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Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Promoting Diversity in the Workplace

This module is all about the hidden barriers that can prevent you from promoting and leveraging the benefits of diversity on your team. We will learn specific strategies to get buy-in for diversity initiatives. We will learn about the biases that can harm these efforts, and discuss effective means of identifying and reducing these biases. Towards the end of the module, you will hear from two diversity experts. The first is Arjun Shankar, Co-Director of the Center for Curiosity at the University of Pennsylvania. In this role, he has studied cultural barriers to inclusion in organizations and offers insights based on his research. The second expert is Stanford Thompson, Executive Director of the music education non-profit, Play On, Philly! Stanford advises symphony orchestras nationally on how to improve their diversity, and will offer practical advice on making any team more inclusive. By the end of the module, you will be better positioned to develop diversity initiatives that go beyond compliance and make inclusion a core strength of your team. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 54 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
The Hidden Diversity Problem3m
Promoting Diversity3m
Managing Rewards Systems4m
Managing Personal Bias4m
Being A Good Ally4m
Interview with Arjun Shankar10m
Interview with Stanford Thompson21m
Reading2 readings
How to Manage Cultural Differences in Global Teams (“4 minute read”)10m
Fostering Innovation Through a Diverse Workforce10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Team Diversity Basics

In the first module, you will learn the essentials of why diversity matters for teams, and why it can be difficult to build diverse teams. We will overview basic concepts of difference, bias, and conflict that will serve as a foundation for later modules. ...
Reading
14 videos (Total 59 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video14 videos
Diversity Matters and So Do Our Biases4m
Intro of Torian Richardson3m
Diversity and Inclusion Issues on International Teams3m
Strategies for Adapting to a New Team Culture2m
Cases of Strategic Focus on Diversity and Inclusion3m
Addressing a Critical Situation of Bias2m
Cultivating the Right Mindset to Manage Diversity and Inclusion Issues2m
Interview with Andrés Castro Samayoa4m
Interview with Ann Tiao13m
Intro of Harvey Floyd II1m
Strategies for Reducing Bias5m
Questions that Help You Create a Diverse and Inclusive Team4m
Frameworks for Managing Difficult Conversations4m
Reading4 readings
Social Identity Theory10m
Examples of Microaggressions10m
Andrés Castro Samayoa Biography10m
Harvey Floyd II Biography10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Managing Conflict

In this module, we will move from promoting diversity to looking at the conflicts that can arise in diverse work environments. You will learn about why conflicts occur and how you can develop norms to address them. By the end of the module, you will be able to have better conversations related to diversity issues in the workplace....
Reading
8 videos (Total 55 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
Why Conflicts Occur5m
Conflict Types and Origins5m
Addressing Representational Gaps5m
Conflict Resolution Strategies6m
Addressing Oppression-Based Conflict5m
Interview with Marybeth Gasman22m
M3 Recap1m
Reading2 readings
5 Keys To Dealing with Workplace Conflict by Mike Myatt (3 pages)10m
Representational Gaps, Information Processing and Conflict in Functionally Diverse Teams (14 pages)10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz16m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Diversity Case Study

In this module, you will get a practical perspective on managing diversity in teams by looking at real life cases of companies creating a more inclusive workplace. Looking at the experience of Google, Nike and UnitedHealthcare, you will see how major businesses are applying specific strategies and techniques for overcoming barriers to inclusion....
Reading
9 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
High Performance on Diverse Teams2m
Creating Inclusion Through Participation4m
Nike Introduction3m
Nike Goals3m
Nike Roles2m
Nike Norms2m
Interview with Jacqui Barton23m
M4 Recap1m
Reading2 readings
Nike's recent diversity challenge10m
Global Leadership: Working Across Borders10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz14m

Instructors

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Dr. Aviva Legatt

Affiliated Faculty
Organizational Dynamics
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Derek Newberry, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Organizational Dynamics

About University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

About the Culture-Driven Team Building Specialization

Master the strategies and tools that enable you to form, join and lead teams more effectively. In this five-course specialization, you learn how to: · Recognize aspects of team culture · Draw out the collective wisdom of diverse teams · Handle conflict · Establish common ground rules · Maximize team performance · Create a team culture of continuous learning The program culminates in a capstone project in which you apply the skills you learned. You observe, diagnose and make recommendations to solve a team culture problem in a real-world case provided by N2Growth, a global consultancy focused on cultural transformation and leadership development....
Culture-Driven Team Building

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