sessions, can choose from a variety of topics); and completion of Diversity Statement Assignment and Final project.

PROGRAM COST:  $150 (non-refundable) charged to student account.

Cost includes:

Online coursework

In-person facilitated discussions

ODEI short-course

The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) – The IDI is a validated and reliable psychometric instrument provides a profile of individual and group orientations towards a wide range of cultural differences. Participants will take the IDI at the beginning of program and receive a 30-minute debrief session to review the results and an Individual Development Plan.  Participants will take the IDI again at the end of the course to chart progress. 

APPLY HERE 2021-2022 Course Overview and course Calendar (PDF)