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 developing 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.
- Mid to senior-level leaders
- HR professionals
- C-suite leaders
- 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
Executive Panel Discussion
David Edgerton Jr. is the managing principal for The DEJ Group, an executive search and recruiting firm that focuses on finding and connecting exceptional diverse talent with inclusive companies. The firm also provides executive coaching and custom training services for minority entrepreneurs and business professionals.
John Kammeyer-Mueller teaches courses related to organizational behavior and human resources in the undergraduate, masters', and doctoral programs at the University of Minnesota. He is particularly interested in learning how interpersonal relationships with co-workers and supervisors can affect how new hires see their work environments over time.
Omari is the founder of AMO Enterprise, which focuses on leadership development and the inseparable ties to equity, inclusion, and diversity. He served six years as an elected member of the Board of Regents at the University of Minnesota and currently serves on the University of Minnesota Foundation Board of Trus
Angela Spranger, PhD, MBA, is the Sr. Diversity Officer at the Carlson School of Management. She comes from Christopher Newport University (CNU) in Virginia where she served as the chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer in the Office of the President for the past two years.
Amy S. Tolbert, Ph.D., CSP develops multicultural organizations and individuals by bringing you cutting-edge topics, such as, multicultural and diversity initiatives, leadership competency development, managing to style, and creating breakthrough teams.