Leading a Diverse Workforce

Leading a Diverse Workforce

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Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Dec 6–8, 2021 Live Online 3 days 5 hours/day $4,500

Tracks

Management and Leadership

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Operations

- Organizations & Leadership

Course Highlights:

  • This course is delivered in our Live Online format which enables real-time interaction with faculty and global peers
  • This critical new course is designed to help you understand and tackle the challenges and opportunities of workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion training
  • You will leave the course with a framework for learning how to grow and guide diversity in your organization as well as a set of challenging questions to ask yourself and your team
  • This course is highly engaging—be ready to roll up your sleeves and have challenging and insightful conversations with faculty and peers
  • You will earn a certificate of course completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management

 

Why attend Leading a Diverse Workforce?:

There are numerous reasons for companies to be focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion training, also known as DEI training, however there is no one-size-fits-all manual for leading and managing a diverse workforce. If handled poorly, an organization can experience the very opposite of the benefits it seeks.

Managing and leading in culturally and demographically diverse groups is a critical skill for executives and entrepreneurs today. This critical new course is designed to help you understand and tackle the challenges and opportunities of workplace DEI.

 

Course experience:

Organizations are hiring more diverse talent and hoping to expand into more diverse markets. This new course on diversity and inclusion training is designed to help you develop a clearer understanding of the social and psychological challenges to working effectively across identity-based differences and to implementing organizational changes that seek to support diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Through lectures, group discussions, simulations, breakout sessions, and case studies, you will explore:

  • The complexity of how employees with diverse identities and backgrounds experience recruitment, hiring, evaluation, rewards, and development
  • Cutting-edge, evidence-based strategies to promote opportunity for all and to create diverse, inclusive, and effective teams and organizations
  • The policies, practices, and systems that have the best chance of moving the needle on these issues
  • How merit-based reward practices can unintentionally lead to pay disparities based on gender, race, and national origin—and how you can correct this tendency using data, transparency, and accountability

Faculty will share frameworks and research that identify DEI training best practices while also recognizing that the evidence base is still emerging and that different approaches are needed in different contexts. This course will focus on the dynamics of race and gender and primarily draw on data from the U.S., with some attention to other identities and dimensions of difference (e.g., nationality, sexual orientation, ability, and more). 

This course is highly engaging—be ready to roll up your sleeves and have challenging and insightful conversations with faculty and peers.

Learn more about the live online experience.    

 

Applying to the course:

We accept enrollments until the offering reaches capacity at which point we will maintain a waitlist. Many of the courses fill up several weeks in advance, so we advise that you enroll as early as possible to secure your seat.

You can begin the application process by using the red Enroll Now bar at the bottom of the screen.

 

Have questions?:

Contact Us if you would like to speak with a program director or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common questions about our courses.

Upon successful completion of your course, you will earn a certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management. This course may also count toward MIT Sloan Executive Certificate requirements.

 

As a participant in this course, you will explore:

  • The business case for diversity—why do you care, and why are you here?
  • The gap between DEI theory and practice, and how to close that gap
  • How to identify problems in your organization and approach them analytically
  • What has and has not worked for the participants in the class, and why
  • The upside and downside of meritocracy
  • Why it’s ok, and maybe encouraged, to be skeptical of popular approaches to diversity in the workforce
  • How to adapt evidence-based best practices to your own organization to ensure that you are successful in achieving diversity and inclusion in your organization
  • How to measure and evaluate your progress

You will leave the course with a framework for learning how to grow and guide diversity in your organization as well as a set of challenging questions to ask yourself and your team.

 

A fresh, evidence-based program dealing with a very challenging social and workplace opportunity and challenge. It was so helpful to learn about how leaders in organizations can use evidence-based approaches to understand the problems and opportunities in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. In my role as CEO, I will bring this more focused awareness and some suggested practices to my organization.

 

Sample Schedule—Subject to Change

This course is designed for:

  • Executives and managers who are interested in an evidence-based approach to DEI in organizations
  • Those responsible for hiring and managing talent
  • HR directors and managers
  • Those for whom DEI is core to their role
  • Directors of organizational development and corporate strategy
  • Vice presidents of operations
  • Other interested line leaders

 

The course was very well structured and all the modules presented me with a collection of very valuable evidence-based research. The faculty... insights during the break-out sessions were very much appreciated. The space created for networking and conversations is a great way to enrich the online 'in-class' experience, and I've learned so much from the fellow participants.

 

Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Dec 6–8, 2021 Live Online 3 days 5 hours/day $4,500

Tracks

Management and Leadership

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Operations

- Organizations & Leadership

Enroll Now!

$4,500