Inclusion, Diversity, Equity in Action Coaching Certification

Become Certified and Empowered to Support DEI

Our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity in Action (IDEA) Coaching Certification is built to help you become proficient in the DEI&B space – giving you a foundation and the framework you need to support DEI&B initiatives and drive diversity, inclusiveness, and belonging within your organization, your team, and your community.

Course Kick-off: November 3rd, 2022

Fostering DEI&B Can Feel Overwhelming

  • • Leadership seems lost on properly addressing biases, microaggressions, or unequal treatment.


  • • You want to support and drive DEI&B initiatives, but don’t know where to start.


  • • The organization lacks a common language or framework around DEI&B.


  • • Your employees and/or colleagues don’t truly feel that they belong, and therefore question if they count.

The ROI of IDEA:

Drive Organizational Growth

Becoming Certified with IDEA is going to give you a proven DEI&B framework that you can use as a baseline to establish a common language around DEI&B, and support your company’s DEI&B initiatives. Your leadership with feel good knowing that someone within the company is equipped with a toolkit to help drive growth.

It's All About People

People need to be seen, heard, and understood. Through this course, you’ll understand the science of DEI&B and how it can help you to recognize and avoid biases, microaggressions, and other forms of discrimination. You can gain the confidence, knowledge, and skills to help every employee feel not just included, but that they belong.

Course Details & Benefits

Graduates of the IDEA Coaching Certification program will receive a physical certificate of completion and a digital badge that can be displayed online.

Eligible participants will receive SHRM CCE credits following completion of the certification.

By becoming IDEA Certified, you’ll gain an effective set of tools and skills, including:

  • A deep understanding and knowledge of DEI&B strategy, topics, and issues.
  • The ability to recognize and address biases, microaggressions, and unfair treatment.
  • The tools to lead courageous conversations and DEI&B specific communication skills.
  • Cultural competencies and how to implement them.
  • How to develop and measure DEI&B initiatives and success.

This course offers both synchronous, and asynchronous learning. You’ll have access to a rich library of resources as you complete eight self-guided learning modules. For each module, there will be a live lab with Dr. Cherry where you can connect and engage with her and fellow members of your cohort to deepen your learning experience.

This program is designed by Dr. Cherry Collier, a Master Certified Coach and Organizational Psychologist with over 25 years of experience in the DEI&B field. This course is led by Dr. Cherry and her expert team of faculty. Together, they bring over 100 years of experience in the field.

By becoming professionally certified, you will become an effective resource within your organization or role. You will be someone that others can look to for guidance and expertise in DEI&B. You’ll have the confidence and the tools to mentor and coach others, creating advocates for positive and lasting change. You will be coached during the course in order to prepare you to lead others.

Network and build lasting relationships with members of your cohort who are just as passionate about fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace as you are.

The IDEA Certification will span six-months, beginning in November and concluding in March.


My experience in this course was ‘heart-opening’. It has allowed me to speak the feelings of my heart without judgment. More importantly, it provided me the opportunity to better understand and respect the differences (diversity of thoughts, feelings, and actions) without judgment of others more than I’ve done in the past.”

Glendale M. Jones
Director of Human Resources, Georgia Environmental Finance Authority

I would encourage anyone to take this program. Dr. Cherry puts together a great learning platform and framework to guide by. You get to learn so much about a diverse group of individuals, and it’s just a really engaging and interactive program.”

Hope Harris
Chief Human Resources Officer, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

What I got out of this course exceeded my expectations exponentially. Dr. Cherry truly changed my perspective and helped me to understand DEI on a much deeper level. There is so much that I took from the course that I never thought I would be using or saying. It changed me, and now I can go out and help change others!

Cathy Hood
Vice President of People Operations, Arthritis Foundation

Work with World Class DEI Experts

This course is designed and led by Dr. Cherry Collier, a Master Certified Coach and Organizational Psychologist who has been a leading expert in DEI&B for over 25 years. Also known as the DEI&B Whisperer, Dr. Cherry is a sought-after speaker and has authored more than 25 Human Behavior related books for leaders, executives, and coaches. You are in the best hands possible when it comes to your DEI&B journey. She is joined in this program by her team of expert faculty who combine for over 100 years of experience in the field.

Dr. Cherry Collier

Dr. Nicole Harp

Dr. Kimberly Hart

Dr. Tonjua Freeman


  • Individual: $1,690/person
  • Groups: $1,490/person for groups of three or more ($200 savings per person)
  • Monthly payment options are also available. Please contact us for details.

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