Becker Launches New Diversity and Inclusion Certificate

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CPA Exam Prep Course and Continuing Professional Education Provider Becker Professional Education has announced its new Leading Change for a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace Certificate.

Designed for leaders in accounting and finance, the five-course, eight-credit Continuing Professional Education (CPE) course aims to teach managers how to implement more diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion (DEBI) within their organisations. The program builds on Becker’s 2021 Cultivate a diverse and inclusive workplace program.

The course uses material from thought leaders in diversity with decades of experience in accounting, finance and corporate human resources. Courses are open to organizations and businesses of all sizes and specialties.

“Knowing the benefits of bringing true diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion to the workplace is just the beginning,” Nikki Watson, senior director of global accounts for Becker, said in a statement. “Driving real, organization-wide change requires strategy and intentional effort at all levels. Leading change for a diverse and inclusive workplace brings the core concepts of DEBI to working environments. actual work.”

Participants in the certificate program will earn CPE credits with each course and a Becker certificate with the completion of all five courses. The courses will cover how to:

  • Develop a DEBI strategy with metrics and data-driven insights;
  • Learn coaching and mentoring strategies to recruit and retain diverse talent;
  • Adopt best practices to foster an inclusive culture;
  • Learn strategies that different levels of leadership can use to implement DEBI initiatives; and,
  • Embed DEBI at all employee career levels.

“Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) percentage representation declines rapidly on the path to undergraduate accounting at the partner level,” Watson said in a statement. “Achieving this certificate is a firm step leaders can take to foster a more inclusive workplace and help close the diversity gap in the profession, while positively impacting business results. .”
The courses are available on demand and can be viewed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The program is also offered in a live, live virtual classroom setting. For more information, visit Becker’s website here.

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