Certificate in Organizational Inclusion and Diversity

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. - Martin Luther King Jr.




Your organization's long-term success depends upon its ability to create an environment where employees feel valued and have the tools they need to succeed.

Creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace is your competitive advantage!

This engaging program will provide you and your team with the tools you need to eliminate implicit bias in recruiting, hiring, and performance management.



The program will provide organizational leaders, managers, HR professionals, and employees with rich insight into hidden bias and its impact. You and your team will walk away with a new understanding of how to develop and maintain a truly diverse and inclusive workplace.



  • Strategies that will improve organizational effectiveness and innovation
  • Develop the groundwork to build a more inclusive and diverse workplace
  • Eliminate implicit bias
  • Take away a new understanding of how to develop and maintain a truly diverse and inclusive workplace



  • Program manual, including worksheets and templates
  • Engaging learning activities: simulations and case studies, question and answer sessions



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October 15 & 17, 2024

Meeting Tuesday & Thursday
12:30pm - 4:30pm ET
Live Interactive Program via Zoom




  • All of our classes include strategies to maximize learning and ensure an enjoyable, informative learning experience.

MSU employee discount & education assistance available. Please contact Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu for more information.


Tina M. Riley

Dr. Tina M. Riley, is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University and served as the School's Director of Professional Development and Associate Director for 20 years.

She is a results-based educator and executive coach with expertise helping individual leaders, and organizations, achieve their full potential through high-impact communications that build trust and promote inclusion and engagement.

Her engaging and holistic approach to teaching facilitates learners' ability to move from theory to practice. Her teaching style makes complex concepts accessible to graduate students and seasoned professionals alike. Dr. Riley teaches academic and professional development classes including leadership and interpersonal skills development, labor relations, developing inclusive workplaces and conducting workplace investigations.

With her passionate and engaging style, Dr. Riley develops and presents customized leadership development programs for both public and private sector organizations, from manufacturing to the courts. Organizational leaders and HR professionals from across the globe including Bahrain, Cameroon, Canada, Georgia, India, and Nigeria report finding her programs to be highly beneficial both for individuals, teams, and organizations.

Dr. Riley holds a Ph.D. in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education, with a concentration in Communications, and a Master of Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University.

Dreux Baker

Dreux Baker, currently serves as the Assistant Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Residence Education and Housing Services. Dreux helps to co-lead REHS's anti-racist/anti-oppression agenda in its aspirations of becoming an anti-racist, multicultural department. As an integral member of the REHS DEI Unit team, Dreux fosters collaborative relationships with minoritized student groups and student leaders, develop DEI educational resources and training opportunities for REHS staff members and students, assist with bias incident follow ups/care-informed management strategies and practices, and actively support efforts and initiatives to advance DEI in the residence halls and university apartments.

Dreux has a wealth of DEI and leadership experiences starting as an undergraduate student where worked as an Intercultural Aide through the Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions and as a Student Leader in the Multiracial Unity Living Experience Program. From there, he continued the work professionally where, before joining REHS, he was a supervisor for the MRULE/ICA Program at the Mosaic Multicultural Unity Center at MSU. Alongside students, Dreux has worked to help all students find a sense of belonging at the university through several initiatives such as peer lead discussions, social events, and service opportunities. Dreux's work has always been in proximity to students and grounded in the belief that the work we do is best when it is student-centered. This has allowed him to form many meaningful personal and professional relationships with students, work as an advisor for student groups, as well as sit on committees with students. Dreux's DEI professional expertise and personal experiences are an asset to REHS and the University as we continue to place student voices, experiences and needs at the forefront of our work.

One or more instructors listed above will be teaching


  • Registration will close 2 business days before the start of the program or earlier if program enrollment reaches capacity.



  • Cancellation more than 30 calendar days before program start date: Full refund
  • Cancellation 14 – 29 calendar days prior to program start date: 50% cancellation fee, remainder of program fee refunded
  • Cancellation 13 or fewer calendar days prior to program start date: No refund
  • Cancellation fees may be waived if the participant registers and attends the same program within 12 months. Fees may only be waived once.
  • Participants may send a substitute from the same organization for the same program and date by notifying Kristi White via email at least 5 calendar days in advance of program start date.

MSU reserves the right to cancel programs when enrollment criteria are not met or for conditions beyond its control. Any additional costs incurred by the enrollee of canceled programs are the responsibility of the enrollee.



  • MSU's Federal ID Number is 38-6005984
  • Business casual attire.
  • Please, no audio or video recording.



This program has been approved for 7 continuing education credit hours towards Professional Development Program recertification.

Learn more about Recertification


Questions? We would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this or any of our training programs. Please contact Director of Professional Development, Melanie Zaremba at mzaremba@msu.edu.