About this course

Proficiency Area: Leading.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are three distinct concepts that nonprofit professionals can embrace to build belonging across stakeholder groups and ensure the highest standard of engagement with a variety of stakeholders.

In the first lesson toward your bronze Merit badge, you'll explore:

  • How diversity, equity, and inclusion are each defined.

  • Why DEI matters, and why the ultimate goal is building belonging.

  • The role that our own authenticity plays in supporting DEI in all spaces.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • What you can expect in this lesson

    • Before we begin...

    • Start Your Workbook

  • 2

    What is diversity, equity, and inclusion?

    • What is diversity, equity, and inclusion?

    • Why does diversity, equity, and inclusion matter to our nonprofits?

    • Check your learning

  • 3

    Closing thoughts...

    • Check Out Workbook

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