Racial Diversity in Workplace Training

Online Course* (Self-paced)
Approx. time: 180 Minutes

This is an online non-interactive asynchronous reading-based (self-paced) course. Course lessons are offered through recorded videos, written information about the subject, including cases and activities.

This course teaches participants to understand the broader context of racial diversity and its benefits in the workplace. Participants learn about barriers to fair representation of racial minority people in the workplace. In particular, systemic racism is highlighted significant barrier to equity and diversity of racialized minority people in the workplace. Participants will have an opportunity to understand systemic racism issues in America. Participants will also have a chance to reflect on their racial identity’s meanings related to their environment and others. Participants will also learn tools to address systemic racism, including using the social justice approach to achieve racial diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

  • N.B.* This course is also offered in person by request/appointment.

What You’ll Learn:

  • To be informed of benefits of racial diversity in the workplace
  • To become aware of important terms, programs, or policies relating to racial diversity
  • To generate awareness of barriers to racial diversity in the workplace
  • To provide essential tools to address barriers to racial diversity in the workplace
  • To provide an opportunity for self-reflection skills for participants relating to their racial identity and status in society
  • To introduce social justice approach to fight systemic racism and other injustices and achieve fair representation of minority people in the workplace.


Tobias Mwandala, PhD, RSW, is an education consultant and social worker in Canada. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Prince Edward Island, and he is a graduate of Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has a Certificate in Leading Nonviolent Movements for Social Progress from Harvard Kennedy School. He earned his doctorate degree (PhD) in education from Northcentral University, California. He also has diverse expertise in social justice issues and case management with vulnerable populations.

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