Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate Program
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate Program

CoreNet Global is committed to doing all we can, using our collective power, to eliminate discrimination and promote equality in the workplace. Discrimination in any form – including due to race, skin color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or age – must be erased in the places we live and work.

CoreNet Global serves professionals from 50 countries around the world and recognizes the important role we can and should play in bringing a diverse and inclusive focus to all endeavors. We view this as a business imperative.

We believe in building an open community both within our association and within the many corporations in which our members are employed. We will do our part to identify conscious and unconscious bias and inequality – and work to define a role the built environment can play in fostering a diverse and inclusive culture.

To this end, we are pleased to launch our new Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate program, sponsored by:

What to Expect

The certificate program covers a broad range of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics through a series of webinar recordings. To earn the certificate, participants must complete at least six webinars. The sessions are also available a la carte. Additional webinars will be added to the Diversity and Inclusion library over time and will also count toward earning the six-session certificate. Once you have completed 6 courses, you will be sent a "verification of completion" form.

If you have not received your verification of completion form, please send an email to registration@corenetglobal.org.


The full program with access to all sessions is available for a bundled price: $199 for members; $449 for non-members. These sessions are also available a la carte: Sessions offered at no charge are indicated with *; sessions indicated with a $ are priced separately. See below for pricing information. To register multiple people (5 or more) from your company, please download and complete this form and return it to registration@corenetglobal.org.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate Courses

Register May 19, 2021 - 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
Gen Z in the Workforce: Understanding the Importance of Organizational Values $
Speaker: Josh Packard, Ph.D., (He/Him), Executive Director, Springtide Research Institute  

Register June 2, 2021 – 12:00 – 1:30 PM EDT
LGBTQ Basics $
Speaker: Johnny Humphrey, (He/Him), Director of Inclusivity Services, The Center on Colfax (LGBTQ Colorado)

Register June 9, 2021 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
Understanding Transgender & Gender Diverse Communities $
Speaker: Johnny Humphrey, (He/Him), Director of Inclusivity Services, The Center on Colfax (LGBTQ Colorado)

Register July 14, 2021 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
Systems of (In)equity: How did we get here? $
Speaker: Dwinita Mosby Tyler, PhD, (She/Her), Chief Catalyst and Founder, The Equity Project LLC

Register August 11, 2021 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
Bias vs Inclusion $
Speaker: Regan Donoghue, (She/Her), Managing Principal, SimConsults  

Register September 15, 2021 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
#IamRemarkable Updated $
Speaker: Elba Pareja-Gallagher, (She/Her), Founder and CEO, ShowMe50.org | Director of Finance, UPS

Register October 13, 2021 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT
Understanding and Celebrating Intersectional Differences $
Speaker: Melony Bethala, PhD, (She/Her), Regional Workplace ManagerNewmark

Register December 3, 2021 – 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST
Empowering Inclusion in the Workplace $
Speaker: David Quilleon, (He/Him), Senior Vice President, Global Mission, State Development & Operations, Best Buddies International


Recorded Content
Chief Diversity Officers: A Candid Conversation
Speakers: Nadine Augusta, (She/Her), Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Cushman & Wakefield
Melony Bethala, PhD, (She/Her), Senior Consultant, The Clearing
Tim Dismond, (He/Him), Chief Responsibility Officer, CBRE
Ingrid Jacobs, (She/Her), Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, JLL
Chely Wright, (She/Her), Chief Diversity Officer, Unispace

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DE&I: The Role of CRE, Design & Organizational Planning $
Speakers: Jeri Ballard, (She/Her), Executive Vice President, Royal Dutch Shell
Jordan Jones, (He/Him), Strategy Director, IA Interior Architects
Andrew Merewether-Helps, (He/Him), Digital Recruitment Experience Solution Expert & Project Manager, IBM
Jane Muir-Sands, (She/Her), Vice President Global Real Estate and Operations, IBM
Ella Slade, (They/Them), Global LGBT+ Leader, Diversity and Inclusion, IBM

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace $
Speakers: Varun Agarwal, (He/Him), MCR, SLCR, Head of Asset Management, Property – Africa & Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank
Kristin Hay, (She/Her), Partner, Head of People and Culture, Knight Frank Australia Pty Ltd
Rajiv Nagrath, (He/Him), Head of Strategy & Development | Property, VENTIA
Leah Ong, (She/Her), MCR, Director Real Estate, Volvo Real Estate Group 

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Prioritizing Humanity: Examining Racism Today *
Speaker: Dwinita Mosby Tyler, PhD, (She/Her) Chief Catalyst and Founder, The Equity Project LLC 

Register Recorded Content
Having Difficult Conversations: A Panel Discussion *
Speaker: Dwinita Mosby Tyler, PhD, (She/Her), Chief Catalyst and Founder, The Equity Project LLC

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50 Ways to Fight Bias $
Speaker: Elba Pareja-Gallagher, (She/Her), Founder and CEO, ShowMe50.org | Director of Finance, UPS 

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Women in the Workplace $
Speaker: Elba Pareja-Gallagher, (She/Her), Founder and CEO, ShowMe50.org | Director of Finance, UPS 

Register Recorded Content
#IamRemarkable $
Speaker: Elba Pareja-Gallagher, (She/Her), Founder and CEO, ShowMe50.org | Director of Finance, UPS

Register Recorded Content
23-Point Leadership Action List $
Speaker: Elba Pareja-Gallagher, (She/Her), Founder and CEO, ShowMe50.org | Director of Finance, UPS 

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Inclusion for All: How to Build LGBTQ Inclusive Workplaces and Why it Matters *
Speaker: Beck Bailey, (He/Him), Director, Workplace Equality Program, at the Human Rights Campaign

Cancellation Policy

Program Speakers

Varun Agarwal, (He/Him), MCR, SLCR
Head of Asset Management, Property – Africa & Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank

Bio: Varun is currently the Head of Asset Management, Property – Africa & Middle East for Standard Chartered Bank. Varun’s role oversees asset management, transaction management, lease administration, strategy, and retail business alignment.

With more than 15 years in multiple roles across Mumbai, London, Johannesburg & Dubai; having worked with diverse teams across various continents, Varun strongly believes that diversity drives innovation.

Varun is an active member of CoreNet Global, facilitated multiple MCR Finance seminars, was nominated for the 2017 Young Leader Award, and is currently the board member for CoreNet Middle East Chapter.

Nadine Augusta, (She/Her)
Chief Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer, Cushman & Wakefield

Bio: As Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Cushman & Wakefield, Nadine Augusta drives global commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as a firmwide priority. This includes creating an environment that offers equitable and fair growth opportunities for all employees and the businesses with which Cushman & Wakefield works, while ensuring the firm brings diverse thought and expertise to its clients. Nadine takes a holistic approach to DEI, with a focus on workforce, workplace and marketplace, especially in the areas of recruiting, talent development and supplier diversity.

Beck Bailey, (He/Him)
Director, Workplace Equality Program, at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Beck Bailey's work in the HRC Foundation’s Workplace Equality Program focuses on helping America’s workplaces become more LGBTQ inclusive through employee engagement, training, and education. He also conducts outreach to engage corporations in supporting legislative action to create workplace protections for LGBTQ people.

As a lifelong business professional prior to joining HRC, Beck brings his knowledge and experience as a manager and a leader to this work. From frontline management of a food production line at Stouffer’s frozen foods to operations and retail management of the iconic LGBTQ merchandise company Don’t Panic! Designs, Beck possesses a well-developed managerial skillset grounded in operations and change management.

An LGBTQ advocate and out transgender man, Beck often speaks about his personal experience as a way to increase awareness and understanding. He proudly serves on the Board of Directors for Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD). Beck holds a BS in Management from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.

Jeri Ballard, (She/Her)
Executive Vice President, Real Estate, Business Service Centres and Corp. Travel, Royal Dutch Shell

Bio: Jeri is responsible for leading the global delivery of the non-hydrocarbon physical infrastructure to Shell businesses, projects and ventures in 40+ countries. This includes offices, housing, land assembly, worker accommodations, construction projects, and facilities management for an annual operating expense of $1 billion and capital expense of $300 million. She is a member of the Global Board of Directors for CoreNet Global.

Melony Bethala, Ph.D., (She/Her)
Senior Consultant, The Clearing

Bio: Dr. Melony Bethala is a cultural researcher and management consultant who specializes in analyzing intersectional differences and helps clients better understand a support a vast range of customer experiences. Before joining The Clearing in 2021, Dr. Bethala served as a workplace culture strategist and researcher for Newmark and completed her doctorate in English | International Cultural Studies on a project that examined how government and private institutional practices have shaped women’s careers in India and Ireland. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of York in the UK, a Master’s degree from Trinity College Dublin, and BA from Emory University.

Tim Dismond, (He/Him)
Chief Responsibility Officer, CBRE

Bio: As Chief Responsibility Officer, Tim Dismond oversees the company’s Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) efforts. He is a member of CBRE’s Executive Committee, a group of 12 global executives responsible for driving the company’s business worldwide and serves on CBRE’s African American Network Group Executive Committee. Previously, Mr. Dismond served as CBRE’s first global Chief Diversity Officer, leading the company’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) strategy. In February 2021, his scope of responsibilities expanded to include all ESG efforts including DE&I, Environmental Sustainability, Workplace Safety & Wellbeing, Philanthropy and Public/Government Affairs.

Regan Donoghue, (She/Her)
Managing Principal, SimConsults

Bio: Regan has 15+ years of workplace and workforce strategy experience. She has a Masters Certificate in Leadership Strategy and Change Management from the University of Notre Dame. She is WELL & LEED Accredited Professional and member of special WELL Task Force. Regan is a presenter and author of over 30 unique research presentations and 8 published papers on industry trends.

Kristin Hay, (She/Her)
Partner, Head of People and Culture, Knight Frank Australia Pty Ltd

Bio: Over the past 20 years, Kristin has worked for a number of international organizations across the Asia Pacific. With a passion for building a strong people culture, she is also focused on driving business transformation through all aspects of Human Resources including talent management, recruitment and retention, employee engagement, learning and development, organizational design, and diversity and inclusion.  In her previous role as Global Director of People and Culture, she was responsible for delivering the global diversity agenda for Travelex and having joined Knight Frank in March this year, has already made significant inroads into their Diversity and Inclusion Roadmap including designing and launching a new D&I strategy with a number of key initiatives which are underway. In addition to working in Singapore for 6 years, she also spent most of her school years living in South-East Asia.

Johnny Humphrey, (He/Him)
Director of Inclusivity Services, The Center on Colfax (LGBTQ Colorado)

Bio: Johnny Humphrey, MBA, serves as the Director of Inclusivity Services at The Center on Colfax and leads the agency’s RANGE Consulting program. RANGE Consulting provides comprehensive consulting services on LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning) best practices and DEI (diversity, equity & inclusion) strategies for employers within the private, nonprofit, and government sectors throughout Colorado and beyond. Johnny has 10+ years of DEI experience and recent recipient of the 2020 Inclusion@Work Award by the Center for Legal Inclusion. He is a member of Mile High SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), Aurora & Colorado LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce, and serves on various DEI committees. Johnny holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management, a master’s degree in Business Administration, and certification in Diversity & Inclusion.

Ingrid Jacobs, (She/Her)
Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, JLL

Bio: Ingrid is responsible for leading JLL’s global diversity and inclusion strategy, ensuring the company is attracting, hiring, and developing a diverse and engaged workforce of the future. In her role, Ingrid and her team of diversity and inclusion professionals identify consistent areas of focus and drive business-enabling outcomes that reinforce JLL’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Ingrid also guides and enhances the company’s network of business resource groups and diversity councils. She has more than 20 years of experience providing strategic leadership in human resources, culture, strategy, and diversity and inclusion for business improvement and cultural change.

Jordan Jones, (He/Him)
Strategy Director, IA Interior Architects

Bio: With over 10 years of experience, Jordan has worked in both client and consultant sides of the industry which has given him a unique ability to empathize with the challenges and opportunities facing organizations. His passion lies in understanding the unique characteristics of design as an influencer of behavior and enabler of wellbeing, with a bias for tangible, actionable solutions. Jordan believes that the workplace has the power to truly represent an organization's identity and beliefs beyond its branding, and is energized in helping others achieve this. Jordan has a BSc in Architectural Technology and an MSc in Spatial Design for Architecture and Cities.

Andrew Merewether-Helps, (He/Him)
Digital Recruitment Experience Solution Expert & Project Manager, IBM Global Real Estate

Bio: Andrew Merewether-Helps is a Digital Recruitment Experience Solution Expert & Project Manager for IBM. He also is the Co-Chair of People with Diverse Abilities for the United Kingdom. Andrew has worked in IBM for 10 years and has a disability called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita.

Jane Muir-Sands, (She/Her)
Vice President Global Real Estate and Operations, IBM Global Real Estate

Bio: Jane Muir-Sands is the Vice President of Global Real Estate at IBM. She leads all aspects of a global real estate portfolio of over 6.5m sqm (, present in 127 countries with offices, data centers, manufacturing, and logistics. She is responsible for developing and implementing corporate real estate strategies synchronized to IBM's changing business needs as the company transforms into a leading cloud-based cognitive enterprise. She champions innovative thinking and delivery of among others Location Strategy; Workplace of the Future, Employee Experience, Agile Work practices, Cognitive infused Real Estate, Corporate Environment, and Energy and Facility Operations. Prior to her time at IBM Jane was the Vice President Workplace, Travel and Fleet at Unilever. She led the team managing a global real estate portfolio of 8.9m sqm (accommodating ~170,000 FTE’s), delivering major building projects, acquisitions, disposals, and renewals for offices, R&D, and supply chain facilities. Responsible for providing a world-class Employee Experience through the integrated provision and delivery of facilities management (FM) including all site services (catering, cleaning, security, building maintenance, HSSE); supporting 59,000 travelers globally; coordinate all meetings and events and managing approximately 60,000 fleet vehicles. Jane has also spent time working for Shell, Deloitte, and KPMG in corporate finance and consulting. She is a Chartered Surveyor.

Rajiv Nagrath, (He/Him)
Head of Strategy & Development | VENTIA Property

Bio: Rajiv is the Head of Strategy & Development for Ventia Property business in Australia and New Zealand, supporting clients in driving productivity and efficiency to get the best business outcomes from their property commitments. Rajiv has over 25 years of experience in CRE strategic planning and management. Rajiv’s key areas of specialization are real estate portfolio and workplace strategy; change management; real estate procurement/divestment management; and facilities and asset management.

Rajiv has degrees in Architecture and Business Administration and prior to Ventia held senior executive roles in KPMG and JLL.

Leah Ong, (She/Her), MCR,
Director Real Estate, Volvo Group Australia

Bio: Working in the property industry for over 18 years, Leah has extensive experience in the areas of the office, industrial and retail sectors both nationally and internationally in the corporate real estate field.

Leah is responsible for the Real Estate team at Volvo Group Australia managing FM services, delivering real estate projects, and strategic planning aligned to the business objectives.

Leah has held roles on National Diversity and Inclusion Networks, QLD Committee for the Property Council of Australia and she is currently the Program Leader for CoreNet Global Australia.

Leah is passionate about supporting and mentoring women in the real estate field as well as actively volunteering with a number of local and international charities.

Josh Packard, Ph.D., (He/Him)
Executive Director, Springtide Research Institute

Bio: Josh Packard, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of Springtide Research Institute and an expert on what drives Generation Z. He has a passion for translating complex academic ideas into accessible and actionable insights for industries that are looking to engage and inspire a new, modern workforce that has shifted dramatically in recent years. He has been a keynote speaker for numerous groups and thousands of people including several CoreNet events.

His research has appeared in numerous academic and trade publications. He earned his B.A. in English from Texas Lutheran University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Vanderbilt University.

Elba Pareja-Gallagher, (She/Her)
Founder and CEO, ShowMe50.org | Director Stakeholder Engagement, UPS

Elba is a finance and strategy professional with 20+ years of experience at UPS. Elba was the Chair of the UPS Hispanic Business Resource Group, Crecer. During her leadership, Crecer was recognized as the #1 Hispanic Employee Resource Group by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Latina Style Magazine. Elba has published several thought leadership blogs for UPS Longitudes including most recently on Women and COVID, Keeping Women Visible: A New Reality, May 2020.

Elba is an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional and led the Gender Gap Task Force for the Atlanta chapter. Elba is also the founder of the 501(c)(3) social impact organization ShowMe50.org, which she started out of frustration over the lack of women leaders and the slow adoption of talent management transparency and bias controls. The non-profit’s vision is to achieve 50% women in senior leadership positions across America by influencing change in workplace cultures and talent management practices through high-impact action kits. ShowMe50 is a Global Lean In Regional Leader, partnering with Sheryl Sandberg and Lean In to help women advance their careers and break down barriers women face at work.

In September 2019, Elba was named one of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia by the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Elba serves on the board of The Women’s Collective, an initiative of Collier’s International to promote and enhance women leaders.

David Quilleon, (He/Him)
Senior Vice President, Global Mission, State Development & Operations, Best Buddies International

Bio: Since 1991, David has been volunteering for Best Buddies. The start of a brilliant career began simply with the gift of friendship while David attended the University of South Florida.

As a sibling of two individuals with intellectual disabilities, Ken & Kendra Holden, David understands the importance of the Best Buddies mission. He, along with several other USF students, founded the Best Buddies chapter on their campus. While at USF, he served as the Student Body President for an unprecedented two years. In that position, David learned the power of advocacy and the importance of taking a stand to make a difference in the lives of many different constituencies. He graduated with a BA degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in journalism.

After graduation, David joined Best Buddies Florida as the Colleges Program Manager for the Southeastern United States which included 42 college chapters. In 1997, he was selected to serve as the State Director of Best Buddies Illinois. In 1999, David was promoted to serve as the Vice President, Programs & State Development at the headquarters office of Best Buddies International in Miami. With the organization on the cusp of exploding around the world, David helped to launch and expand programs to assist even more people with intellectual disabilities to be hired in jobs and have the opportunity for a mutually enriching one-to-one friendship.

David left Best Buddies in 2009 to serve as the Executive Director for The Palm Beach Pops, a world class symphony pops orchestra dedicated to preserving the Great American Songbook. He returned to Best Buddies in 2013 to serve as the first Senior Vice President, Global Mission, State Development & Operations. He is married to his wife, Debbie and they have three children, Blake, Brody, and Bryce.

Ella Slade (They/Them),
Global LGBT+ Leader, IBM

Bio: Ella Slade is IBM’s Global LGBT+ Leader, they work in the Global D&I team within HR and have been in their role for 18 months. Ella first joined IBM as an intern back in 2014 and worked in Talent Attraction for 5 years before their current role.

Dwinita Mosby Tyler, PhD, (She/Her)
Chief Catalyst and Founder, The Equity Project LLC

Dr. Dwinita Mosby Tyler is the Chief Catalyst and Founder of The Equity Project, LLC – an organization designed to support organizations and communities in building diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. She is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Inclusion Officer for Children’s Hospital Colorado – the first African American woman to hold that position in the organizations 100+ year history. Dr. Mosby Tyler, a consultant accredited by the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence, is nationally recognized for her equity work with non-profit, community, government and corporate organizations.

Chely Wright, (She/Her),
Chief Diversity Officer, Unispace

Bio: Chely Wright is an author, artist, advocate, and relentless champion for equality. Wright rose to fame as a commercial country music singer in the '90s–– enjoying years of critical acclaim, industry recognition, touring and chart-topping success. She made history in 2010 by becoming the first artist in the genre to publicly come out as gay, which she wrote about in her memoir entitled Like Me, published by Random House. In 2011, the Emmy-nominated and multiple award-wining documentary, Wish Me Away, chronicled Chely’s coming out journey, cementing the film as essential-viewing among LGBTQ audiences, faith communities, learning institutions and beyond. In addition to her long-standing relationships with key advocacy organizations, Wright has served on multiple boards including GLSEN, T.J. Martell and Faith in America. She is also the founder of two non-profits; Reading, Writing & Rhythm which raised $1M+ to support music and arts in public schools and The LikeMe Organization, established to provide resources for the LGBTQ community and their families. With decades of experience in public speaking across multiple mediums, Chely enjoys leveraging the power of storytelling to create change, especially in corporate spaces; addressing companies like Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble, Morgan Stanley, etc. to advance meaningful discussions about diversity, equity and inclusion. Chely currently serves at the Chief Diversity Officer for Unispace.

We recognize that real change will require dedicated leadership from the business community. CoreNet Global members are employed by some of the biggest companies in the world, and therefore, the association has enormous potential to promote human-centric workplaces where differences are celebrated, discrimination is eradicated, and diversity is a given. Place matters. Inclusive places matter even more.