Become a Certified DEIB Consultant

This course helps you become a great consultant that can drive impactful change in Corporate America as a diversity practitioner.

Christie Lindor, Lead Instructor & Founder, Institute for Inclusion
Christie Lindor, Lead Instructor & Founder, Institute for Inclusion
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Go beyond assessments to master consultative skills needed to successfully execute an organization's transformational DEIB journey.


Together we can create inclusive and equitable workplaces in Corporate America.

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        I really don't do this very often but credit where it is due...Great course, you have made a convert of this old cynic!
Simon Brown
Simon Brown
Experienced Consultant
        “The course was very informative and very well structured. Christie was very engaging, helpful and went above and beyond. What a wonderful speaker.”
Leonard Tshitenge
Leonard Tshitenge
Consultant & Social Impact Entreprenuer
        Loved your course! Thank you for sharing your valuable knowledge.
Emily Mato
Emily Mato
Talent Leader
        “I cannot say enough about our experience with Christie! I learned so much just working with her before the training and I received nothing but great comments and feedback from our team.
Nicole Williams
Nicole Williams
Head of People
        “I loved the engaging way she presents and interacts with her audience, which clearly distinguishes her talks from most other events.”
Dominik Bucher
Dominik Bucher
Management Consultant
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IFI DEIB Consultant Certification

Who is this course for

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First time Independent Diversity Consultants, PHDs, and Entrepreneurs who want to put DEIB theory into actionable practice.

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Ambitious DEIB Professionals who want to learn how to execute a "sticky" DEIB strategy at corporations.

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Experienced Diversity Professionals who want to master and influence DEIB change at their organization.

What you will walk away with

Art and science of stakeholder management

Whether you have loud allies or quiet resisters, understanding who your stakeholders are will be critical to a successful DEIB journey.

Unwritten rules to polished deliverables and messaging

Learn to create DEIB deliverables and messaging that speaks to hearts and minds.

Secrets to navigate the political landscape of any type of corporation

Recognize resistance and how to navigate organizational politics in order to get things done.

Hands on practice on how to implement a DEIB strategy

Using a case based approach, analyze scenarios using proven tactics that can be used at any organization. Gain overview of the Tessi Delivery Model (TDM), our 4-phase evidence-based methodology for DEIB programs.

Make credibility and influence your superpower

Assess your executive presence with a framework to level up your credibility, comfort, and confidence as a DEIB consultant in order to achieve results.

Meet your mentor

Christie Lindor
Christie Lindor
The Consulting Queen

I've been a consultant my entire career and even after 20+ years, I still love it everyday.


I have reinvented myself multiple times over my career as a client facing consultant, internal consultant, and freelancer. I founded Tessi Consulting & have over 20 years experience advising Fortune 500 clients as a management consultant for some of the world’s top consulting firms such as IBM, Deloitte, & EY.


Within that timeframe, I have had the privilege and honor to consult and advise clients at over 100+ Fortune 1000 corporations across 30+ industries and sectors in over 10 different countries in IT, strategy & operations, mergers & acquisitions, human capital, and diversity work.


As a TEDx speaker, author, and avid writer, my work has been featured in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company.


This certification course is an introductory offering to the Institute for Inclusion, which will focus on certifications, group mentorship, and resources designed to accelerate DEIB entrepreneurs and professionals.


The Institute is a continuation of my mission to be the mentor I wish I had in the consulting industry by sharing my earned experience to accelerate your own journey.


Are you ready to take your consulting execution skills to the next level?


I look forward to reading your application and getting to know you.

Course syllabus

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Week 1: The Corporate Mindset and Secrets of Stakeholder Management

Discuss key patterns and trends of corporations. Learn how to create a stakeholder engagement plan as well as to conduct a stakeholder analysis. Identifying champions, allies, sponsors, resisters, and sideline watchers are critical to the success of any DEIB strategy implementation.

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Week 2: Building Influence while Dealing with Resistance, Politics, and Drama

We discuss how to build executive presence in order to navigate political environments and how to handle the resistance of your programs. We further break down common stakeholder personas, behaviors, motivations, and ways to manage conflict with them across small, medium, and large organizations as an internal or external consultant.

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Week 3: Anatomy of a DEIB Deliverable

Having polished and professional deliverables can enhance your credibility, reinforce messaging, and create clarity to your DEIB implementation plan. We break down frequently used DEIB deliverables and common challenges you want to be aware of when creating them.

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Week 4: Guide to executing a DEIB program at any corporate company size

Walkthrough a DEIB strategy and how that translates to an implementation plan. Get an intro to the Tessi Delivery Model (TDM), a 4-phase methodology for DEIB programs and projects. Using the case study method, observe a DEIB implementation in action. Learn common obstacles as to why DEIB programs fail and how to proactively address them.

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Week 5: Practicum & Graduation

Throughout the program, you will be working on your own DEIB implementation roadmap with an assigned case study. Present your approach and obtain feedback from your peers, leveraging course concepts to demonstrate proficiency. Then we celebrate! Afterwards, you will recieve a digital badge and certificate.

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This course focuses on live workshops and hands-on projects

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

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

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