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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Resources

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Resources
Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 11:24 AM by GABRIEL MARTINEZ

Last Updated: March 26, 2024

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Resources

USDA's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

As the "People's Department," the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to fulfill its vision to serve millions of Americans every day through the work we do work with food, agriculture, economic development, science, natural resource conservation and preservation, and a host of other programs. To deliver on our mission we must invest in a motivated workforce comprised of a diverse array of backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and ways of thinking. Data continues to show that organizations with greater diversity, particularly in leadership teams, have higher financial returns, are more innovative, and deliver smarter results. Diversity is one of our greatest strengths as we reach towards new opportunities and solve challenging problems. Having diverse teams and an inclusive culture is not only the smart thing to do, but the right thing to do as USDA seeks to serve an increasingly diverse country and help ensure America’s competitiveness across the globe.

AgLearn Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Resources


In AgLearn's ongoing effort to support the USDA’s mission to promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, we provide information and resources to support this crucial mission. We encourage you to take as many training courses as you deem appropriate for your learning path goals and to look out for additional DEIA training and badges in the future as you mature as a DEIA Champion and make USDA a BEST PLACE TO WORK!

AgLearn Badge

The USDA’s DEIA Champion Badge is designed to provide hiring managers, HR staff, and DEIA champions with the knowledge needed to demonstrate inclusive practices during the hiring process and to create an inclusive workplace. Identifying and mitigating biases that can affect hiring decisions will support the USDA’s goals of achieving an equitable workforce and improve candidate experience.

To receive the DEIA Champion Badge credential, complete the Americans with Disabilities Act: An Overview for Managers Course first, then complete 15 courses of your choice from the DEIA curated course sets in the program. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MANAGER TO TAKE THE ADA COURSE OR TO COMPLETE THIS BADGE PROGRAM, IT IS OPEN TO ALL USDA EMPLOYEES.


New Learners and Everyone

This section guides employees to relevant training courses tailored to their roles, streamlining the selection process. Each path or channel consists of curated self-paced training courses.

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Managers and Supervisors

Senior Leaders

Human Resources Professionals

Technology and IT Professionals

Books and Audio Books

Leader Camps

Leader Camps are Pre-Recorded interactive webinars presented by subject matter experts.

Competency Learning Paths


The competency learning paths section is for employees focusing on specific areas of DEIA training. It aims to help you identify training curated in a specific competency area. Look for ongoing additions to the available options.

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Unconscious Bias

Background on the Biden Administration’s Strategic Plan on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

On November 23, 2021, The White House released the 2021 Government-wide Strategic Plan to Advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce. The plan offers a roadmap for implementing the President’s Executive Order 14035: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce External Link, and lays out key steps that agencies can take to strengthen DEIA in their workforce policies, practices, and culture.