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DEI in Talent Development Certificate

Course Info

Fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce and workplace involves awareness of and appreciation for different perspectives, backgrounds, customs, abilities, and behavior norms. Talent development professionals are in a unique position to ensure that every employee in their organization is respected and engaged and that their organization realizes the significant benefits of an inclusive approach.

Throughout this course, you will explore key themes and concepts encompassing many facets of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and discover the tools necessary to support DEI through your role as a talent development practitioner. In alignment with the Talent Development Capability Model, you will examine your organizational impact from three unique perspectives—personal, professional, and organizational—and identify strategies to expand your mindset, practices, and influence.

Starting with the personal perspective, this certificate program will provide you an opportunity to evaluate your self-awareness and develop cultural humility. The program will draw on the learners’ real-world experiences and will invite authentic discussions in a way that recognizes that everyone is at a different place in their DEI journey. Moving to the professional realm, we’ll explore how you can incorporate DEI into your daily work as a TD practitioner, regardless of your role. Lastly, you will discover how to drive and influence organizational impact by leveraging DEI strategies to recruit, grow, retain, and optimize your talent. By the end of this program, you will have developed a business case and strategic approach for a DEI initiative that you can take back to implement in your organization.

Why You Should Attend:

  • Feel empowered to develop and lead others in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable manner.
  • Gain the knowledge, resources, and tools you or your team needs to integrate DEI into your talent development efforts.
  • Optimize your talent, drive meaningful change, and strengthen your workforce and your workplace.
  • Earn an industry-recognized certificate, continuing education credits, and an ATD digital badge to share with your networks.

Dates and Times:

Day 1: May 18, 2023, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Day 2: May 19, 2023, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Day 3: May 20, 2023, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Preconference Learning Price:

ATD Member: $2,095
Non-Member: $2,345

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Tonya Wilson

Tonya Wilson

Tonya Wilson is an organizational effectiveness and development (OE&D) strategist, who connects people to strategy and creates capacity through change enablement. She is an author, speaker, facilitator, consultant, and integrative executive coach. She is the founder of AFC Consulting Group where she brings an integrated view to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy, execution, and sustainability.  Her business background in operations, contracts, and supply chain brings a unique perspective to her clients. She has worked in manufacturing, aerospace, telecom, government markets, and healthcare. Tonya has been in leadership at McKesson, Change Healthcare, Meggitt, and AT&T. 

She has worked with leaders to drive alignment between business and people strategies, developed learning strategies to help build employee capabilities, and partnered with executive leaders on change management initiatives, strategic action planning, Lean Six Sigma, leadership development, organizational design, diversity, and organizational health assessments.

Tonya holds certificates and certifications in organization design, organizational development, change management, Bridges Transition leadership, Communication IQ, Predictive Index, Zenger Folkman 360, and Korn Ferry Leadership Architecture. She has an HR certificate from SHRM and her CPM. Tonya  has a master’s degree in industrial organizational psychology.

Her personal mission statement is “Setting you up to win,” which is what she has done as an internal and external consultant for more than 20 years, helping leaders with changes in sales, operations, supply chain, finance, programs, HR,  IT, and contracts.