University of Virginia
Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion at Work TeachOut
University of Virginia

Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion at Work TeachOut

Taught in English

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Gregory Fairchild
Martin N. Davidson
Lili Powell

Instructors: Gregory Fairchild


(145 reviews)

Beginner level

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8 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Be able to have difficult conversations about race and inequity at work

  • Analyze how social class shapes thoughts and actions

  • Create psychologically safe contexts that encourage dialogue at work

  • Lead change in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion at work

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There are 2 modules in this course

The first module of this teachout is designed to enable you to identify and counteract the challenges of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Through a dynamic conversation among six leading scholars from The Darden School of Business, you'll learn how the societal issues of diversity, equity and inclusion are reflected in our workplaces, how advancing diversity and equity efforts requires us to think about the ways in which we position people in organizations, and how our individual histories with race affect how we bring our best selves to work. You'll also learn how to begin to address the challenges of leading change in diversity, equity and inclusion in your organization.

What's included

3 videos12 readings1 discussion prompt

In this module, you'll learn how to develop a business case for diversity and inclusion and implement it through tough conversations. You'll be able to identify the systematic biases, individual biases, and institutional biases that get in the way of organizations operating at peak capacity, and use strategies for addressing these issues calmly and constructively. You also learn how to leverage difference in organizations, and how to practice the skills for cultivating inner grit and grace needed to lead mindfully and have honest and skillful conversation about identity, pain and power.

What's included

4 videos11 readings1 plugin


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4.9 (57 ratings)
Gregory Fairchild
University of Virginia
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