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Diversity and Inclusion for Volunteers: Online Training

Diversity and inclusion in your volunteer program is important. Volunteers are the public face of your organization. Your volunteer workforce should be diverse and inclusive. To encourage diversity among volunteers, you must start by ensuring that ALL volunteers feel equally safe and respected.

DEI online training for volunteers educates participants about acceptable and unacceptable attitudes and behaviours, and their role in supporting a respectful, inclusive volunteer environment.

Diversity and Inclusion Training for Volunteers

What participants will learn in this online course:

      • Recognize the benefits of diversity and inclusion and the characteristics of a respectful volunteer environment
      • Personal attitudes and behaviours that reflect consideration for others
      • Simple, practical strategies to ensure that cross-cultural conversations are respectful
      • How to recognize unacceptable behaviours, including discrimination, harassment and bullying
      • How to respond appropriately to unacceptable behaviours, whether as the target, the accused, or a bystander

The Participant Experience

Start now
The learning experience is 100% online. You can start as soon as you receive your PIN/password via email.

Learn at your own pace
Move through content materials at a pace that matches your learning style and prior knowledge of the diversity and inclusion training topic. And if you need to pause, the course will remember where you left off - and take you back to that point when you return.

Use any device
Responsive design lets you learn using any computer, smartphone, or tablet. So long as you have an internet connection, you're good to go!

Get A Certificate of Completion
As soon as you pass mandatory testing, you can download a Certificate of Completion that includes your name and the date of training.

Enjoy the experience
Learning doesn’t need to be boring. We try hard to keep you engaged, with interactive exercises, pop up quizzes, scenario activities, and more. You can choose to turn audio on, or off, to match your preferences.

The Employer Experience

An employer account makes administration easy
When you set up an employer account, you get an Admin Console that lets you easily order and distribute training, track individual and group progress, and manage DEI training records. Employer accounts are FREE and qualify for discounts on all courses.

Buy when it matches your budget, train when it matches your needs
PIN/Password combinations are not considered used until someone signs in and sets up their student account. So, you can purchase online training whenever you like. Use units immediately or keep them for later use. It’s up to you.

All you need is an internet connection
Individuals can train from work or home. The only requirement is an internet connection and access to a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Discounts are available
Discounts make it affordable for employers, nonprofits, schools, etc., to offer diversity and inclusion training. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Customized options for large employers
For larger employers, we can create a customized learning portal featuring brand colours, logos, and messaging. Courses can be linked to policy sign offs and other specific DEI resources. And multi-year licensing agreements can be negotiated.

Flexible Purchasing Options

If you're purchasing diversity and inclusion training for yourself or a small group (1 - 10), Buy Now is the perfect option. When your purchase is complete, you immediately receive your receipt and log in access via email.  Online training can start right away and you can download a Certificate of Completion as soon as you pass mandatory testing.

If you're purchasing DEI training as an employer, or on behalf of an organization, you may want to contact us before completing your purchase. Depending on your needs, we can set up an Employer Account or a Customized Campus, where you can easily track group and individual progress. Discounts are available based on the number of participants.

Retail Price: $44.95

Discounts are available to organizations. Contact us to learn more.

Download Diversity and Inclusion for Volunteers: Online Training Course Outline

Proven invaluable to the charity organizations in my network

"This course has proven invaluable to the charity organizations in my network. While volunteers are almost universally civic-minded people, having some of the finer points spelled out (such as the differences between discrimination, harassment, and bullying) has proven eye-opening. I also like how the focus was not just on compliance, but also on how Diversity & Inclusion is beneficial to charitable organizations as a whole."

Craig Brown, Owner
JustInTime Recruiting

Author of 'The Lean Recruiting Toolkit'

A great way to stay current

"As a retired professional who is committed to volunteer efforts to utilize my past skills, I find the courses created by the Canadian Diversity Initiative are a great way to stay current with changing requirements related to human interaction. The world is changing very quickly and so must we volunteers related to our understanding of diversity and inclusion!"

Teren Clarke, Former CEO
Vice President Alberta Coalition for Health

Executive Committee Member, North American SCI Consortium