What is the Certificate in Inclusive Leadership?

Together with a small group of fellow leaders, the program will help you to gain a strategic approach, practical tools, and the opportunity to build your skills to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in your workplace.

This program is for you if you want to grow your inclusive leadership capabilities and lead change within your team, department, or organization.

Join the community of 116 leaders from 98 organizations who have completed the program.

Program Benefits

TRIEC's Certificate in Inclusive Leadership will help you:

  • Find and keep the best diverse talent.

  • Take a strategic approach to diversity and inclusion.

  • Identify and implement immediate changes.

  • Build a personal action plan.

  • Connect with other leaders who are working on similar challenges.

  • HRPA Credits

    Earn up to 11 credits for taking part.

  • Efficient Program Design

    Delivered through a blend of interactive, experiential, individual, and reflective learning.

  • Certificate

    All participants receive a certificate after completing the program.

  • Collaborative Learning

    Connect and network with leaders working on the same challenges.

Who is this program for?

This program is for you if you:

  • Are a leader able to implement change within your team, department, or organization (e.g., Director, Senior Manager, Manager, or similar)
  • Are involved, whether formally or informally, in your organization's diversity and inclusion work
  • Have some experience with organizational practices
  • Value cross-sectoral collaboration and the opportunity to learn with, and from, others in the program from a wide range of organizations
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    Our Approach

    In a small, interactive group, we take a deep dive into diversity and inclusion, using an intercultural competence lens, to:

  • Explore how to take a strategic approach to diversity and inclusion
  • identify and address barriers, biases, and discrimination
  • enhance understanding of cultural differences
  • deepen competence in addressing and creating inclusion and belonging within an organization

    You can leverage the frameworks and tools shared in the program to approach different dimensions of diversity, recognizing the intersectionality of people’s experience in the workplace and beyond.
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    In this program, you will learn about...

    • Awareness and Assessment
      - Interculturally competent individuals and organizations.
      - Strategic approach to organizational diversity and inclusion.

    • Finding and Keeping Talent
      - Inclusive recruitment and selection practices.
      - Inclusive onboarding practices.

    • Communication and Employee Development
      - Intercultural communication and strategies.
      - Inclusive performance management strategies.

    • Leadership and Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
      - Developing diversity and inclusion initiatives and creating change.
      - Measuring diversity and inclusion.


    Rachel Crowe

    Manager, Learning and Inclusive Workplaces (

    • Rachel brings over 15 years of experience in intercultural competence training as well as adult education to her role. Rachel provides guidance and support to employers in making their organizations more inclusive through TRIEC’s Scaling Inclusive Workplaces project.
    • Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Communication and Culture with a focus on intercultural communication and online media and a BA in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. She has also completed a fellowship with the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC) in Portland, Oregon.
    • Prior to joining TRIEC, Rachel held a number of roles with Western University’s International and Exchange Student Centre including designing and delivering training to students, staff and volunteers, as well as program development and management and communications.

    Iren Koltermann

    Senior Management Consultant (eCaliber Group)

    • Iren is a seasoned senior management consultant with more than 20 years of experience in assisting organizations to grow their business by maximizing and leveraging the benefits of a diverse workforce.
    • Iren's extensive experience in business strategy, talent management, and community development, along with her personal experience as a refugee to Canada, gives her the unique skills and knowledge to train others in creating effective and efficient intercultural work environments leading to innovation and business growth.
    • Iren holds an MA in Intercultural and International Communication, a Bachelor of Education and a graduate-level certificate in Sustainable Community Development.

    Spring '21 Program Dates (Virtual)

    The Spring '21 cohort of the Certificate in Inclusive Leadership will be offered across six virtual sessions between February and June.

    Session 1: Awareness and Assessment (Part 1) Feb 26
    Session 2: Awareness and Assessment (Part 2) Mar 5
    Optional: Leaders Café 1 (Networking Event)
    Mar 10
    Session 3: Finding Talent Mar 26
    Session 4: Keeping Talent
    Apr 9
    Optional: Leaders Café 2 (Networking Event)
    Apr 16
    Session 5: Communication and Employee Development Apr 23
    Session 6: Leadership and Diversity & Inclusion Strategy (Part 1) May 14
    Session 7: Leadership and Diversity & Inclusion Strategy (Part 2) May 27

    * Sessions will take place from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm (EST) / 7:00 am to 9:30 pm (PST). 

    * Leaders Café events will take place from 12 pm to 1 pm (EST) / 9 am to 10 am (PST). 


    Darrell Sewell, Participant (2017)

    Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre

    "I have been able to share the knowledge I received and guide our organization towards a more inclusive place for the provision of care. Awareness is the first step to change."

    Sandra Daniel, Participant (2019)

    Vice President, Operations & Clinical, MediSystem by Shoppers Drug Mart

    "I found the program to be educational and practical, with good classroom discussion and workshops that helped me think through how I could implement some best practices into my organization."

    Marcel Badertscher, CHRE, Participant (2015)

    Manager of Human Resources, Ontario College of Teachers

    "The program was an excellent opportunity to not only learn but also to network with other participants. It helped our organization learn about new approaches we could consider in building a strong, diverse, and inclusive workplace culture."

    116 leaders from 98 organizations, including:

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    Any Questions?

    We're here to provide more information and help you decide if the Certificate in Inclusive Leadership is the right fit for you.

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