Fostering Inclusion & Diversity

Develop the skills to build inclusive and diverse teams that are more collaborative, innovative, and effective.

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Program Duration

3 weeks

Time Commitment

15 hours
(5 hours/week)

Certification

Yale School of Management Certificate of Completion

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.

Program Overview

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Who Should Attend

  • Senior Leaders
  • Mid-level & Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Directors

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

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.

2022 Program Dates

  • Feb 28 – Mar 20
  • Apr 25 – May 15
  • Jul 11 – July 31
  • Sep 5 – Sept 25
  • Oct 24 – Nov 13

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Experienced Faculty

  • Amy Wrzesniewski

    Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management

    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, Yale School of Management

    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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Additional Information

  • 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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