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Aug 22 - 23, 2024
Certificate of Completion
COBE eligible
2 Days


The Equity Fluent Leadership Academy is an unparalleled diversity, equity, and inclusion training designed for visionary business leaders who aspire to advance equity and inclusion at work and drive lasting change for the benefit of others, their organizations, and the broader community.

Led by the Center for Equity, Gender & Leadership (EGAL) at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, this pioneering inclusive leadership training will help you embody what it means to be an Equity Fluent Leader™ and understand—and clearly communicate to others—why diversity and inclusion matter. You’ll also build self-awareness by reflecting on your lived experience and better recognizing your power and possible privilege while gaining the mindset and strategies that empower you as an equity-fluent leader. 

Gain the Mindset, Strategies & Tools of an EFL

Learn valuable tools and inclusion strategies to advance more equitable workplace norms, practices, and cultures within your organization.

Master Inclusive Communication with an Equitable Lens

Acquire pragmatic and equitable communication strategies and practices to help promote equitable language in your daily exchanges and throughout your team. 

Navigate Difficult DEI Conversations

Boost your confidence in navigating difficult DEI conversations in the workplace by role-playing real-world examples and acquiring effective research-backed tools.

With this program, you will receive:

  • Leading-edge equitable leadership curriculum and illuminating exercises and discussions designed and led by world-class Berkeley Haas faculty and DEI thought leaders
  • Exclusive networking opportunities with a high-caliber cohort of peers, faculty, and thought-leaders 
  • Access to the program’s alumni community
  • An Equity Fluent Leadership Certificate of Completion 
More about this program

The future of business is equitable, and to successfully innovate and maintain a competitive advantage, organizations must embrace inclusion wholeheartedly. This requires a new leadership profile: Equity Fluent Leadership. So, what makes a leader “Equity Fluent”?

Equity Fluent leaders are trailblazers who tirelessly advocate change with the intention of promoting a more inclusive and equitable world. They courageously and empathetically communicate inclusivity and are committed to nurturing an environment that supports and welcomes all perspectives. 

The Equity Fluent Leadership (EFL) Academy was created to provide leaders with what they need to become equity-fluent and cultivate a more inclusive culture at work—and beyond.

Throughout this profoundly transformative diversity and inclusion training, participants will learn skills and strategies to advance psychological safety in their organization and teams, understand and use language that promotes belonging, and gain confidence in initiating and conducting courageous conversations related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Enjoy a Highly-Engaging and Empowering Program Experience

Over two days, the distinguished team at the Center for Equity, Gender & Leadership (EGAL) at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business will guide you through this powerful inclusion training in a highly interactive setting using:

  • research-driven curriculum
  • pragmatic exercises 
  • lively discussions

You’ll also join a cohort of like-minded professionals and take advantage of valuable networking opportunities to further catalyze your Equity Fluent Leadership.  

Emerge a More Inclusive and Transformative Leader

Ultimately, you will walk away with a new mindset, deep knowledge, research-driven methods, and powerful tools that empower you to develop your own diversity and inclusion strategy and confidently use your new skills to expand equity, advance belonging, and positively transform your organization and society as a whole. 

Who it's for

  • Any leader or manager who views themselves as current or potential visionaries in their company and desires to promote more equitable practices in the workplace
  • Professionals looking to build—and be recognized for—Equity Fluency and improve DEI through their current and future roles
  • Anyone interested in acquiring powerful diversity and inclusion strategies and better understand themselves and others in order to foster a more inclusive world

Want to approach your employer about professional development classes and request employer support? Read the Employer Payment Assistance Guide.

Early Registration Discount

Register and pay by Jun 27, 2024 to receive a 10% discount on the regular program price of $3,850.

Price shown reflects discount. Reserved seats must be paid in full prior to Jun 27, 2024 or the full price will apply. Discounts may not be combined with other promotions or special offers.

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Format & Structure


In-person program
2 Days
  • Two-day diversity, equity, and inclusion program 
  • World-renowned Berkeley Haas and Executive Education Faculty 
  • Pragmatic exercises and discussions
  • Highly interactive environment 
  • Exclusive networking opportunities
  • Access to the program alumni community 
  • Equity Fluent Leadership Certificate of Completion  

Dates & Costs


Aug 22 - 23, 2024

Attend this program with a group of your colleagues.

Attend this program with colleagues to gain greater organizational impact. Groups of five or more receive special rates.

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Employer Reimbursement

Gain tips on how to approach your manager about professional development and tuition reimbursement. 

How do I enroll in this program?

Enrolling in any one of our programs is simple:

  • Click on the "enroll" button on the program page
  • Create an account or log in to our customer portal
  • Complete the online reservation form (should take less than 2 minutes)
  • Pay by credit card to complete your enrollment, or select your preferred payment type to reserve your seat and connect with the finance team
How much time can I expect to spend on coursework each day?

We know that time away from the office is precious, so we work hard to make our program experiences as productive and valuable as possible. Our programs span full business days starting between 8:30-9:00 a.m. and running through 5 p.m. with lunch served in the classroom and short breaks throughout the day.

Approximately 1-2 hours of evening activities and preparation for the next day are required for some programs. Please download the program guide for more detail.

Do your programs provide credits towards a degree, grades, transcripts, or Continuing Education Units (CEUs)?

Our programs are non-degree programs and do not hold any credit unit equivalency, letter grades, pass/fail designation, Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or transcripts. Rather, we provide a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the program.

To qualify for a certificate of completion, a participant must meet the minimum requirements as noted for each program and maintaining at least 80% attendance/engagement.

Can I enroll in a program if I live outside of the U.S.?

Yes. Enrollment is available to global leaders, but visa requirements may apply. Proficiency in written and spoken English at a level that allows full engagement and participation in a program is recommended.

For most international participants, a B1/B2 visa—for participation in scientific, educational, professional, or business conventions, conferences, or seminars—is required for entry into the United States to attend a program with us.

Requesting and receiving a visa takes time and we recommend beginning the process three or four months in advance of the start date of a program.

You can ask your Program Manager to prepare an invitation letter to help with your visa application. It is important to emphasize that the visit is for business purposes.

The Visa Waiver Program is available to citizens or nationals from select countries. Check the Department of State website to determine your eligibility and learn about the waiver process.

The list of countries sanctioned by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control currently includes: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and the Ukraine-Crimea Region, plus the addition of Russia for Berkeley Executive Education at this time.


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Certificate of Completion

Signal your professional achievement to your network and get recognized for your completion! Upon successful completion of the program, UC Berkeley Executive Education grants a verified digital certificate of completion to participants that you are encouraged to add to your profiles.

Note: This program results in a digital certificate of completion and is not eligible for degree credit/CEUs. After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you directly. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of UC Berkeley Executive Education.

Certificate of Completion
This program is eligible to count toward the

Certificate of Business Excellence

Curriculum days
2 Days
Leadership & Communication

Participants in the Certificate of Business Excellence (COBE) program will earn a mark of distinction from a world-class university, gain access to a powerful global network, and enjoy the flexibility of completing the program in up to three years. A UC Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence allows individuals to create a personal learning journey structured by our four academic pillars to gain management essentials in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Finance to drive both personal and organizational development.

Certificate of Business Excellence