Over 400 recruiters and sourcers from dozens of companies have attended our program. Will you join them?

Sony Music


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Kelly OCG







Union Bank

Side Inc.




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Abbott Labs




LPL Financial

I thought it was fantastic. I am the CEO of Andiamo, and we had 20+ members of our company sign up for CDSP after hearing strong feedback from a previous student. I heard from many members of the company that they were grateful that we were offering the course and found it to be very helpful.

- Patrick McAdams | Andiamo | May 2021 CDSP

I am excited to add the CDSP designation from Brain Gain Recruiting's Sourcing Training & Certifications to my Diversity ToolKit. I am proud to work for an organization the values diversity and provided time and space for our team to learn the skills and techniques to source and engage Top Diverse Talent!

- Bobbi Oxendine | LPL Financial | March 2021 CDSP

"Thank you Irina Shamaeva for the great learning experience, I am now a Certified Diversity Sourcing Professional. This is a great course. Highly Recommend!"

- Dawanta Parks, MBA, MS, MHR | Bayaud Enterprises | February 2021 CDSP

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Register for December 2021, January 2022, February 2022, or a private program for your team below.

With the fast-growing demand for diversity Sourcing, we are now offering a complete Diversity Sourcing Program. Since its introduction last year, the Program has been in high demand and received numerous positive feedback from participants. The Program consists of a four-day intensive training course, capped by the Certified Diversity Sourcing Professional (CDSP) certification exam.

The four training webinars teach the six core sourcing skill areas covered in our original Certified People Sourcing Professional exam, focusing on applying those skills to diversity sourcing. You will learn the essential techniques and strategies to be proficient in sourcing and achieve your diversity sourcing goals.

You will receive the recordings and slides from each day’s class, so even if you cannot attend the daily sessions live, you can still get the full benefit of the training from reviewing these materials.

Before You Sign Up

We anticipate talent acquisition professionals from various backgrounds and different experience levels will participate in the CDSP Program. The course is calibrated for maximum accessibility to accommodate a range of needs. We recommend reviewing these sample exam questions before registering if you are new to sourcing or an experienced recruiter who sources infrequently. If you find the questions especially tricky, please consider foundational training (such as the What Every Recruiter Needs to Know About Sourcing class) before enrolling in the CDSP Program.

Day 1 - Introduction, Expectations & Exam Overview

Join us on Tuesday, December 14th (8 AM to 9 AM Pacific) for the program's first day. You will learn what sourcing is all about (including the key principle of effective searching) and the part sourcing plays in attaining your diversity goals. We will introduce key diversity sourcing concepts and provide an overview of what to expect from the CDSP exam. This overview will include a review of several sample test questions to provide context for what you will learn on Days 2 and 3.


Day 1 Syllabus

Day 2 - Diversity Sourcing Fundamentals

Return to class on Wednesday, December 15th (8 AM to 9 AM Pacific). The primary focus of Day 2 will be to cover the core skill areas of Exploratory Research, Google Search, X-Ray Searching, LinkedIn Search, Social Sourcing, and Cross-Referencing Information, as well as demonstrating the ways these skills apply to diversity Sourcing.


Day 2 Syllabus

Day 3 - A Deeper Look at Diversity Search Strategies

Day three of the program is on Thursday, December 16th (8 AM to 9 AM Pacific). Building on the foundations laid on Day 2, our focus in this session will be to apply core Sourcing skills to a range of intermediate to advanced diversity search applications. We will demonstrate specific search strings, strategies, sites, and tools for each of several common target diversity candidate types (including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, veterans, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities). You will also have some “homework” to do!


Day 3 Syllabus

Day 4 - Homework Review, Demonstrations, and Q&A

Friday, December 17th (8 AM to 10 AM Pacific) is the program's final session. On Day 4, we will review homework assigned on Day 3, and an instructor will demonstrate example searches requested by attendees in real-time. Day 4 is your best opportunity to get any in-depth questions answered live by the instructors.


Day 4 Syllabus

Getting Certified  - The CDSP Exam

The CDSP Exam will be available for nine days starting Saturday, December 18th, and ending Sunday, December 26th. Click "Exam Details" for more info about the Exam administration.


Exam Details

Class Outcomes: You will learn the six core skills for effective Sourcing and how to apply those skills expertly to overcome diversity search challenges. On completing the Exam, you will also become a Certified Diversity Sourcing Professional (CDSP).

Who Will Benefit: Recruiters, Sourcers, and Managers who are passionate about workplace diversity. The course is suitable for recruiters or sourcers at any level.

Included: Five hours of live instructor-led training, recordings of the live webinars, all slides and presentation materials used in the webinars, sample CDSP Exam questions, and additional supplemental diversity Sourcing resources.

30 Days Support: Beyond the classes, beyond the test, we will provide unlimited support to your learning efforts during the program and for 30 days more. Get answers to your questions, additional examples, and suggestions for implementing what you learn!

December 2021 CDSP Program

The December program runs from the 14th to 17th with testing December 18th to 26th.

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Private Program Sessions for Teams

We offer private sessions of the CDSP program for teams (recommended for groups of 15 or more). In addition to more convenient scheduling, a private session means we can focus on your unique needs and challenges. We will even customize the program contents to suit your team better.

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January 2022 CDSP Program

The January program runs from the 11th to 14th with testing January 15th to 23rd.

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February 2022 CDSP Program

The February program runs from the 8th to 11th with testing February 12th to 20th.

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