The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Solutions (DEIS) Certificate Program

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Solutions (DEIS) Certificate Program is an immersive six-month engagement created for founders, executives, and other company leaders who are ready to invest in DEIS now. Unlike other DEI programs that focus on implicit bias, the DEIS Certificate focuses on implementing real solutions based on the actionable framework. Supported by affiliated faculty at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative.
Criteria
DEIS in Corporate Governance & Board You will learn how to identify and recruit beyond your traditional talent pool, and how to make use of their skillset to support your organization’s growth. We will also discuss the importance of starting a diversity committee as part of your corporate governance and board so that employees from all backgrounds can feel included in the growth of the company.
DEIS in Human Resources You will discuss why it’s important to have an equitable team and the role of DEIS in HR. As part of that discussion, you will explore supporting research from McKinsey & Company. You will also learn more about where and how to recruit more diverse hires including Black, Latinx, and Indigenous talent. You will also explore how employee engagement should look once you have a more diverse and equitable team.
DEIS in Procurement In this session, you will gain an understanding of how procurement can be leveraged to increase racial equity and explore the long-range impact of corporations hiring socially disadvantaged businesses.
DEIS in Product Development In this course, you will study the impact of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum computing and augmented reality on racial equity. You will learn how the lack of diversity on engineering teams can lead to issues including racial bias, profiling, and discrimination. Case studies featuring Uber, Airbnb, and State Farm will be used to demonstrate these problems and solutions.
DEIS in Go To Market In this class, you will learn how to effectively and ethically market to specific target audiences through the appropriate use of creativity that represents those audiences as well as how to plan your marketing and ad spend with those target markets in mind.
DEIS in Venture Capital & Investment In this session, we will discuss the importance of investing in Black and brown fund managers, Black-owned banks, and Black and brown entrepreneurs. You will learn how to properly structure DEIS investments on your books, how to limit your liabilities, and how to invest with ROI in mind.
DEIS in Impact You will leave this class understanding what it means to have DEIS as part of your community impact, CSR, volunteerism, and other philanthropic efforts.
DEIS Canvas Presentations Class participants will present their individual actionable DEIS Canvas and DEIS P+L projects they have been working on throughout the course, with the intention of implementing those within their organization. Each presentation will be followed by open discussion and feedback from faculty and peers.

Lessons

Session 2: DEIS in Corporate Governance & Board

Length: 131 minutesComplexity: Standard

In this class, you will gain a better understanding of why it’s important to have DEIS as part of your corporate governance and board. You will learn more about where…

Session 3: DEIS in Human Resources

Length: 113 minutesComplexity: Standard

You will discuss why it’s important to have an equitable team and the role of DEIS in HR. As part of that discussion, you will explore supporting research from McKinsey…

Session 4: DEIS in Procurement

Length: 120 minutesComplexity: Standard

In this session, you will gain an understanding of how procurement can be leveraged to increase racial equity and explore the long-range impact of corporations hiring socially disadvantaged businesses.  Maria…

Session 5: DEIS in Product Development

Length: 117 minutesComplexity: Standard

We will discuss the proliferation of technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum computing, augmented reality, and blockchain technology and their impact on racial equity. We will explore examples…

Session 6: DEIS in Go To Market

Length: 111 minutesComplexity: Standard

In this class, you will learn how to effectively and ethically market to specific target audiences through the appropriate use of creativity that represents those audiences as well as how…

Session 7: DEIS in Venture Capital & Investment

Length: 111 minutesComplexity: Standard

In this session, we will discuss the importance of investing in Black and brown fund managers, Black-owned banks, and Black and brown entrepreneurs. You will learn how to properly structure…

Session 8: DEIS in Impact

Length: 109 minutesComplexity: Standard

You will leave this class understanding what it means to have DEIS as part of your community impact, CSR, volunteerism, and other philanthropic efforts. Speakers:  Olga Hawn, Associate Professor of…

Session 9: DEIS Canvas Presentations

Length: 109 minutesComplexity: Standard

Class participants will present their individual actionable DEIS Canvas and DEIS P+L projects they have been working on throughout the course, with the intention of implementing those within their organization.…