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Diverse Leadership Certificate

Are you interested in a leadership certificate program that expands your skills to effectively lead diverse workplace teams?  Employers are placing greater emphasis on managers who are able to motivate, engage and energize teams to innovate and produce successful results. Learn these sought-after skills in eSpelman's Diverse Leadership Certificate. 

This online certificate captures the elements of Spelman College’s signature African Diaspora & The World Program in a completely online format specifically for the adult learner. Our ADW faculty created this program to expand leadership skills from the lens of African Diaspora concepts for immediate impact on workplace interactions. African Diaspora concepts are derived with a global context and from interdisciplinary and gender-informed perspectives.

What You’ll Learn

Our Diverse Leadership students will have a chance to:

  • Examine personal awareness and perceptions of identify, implicit biases, microaggressions, systemic, structural and strategic racism, classism, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age, intersectionality, ableism and their impact on workplace interactions 
  • Investigate structural and systemic oppression, especially as it relates to privilege and power and its impact on current workplace interactions
  • Develop/discover strategies to improve workplace interactions

Program Info

Spring 2022

Time Commitment

Four 8-week Courses
4 - 6 Hours/Week


Online, Self-paced


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Submitted official transcripts


The Diverse Leadership Certificate consists of four eight-week courses for a total of twelve credit hours. All courses are offered online only and are self-paced.

Course Credit Hours
Diverse Leadership Intro Basic, African Diaspora & The World 3
Diverse Leadership Intro Intermediate, African Diaspora & The World 3
Using African Diaspora & The World Concepts to Develop Workplace Leaders 3
African Diaspora of the World and Women's Leadership 3


We are launching this eSpelman Certificate at the inaugural price of $6,000. This deeply-discounted rate will only be available for a limited time.

You may also choose to take individual courses at the price of $772 per credit hour.


All courses in this certificate are online and self-paced. Learn in your own time and schedule from anywhere you choose!

Spelman Faculty Course Developers

Francesina Jackson, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of the Teacher Education Department, U.S. Department of Education First in the World Project Principal Investigator, Director of the Student Success Program (retired in 2020)

Joan Foster McCarty
ADW Instructor

Alix Pierre, Ph.D.
Director of Cultural Orientation, Lecturer of World Languages and Cultures, African Diaspora & The World