The IDC Certificate Program

The IDC Certificate program uses a layered learning approach to rebuild trust and explore the roots of oppression. These five tracks are described below.

Inclusive Diabetes Care is the first track. It forms the vision of the organization. Exploring the concept of inclusion helps shift a person’s identity to the felt sense of belonging to a diverse group standing in solidarity supporting all bodies impacted or at risk of diabetes.  

The Health Equity in Diabetes Care track creates the goal for this program while helping to uncover the hidden barriers faced by individuals with or at risk of diabetes. Humanizing the need for ease begins to unlink the many rights people with diabetes and elevated blood sugar have been denied. Helping clients experience a felt sense of ease and sustainability is the next step in this five-track program. 


Understanding Trauma begins a multi-layered process of expanding understanding while creating the felt sense of being seen and heard

The Counseling track shifts diabetes care from knowledge to connection, helping professionals deepen their non-judgmental, inclusive communication skills. The complex task is practiced with multiple layers of support as participants engage in coaching and small group discussion over the 11-month program. Individuals in the IDC program learn how to humanize their knowledge-driven educational meetings to offer patient-centered therapeutic care.

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Higher weight BIPOC person

Diabetes, Disordered Eating, and Coping track works to strengthen the prevention, identification, reduction, and treatment of disordered eating and coping. The intention of this track is to understand the interdependent role of the individual and the community. Completing this final track fosters the client and professional in identifying and engaging in a felt sense of kind/wholesome self-care.

The IDC certificate program is an 11-month program with January and June enrollment. 

Continuing Education Opportunities are available for Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Mental Health Workers, Community Health Workers, Pharmacists, and Dietitians.

Here is what is included in the IDC Certificate Program

  • Live and Self-paced 3 half-day Mini Conferences
  • Live DEI professional Coaching 
  • Live Motivational Interviewing Practice Sessions
  • Recorded workshop for self-paced learning

This provides 32 hours of education and includes the following Community Building Opportunities.

  • Monthly Peer Connection & Bi-monthly Community Check-in
  • Community Resource Library

Joining the IDC Certificate program includes our kick-off workshop.
Once you enroll, please commit to attending our 4-hour welcome conference on January 17 from 12-4 pm ET. At this event, you will meet your coaches, set your personal and professional goals for the program, and meet members of your learning pod. 

The IDC Certificate Program Overview

Open to everyone without CPE! Join the Motivational Interviewing Q&A and submit it here. 

The private IDC community - Is our space just for IDC certificate members.

Bi-monthly Check-in with your peers.

Coaching - Peer connection is an opportunity for you to take a leadership role and facilitate learning and inclusion.

Professional coaching - Monthly helps you organize and synthesize learning. 

Live half-day workshops are offered to IDC Certificate members three times a year.

Access to self-paced learning from an inclusive diabetes care lens.