Continuing Education

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

Credential

The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) is fast becoming an important factor to consider and implement in today's workplaces and communities. NAIT's EDI certificate takes a closer look at what is important in achieving equity and inclusion in workplaces and communities. Through participation in the certificate, participants will explore concepts and terms used in EDI, ways to create safe spaces for all employees to engage in and most importantly develop an inclusive mindset that will ensure real action occurs in an equitable manner.

EDI is and will always be challenging as it is an invitation to self-reflect as individuals, and as organizations. Participants will walk away with tools and strategies and most importantly the awareness of what it means to:

  • Discover what it means to be an effective ally in the workplace/community
  • Understand your own social location and intersectionality of identities while outlining your power and privilege
  • Help counter bias in your work environment
  • Discover frameworks for understanding ways cultures differ, how these impact organizations, and how they may affect the transfer of communication among people
  • Create environments that foster equity, diversity, and inclusion

Before you register

To qualify for the EDI certificate, students must complete the three core courses:

  • CITC815 - Cross-Cultural Intelligence (7 hours)
  • CITC916 - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (3.5 hours)
  • CITC920 - Biases and Microaggressions (3.5 hours)

and then choose any of the following optional courses:

  • CITC917 - Inclusive Strategies for Organizations (7 hours)
  • CITC918 - Human Rights in an Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Space (3.5 hours)

  • CITC919 - Racial Equity I - Foundations (3.5 hours)

  • CITC927 - Racial Equity II - Strategies (3.5 hours)

  • CITC928 - Allyship in the Workplace (3.5 hours)

Students must have completed a total of 21 hours of training to receive this certificate.

Courses