Howard University and CoachDiversity Institute See Increasing Demand For Executive Certification In Diversity Coaching Program

Howard University and CoachDiversity Institute See Increasing Demand For Executive Certification In Diversity Coaching Program

As the world witnessed a peaceful and well-executed transition of power last week, it was too obvious to ignore the richness and beauty of diversity represented marking a true semblance of our democracy.  Dr. Towanna Burrous, CEO of CoachDiversity Institute, has teamed up with Howard University School of Business to continue offering a world-class executive certification and diversity coaching program. Ever since the program was first introduced in 2019, there has been an overwhelming response and upward incline.

The Executive Certification in Diversity Coaching (ECDC) prepares enrollees with coaching competencies and diversity management skills for executives and professionals to use with individuals, teams, or organizations. The partnership with Howard University has created a synergistic alliance across the nation and internationally. Howard University has a rich heritage that spans more than 150 years and continues to make history—even recently with alumnus and Madame Vice President Kamala D. Harris.

“Howard University and CoachDiversity continue to attract executive leaders and some of the best diversity practitioners from across the United States. The decision to continue offering virtual classes increases the enrollment of international leaders to join our community of practice. The class of 2021 is growing by the day and ready to learn!” says Dr. Burrous.

Women of color have been the top program enrollees, followed by men with a combined 76% rating. It is a testament that the world is recognizing our presence and the power of our possibilities. We are emerging as some of the top-notch leaders, executives, thought leaders, and change agents who are making history within our respective spheres of influence.

“As a Howard Alumna, I am honored to be a part of CoachDiversity Institute and Howard University School of Business.The faculty of experts are exceptional, creating an experience tHAT’S authentic AND IMPACTFUL.

–Camille LesPierre

Despite the pandemic and previous presidential administration, there has been an increased demand for coaching skills and diversity education, and the ECDC program is the ideal offering that meets that demand.

The program’s progressive success has been evidenced by:

  • High Ratings: Student survey ratings for the program’s instruction, coordination, quality of service, and overall experience is consistently high.
  • Consistent Referrals: Most students are sourced from online searches or LinkedIn posts, but the program receives a great deal of referrals from previous students, converting into enrollments.
  • Sold Out Classes: All previous cohorts sold out early, sometimes months in advance.

Demand for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and belonging expertise has been surging for years. With the massive attention that spawned from the #MeToo movement, the death of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter, and ever-evolving social trends, organizations are realizing the importance of how DEI plays in employee engagement, satisfaction and retention, customer relations, and business longevity.

CoachDiversity Institute & Howard University School of Business OFFERS the highest level of learning in the Diversity Coaching space. The cohort is TRANSFORMATIVE COUPLED WITH a hands-on experience THAT’S TRULY TRANSFORMATIVE.

–Marvin Denson

Although the February 22-26 cohort is full, applications are still being accepted online for the March, May, and June dates or interested candidates can apply directly at 202-831-7993.

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