Leading a Diverse Workforce

Leading a Diverse Workforce

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Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Sep 13–15, 2021 Live Online 3 days 5 hours/day $4,500
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

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. This critical new course is designed to help you understand and tackle the challenges and opportunities of workplace DEI.

Organizations are hiring more diverse talent and hoping to expand into more diverse markets. Managing and leading in culturally and demographically diverse groups is a critical skill for executives and entrepreneurs today.

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.

You will receive a certificate of course completion at the conclusion of this course. You may also be interested in our Executive Certificates which are designed around a central themed track and consist of several courses. Learn more.

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.

Sample Schedule—Subject to Change

This program is designed for executives and managers who are interested in an evidence-based approach to DEI in organizations. It will be of interest to those responsible for hiring and managing talent, HR directors and managers, and those for whom DEI is core to their role. The course is also for directors of organizational development and corporate strategy, vice presidents of operations, and other interested line leaders.

Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Sep 13–15, 2021 Live Online 3 days 5 hours/day $4,500
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

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$4,500