2016 DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program

2016 DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program

The DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program prepares qualified professionals to create and implement highly successful D&I strategies for organizational excellence and a competitive edge in today’s global marketplace. The program blends theory and practice during a 5-day intensive curriculum and on-going professional development within the graduate network. Graduates of the program are recognized as a NDCCDP (National Diversity Council Certified Diversity Professional).



October 17-21, 2016



8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.



University of Phoenix
Gardena Learning Center
1515 W. 190th St., Ste. 200
Gardena, CA 90248
Parking Directions


Hotel Options

Courtyard Los Angeles Torrance/South Bay
Minimum rate $210 Maximum rate $234
1925 W 190th St, Torrance, CA 90504

Extended Stay America South
Minimum rate $81 Maximum rate $100
18602 S Vermont Ave, Gardena, CA 90248

Travelodge Inn & Suites Gardena
Minimum rate $85 Maximum rate $150
1390 W 186th Street, Gardena, CA 90248

Holiday Inn Torrance
Minimum rate $203 Maximum rate $225
19800 S Vermont Ave, Torrance, CA 90502

*Prices are rough estimates and are not guaranteed.


View flyer here



Cecilia Orellana-Rojas, Ph.D.
VP-Strategy & Research
National Diversity Council

Al Sullivan, CPC, MSOD, SHRM-SCP
President & Owner
Inspirus Consulting Inc.

Armida Mendez Russell
National Diversity Council

T.K. Floyd
National Diversity Council

Guest Speakers

Karen Clark
SVP, Marketing
City National Bank

Michael Geraghty, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Affairs, Southern California Campus
University of Phoenix


Curriculum Outline

Information here.



$5,000 for corporate partner representatives
$6,000 for non-corporate partner representatives


A $3 processing fee will be applied to the transaction.


Sponsored By

University of Phoenix


For additional information about the certification program, click here. Primary contact for additional inquiries: cecilia.orellana-rojas@nationaldiversitycouncil.org