If a company is not in the position to invest in consulting services or hiring for an executive-level diversity role, then budgeting for DEI credentialing is imperative.
The value of DEI-specific professional development ensures three things occur:
- A qualified and knowledgeable DEI professional can assist with pressing issues.
- Financial barriers do not pose a hindrance to forward progress.
- Additional funds can be allocated towards resources that support DEI initiatives (i.e., surveys, scholarships and programs).