I am in real estate/leasing role for a big company. There are only 2 of us that do this job, myself and my boss. The professional organization we belong to has a diversity and inclusion certificate program available and I asked my boss if I could take the course (it's $499). He said he would check with HR. They came back and said not, I cannot take it and more importantly I should not participate in any outside programs related to D&I or any other HR issue. What the heck? They are not offering any training and I want to be a D&I ally. It wasn't the cost, my boss had approved that part already, it was the fact I was going to get some training outside of the company.