Graduate Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Leadership in Organizations

Drive organizational outcomes that go beyond compliance with the Graduate Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Leadership in Organizations in Temple’s Fox School of Business. In this 12-credit graduate program, you’ll learn to develop initiatives that drive revenue, enhance culture, improve service delivery and increase employee engagement while centering on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

You’ll investigate your own identities while gaining the knowledge to understand the complex dynamics of microaggressions, privilege and unconscious bias in order to attract and retain top talent as a human resources (HR) professional. Develop cultural humility, empathy and productive behaviors that build effective relationships and increase your impact as a leader.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Leadership in Organizations graduate certificate program provides the tools to meet the challenges of strategic HR management including ethical, public policy and societal ramifications. Program outcomes include the demonstrated knowledge of employment legal requirements and labor management relations, inclusive hiring practices, and performance management and reward systems. Graduates will understand which DEI programs succeed and why and they will learn new frameworks for leadership behavior centered on emotional intelligence.

This certificate program is designed for lifelong learners looking to enhance their careers. The graduate certificate program is also an effective path towards earning Fox’s online Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Master of Business Administration graduate programs.

Program Format & Curriculum

The graduate certificate program is delivered online and can be completed in three semesters.

The following four courses are required.

  • Influential Organizational Communication
  • Leading Organizations
  • Leading with a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Perspective
  • Leading within the Regulated Environment

Learn more about the courses for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Leadership in Organizations Certificate (Graduate).

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Graduate Certificate offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,000.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,150.00 per credit

You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.


Additional Program Information

Available online.