Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the Workplace through Mentorship (self-paced online course)

3 modules

Course Length
45 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

19 Nov 2022



Note: This is a self-paced online course.

Training Overview

This course will provide an introduction to mentorship, best practices and expectations of mentees and mentors, and organizational strategies for implementing a successful mentorship program to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. In this course, mentorship is presented as an effective strategy to advance DEI among individuals, groups, and organizations, especially those in governmental public health agencies. There are no prerequisites.

The course contains three modules: the content module, a resources module, and an evaluation. After finishing all three modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

The entire training is expected to take 45 minutes to complete. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact


About the Course Developers
This course was developed by the Region IV Public Health Training Center at the Emory University Rollins Schools of Public Health. We would like to thank Vincent L. Briley, MA, Assistant Dean of Learning and Engagement at Cuyahoga Community College, Metropolitan Campus for his contribution to the content of this module, and Kirsten Rodgers, EdD, MSPH, MCHES, Lead Learning and Development Specialist, and founder of Proximate Learning for her contribution to the content and design of this module.   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


  • Describe at least three ways mentorship is used to advance DEI.
  • Differentiate between the four roles of mentorship.
  • Identify at least three best practices for a successful mentorship.
  • Describe at least three expectations to maintain a successful mentorship.
  • Apply at least two organizational strategies to support mentorship programs that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Advancing DEI through Mentorship Certificate

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