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Earn Six Professional Certifications in Diversity ROI - Available ONLY from Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc.

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By enrolling, you can achieve certification as a:

  • Certified Diversity ROI Professional (CDROIP)
  • Certified Diversity ROI Trainer (CDROIT)
  • Certified Diversity Advisor (CDA)
  • Certified Diversity Performance Consultant/Technologist (CDPC)
  • Certified Diversity Business Partner (CDBP)
  • Certified Diversity Strategist (CDSTRAT)
  • Certified Diversity Intervention Specialist (CDIS)
Hubbard Diversity ROI Institute

These Certifications can only be obtained from Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc.

You can become Level-I up to Level III Certified in the Hubbard Diversity ROI (DROI®)Methodology

Imagine Your Name:____________CDA, CDROIT (with these or other earned credentials after your name)

These certification processes are designed to help you build professional skills, knowledge and confidence to effectively improve the performance of your organization with measurable results.
All of our certification areas utilize a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) ROI focus such that the DEI Professional gains competencies and skills that add a measurable difference that is quantifiable and “evidence-based” on the bottom-line in return on Investment (ROI) terms. We help you show that the investments made in your Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives are well worth it a language that resonates with C-Suite executives and other key stakeholders.

For example:

Certified Diversity ROI Professional (CDROIP)
Now You Can Earn the Professional “CDROI Certification” in Diversity ROI to Meet the Strategic Business and Return on Investment (ROI) Needs of Your Organization One of the most challenging issues facing organizations is to place a value on the benefits of Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. Many DEIBA professionals interested in demonstrating ROI Impact of their interventions and initiatives on the bottom-line have asked the following questions:
** How will we be able to demonstrate that our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Accessibility (DEIBA) initiatives contribute to the organization’s bottom line?
** How do we show senior executives and others that Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Accessibility are strategic business partners aligned and linked to the goals and objectives of the organization?
** How can we measure, with credibility, the ROI impact of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Accessibility (DEIBA) interventions on organizational performance?
** What Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Accessibility (DEIBA) initiatives help the organization add a measurable financial impact on the bottom-line?
Participants will develop the capability to demonstrate and enhance the value of their programs. You will also become a member of a global network of professionals who have mastered the DROI® Methodology. Upon completion and acceptance of your DROI® study, you will be awarded the Certified Diversity ROI Professional designation.
Certified Diversity ROI Strategist (CDROISTRT)
Perfect for those in a Diversity Leadership Role who must build Diversity Strategic Plans and Change Implementation Strategies that must demonstrate financial and other performance impacts on the organization’s bottom line. All of our certification areas utilize a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) ROI focus such that the DEI Professional gains competencies and skills that add a measurable difference that is “evidence-based” on the bottom line. C-Suite executives and stakeholders want to see evidence that your strategic plans drive measurable impacts and outcomes that are credible and validated with analytics.
Certified Diversity Performance Consultant/Technologist (CDPC)
Perfect for those in an “Analyst Role” who need/want the skill set to analyze the Return on Investment impact of any Diversity Initiative they create and implement. We show you the “right” analytics and metrics to measure, track and report progress to demonstrate your DEI culture and business impact.
Diversity professionals in this role design, develops, delivers and evaluates diversity performance solutions; maintains and applies an in-depth working knowledge in anyone or more of the diversity performance improvement areas of expertise; take a disciplined approach to assessing individual and organizational effectiveness in the midst of collective mixtures of differences and similarities, diagnosing causes of diversity tensions from differences, similarities and complexities, and recommending a set of interventions; design solutions to improve diverse workforce performance and/or solutions to improve organizational performance.

Diversity Specialist: This role contains three diversity ROI sub-roles: Diversity Trainer, Diversity Advisor, and Intervention Specialist.

Certified Diversity ROI Trainer (CDROIT)

Perfect for Internal Trainers who want to learn professional Instructional Systems Design (ISD) and Diversity Training Return on Investment (DTROI) Analysis Methods for any Diversity Training Initiative they create and implement. What makes us different is we teach processes which help you demonstrate the financial, bottom-line impact of your training programs and initiatives that resonate with C-Suite business goals and objectives in “evidence-based terms. We give you the skills, competencies, tools, templates, and worksheets that help you make a measurable difference in the organization’s performance! This role designs, develops and delivers or evaluates diversity learning solutions; maintains and applies an in-depth working knowledge in any one or more of the diversity learning or intervention specialty areas of expertise — Designing Diversity Learning, Delivering Diversity Training, Measuring and Evaluating Diversity Learning Impact, etc.

Certified Diversity Advisor (CDA) 

Perfect for Diversity Council Members and ERG/BRG Leaders and Members responsible for organizational change and “coaching/advising” the organization through the change process. Participants are taught organizational analysis, coaching and influence skills, Diversity change and ROI Analysis Methods, and much more. This role Improves Diverse Workforce Performance, Improves Organizational Performance, Coaches and Mentors, Serves on Diversity Councils or Diversity Advisory Boards, etc. using large-scale change and ROI measurement methodologies.

Certified Diversity Intervention Specialist (CDIS)

This role helps Facilitate Organizational Change, Builds Diverse Workforce Plans, and Improves Talent Management, etc. by being an expert in designing and developing specific DEI interventions and initiatives in a wide range of content areas. When you need to devise a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and/or Accessibility performance intervention that is measurable and customize to apply to a specialized area of DEIBA, this person possesses the specialized knowledge and skills to co-create it with you.

Diversity Business Partner (CDBP) Advanced, Senior-level (Level III) Diversity ROI Certification – Uniquely designed for Chief Diversity Officers who desire advanced training beyond the CDROIP earned credential.

Perfect for Chief Diversity Officers and other senior executives who need to apply Advanced ROI business and industry knowledge to partner with organizational stakeholders and clients in identifying workplace and business improvement opportunities to leverage differences, similarities for performance improvement; evaluate possible solutions and recommend solutions that will have a positive ROI impact on performance and business results; gain client agreement and commitment to proposed solutions and collaboratively develop an overall implementation strategy that includes evaluating the ROI impact on business performance; use appropriate cultural and inclusive leadership and coaching styles and other communication methods to build effective long-term relationships with the client(s); utilize advanced problem-solving and data analysis and change methods to create measurable differences in the organization’s performance, and much more!

You Receive an Advanced Analysis Toolkit: Each Certification Level will enable you to leave certified to use a comprehensive toolkit that is jammed-packed with books, templates, DEI ROI calculators, decision-support tools, diverse work team analysis, change management assessments, performance models, and other tools that are customized for your specific area of expertise.

Advanced Analysis Toolkit

Now You Can Earn Professional Certifications in Diversity to Learn Critical Performance Impact and Consulting Skills to Meet the Strategic Business and Return on Investment (ROI) Needs of Your Organization

One of the most challenging issues facing organizations is to place a value on the benefits of diversity. Many diversity professionals and others interested in diversity have asked the following questions:

  • How will we be able to demonstrate that diversity contributes to the organization’s bottom line?
  • How do we show senior executives and others that diversity is a strategic business partner that is aligned and linked to the goals and objectives of the organization?
  • How can we measure, with credibility, the impact of diversity on organizational performance?
  • What strategic diversity processes help an organization excel in the domestic and global marketplace and provide favorable returns to stockholders and stakeholders?

If your organization is like most, you have probably found it challenging to answer these questions.

The Hubbard Diversity Return on Investment (DROI®) methodology, developed by Dr. Edward E. Hubbard, has proven to be an accurate, credible, and feasible approach to addressing the ROI accountability issues for all types of organizations.

The Hubbard Diversity Measurement and Productivity Institute (DM&P) and the Hubbard Diversity ROI Institute offers six types of professional, skill-based, business performance impact certifications for diversity professionals. Each professional certification incorporates the proven Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc. diversity return on investment (DROI®) Methodology developed by Dr. Edward E. Hubbard to calculate financial and other contributions of diversity to the organization’s bottom line. These certifications are based upon the Hubbard Diversity Discipline Frameworktm and processes adapted from the Phillips ROI Institutetm.

The training equips you with tools, models, skills, and Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc.’s trademark diversity return-on-investment analysis methods for training, advising, and consulting to handle diversity interventions within your organization. The competency-based training and individual development workshops will provide you with the expertise to:

  • Provide diversity training for your organization that educates employees on diversity and specifically links key diversity business impact drivers to improved organizational performance
  • Diagnose organizational problems and identify strategic interventions utilizing diversity to meet critical customer, operational, and other needs.
  • Increase your knowledge and skill to deliver an organization and industry relevant diversity workshop with proven measurement tools that help you show the diversity training’s contribution to improved job performance and return on investment.
  • Measure, build and enhance the skills and contributions of diverse work teams that add value to the bottom-line
  • Learn skills to conduct individual and organizational Cultural Audit and other assessments to deliver feedback and plan for improved performance
  • Design measurable diversity strategic plans that utilize a credible return on investment methodology highlighting costs and benefits in financial and non-financial terms
  • Develop and utilize coaching and facilitation skills to handle sensitive Diversity Council and 1:1 employee discussions.
  • Build diversity performance consulting competencies and skills to work with all levels within the organization
  • Learn coaching and consultation processes to create measurable diversity strategic plans and initiatives
  • Utilize a wide range of time-saving diversity planning and implementation tools as well as software tools that demonstrate progress and results.

The methodology has been accepted and used throughout the U.S. and in numerous countries around the world. It is the leading approach for Diversity ROI measurement and accountability.

Facilitated by Dr. Edward E. Hubbard, Certification in the DROI® Methodology provides a hands-on, practical measurement experience. Participants learn how to use the DROI® methodology to measure the contribution of programs, satisfy client needs, enhance program success, and build respect with stakeholders.

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What was the problem you needed to solve?

Why did you choose Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc.?

  • I/my organization contacted Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc. because I have a desire to elevate the value I&D has within the organization to clearly demonstrate the measurable impact our initiatives have on the organizational objectives.
  • I chose H&H because I want to work with the absolute best in the industry.  I work for a company who is recognized as the leader in our industry and that’s who I want to work with.  I also felt very comfortable admitting what I don’t know without feeling judged.  The Hubbards are also very knowledgeable and they’re years of experience comes out when you engage them.

How did Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc. solve your problem?

In what ways was Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc.’s solution unique?

  • I was struggling with demonstrating the alignment of our I&D strategy to our organizational initiatives and they helped me work through that process.
  • They leveraged their Business Alignment Map which is a step by step process of clarifying strategy and aligning to organizational objectives.

What did you particularly like about Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc.’s approach or delivery?

  • I like that their approach is very exploratory and conversational.  It wasn’t a one way directive where they were just telling me what to do.  They didn’t come into the relationship with assumptions and prescriptions before getting to know my challenges.  Also their interplay between one another adds a unique perspective to addressing my challenges.   They also always validated that I was getting what I needed from the interaction. 

How would you summarize your experience as a whole?

  • I found the experience working with Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc. to be enjoyable and informative.  Its very easy to get lost in conversation because of their depth of experience.  I don’t feel like any of my challenges are so unique that they haven’t encountered it or have a perspective worth listening to.

Would you recommend Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc. to others? If so, who and why?

  • I would recommend Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc. to my counterparts and my peers:
Franklin Reed
Title: Director of Inclusion & Diversity
Company: TEKsystems

What was the problem you needed to solve?

Why did you choose Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc.?

  • I/my organization contacted Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc. because we recently created a role focused on inclusion in the workplace and I was struggling to prioritize and demonstrate the value of the numerous initiatives involved in the program.
  • I chose H&H after reading “The Diversity Scorecard” about a year ago. It came back into my mind when I was trying to quantify the value of activities when creating the first department budget.

How did Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc. solve your problem?

In what ways was Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc.’s solution unique?

  • Hubbard & Hubbard, helped me by helping me identify and evaluate the different factors in each of the programs and organize them into a more executable strategy
  • The result was we are reframing our approach to the initiative, focusing more on gathering the data we need to make effective decisions than acting on assumptions or others’ experience.
  • The solution was unique because it combines all of the “traditional” methods of outlining a change management initiative with the ability to define metrics that aid in evaluating not only cost benefit, but the actual behavioral delta that is attributable to the inclusion activities.

What did you particularly like about our approach or delivery?

  • One thing I liked was Hubbard & Hubbard’s ability to work with the construct I currently had in place and demonstrate how it could be restructured into the Hubbard methodology to provide much more valuable data.

Would you recommend Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc. to others? If so, who and why?

  • I would recommend Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc. to anyone who is responsible for creating strategies to address inclusion issues in their organization. While the value of the approach can be beneficial at any phase of your initiative, I think it was particularly helpful for us as we were at the six-month mark when I took the course.
  • I think its greatest value is to give you the language and methodology that you need to design, develop and implement programs that will move toward your desired objectives in the most cost and benefit effective way.

What additional information would you add about Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc. that we have not asked?

  • There is special value in learning something from its source. I think the fact that the program is something you have created from the start, and added to with your experience, makes your approach to sharing this knowledge very comprehensive and personal. When we are struggling to assure that this very important work that we are doing is successful, having a framework that provides both the tangible and intangible indicators we need to be effective is critical. Based on my experience to date, it surpasses expectations.


  • On an additional note, both Drs. Hubbard are extremely engaging and patient in their delivery of the material and make you feel that whatever your challenge, their methods will help you to meet it.

Toni E. Cornelius

Title: Managing Director, Inclusion and Workforce Strategy

Company: Mesirow Financial

Program Flow for Hubbard Diversity Discipline & DROI® Certification Process

What Does Certification Mean?

A commonly asked question focuses on the value of the certification process itself – what does it mean for both the participant and the participant’s employer? From the employer’s perspective, certification provides assurance that the participant is capable of implementing the DROI® methodology and conducting DROI® impact studies. This certification is the only process available to provide the employer with the evidence and assurance about capability in diversity measurement, evaluation and diversity return on investment. This certification is becoming an important credential for selecting, placing, compensating, and promoting employees in diversity measurement assignments. The individuals who possess this unique capability are often in demand, and command higher salaries in the marketplace. Certain jobs have this certification as one of the prerequisites.


From the participant’s perspective, certification is the validation of specific diversity measurement skills and knowledge. The principle advantage of certification is the self-satisfaction and confidence in having prescribed skills necessary to implement the DROI® methodology.


Once you have selected your diversity ROI certification focus area, complete the following steps:

Program Flow for Hubbard Diversity Discipline & DROI® Certification
Level I

Prerequisite: None

Level 1 DROI

Program Flow for Hubbard Diversity Discipline & DROI® Certification Process
Level II

Prerequisite:  Completion of Level I

Level 2 DROI

For example, our Certified Trainers receive the designation of “CDROIT” Professional highlighting their expertise and capabilities to deliver measurable, “evidence-based” outcomes that demonstrate an impact on the bottom-line in financial and non-financial terms.

Diversity Focus Areas
Diversity Focus Areas 2
Diversity Focus Areas 3

Program Flow for Hubbard Diversity Discipline & DROI® Certification Process
Level III

Prerequisite:  Completion of Levels I and II

  1. Attend Level III-Diversity Business Partner Certification Workshop
  2. Prework Assignment is to be completed and is required to prepare for the certification workshop level. 
  1. Attend Problem Solving and Data Analysis Workshop  required course for Level III
  2. Attend Internal Consulting and Coaching Skills Workshop required course for Level III
  3. Level III-Practicum skill application required after completion of Level III Diversity Business Partner Certification Workshop
  4. Validation of skill and knowledge acquisition, which enables the participant to become certified in the Diversity Discipline & DROI® methodology. (These are specialized examinations administered for each level of certification.)
Earn Your Diversity Return On Investment (DROI) Certification Credentials Available ONLY from Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc., the Founders of the Diversity Analytics and Diversity Measurement Fields.

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