Diversity Coach Certification

Develop and Deepen Your Coaching Skills

Coach Training Curriculum

Diversity Coach Certification training develops and deepens your coaching knowledge and application. This learning area introduces advanced teachings, tools and practice to further your level of coaching to shift client perspectives. You will learn our unique Cultural Competency Model for coaching across diverse communities.

CoachDiversity’s curriculum is based on a few simple and powerful principles, which are consistent with research about the most effective modes of adult learning and behavioral change:

  • Experiential
  • Outcomes-focused
  • Growth and accountability

“Our goal is to make diversity and inclusion so relevant that leaders and organizations do it with ease and proactively avoid the historical roadblocks.”
Dr. Towanna Burrous

Choose The Training Path That’s Right For You

PATH 1: Associate Diversity Coach
Associate Diversity Coach (ADC) involves 60 training hours. Attend Session 1 Coaching Foundations and complete the remaining hours virtually. This certification curriculum includes coaching foundations. You will be able to begin your coaching practice with a solid foundation of core coaching competencies. No additional in-person classroom time is required.

What you get:

  • 30 hours of in-person training (Session 1)
  • 6 virtual learning labs
  • 12 peer coaching hours
  • 10 mentor coaching hours
  • 2 hours self-study writing assignment

This program takes approximately 4 months to complete. This designation helps you to qualify for the ICF membership and apply for the ICF’s certification and credentialing through the ACC ACSTH Path.


PATH 2: Certified Professional Diversity Coach
Certified Professional Diversity Coach (CPDC) includes 125 training hours. Attend Session 1 Coaching Foundations; Session 2 Coaching & Cultural Competencies; and Session 3 Inclusive Leadership & Business Development.        

The CPDC level certification curriculum includes coaching foundations, advanced coaching techniques, deeper emotional intelligence work, CoachDiversity’s model for diversity and inclusion, cultural competence, and leadership and business development. You will learn the coach-approach to developing cultural competence as a coach. The topics covered:

  • Developing awareness of cultural difference
  • Cultivating non-judgmental attitude toward difference
  • Transforming bias toward inclusion
  • Coaching principles and cultural competency
  • Minority stress
  • Managing conflict around diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Coaching micro-aggressions

What you get:

  • 90 hours of in-person training (Sessions 1, 2 & 3)
  • 6 virtual learning labs
  • 12 peer coaching hours
  • 10 mentor coaching hours
  • 2 hours self-study writing assignment
  • 5 hours business development

This program takes approximately 6 months to complete. This designation helps you to qualify for the ICF membership and apply for the ICF’s certification and credentialing through the PCC ACSTH Path.

How Will You Use Your Certification?

Upon successful completion of the CoachDiversity Institute’s coach training program, you will be able to:

  • Confidently use coaching skills and techniques
  • Engage in effective formal and informal coaching conversations
  • Establish the foundations for building a career as a coach
  • Successfully engage in coach relationships with diverse clientele

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