DEI Foundations

A 6-week online course for inclusive leaders

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Organizations that lead in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion have:  

22% lower turnover rates

27% higher profitability  

22% greater productivity  

39% higher customer satisfaction

Why this program, and why now?

We are living through a time of unprecedented uncertainty. As we navigate what the next normal will look like, we have a real opportunity to change the world of work for good - and build workplaces of belonging where EVERYONE can thrive.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion affect every part of a business. No matter how well your organization responds to this moment, the world will be watching for proactive action and real progress in the future.

The DEI Foundations 6-week online course will equip learners with the core competencies they need to meet the challenges of this changing world of work so none of us get left behind.

Developed for people who are new to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, participants will learn what their role is in creating a culture of belonging, and be empowered with the knowledge they need to architect an inclusive and equitable future of work.

At JBC, we’re on a mission to awaken, equip and inspire everyone in your workplace with the knowledge that they are needed, that their voice can make a difference, and that they have the ability to make a real impact.

This course is for you if:

  • You want to learn more about how you can be an advocate for DEI in your workplace or organization
  • You have recently assumed responsibility for DEI in your organization, or have joined a team with that responsibility
  • You are involved with your company’s ERG/BRG or diversity council as a leader or member, and want to deepen your understanding of DEI
  • You are working as a DEI consultant
  • You aspire to be a DEI practitioner or consultant in the future
  • You are coaching/educating others on DEI language and best practices

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Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Better understand what it means to be an inclusive leader
  • Notice how their unconscious biases have been impacting their interactions with others
  • Speak about the value of DEI work in a way that engages the people around them
  • Meaningfully engage other people through the power of inclusive storytelling
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Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC) believes in unleashing the power of human potential, embracing diversity, and helping people - and organizations - thrive. The company is on a mission to set a new tone for business, and the world, and to create a more inclusive reality for generations to come by helping organizations create the type of workplace where people no longer feel pressure to downplay aspects of their identity in order to survive; instead, they begin to feel free to bring their full selves to work and motivated to contribute in a way that fuels bottom-line growth. 

"This was one of the most beneficial professional development programs I have ever completed. I was super impressed with the quality of the format, and how much I've learned as a result. This truly was a beneficial program, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn with JBC."

"This program has helped me synthesize storytelling and listening. We talk a lot about telling, cultivating, and sharing our diversity stories, but I've found that the hardest work and the most transformative work is being able to listen to other peoples'." —President & Founder

"Jennifer Brown Consulting understands the importance of relationship building in challenging microinequities and creating change. They have a genuine appreciation for the need to step out of one’s comfort zone in order to truly live as an agent of change." —Commissioner & Chair, NYC Commission on Human Rights


Access your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone  

Discussion forums where you can interact with other learners and the instructors  

Access an extensive resource library that includes worksheets, templates, examples, reading material, and podcasts

Participate in interactive live webinars with Jennifer Brown and other DEI subject matter experts  

Videos, quizzes and interactive content designed for a proven learning experience


Week 1

Introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) 

Week 2

Dimensions of Diversity  

Week 3

Equity in the Workplace

Week 4

Inclusive Interactions

Week 5

Privilege and Allyship

Week 6

Telling your DEI story

Additional Details: Course Length: 6 weeks
Estimated Learner Time Commitment: You can expect to spend around 2-3 hours per week reviewing course content material and completing activities and assignments.


The DEI Foundations Course is designed to increase participants' DEI acumen by orienting them to what diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are all about. Participants will learn about the history of DEI, learn to talk about DEI in a way that is inclusive of all, and explore core concepts that will help them begin to see how they can take meaningful action to support DEI at work. Participants will have opportunities to learn from subject matter experts and peers, and uncover the power of their own stories so they can talk about DEI in a meaningful and engaging way.  


As a certified woman- and LGBT-owned strategic leadership and diversity consulting firm, JBC understands how important it is to empower leaders to drive positive organizational change and the future of work in today’s rapidly changing business landscape. Our expert DEI instructors and facilitators are on a mission to help inclusive leaders everywhere make a positive impact in their organizations as they embrace their role in creating cultures of belonging where people no longer feel pressure to downplay aspects of their identity in order to thrive. 

Claire Tse


Claire Tse uses her expertise as a multi-lingual master Organizational Development Consultant to leverage her passion of infusing social neuroscience to optimize team performance.

Her areas of expertise include Unconscious Bias, Global Team Cohesiveness, Cultural IQ, Transgender 101, Influencing Through Storytelling, and Resiliency.


Elfi develops his strategic and facilitation acumen as an Organizational Development Consultant who has lived a life of eclectic and profound experiences that have honed a unique worldview.

He has worked with Fortune 500 clients including Microsoft, T-Mobile, LinkedIn, GlaxoSmithKline, and Capital One.


Kevin England, Ph.D. is an educator, researcher, and subject matter expert in Human Resources and Diversity & Inclusion. 

After completing his doctoral studies in Human Capital Management, Kevin launched multiple research programs studying ERG leaders and allies in organizations.  

Jennifer Brown


Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, diversity and inclusion consultant, and author.

As the Founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, her work in talent management, human capital, and intersectional theory has redefined the boundaries of talent potential and company culture.


Leaders who create an inclusive culture for their teams see decision-making and collaboration enhanced by 29% 

No matter where you are in your inclusive leader journey, the DEI Foundations course will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and guidance you need to prioritize DEI in your workplace and attract and retain top talent and customers. 

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