The National Diversity Council Launches DiversityFIRST™ Executive Certification Program for C-Suite Leaders

Mar 18, 2022 4:30 PM ET

HOUSTON, March 18, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The DiversityFIRST™ Executive Certification Program, an initiative of the National Diversity Council (NDC), will host its first virtual session of the year April 7 to 8. The deadline to register online is Friday, March 25. The program is an executive education experience for people at the vice president level or higher who wish to excel in inclusion, strategy, communication, and influence. NDC is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities for this program.

“We are excited to offer this new program for executives committed to transformational change and inclusive leadership,” said Angeles Valenciano, chief executive officer at the NDC. “We are proud to support our partners and organizational leaders with top-notch executive education.”

Leon Fraser, vice president of consulting and executive education at the NDC, said the program is unique in utilizing top-subject matter experts and providing valuable DEI best practices to enhance inclusive leadership. “A key benefit of the program is that each participant will craft an individual personalized Inclusive Leadership Action Plan with the assistance of highly experienced certified executive coaches,” Fraser added. “This plan makes the curriculum memorable and actionable.”

The program has a faculty of recognized subject-matter experts with extensive practical experience and evidence-based research. Participants have the opportunity to explore a variety of topics including the power of influence, managing difficult conversations, and DEI best practices among others. In addition, the program provides a rare opportunity for interaction and networking with peer senior executives in different industries who are intentional about advancing DEI in their organizations.

To learn more information about the executive certification program or to register for upcoming sessions, please contact or visit

Session Dates

  • April 7 - 8, 2022

  • May 23 - 24, 2022

  • September 19 - 20, 2022

  • December 5 - 6, 2022

About the National Diversity Council

A non-profit organization committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity. The council affords opportunities for organizations to share best practices and learn from top corporate leaders in the areas of diversity and inclusion. More information about the National Diversity Council is available at:

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