Is it for me?

This interactive and evidence-based course will give you a strong foundation in DEI. The content including examples is based on over a decade of hands-on experience and the latest research in the field. It is perfect for you if:

  • You are at the beginning of your diversity, equity, and inclusion learning journey

  • You have some knowledge and skills but want to better understand the big picture

  • You need a common language and approach in your group e.g. employee network, DEI Working Group, leadership

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome to DEI Essentials

    2. The Why

    3. Course Workbook

    4. Quiz

    5. Summary

    1. Introduction

    2. The neutrality myth

    3. The meritocracy myth

    4. Quiz

    5. The big picture

    6. Universal Design

    7. Your workplace

    8. Module 2 Quiz

    9. Summary

    1. Diversity defined

    2. Your identities

    3. Equity and Inclusion defined

    4. Quiz

    5. Summary

    1. Organizational practices

    2. Example

    3. DEI journey

    4. Quiz

    5. Summary

    1. Your areas of influance

    2. Survey - Your areas of influance

    3. Everyday behaviours

    4. Inclusive Workplace Competencies

    5. Your commitment

    6. Final message

    7. Course survey

Foundational course

  • 395,00 zł
  • approx. 90 EUR / 115 CAD
  • 5 modules + Workbook
  • 1.5 hours to complete

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Anna Kostecka

Managing Director, What Works

Anna Kostecka (she/her) is a globally-minded Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategist with +12 years of experience supporting organizations around the world on their DEI journey. Her work has helped over a hundred large and medium-sized employers from private, public, and non-profit sectors build more inclusive workplaces. She leads What Works consulting practice that supports employers in Canada and Europe.


“The name - DEI Essentials - fits perfectly as the course offers all the most important information on the topic. The examples used are excellent - eye-opening and not the ones you hear all the time. It’s a treat even for seasoned DEI practitioners. I learned something interesting here and there too! The course platform is very efficient and the user experience is great. I also really liked the course workbook with activities. You can clearly see the experience and expertise of the course instructor. This is not just a mix of slides and pieces of online training that you can get “for free”. If someone wants to get to know this topic well, this course is definitely recommended! ”

Michał Knapik, Diversity & Inclusion Senior Specialist at mBank S.A.

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  • What should I expect?

    This e-learning course will give you a strong foundation in DEI concepts and practices. It is evidence-based and interactive and it will introduce practical knowledge you can use in your workplace. We designed this course primarily for learners in Europe as many foundational DEI courses assume that the learners are from the US or Canada. However, the main principles of DEI work covered in this course apply to organizations anywhere in the world.

  • How do I access the course?

    You can access the course on a computer, mobile, or tablet. You will have 3 months of access to the course content.

  • How long will it take to complete the course?

    DEI Starter takes approx. 1.5 hours to complete and is accompanied by a course Workbook with reflection activities that will deepen your learning.

  • I would like to bring the course to my workplace. Do you offer group discounts?

    Yes. Contact us at [email protected] so we could discuss your needs.