Cultural Competency Certification and Licensing

Accelerate your cultural transformation

You’re ready to build and expand cultural competency across your entire organization.

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Scale Your Cultural Competency

To accelerate transformation across your organization, Leverage to Lead trains and certifies DEI facilitators within your organization. Once certified, your facilitators can lead Building Cultural Competency workshops for the rest of your employees.

Certifying multiple facilitators will increase the number of workshops you can hold within a shorter period. For comparison, a Leverage to Lead facilitator can train 25 people at a time, while 8 Certified Facilitators in your organization can train 200 people at a time. 

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Why Certify Your Own Employees?

Internal facilitators can hold workshops on your schedule, using your preferred meeting location or platform, all while holding your organization’s institutional and cultural knowledge.

At every step, facilitators receive Leverage to Lead support, access to a library of learning materials, and membership in a diverse Facilitators’ Community of Practice for the duration of their certification.

Organizational Benefits of Cultural Competency

  • Enhanced connection across employees and leadership
  • A deep sense of belonging within your organization
  • Personal & professional growth in emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills
  • Culturally competent & informed decision-making
  • A shared vocabulary for DEI transformation
  • Greater employee job satisfaction

  • Increased capacity to welcome & work through discomfort and uncertainty
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Certification Program Structure

Experience, Reflect, Practice, Implement

Attend virtual training sessions with a Leverage to Lead instructor. Experience the cultural competency training and learn to facilitate the materials with others.

Level 1: Identity & Deep Listening

Level 2: Power & Co-Creating Equity in Relationships

Level 3: Emotions & Inner Agility (2 parts)

Individual Sessions

Within each level, attend 1:1 processing sessions with an instructor for individual questions, needs, and coaching.

Community of Practice

Meet regularly with a supportive cohort of fellow facilitators to share and grow together.

 Ongoing Support as You Facilitate

Access to online materials, including fully developed workshop guides, slide decks, scripts, and reflections to help you facilitate with confidence; check-ins with your instructor; and notification of updated and revised materials.

We are excited to help every member of your organization understand, commit to, and live out your values. Every day, we see sustainable organizational change through cultural competency—relationships, responsibility, and partnership.

Contact our team to begin planning and scheduling your certification trainings.