Designing an Inclusive Organization Certificate

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Certificate Description

Organizations are accountable for their diversity and inclusion goals. These courses teach you how to create an inclusive work culture, prioritize diversity, and build an inclusive workspace, both in person and in remote work settings. You will also learn about HR metrics, predictive analytics, diversity training, diversity scorecards, and other tools that organizations use to identify biases, track the progress of initiatives, and gauge the effectiveness of policies. This Certificate also offers suggestions about how to address cognitive bias and unconscious bias in recruiting, hiring, retaining, and developing a workforce as well as how to create an inclusive culture where all employees are respected and appreciated, have equal access to workplace opportunities, and are fairly compensated. 
Courses included in this certificate program are listed below. This certificate will help design managers and leaders become more effective advocates for equitable organizations.



Non member: $579
AIGA member: $429
Chapter leader: $369 

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Courses Included in this Certificate

  • Building an Inclusive organization
  • Assessing Diversity and Inclusion
  • Fostering an Inclusive Culture
  • Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent
  • Building an Ethical Organization
  • Capitalism, Inequality, and Justice
  • Leadership and Organizational Ethics
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Promoting Employee Well-being

Key Features

"Super course that will be perfect to take in developing our ethical organization."—Jennifer E.

"Excellent! At last, my chance to immerse myself in this important course. Thank you!"—Susan L.

"This was a great learning tool. The interaction kept my interest and kept me focused.”—Linda J. L.

    Non member: $579
    AIGA member: $429
    Chapter leader: $369 

    You may request a refund up to five (5) days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of the course has been completed. Completion percentage can be viewed on the Course Progress page from within the course.

    PMI PDUs: 3
    Leadership PDUs: 2.5
    Strategic & Business Management PDUs: 1.5
    Technical PM PDUs: 0.5
    IACET CEUs: 2.4 (Contact Hours: 24 hours)
    HRCI Credits: 24 (Type: General: 22.5, Specified - Strategic Business: 1.5)
    SHRM PDCs: 9


    Courses are offered in collaboration/partnership with MindEdge, a leading online learning platform that has served over 3 million learners.

    Access Time: 365 days

    Estimated time to complete the course: 24 hours

    Frequently Asked Questions

      Lifelong learning is critical for designers, and as design association, AIGA wants to help both design professionals and the profession. We heard from our community that professional development is valued more than anything else. We also learned from our research efforts that there are some non-design specific competency gaps that designers would need to close to best position themselves to advance their careers and the overall profession. AIGA is here to help with the launch of a new pilot program that offers courses for the creative professional. We will continue to improve and build on this initiative with a lean approach, along with your support and collaboration. We encourage you to join the pilot program and please share your insights as we aim to continue listening, learning, and improving this new membership benefit.

      In partnership with the leading online learning platform, MindEdge, AIGA is offering courses that will help creative professionals identify business needs and grow future goals. MindEdge has a comprehensive catalog of professional development courses and certificates for busy professionals. Through this partnership, AIGA is able to offer this benefit to members.  


        During the pilot rollout, all learning will be asynchronous. Once you enroll in the course, you will also have exclusive access to the AIGA course community to network, connect, and learn with your peers. Our goal is to share additional resources and offer optional activities to help customize the learning experience to your specific situation. As part of the pilot program, we will offer a few optional live sessions to meet/greet other learners and learn in action through conversations with your design peers.

          Registration is simple, just follow the steps below:

          1. Select your course, pay, and you'll receive an automatic confirmation/receipt with instructions on how to start learning.

          2. You will also receive an email from AIGA's concierge learning services with onboarding information and instructions, including your login and password for access to the learning community. 

          • The community component is hosted by AIGA + Next Thought.
          • On-demand learning will occur within the AIGA + MindEdge Learning Management System.

          3. Start learning!

          • Take your on-demand course when it works best for your schedule.
          • Join the exclusive course community to network with peers.
          • Watch for more professional development opportunities from AIGA.

            Additional courses will be coming in the next weeks and months. Please send a note to with questions about the courses and we will help you find what you need. 

              The easiest way to give back to the AIGA community is to gift a course to a fellow AIGA member. It is easy! Simply add the name and contact information for the person you wish to give the course to within the application and we will send them the information to join.

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