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Inclusive Leadership: Fostering Diversity to Drive Performance

Inclusiveness isn’t just nice to have on teams. Research shows that it directly enhances business performance. As a leader, you're uniquely positioned to create a culture where employees feel valued through everyday business practices. This course takes a two-fold approach to help you improve diversity and inclusion at your organization. You'll enhance your own inclusive leadership skills and learn a systems design approach for fostering a profitable and diverse culture.


Program Details

Live Online

This course section will be held live online.

About This Program

Diversity has the potential to benefit employees and organizations alike, yet the benefits of diversity are only realized in organizations with inclusive leadership practices. This two-day course is tailored to the perspective of leaders who wish to increase organizational value through improving workplace diversity and fostering an inclusive culture.

This leader-focused programming zeros-in on specific diversity and inclusion strategies to implement at their organizations. Participants will build their own capabilities as inclusive leaders, deep-dive into a systems design approach to inclusion, experiment with common workplace scenarios, and spend time to develop an action plan for themselves. Courses will be led by Carlson School of Management faculty and thought leaders from the business community.

This course includes a faculty-led virtual check-in after 90 days for participants to share immediate successes and challenges as well as regroup for work going forward.

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This program is valid for 13 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.


The Live Online Experience

Through the Carlson Executive Education live online experience, you’ll immerse yourself in cutting-edge business coursework and connect with peers and Carlson faculty from the convenience of wherever you are. Live online courses are designed to be interactive and are in real-time. Your cohort will work through group discussions, including direct faculty interaction. You’ll finish the course with valuable insights to apply at work, as well as a new network of peers. Learn more about live online courses and find answers to frequently asked questions.



  • Mid to senior-level leaders
  • HR professionals
  • C-suite leaders

Key Benefits

  • Learn how to develop and communicate a cogent argument in favor of inclusion in organizations
  • Recognize opportunities and obstacles in your organization’s culture
  • Explore the business levers within your control and develop systems that facilitate the long-term maintenance of inclusive behavior
  • Develop the skills and competencies needed to be a more inclusive leader
  • Identify strategies to understand and deal with cultural differences and conflict across those differences
  • Walk through critical issues raised in workplace scenarios and how they impact potential communication and outcomes 

Inclusive Leadership Overview

Diversity and inclusive leadership practices have evolved to become a powerful contributor to organizational performance.  Course faculty discuss the perspectives and practices participants will gain in this two-day program.

Additional Course Details

Day 1
Diversity & Inclusion Strategy: How to Execute
Build Your Own Diversity Capability as a Leader
Day 2
Diversity & Inclusion by Design
Leading Inclusively in Workplace Situations

Creating Your Own Action Plan
90-Day Check-In
August 31, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m
David Edgerton Jr
Managing Principal,The DEJ Group
Valerie M. Jensen, JD
Carlson Executive Educators Network
John Kammeyer-Mueller
Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Professor of Industrial Relations
Amy Tolbert
Carlson Executive Educators Network

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