Diversity and Inclusion Training Certificate (Online)

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    24 hours

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Start Date


Part-Time: Coming again in 2023

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Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Overview

In this course, students will examine diversity and inclusion in the workplace through the lens of an employer and employee, what it means for team leaders and managers, including conflict management, communication skills, and team building.

Contemporary issues related to race, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, nationality and ethnicity will also be explored in this course. This course explores what equality, diversity, and inclusion look like inside and outside of the office, and how we can transform today's world for a better tomorrow.

For BC Realtors, attending this course can be counted towards Self-Directed PDP Hours.

Aligned Education Providers

International Association for Human Resource Information Management

Ashton College is an Approved Education Provider Program for the International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM). By taking this course, you will be awarded RCH points for your information systems-related educational offerings. These RCHs can be used by individuals with the HRIP designation to meet the recertification credit requirements for maintaining their designation.

This education program has been approved for 24.00 HRIP Recertification Credit Hour. Logo use is not an endorsement of the quality of the program by IHRIM, but an indication that it meets the requirements to be pre-approved for credit.

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Society of Human Resource Management

A commitment to lifelong learning is a critical component of the SHRM Certification program and is required for SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) credential-holders in order to maintain their credential. Credential-holders must demonstrate that they are staying current in the field and advancing their knowledge, skills and abilities in the profession by recertifying their SHRM Certification credential every three years. Recertification can be accomplished by earning 60 professional development credits (PDCs) or by retesting within a certified individual’s 3-year recertification cycle. Ashton College is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.

This course has been approved for 24 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs).

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this diversity and inclusion course, students will have reliably demonstrated the ability to recognize the need for change in their environment and how to apply skills to meet those demands.

Students will be able to solve complex diversity issues with intercultural awareness and problem-solving skills. Students will study change management and inclusion of people of all communities, e.g., LGBTQIA2S+, people with disabilities, different religious beliefs, and systemic racism.

At the end of this course, you will be able to identify and initiate change for a healthy workplace environment. Students will be able to formulate and apply practical decision-making skills to improve work and social settings.

Who is This Course For?

  • Those responsible for strategic culture within an organization
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Those interested in creating an inclusive and equitable work environment

Topics Covered

  • Understanding Diversity
  • Employees with Disabilities
  • Inclusion Best practices
  • Intercultural Awareness
  • Communication and Conflict Resolution
  • Diversity Management
  • Racism and Discrimination

Admission Requirements



Subject to change without notice

Rachael D’Silva

Rachael D’Silva is a Human Resources Professional with 15 years of experience working in Human Resources, Labour Relations, Occupational Health & Safety and Payroll. She has spent the last five years researching and incorporating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion programs into the workplace. While she provides full spectrum HR support, she sees herself as an HR Specialist passionate about inclusion, belonging and safety, supporting businesses in the private and non-profit sectors. She is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), an SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and a member of the Canadian Federation of University Women.


Sarah Gayer

Sarah Gayer is a Human Resources professional and Chartered Mediator, who brings over 20 years of experience consulting with organizations in the private sector, such as pulp and paper, plastics, retail, communications, medical, manufacturing, financial, and the not-for-profit sector. Sarah’s credentials include a Bachelor of Commerce degree from York University, a Chartered Mediator designation from the ADR Institute of Ontario and advanced certificates in Conflict Management from the University of Waterloo and Dispute Resolution from York University.


Mariana Gerenska

Mariana Gerenska has 25 years of education, human resources management, training and development, leadership development, talent and organizational performance improvement experience, and advanced credentials across countries and continents. She is passionate and committed to supporting every learner to achieve their professional and personal growth objectives, enjoy a satisfying career and contribute their best to our society. Mariana has recently acquired her Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Graduate Fielding University in Santa Barbara, California, and is a role model of life-long learning.


Catalina Policzer

Catalina has worked in generalist and specialist HR roles for over ten years. She is currently the Senior Manager, HR & Operations at the Peter Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia. Before then, her work experience includes Senior Manager, Engagement and Operations Director at the Sauder School of Business, HR Adviser for Central HR at UBC, and HR Manager for Harvest Power. Catalina also spent years working in various administrative roles before moving into an HR career. She completed her Human Resources Diploma through BCIT in 2009 and obtained her Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) in 2011.



Sharon Seidler

SharonSharon Seidler is a Human Resources Professional and Conflict Resolution Professional with over fifteen years of experience in Human Resources Support, Organizational Development, Change Management, Training and Development, Employee Engagement, Employee and Labour Relations, and Leadership Development. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s Human Resources Management Program and Kansas State University’s Conflict Resolution Program. She has also been a certified mediator, a mentor with the Kansas Supreme Court, and a member of the Kansas Supreme Court Advisory Council on Dispute Resolution.





  • Coming again in 2023
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 8:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities


The registration fee for this course is $720.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.


This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.

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