At a Glance

Next Available Program
Feb 25 - March 17

Time Commitment
15 hours (5 hours/week)

Program Duration
3 weeks

Certification
Yale School of Management

Who Should Attend
Managers, Directors, Vice Presidents

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About the Program

Fostering Inclusion & Diversity, a 3-week program by Yale’s renowned professors, delivers the skills leaders need to build more inclusive and diverse teams, which leads to improved business outcomes such as increased effectiveness and innovation.

Key Takeaways

  • Building and nurturing an inclusive and diverse team that is more innovative, collaborative, and responsive to changing customer needs. According to Deloitte Australia research, inclusive and diverse organizations see better business performance in terms of ability to innovate, (83% improvement) responsiveness to changing customer needs (31% improvement) and team collaboration (42% improvement).
  • Defining, understanding, and leveraging different types of diversity to increase business outcomes. For example, gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to outperform their peers and ethnically-diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform their peers, according to McKinsey & Company.
  • Addressing known and unknown barriers to building inclusive and diverse teams, such as making the business case and combating unconscious bias.

Program Structure

  • 3 week duration, 15 hours to complete requirements
  • 6 hours of on-demand, HD lectures
  • Professor interactions, group learning, and optional coaching sessions
  • Facilitated intra-company team meetings
  • Final project, which integrates weekly activities

2019 Program Dates

UPCOMING SESSION
February 2019 April 2019 July 2019 September 2019 October 2019
Program Start February 25 April 29 July 15 September 9 October 28
Program End March 17 May 19 August 4 September 29 November 17

 

Experienced Faculty

  • Amy Wrzesniewski

    Professor of Organizational Behavior

    Professor Amy Wrzesniewski is a leader in organizational behavior. Her research focuses on how people make meaning of their work in difficult contexts, and the experience of work as a job, career, or calling.

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  • Heidi Brooks

    Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behavior

    Professor Heidi Brooks is a noted expert in leadership and community development for individuals, organizations, and larger systems. She has delivered executive coaching and leadership development to numerous Fortune 500 companies and academic institutions.

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Success Stories

I was very pleasantly surprised by how engaged in the online course I felt, perhaps having a bias on online programs before having participated in one. This course was excellent, the contact was smart, and the communication ability of the professors was outstanding.

Director, Human Resources

Manufacturing Company





The professors were absolutely fantastic. I loved the asynchronous as well as the live events. Also, the video reaction exercises I found to be incredibly useful and insightful. My experience with staged videos are that they seem just that – fake and contrived. Not the videos in this program. They seemed quite realistic, even down to the reactions of different members of the group and even the problem they were solving for. Some of the best instructional videos I’ve seen.

Senior Manager, Talent & Learning

Financial Services Company

While we all know intuitively I&D are important in any organization, many of us are clueless to begin with in terms of a toolkit to use. This program shows us the path which will help us move the needle in terms of navigating from conscious incompetence to the next level and hopefully beyond. The ability to interact with my colleagues in different areas during the live breakout sessions was valuable.

Vice President & Managing Director

Technology Company

FAQ

How many hours per week am I expected to devote to the program?

Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.

How long does the program last?

Our leadership development programs last 3 weeks. Additionally, you will complete a short orientation prior to the official start of the program.

Will I receive a grade or university credit?

Upon successfully completing the program, you will receive a certificate of completion from the sponsoring business school. ExecOnline provides non-degree programs for which no grades or university credits are provided.

Who takes ExecOnline programs?

Our programs are designed for busy leaders—managers, directors, VPs, and C-suite—with the drive and desire to solve their organization’s critical business challenges. Our short, focused programs allow you to develop solutions for both near- and long-term challenges—without disrupting your day-to-day responsibilities.

Will I apply my learnings to real-world work objectives?

Yes. You will develop a project of your choosing that addresses your organization’s critical business challenges. At the completion of the program, you will have produced an implementation-ready project, designed to make a fiscal and business impact.

Do you have an alumni program?

Yes. You can stay connected to ExecOnline through our alumni group, which allows you to interact with peers to generate support and networking opportunities.

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