At a Glance

Upcoming Programs
July 16 - August 5

Time Commitment
15 hours (5 hours/week)

Program Duration
3 weeks

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

2018 Program Dates

February 2018 April 2018 July 2018 September 2018 October 2018
Program Start February 26 April 30 July 16 September 4 October 22
Program End March 18 May 20 August 5 September 23 November 11


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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