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Darla Moore School of Business

Diversity and Inclusion Programs

Program Value

Diversity and inclusion is no longer just a moral or ethical argument — it has become a strategic business imperative for successful companies. Several studies show that diverse and inclusive organizations are characterized by superior business performance and enhanced innovation and creativity.

Overview

The program is for middle- to upper-level managers in private and public sector organizations who want to become leaders in their areas by effectively leveraging diversity and inclusion in an effort to enhance organization effectiveness. This group of programs consists of four two-day classes, focusing on developing D&I leaders who are able to understand and lead in today's highly competitive, dynamic business environment. These programs can be taken individually, but if all four are completed, a certificate will be received.

Program Courses

Broadening Your Lens: An Essential Diversity & Inclusion Primer

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the global business environment with an emphasis on matters related to D&I and the impact on today's organizations. Topics include key D&I terminology and concepts, the legal landscape of Equal Employment Opportunity, and D&I best practices and challenges. It lays the foundation for greater awareness and deeper understanding of D&I, as well as further exploration of more advanced D&I concepts covered in subsequent courses.

Mastering Inclusive Leadership: Effective Management of D&I Talent

This course examines various methods, tools and strategies to facilitate the successful recruitment, onboarding, development and retention of diverse talent through an inclusive lens. Emphasis is also placed on successfully aligning recruitment with overall business goals.

Moving the Needle Forward: Successfully Advancing a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy*

This course is designed to guide participants through the process of identifying a current D&I issue in their present organization and crafting a suitable strategic initiative to address the identified concern. Utilizing a change management perspective, instructors work with participants on their strategic initiative while focusing on ways to effectively drive D&I strategy in their organization's context. Participants learn how to successfully employ D&I competencies to create sustainable change given their organization's culture.

What's on the Horizon? Examining Emerging Trends in Diversity and Inclusion*

In this course, participants gain an awareness of key trends in the global business environment and the impact on organization performance. Emphasis will be placed on developing innovative strategies to address these trends in an inclusive manner to improve organization effectiveness and enhance performance outcomes.

Course

Spring 2020

Fall 2020

Broadening Your Lens: An Essential Diversity & Inclusion Primer

February 3-4, 2020 September 14-15, 2020

Mastering Inclusive Leadership: Effective Management of D&I Talent

February 5-6, 2020 September 16-17, 2020

Moving the Needle Forward: Successfully Advancing a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy*

March 16-17, 2020 October 12-13, 2020

What's on the Horizon? Examining Emerging Trends in Diversity and Inclusion*

March 18-19, 2020 October 14-15, 2020

*Participants taking this course should be well-versed and knowledgeable of key D&I terminology and concepts, and the legal landscape of Equal Employment Opportunity. They should also have an understanding of the history and evolution of diversity and inclusion. In addition, they should be keenly aware of D&I best practices and challenges.

Tuition

Non-certificate rates per participant/course: $1,750 
Regular certificate tuition: $6,000/participant  
Early bird tuition: $5,600/participant 
Certificate group rate: 5% discount for six or more from the same organization 


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