Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Building Basic Competency (In-Person)

Managing and performing successfully in a diverse team requires a commitment to building a healthy workplace culture, an understanding of key ideas around bias and its operation on individual and systemic levels, and a sense of humility and dedication to learning. These are essential to retaining talent, to individual success and to effective teamwork.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Building Basic Competency will help professionals develop skills for working effectively in a diverse setting. It will benefit managers and employees alike, providing education on basic concepts around cultural differences, biases and their impact on workplace structures, and how to evaluate and improve the workplace climate. Participants will learn how to think strategically about their own workplace challenges and share their insights. The program is designed for professionals who want to improve their effectiveness in a diverse setting and those who have struggled to manage teams with diverse backgrounds. The program will be taught by leading subject matter faculty and expert diversity, equity and inclusion consultants. The format will include extensive peer-to-peer exchanges.

Session Dates and Topics



May 3

Cultural Humility and Allyship

May 17

Climate Matters

May 31

Uncovering and Responding to Bias

All sessions will be held at the Center for Executive Education on Temple University’s Main Campus from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

What to Expect

The first session, Cultural Humility and Allyship, is designed to reorient employees toward a positive, outcome-focused discussion about diversity, equity and inclusion from a professional development lens. The goal of this session is to educate organizational leaders on how to effectively demonstrate an equitable and inclusive professional brand that creates positive outcomes for diverse work environments. After receiving foundational knowledge around key definitions, participants learn how to build cultural competence, engage in equitable decision making, master inclusive conversations and activate allyship in an authentic way. Each participant leaves with a personal strategic plan to put their allyship into purposeful action.

In Climate Matters, participants learn about the nature of diversity climate and its pivotal role in effective diversity management in organizations. Diversity climate is distinguished from demographic diversity and the benefits of pro-diversity climates for employees and organizations are outlined. The session concludes with recommendations for how to build and maintain pro-diversity work climates in organizations.

The series wraps up with Uncovering and Responding to Bias, an in-depth look at various forms of bias that operate in the workplace. The group discusses ways to begin identifying biases at play in your organization and your own practices. Participants learn how the law interacts with workplace culture, discuss requirements created by the law and where the law is silent, and think about how to respond to complaints or issues in your organization in a way that both adheres to the law and creates a healthy, productive workplace.



May 3, May 17, May 31


Virtual sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET


All sessions will be held at the Center for Executive Education on Temple University’s Main Campus.

Digital Badge

Participants who complete the series by attending all three of the modules will receive a Digital Badge of Completion from Temple University, suitable for adding to a resume and sharing via social media. The digital badge is an excellent way to showcase the start of your journey and active engagement with doing the work to address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Program Investment

The investment required to attend this three-day series is $1,400 per registrant. An early registration price of $1,200 is available through April 3, 2023.

Additional discounts are available for companies sending groups of 4+ participants, and for Temple University alumni – contact us for more information.

For More Information

Please contact Gregory Maughan at for information.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Building Basic Competency Series Participants

The link below to a password-protected page containing course materials for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Building Basic Competency participants will activate when the series commences in May:

  • Spring 2023 Series