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Starts 20 Apr — Ends 06 Jul 23
- LIVE ONLINE lectures with an Industry Expert
- 12 weeks: One 3 hour lecture per week
- Thursdays, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
- Was €1,700
- Now €1,200
Secure your place with a 10% deposit and pay the rest in instalments. Flexible payment options available.
Why UCD Professional Academy?
- Valuable, trusted qualification
- Industry expert lecturers
- Flexible learning options
Diversity, Equity, Belonging & Inclusion (DEBI) Course Modules
Covering the concepts, frameworks, and legal obligations specific to the Irish workplace, this course will give you the skills and knowledge to deal effectively with issues of equality, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of your organisation or community. Exploring the latest thinking and best practice, you will develop the skills and confidence required to successfully engage with diversity, be inclusive in practical ways, and implement strong DEBI policies.
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1. DEBI: Introduction & Overview
Gain an understanding of the issues and key concepts associated with diversity, equity, belonging, and inclusion. Explore the opportunities and challenges this presents.
- Understanding of DEBI
- Opportunities and challenges
2. Understanding Equality
Learn about the legislation relating to equality in Ireland and beyond. Understand how to apply the legislation related to DEBI in the workplace.
- Equality legislation in Ireland
- Equal opportunities policies
3. Human Rights In Ireland
Learn about the protections of human rights and freedoms in Ireland grated by constitutional and international law. Learn how to apply the Human Rights framework.
- The Human Rights framework
- IHREC codes of practice
Explore the concept of neurodiversity and how to create a successful people management approach to it. Discover the common neurodiverse thinking styles and their strengths.
- What is neurodiversity?
- Common neurodiverse thinking styles
5. Successful People Management: Approaches To Diversity
Discover how to create a successful people management approach to managing diversity. Learn which key HR tasks may require change to be inclusive to a diverse workforce.
- Reconsidering recruitment & selection
- Reconsidering D&I
6. Building An Inclusive Workplace
Learn how the use of AI can support an inclusive environment and explore strategies for moving towards an inclusive organisation.
- Measuring DEBI
- AI and DEBI
7. Inclusion & Belonging Strategies (Part 1)
Understand the concept of psychological safety and the tools available to foster it.
- Psychological safety
- Culture and DEBI
8. Inclusion & Belonging Strategies (Part 2)
Understand the concept of bias and the tools available to disrupt it.
- The concept of bias
- Employer brand in an inclusive workplace
9. Dignity At Work
Explore issues of bullying and harassment in the workplace.
- Handling complaints of bullying or harassment
- Codes of practice related to bullying
- Harassment and sexual harassment
10. Diversity & Leadership
Look at the importance of leadership in inclusive organisations.
- Diversity and leadership
- The gender pay-gap
11. Managing The Changes
Look at models of change management and consider how to implement the changes in your organisation.
- Theories of change management
- Implementing changes
12. Course Summary & Assignment Overview
In this final session, review the concepts and strategies learned during the course.
- Review of course content
- Overview of the assignment
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Students taking part in this course will now have access to the EBSCO Online Library, free of charge, for the full duration of the course. Here you can browse thousands of relevant journals, articles and other reliable academic and commercial texts like the Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes Magazine, to supplement your learning and assignments.Download Brochure
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is this course right for me?
The themes explored will be of interest to professionals at every level and working in any sector. Anyone who is responsible for recruiting, leading teams, managing employees, minimising risk, and supporting organisational performance will benefit from this course. It would be of particular interest to professionals working in human resources; a diploma or other qualification in human resources would be an advantage but is not essential.
How will this course help with my career?
Addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in the workplace is no longer a luxury for organisations but a hard reality. For this reason, professionals with a real understanding of and expertise in this area are highly sought-after. With the skills and knowledge obtained on this course, you may be able to add DEBI responsibilities to your role, seek promotion to a role that includes such responsibilities, or push for the creation of a new DEBI position in your organisation.
What is the online learning experience like?
Our online experience is designed to be just as interactive, supportive, and inspiring as the UCD Professional Academy campus experience.
Online courses can be accessed from any computer or laptop with an internet connection.
Live lectures are delivered using Zoom. During these lectures, your teachers will use technology interactively to ensure an engaging learning experience. When appropriate, students will be encouraged to activate their microphones so that they can ask questions and communicate with other students.
What is the student experience like?
Student care is a high priority at UCD Professional Academy, which is why our Student Services team is on hand to support you throughout your time with us. They will respond to any queries you have, help you with any technical issues, and facilitate your learning experience at every point. All students are given access to our Student Portal, where you can see your timetable, access all your study materials, and manage your account.
How is this course assessed?
This course is assessed through a weekly student learning log and a report of around 3,000 words, submitted at the end of the course. Your learning log should demonstrate how you used the concepts presented each week to start building your understanding of diversity and inclusion.
Your final report will bring together all the concepts and insights to present key points of the studied subjects and reflect on the challenges that come with a diverse workforce and how to deal with them. Students will be asked to reflect on their own workplace and evaluate it from the DEBI perspective.
What are the benefits of a Professional Academy Certificates?
UCD Professional Academy Certificates and awards are designed to give your career an advantage. Developed in conjunction with industry thought leaders our courses teach practical, applied skills to support you to achieve your career and business goals. They are suitable for career minded learners wishing to advance their professional skills and prospects rather than their academic credentials.
The Professional Academy is an independent wholly owned part of UCD designed to address the need for skills development in the workforce. Courses tend to be short, designed and delivered by industry practitioners, and are not part of nor do they lead to a traditional University award such as a degree or a masters. They are widely accepted by employers and many students are sponsored to study by their organisation.
For full details of UCD Professional Academy’s Awards & Governance please visit https://www.ucd.ie/professionalacademy/governance/
How do I get my Professional Academy Certificate?
Your UCD Professional Academy Certificate will be issued electronically on a secure platform, with a link that you can share with employers and others wishing to verify your credentials. You can also add this qualification to your LinkedIn profile.
What payment options are available?
A place on any of our programmes can be secured with a 10% deposit.
For full-time (boot camp) programmes, the balance must be paid in full before course commencement.
For part-time programmes students will be required to pay 40% of the fees before the start of the course, with the remaining balance due within 30 days of the course commencing.
Please note that standard terms and conditions apply, which you can review here: https://www.ucd.ie/professionalacademy/terms-and-conditions/
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- 36 hours of course material
- Complete in 12 weeks
- Online classes delivered via Zoom