Inclusion, Diversity, Equity in Action Certification

An Advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is an Advocate for Change. Are You Ready?

Turknett Leadership Group and Personality Matters Inc. have partnered up to present the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity in Action (IDEA) Certification. This 100% online course is designed to create diversity champions within organizations, as well as provide professional recognition for those already in the role.


The course kicks off on Thursday, March 10th, 2021.


Participants will receive a physical certification and professional recognition for completing this course.

Obtain the skills to lead positive change and courageous conversations. You’ll be equipped to recognize and handle bias, microaggression, and even unfair treatment.

Eligible participants will receive ICF and/or SHRM CCE credits following completion of the certification.

This course offers a combined 50 hours of learning, including both synchronous, and asynchronous learning. You’ll be guided through eight highly interactive three-hour sessions.

Become a diversity coach within your organization. Following this course, you’ll have the skills and confidence to mentor and coach others. You will also be coached during the course in order to prepare you to lead change.

Gain the opportunity to network and build relationships with others who are just as passionate as you are about fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Work with World Class DEI Experts

This course will be led be renowned DEI expert and Senior Consultant Dr. Cherry Collier, Ph.D, MCC. Dr. Cherry has over 24 years of experience in the DEI space, and will be joined by other members of her team in teaching the course.

Dr. Cherry Collier

Dr. Nicole Harp

Dr. Kimberly Hart

Dr. Tonjua Freeman

What You'll Learn

  • Diversity Dimensions
  • Cultural Competency
  • Measurements of Success
  • Communication Skills


  • 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.


“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

When you hear the words “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”…

Do you get excited?
Are you curious?
Do you fear you don’t know how to help, even though you want to?
Do you feel passionate about leading change?

Do you do anything at all?

Building a culture that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion isn't just the role of top leadership - it's the responsibility of every employee. If you want to be an advocate for change within your organization, the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity in Action (IDEA) Certification is for you.

Ready to Take Action?

The course kicks off on Thursday, March 10th, 2022, at 2p.m. Need to learn a little more before registering? No problem. You can contact us directly, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions that you may have!