DEI Foundations Level 2

A 8-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 (Level 2) 8-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 managers, HR professionals, and emerging DEI practitioners who have a foundational understanding of DEI concepts, and are looking for practical ways to apply these concepts in workplace processes and practices. The course focuses on the talent lifecycle, from recruiting talent through onboarding, compensation, talent assessment and development, and deploying talent to new roles in the organization, all from the perspective of DEI practitioners. Participants will learn how they can support DEI at every stage of the talent lifecycle, with an emphasis on case studies and interactive learning with other participants in the cohort. 

(Please note: this course is a continuation of Level 1 - DEI Foundations, but professionals with experience and training in DEI concepts may be approved to register for Level 2 without having completed Level 1 on a case-by-case exception basis.)

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 have completed Level 1 - DEI Foundations, and are looking to continue your Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion learning experience
  • You are involved with your company’s ERG/BRG or diversity council, and you want to expand your understanding of DEI applications
  • You work as a manager or a Human Resources professional, and want to be more inclusive in your work
  • You are planning to start, or have recently started, working in a DEI role in your organization
  • You aspire to work as a DEI consultant supporting organizations

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Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Better understand how to view the Talent Lifecycle through a DEI lens.
  • Recognize how unconscious bias can impact each phase of the Talent Lifecycle.
  • Apply DEI best practices to each phase of the Talent Lifecycle.
  • Address individual needs during each phase of the Talent Lifecycle.
  • Connect with peers and leaders in your organization about opportunities to improve each phase of the Talent Lifecycle.
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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

The Talent Lifecycle Framework  

Week 2

Sourcing and Recruiting

Week 3

Enabling Performance  

Week 4

Compensating and Rewarding

Week 5

Assessing Talent

Week 6

Developing and Deploying Talent

Week 7

Interviews with DEI Practitioners

Week 8

Final Project Presentations

Additional Details: Course Length: 8 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 (Level 2) is designed to increase participants' DEI acumen by showing them how diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues exist throughout the Talent Lifecycle. Participants will learn how every phase of the Talent Lifecycle can be viewed through a DEI lens. They will better understand how to identify opportunities to improve each phase of the Talent Lifecycle by avoiding unconscious bias and providing a more inclusive process. And as part of their final project, they will engage with others in their organization or industry to learn how these concepts apply directly to real-world workplace situations.  


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.


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.


Adrienne Lawrence is an award-winning author, speaker, and on-air commentator specializing in conversations concerning society’s systems of oppression, gender and racial parity. She holds two master’s degrees – a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, and a M.A. in journalism from the University of Southern California. 

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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