CEO Welcome

We believe in impact and opportunity. The NDC Certification Program launched in 2015 and graduated its inaugural class of 23 National Diversity Council Certified Diversity Professionals (NDCCDPs). In 2022, we achieved the 1000th graduate mark. We are pleased with the accomplishments of these graduates and the contributions they – and successive generations of NDCCDPs – will make to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace.

At the National Diversity Council, we have gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure that our graduates receive the finest, timeliest, and most relevant knowledge available in the evolving Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) field. Our mission is to prepare you to lead successful DEIB strategies for organizational excellence and innovation in today’s global landscape.

However, that is only part of our mission. You will also expand your horizons with the knowledge you acquire, the new colleagues you meet, and the experience you gain. Our hope is that our program will put you at the forefront of this exciting and rewarding profession.

We invite you to explore how the NDC Certification Program could open new opportunities and propel your career to new heights.

Cordially,

Anika Rahman


Anika Rahman

Chief Executive Officer

National Diversity Council

About the Program

The NDC Certification Program prepares professionals to lead successful diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging strategies for organizational excellence and innovation in today’s global landscape. The program blends theory and practice during a 5-day intensive curriculum and ongoing professional development through the NDC Graduate Network. Graduates of the program are recognized as a National Diversity Council Certified Diversity Professional (NDCCDP).

Objectives

Upon completion of the 5-day program, participants will:
  • recognize diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as drivers of business success and employee engagement in the 21st-century workplace.
  • possess a broad range of knowledge and skills to perform at a high level as DEIB professionals and bring value to their organizations.
  • gain access to a reputable and reliable community of professionals through the NDC Graduate Network to encourage continued learning as the DEIB field evolves.
  • enhance credibility with the National Diversity Council Certified Diversity Professional (NDCCDP) designation to positively impact professional growth.

Prerequisites

Participants are expected to complete assigned readings and arrive prepared to actively engage in classroom discussions. All participants will be provided password access to the NDC Toolkit, which is the primary repository of selected articles and readings required, prior to the actual classroom instruction. Successful completion of the program requires mastery of both the pre-assigned readings and the classroom curriculum.

Target Audience

The target audience for the NDC Certification Program includes professionals working in the DEIB field and any other professionals across industries with an interest in the field.

Program Evaluation

  • Completion of pre-work
  • Completion of class projects during 5-day program
  • Multiple-choice exam

Program Fees

On-site

5-day on-site classroom participation (see Diversity Domains) $5,550
Access to NDC Toolkit and NDC Graduate Network included
NDCCDP Examination Fee $450
TOTAL $6,000
NOTE: National and State partners receive a $1,000 discount

 

Virtual

5-day virtual classroom participation (see Diversity Domains) $5,050
Access to NDC Toolkit and NDC Graduate Network included
NDCCDP Examination Fee $450
TOTAL $5,500
NOTE: National and State partners receive a $1,000 discount

Diversity Domains

1

The Business Case for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

2

Measurement and Accountability

3

Cultural Competence

4

Inclusive Leadership

5

Best Practices in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

The National Diversity Council is recognized by SHRM and HRCI to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC).

SHRM Recertification Provider
HRCI Recertification Provider