Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for Strategic Impact

This 2-day certificate program is for executives and leadership teams who have the initiative and influence to advance diversity and inclusion efforts.


To create and maintain a truly diverse and inclusive organization, more senior leaders and managers need to make it a strategic priority. California is the second most diverse state in the U.S. This means that on a regular basis, we are engaging with employees, customers, and other stakeholders that are very diverse. Now more than ever, there is a great need for businesses to increase representation, build greater inclusion, drive positive change and ensure accountability.

This program was carefully designed to deliver the essential curriculum, collaboration, and connections needed to help you understand the challenges and opportunities with making this important strategic change in your organization.

Key Topics

  • Defining Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Understanding our own biases and the impact of unconscious bias
  • Recognizing the benefits of diverse teams and organizations
  • Strategies and organization interventions for blocking bias, and promoting DEI
  • Collaborating with your leadership team to lead and drive culture change
  • Measuring and evaluating DEI initiatives in your organization

What You Will Learn

  • How to identify where unconscious bias is prevalent in the organization
  • How to start the conversation about bias within an organization
  • An understanding of how to measure DEI impact within the organization
  • How to conduct a general DEI audit within an organization
  • Tools to help you screen HR and other practices/processes for bias


Chris Sablynski
Associate Professor of Management

Cecilia Ruvalcaba
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Diverse Companies are:

"This program provided straightforward DEI strategies that we can use to fit our company."

- Angela M.

"I liked the enthusiasm and relatability of both instructors. They provided great tools and resources."

- Dr. Rosann W.

Register to Attend

Dec. 12 & 19, 2023

Classes will be held in the Westgate Center on the University of the Pacific campus. 

Program Cost: $775

Chamber Members save $75. Email westgate@pacific.edu for your discount code.

The Westgate Center is offering a special price to Pacific employees for the first five that register. Email westgate@pacific.edu for your discount code.

Westgate Center Programs

Eberhardt School of Business
Weber Hall 212
3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA  95211
Email: Westgate Center

Peter Johnson
PH: 209.946.3912

EJ Kim
Program Coordinator
PH: 209.946.2956

Westgate Center for Leadership and Management Development
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