Region IV Public Health Training Center

Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace through Mentorship

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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3-5 minutes


0.75 hours


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This is a self-paced online course with three modules. Training takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browers) and computer speakers.

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.

Reviewers say, "Great information on mentorship and what's needed to have a successful program."

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.  

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017. 

What You'll Learn

  • 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.

Competency Terms

Workforce Diversity
Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills

Related Occupations

Other Professional
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit

Related Job Tasks

Assure an effective system that enables equitable access to the individual services and care needed to be healthy
Build and support a diverse and skilled public health workforce