Designing Diverse and Inclusive Teams
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Leaders are beginning to recognize that diversity is a topic that can’t be ignored. Diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environments have been shown to: enhance worker productivity; spark creativity and innovation; and improve performance. Yet, diversity and inclusion (“D&I”) is often very hard to tackle and talk about. Because of the complexity of designing and leading D&I teams, organizations need employees and leaders with a complex understanding and high-quality training, which this course provides. To become a better leader and help your organization address D&I topics, you’ll learn to think critically about D&I from personal, communication, organizational, and leadership views.
This course consists of four parts:
- Part 1 introduces D&I, including how to understand and discuss it. We’ll overview: why D&I matters, various D&I topics, D&I strategies that work and don’t work, and how to build dialogue around hot topics surrounding D&I.
- Part 2 focuses on “knowing thyself,” or how our beliefs affect how we lead and manage. We’ll learn how we can challenge our own thinking to be better leaders.
- Part 3 covers “knowing others,” or how to extend D&I strategies to others and build dialogue within groups and teams.
- Part 4 will apply what we’ve covered to your own teams, including strategies and examples of how to design, manage, and lead diverse and inclusive groups.