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School of Continuing Studies

XCPD-454 Resistance and Renewal: Managing the D&I Change Initiative

Nov 14—16, 2019
3 daysModules info
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1250
USD 416 per day

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Description

Course Details

This course builds on the concepts, frameworks, and tools covered in preceding courses (e.g. systems thinking) but focuses on embedded cultural and group dynamics influencing change. Participants will review best practices and current research on global diversity and inclusion as a way to understand and recognize the role of resistance and conflict in the D&I change management process. It will also explore ways in which stalled or flagging D&I initiatives might be infused with new energy and revitalized.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, successful students will be able to:

  • Provide an understanding of the role that resistance plays in all change initiatives, particularly those dealing with issues of difference.
  • Explore strategies for successful recruitment and retention of diverse talent.
  • Understand how organizations can get “stuck” when implementing diversity and inclusion strategies and explore what it takes to reset and re-engage.
  • Differentiate between common, but often misunderstood, terms in the diversity and inclusion field.
School of Continuing Studies

XCPD-453 a Systems Approach to d & I Measurement and Accountability

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Dec 12—14, 2019
3 daysModules info
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1250
USD 416 per day

Description

Course Details

This course focuses on metrics and analytics in the D&I field. Students will gain expertise in change theory and process consultation as a component of managing D&I dynamics in the workplace and examine critical business metrics such as Return On Investment (ROI) with respect to D&I initiatives. Students will acquire a clear understanding of systems theory as it applies to measurement and accountability in D&I initiatives.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, successful students will be able to:

  • Articulate the business case for implementing programs that support cultural competence and sustain diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Review and understand the competencies required to work effectively in the diversity and inclusion management field.
  • Gain awareness of the premiere models for measuring effectiveness in diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Implement a systems approach to diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.