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About the course
From Diversity to Multidentity
The diversity of an organization can no longer be adequately addressed by viewing leaders through one demographic lens. Rather we grapple with the many facets that make up who we are, what we believe, how we behave, and ultimately how we are treated and recognized by our organizations.
In order to thrive in today's digital and global marketplace, leaders must recognize and understand themselves as multifaceted, multidimensional managers who can deliver greater business results and build careers-both their own and those they lead-by harnessing and learning to exploit and use their own unique attributes and those of their team members.
The UCLA Multidimensional Leaders' Institute incorporates the vital lessons learned when managers explore and acknowledge their unique cultural roots and scripts. The Institute provides the opportunity to learn from others' values, characteristics and beliefs. And it offers a safe space in which to develop career and organization-building tools based in the effective management of our similarities and differences.
Incorporating a variety of learning elements and instructional design, the Institute builds authentic leaders who demonstrate and practice a highly honed type of leadership effectiveness: understanding themselves as leaders, what choices they have in bringing their whole selves to work, how to navigate corporate culture, and importantly, how to develop others to increase organizational value and advantage.
The Institute follows a learning journey during which participants take in a multicultural, multifaceted lay of the land, gain skills to become more effective leaders and grasp how to employ those new skills to lead their organizations forward.
The 3 ½ day on-campus experience is the hub of this five-month leadership journey, with extensive pre-work and assessments, and in-depth post-program analysis that reinforce insights gained, gauge your progress and drive home the workplace applicability of what you've learned.
Management assessment tools — including the Birkman Method assessment and a customized leadership competencies assessment, are combined to provide you with a clear understanding of your management strengths and personal leadership style, how your style impacts others and areas that could benefit from improvement. The assessments are completed and reviewed in detail with your coach, delivering results you can employ to drive your leadership development.
Coaching – Coaching is a critical part of your transformation as a leader, that's why your experience will include both individual coaching sessions as well as support through peer coaching clusters. You and your coach will utilize the results of your two assessments to define your goals, identify your leadership strengths and opportunities for development, and create your Leadership action plan. In addition, all participants will be divided into coaching clusters. Led by a faculty member, you and your peers will serve as peer mentors, both in person during the on-campus experience and virtually after you leave UCLA.
Action Journal – Our exclusive reference guide will serve as your compass to chart your progress through each phase of the program. In this journal, you will find compelling questions and structured activities that will lead you through the process of understanding where you have been, where you are going and where you see yourself as a leader in the future. By fully engaging with this journal, you will take away from this experience a detailed plan for how to accelerate your career as a leader. Each section of the journal closely maps to each phase of the program-setting the foundations for learning and preparing you for action upon your return to work.
- Lay of the Land - Multidentity and Unconscious Bias
- Finding Commonalities/Differences
- Managing Visibility
- Leadership Competencies Assessment
- Negotiating Corporate Identity
- Emotional Intelligence
- Power and Influence
- Translating Strategy
- Mentoring and Networking: A Two Way Street
- Leadership and Strategy to Achieve the Extraordinary
- Understanding the Birkman Method Assessment
This groundbreaking Institute will have a tremendously positive impact on you, and the organization that supports your participation.
You: enhance your credibility and strengthen your position within your organization; create and sustain effective developmental relationships and alliances that advance your career; maximize your personal, professional, and organizational potential through better teamwork and team leadership; think, lead, and manage in ways that celebrate your individual attributes and perspectives; develop valuable personal and business connections with fellow managers from leading organizations and corporations.
Your Organization: builds better leaders who are more prepared for organizational advancement; increases employee retention rates and succession planning efforts; develops and ensures a more inclusive management team which can draw on the full diversity of its experiences and perspectives; fortifies positioning as a corporate leader in the area of social responsibility.
Program Format and Fees
UCLA Multidimensional Leaders' Institute comprises a five-month experience centered in a three-and-a-half day, on-campus immersion in releasing your leadership potential. The fee includes: the on-campus sessions, web conference program kick off, Birkman Method assessment, Leadership Capabilities Assessment, three individualized coaching sessions, two coaching cluster web conferences, an Action Journal, educational materials and most meals while attending on-site sessions.
Who should attend
The UCLA Multidimensional Leaders' Institute is ideal for those with five or more years of experience managing people and/or projects. You will have experience in identifying and working through the leadership challenges and opportunities faced by managers in a corporate, public sector, entrepreneurial or non-profit environment.