From intention to action, this course empowers learners with the leadership skills needed to ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are not only an intentional focus, but also an intentional practice in their program.
Every Head Start and Early Head Start program should have an actionable leader who is intentionally focused on making DEI an integral part of their everyday practices. The Academy at NHSA’s DEI Leadership Credential is ideal for any leader in a program, regardless of their title, who will be ensuring the program is meeting the highest DEI standards.
Taught by renowned DEI professor, Dr. Kimberly P. Johnson, who brings her wealth of experience as an author of over 25 children’s books, as well as her expertise from teaching at prestigious institutions such as Clemson and Harvard, this 12-week credentialing program goes beyond theoretical knowledge. It will not only expand learners’ understanding of DEI, it will allow them to develop a portfolio of practical application tools they can use, share, and refer back to at any time.
Dr. Johnson’s passion for supporting early learning shines through in her dedication to Head Start, as she herself is a Head Start alumna. Her personal experience with the program adds an invaluable perspective to the course content. Witness the compelling story of her journey and be inspired by her deep understanding of the power of Head Start.
You won’t want to miss the opportunity to learn directly from her and join a community of Head Start leaders from across the country committed to driving positive change. Register now!
New cohorts will be accepted annually in the Fall and Spring. Please visit the registration page to see the upcoming dates.
None, however it is recommended that learners first complete Bias Busters Basics.
Course Meeting Times:
Learners will be required to attend bi-weekly one-hour meetings, totaling six hours. Please visit the registration page to see the schedule for the upcoming cohorts.
Head Start Alignment:
This course supports programs in meeting 1302.101 Management Systems requirements of the Head Start Program Performance Standards by promoting effective management, professional development, comprehensive services, and equitable access for children and families from diverse backgrounds.
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40 Hours of Course Material
4 Months of Access to Course
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