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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Leadership and Inclusion Certificate Program
The Leadership and Inclusion Certificate Program begins with the CCLI 100 course. CCLI 100 is offered twice a year, in the Fall and again in Winter. Depending on demand, CCLI 100 may be offered during the Summer.
Each course is 7.5 weeks in length. To complete the four courses in the certificate program, you will need to commit a total of 30 weeks.
You will need to devote approximately four hours per week to complete course requirements.
Yes. There are generally two assignments and three online discussions per course. The assignments are designed to be manageable within the recommended four hours per week.
Yes - When you successfully complete all four courses will earn a Centennial College Certificate in Leadership and Inclusion.
Yes. The courses need to be taken in order – CCLI 100, then CCLI 200, and so on. This is necessary because the courses build on each other.
Yes. There are two textbooks. The first is The Inclusion Dividend by Mark Kaplan and Mason Donovan, which costs about $30. The second, The Diversity and Inclusion Handbook by Sondra Thiederman, is required for course CCLI 200 and costs about $10. Both books are readily available from online book retailers and bookstores.
The courses are taught by staff from Centennial College. Staff members include:
Dr. Richard Williamson – Richard brings over 30 years of teaching, publishing, and leadership experience to the role of Lead for the Leadership and Inclusion Certificate Program. Richard completed his doctoral studies in education (Leadership) while working in the leadership development field for one of Ontario’s largest school boards. Richard also wrote and now teaches Centennial College’s Inclusive Leadership Practices certificate program.
Centennial College is renowned for its commitment to equity, diversity, and transforming lives through learning. Its Signature Learning Experience focuses on the concepts of global citizenship and inclusion, which are incorporated into all areas of academic and College life. Administrators, faculty, and staff are committed to educating you on the social issues that challenge us in the 21st century. Centennial has always been at the forefront in support of its diverse learners. The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion is a unique organization in Canada that has become the trusted advisor for all issues related to diversity and inclusion in Canadian organizations. The CCDI is the central hub for organizational leaders, human resources professionals, and diversity, inclusion, equity and human rights practitioners, as well as educational institutions, community agencies and NGOs. They come together to collaborate and share best practices on diversity and inclusion management. The CCDI’s staff has over 60 cumulative years of experience leading diversity, inclusion and equity initiatives in major Canadian public- and private-sector organizations.
The online learning environment is completely asynchronous. Asynchronous learning allows participants to log in to the learning platform (eCentennial) at any time to participate in the learning activities of the week. Each course is provided in an asynchronous format so that participants can work at their own pace and at their own time.
Most courses cost $510 each (including HST), with one of the courses costing $530. The total cost of the certificate program is $2060 plus the cost of the textbooks.
No, there are no admission criteria. However, the program is intended for people who are in leadership and management roles, aspire to leadership or management roles, are newly-placed in leadership or management positions, or who have an interest in or responsibility for issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
There are four courses needed to earn your Certificate in Leadership and Inclusion. CCLI-100, Leadership and Inclusion: Understanding Today's Workplace CCLI-200, Leadership and Inclusion: Building Capacity for Inclusive Leadership CCLI-300, Leadership and Inclusion: Cultivating Cultures of Inclusion through Organizational Change CCLI-400, Leadership and Inclusion: Effective Practices and Policies for Inclusion and Inclusive Leadership
The natural next step after completing the certificate program is to become a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP™). CCIP is a professional designation for Diversity and Inclusion practitioners that will allow you to boost your career and become even more competitive in a tough job market. The CCLI Certificate has already provided you with a robust foundational knowledge around Diversity and Inclusion. If you have three or more years of experience in the Diversity and Inclusion field, you are eligible to apply and become a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP™). For more information, visit the CCDI website or contact CCDI at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.