PDTI Credentialing and Certificate Programs

Consistent with its name change AAAED’s PDTI is now offering courses and certificates in Diversity Management and Title IX Investigations.  PDTI is also offering eight hour electives that may be used towards the Sr. CAAP credential or for recertification credits.


Introduction to Diversity Management (8 hrs.)

This course provides participants with a thorough grounding in Diversity Management.
Key topics:
Exploring the history of diversity with an emphasis on how the transition has been made from EEO.
The skills needed to effectively manage diversity.
An overview of how managing diversity is good management
Tips, strategies and techniques for leveraging diversity.

(Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion in Diversity Management)
(Counts towards the Sr. CAAP and recertification)

Diversity Planning (8 hrs.)

Diversity is critical to the success of organizations. This highly interactive session will provide participants with a workbook that outlines Diversity Planning.

Key topics:

Gaining leadership support
A step by step guide on how to plan and forecast diversity
A look at and interaction with some key metrics in diversity planning.

(Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion in Diversity management)
(Counts towards the Sr. CAAP and continuing education requirements)

Recruiting and Retaining Faculty of Color at Majority Institutions of Higher Education (8 hrs.)
This interactive course is focused on strategies to engage and retain faculty of color at majority institutions. The presenter will share hands on approaches aimed at strengthening faculty bonds with the institution and empowering faculty of color. These approaches are based on research and practice. 
(Counts toward Sr. CAAP and recertification)


Developing and Implementing an Affirmative Action Program for Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities (8 hrs.)
This course focuses on the development and implementation of Affirmative Action Programs for Veterans and the Disabled. The course covers the statutory and regulatory legal framework of Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. Students also will learn how to develop and implement an affirmative action program for veterans and for the disabled pursuant to U.S. Department of Labor regulations and will reflect the changes to the regulations made in 2013. (Counts toward Sr. CAAP and recertification)
OFCCP Compliance: What’s New and What’s Next? (8 hrs.)
This is an advanced course on Affirmative Action Development and focuses on the latest policies and guidance from the Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), DOL’s Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The CAAP course "Developing and Implementing an Affirmative Action Program for Women and Minorities" is a recommended, although not mandatory prerequisite for this course. This course is an 8-hour elective and will count toward the Sr. CAAP and continuing education requirements.  This course will provide a comprehensive discussion of regulations that have been recently enacted and a projection of things to come.  (Counts toward Sr. CAAP and recertification)
Title IX – Legal Overview and Best Practices for Conducting Investigations (8 hrs.)
This course provides an overview of the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Discussions will include the previous and current legal landscape around Title IX, an institution’s obligation and liability to report and investigate Title IX-based grievances, and best practices. This course will also provide an overview of Title IX Investigations, covering a range of topics including the investigations process and best practices for developing investigation techniques.  It will also focus on recent enforcement activities of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) including its focus on campus sexual assault.  (Counts toward Sr. CAAP and recertification) (Certificate of Completion Awarded)