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Cultivating a Diverse Workplace


Course Code: BC0331WA21

Large group of people of various ages, genders, and races

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Last Held: March 11, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm EST (Log in time: 12:50pm EST)

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Customized Instructor-Led Online Training Available Now

Do you have a large group that needs online training? We can customize this course or one of our many other training offerings and deliver the instruction to your team remotely!

For more information, call Sharon Gutterman at 848-932-7701 or send an email to gutterman@njaes.rutgers.edu.

A workforce that includes individuals with different worldviews, ethnicities, religions, backgrounds, abilities, and ages makes for a well-rounded culture. Cultivating such a diverse workplace starts with the interviewing and selection process.

In the Rutgers OCPE Lunch and Learn Series Cultivating a Diverse Workplace online course, instructor Denise Gatti will teach you how to recognize and decrease bias that may cause you to unconsciously overlook some individuals, inflate others, and interfere with efforts to increase diversity.

In just one hour, she will cover:

  • Tips for attracting underrepresented talent
  • Research based best practices and processes to decrease bias
  • The myth of "culture fit"
  • Identifying talent that may be packaged differently
  • Managing your first impression

Develop leaders and improve both retention and engagement by increasing diversity in your organization. Take the first step in building an inclusive culture by registering today!

Meet Your Instructor

Headshot of Denise Gatti, Instructor for Cultivating a Diverse Workplace Online CourseDenise Gatti

Denise is a creative, insightful Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) and Leadership Development consultant who is passionate about maximizing talent and creating inclusive cultures as drivers for organizational success. As a leader in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, she built a strategic plan, facilitated training sessions, established Employee Resource Groups, and coached executives to drive culture change.

Denise holds a Master's Degree from Drexel University, a Bachelor of Arts from The College of New Jersey, and completed graduate courses in Organizational Development at St. Joseph's University.

In addition to 0.1 Rutgers CEUs, this online professional development course is approved for:
  • SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification: 1 PDC
  • California Board of Registered Nursing: 1 Contact Hour Pending Approval
Registration Fee TBD  

Cancellation is not allowed. Substitutions are permitted.


No meals will be provided at this course.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course is being delivered via Webex. It can be accessed with a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Registrants will receive a Webex link via email on March 10, 2021. You may turn on your webcam if you wish, but it is not required. Please mute your microphone upon entry.


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Pre-registration is required.


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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Sr. Program Coordinator: Sharon Gutterman, 848-932-7701