Inclusive Leadership Program

Anderson School of Management

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  • 15 days
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Anderson School of Management


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Who should attend

Any leader held accountable for modeling and promoting a culture of inclusion to drive enterprise success should consider attending. The program benefits participants with different spheres of organizational responsibility.

About the course

UCLA Anderson Executive Education has been a leader in equity, diversity and inclusion programming for more than 20 years. Our program builds on this proud tradition and the groundbreaking research, teaching and industry experience of our faculty to deliver powerful frameworks that can develop your executives into leaders with a truly inclusive mindset.

Behaviors are more important than words

Most organizations talk about the vital importance of diverse perspectives in driving organizational success. However, when it comes to creating an inclusive culture for their diverse workforces, they often fall short.

Research from multiple studies confirms that organizations which succeed in implementing an effective culture of inclusion show measurable improvement on key metrics that drive business success and sustainability of the enterprise.

The program is a blended learning journey which revolves around 3 ½ intensive days on the UCLA campus. Live webinars kick off and conclude the program and you will complete Inclusion@Work, an online digital coaching program, and pre-readings in preparation for your on-campus experience.

Off-Site / Online Work

  • PRE-WORK: Inclusion@Work–3 hours
  • PRE-READINGS -1 hour
  • KICK-OFF WEBINAR: 90 minutes (1 month prior to on-campus module)
  • CLOSING WEBINAR: 3 hours (1 month after on-campus module)

Day 1

  • Pre-Program Welcome & Orientation
  • Program Introduction: Toward Inclusion
  • Dinner with Keynote Speaker

Day 2

  • Creating an Inclusive Learning Space
  • Hearing One Another: Discovery & Disclosure in Diverse Organizations
  • Don’t Stress the Struggle: Fresh Ways to Address Misunderstanding
  • Diversity & Inclusion Leadership: Frameworks & Perspectives

Day 3

  • Working Inclusively Across Differences
  • The Science of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Inclusive Leadership Behavior

Day 4

ECHO: New Instincts to Support the Success of Diverse Communities Organizational Best Practices for Inclusion Application and Peer Coaching Groups * Reflections and Action Planning

The Impact

As a result of participating in this program, you will:

  • Understand how inclusion differs from diversity, and why it is critical to your success as a leader
  • Learn strategies to harness the power of diversity and translate them to your organizational context
  • Practice behaviors that are essential for any inclusive leader

You will also:

  • Apply best practices and research for building inclusivity tailored to the needs of your teams and organization
  • Deepen your awareness and understanding of the multiple facets of our personal identities and their potential contributions to individual and collective power at work
  • Learn key ways to support all members of your organization in bringing their full power and skills to the workplace
  • Develop and practice skills for communicating about and leading on inclusion and diversity in your organization and with its various stakeholders


Miguel Unzueta

  Biography Miguel Unzueta is an associate professor of Management and Organizations at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He joined the faculty at UCLA in 2006 after earning his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Unzueta studies diversity, bias ...

Bernardo Ferdman

Bernardo M. Ferdman, Ph.D. is a distinguished professor emeritus of organizational psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University—is a leadership and organization development consultant with over three decades of experience working with diverse ...

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