The Art & Science of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Many have been called to DEI work but only a few are courageous enough to answer the call.

Which one are you?

Cecilia Stanton Adams

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Cecilia Stanton Adams

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Whether you are in a DEI position or aspire to be, your role in transforming the mindset of your organization can seem insurmountable…If these challenges have been on your mind, this program was intentionally designed for YOU!


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        THIS… a great opportunity to learn, grow, and expand your knowledge. I have had the honor of participating in learning from Cecilia Stanton Adams. She is the best in the business and knows how to create a safe and welcoming space for all participants.
Cheryl Swanson
Cheryl Swanson
Administrative Supervisor
        Cecilia is a highly talented, inspirational DEI coach. She is a DEI gamechanger both within organizations and within our community. She helped me recognize my own strengths in communication and how to leverage leadership buy-in.
Jason Johnson
Jason Johnson
Talent Office Leader
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The Art & Science of DEI

You long to do meaningful work but need to increase your knowledge, confidence and resilience in DEI. This program was designed for YOU.

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Create a roadmap to reach your DEI career goals

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Participate in scenario challenges that sharpen your evaluation, judgement and decision making skills

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Gain access to tried-and-true industry resources

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Interactive format to meet the needs of diverse learning styles

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Small group and pair discussions for wrestling with ambiguous options and personal implications

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Only 22 students are be accepted in each cohort allowing for personalized support and coaching

Only 20 Gamechanging leaders will be offered admission to the inaugural program launch. Applications will be accepted until January 1, 2022.

Two class options:

Option 1:

Meets every Thursday from 9-11am for 6 sessions beginning Feb 10th.


Option 2:

Meets every Saturday from 9am-11am for 6 sessions beginning Feb. 12th.

How to Apply

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Mindset Outcomes:

•Practice tapping into your intuition and learning through introspection

•Restore confidence and trust with one-on-one and sharing

•Reconcile your personal and professional purpose in the work

Program includes:

•6 weekly zoom sessions

•Exclusive guest interviews

•Access to cohort only forum

•Peer-to-peer working groups and networking

•Industry trends, research and further reading


Meet your instructor

Cecilia Stanton Adams
Cecilia Stanton Adams

I’m the CEO of The Diversity Institute and I’ve made it my mission to cultivate workplaces that are equitable, compassionate, and inclusive. With two decades’ experience leading organizational transformation, I know firsthand the unique challenges diversity practitioners face.


As a DEI practitioner and coach, I can teach you the strategies that work and warn you against those that wont.


I designed the Art & Science of DEI© to coach and inspire professionals like you to do the work you were called to do!


Are you ready to leverage your talents, abilities and gifts to transform the world?


Let’s do it!



More about your Instructor:



A former Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, she spent over 15+ years leading DEI transformation within corporations, non-profits, government agencies and educational institutions. Trained in the social sciences and systems thinking, Cecilia understands the behaviors that drive a culture of inclusion.


In her current role as CEO of the Diversity Institute she coaches progressive DEI leaders on their own journey to creating equity for all.


In the Art & Science of DEI, Cecilia will share her hard-won strategies and techniques as well as tips and tools of the trade to make your DEI career journey a success.

Course syllabus

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Career Outlook in the DEI Industry

Leaders who understand equity are in high demand. In this cohort based learning opportunity we will explore the history of DEI in the workplace and its evolution as an industry. Through real world application, you will learn to identify the core DEI competencies that employers seek and create a plan that supports your career path. 

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DEI Approaches and Impact

Using the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks, we will understand different frameworks you can use to focus your DEI initiatives. Using case studies and a values alignment activity, you will learn to develop a DEI lens to discern where an organization is at on their journey.

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Group Coaching

This cohort based learning opportunity is a chance for you to coach and be coached on your biggest DEI challenge. The focus will be on creating solutions through a process of self-discovery.

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Race, Class, Gender & Intersectionality

In this session, you and your cohort will expand your DEI lens to understand race, class, gender and intersectionality. Using the recent US Census data you will deconstruct the practice of counting people. You will deepen your understanding of the role history plays in who gets counted and more importantly who counts.

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Tools of the Trade

Every DEI practitioner needs tools to do the work at hand. In this session we will work collaboratively and design a digital DEI toolkit with best practice assessments, strategies and resources to set you up for success.

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Preparing for the Future of DEI

This session is all about putting what you learned into practice in preparation to make systemic change within our world. On this day we will also celebrate your wins and get clear on your why.



In this program you will learn the essentials needed to make Gamechanging DEI impact.


So, what are you waiting for? Let's go change the world!

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Active learning, not passive watching

This course focuses on live workshops and hands-on projects

Learn with a cohort of peers

You’ll be learning in public through breakout rooms and an engaged community

Learn with a cohort of peers

Surround yourself with like-minded people who want to grow alongside you

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