University of Colorado System
Inclusive Leadership: The Power of Workplace Diversity
University of Colorado System

Inclusive Leadership: The Power of Workplace Diversity

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Brenda J. Allen

Instructor: Brenda J. Allen

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21 hours to complete
3 weeks at 7 hours a week
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What you'll learn

  • How to value & respect others to cultivate inclusion.

    Signature traits of inclusive leaders.

    Communicate with diverse individuals to achieve goals.

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There are 4 modules in this course

This module provides perspectives on inclusion. We will explore the meanings of inclusion and why inclusion is important for promoting workplace diversity. The lessons will provide a foundation for becoming a highly inclusive leader. The first lesson defines inclusion. The second and third lessons describe and give examples of four factors of inclusion (belonging, uniqueness, equity, and non-discrimination). The fourth lesson diversity in the workplace and explains how organizations benefit from inclusion. It also discusses the relationship between inclusion and diversity. The module concludes with a Spotlight on The Workplace (Lesson 5). The Resources section of our course has: 1. A glossary of key concepts from this module 2. A Now What? list to help you apply what you've learned in each module 3. An Inclusive Leadership Self-Assessment, and other materials to enhance your learning. Please check the Resources section regularly because I will often add and update materials.

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6 videos12 readings3 quizzes2 discussion prompts

In this module, you will learn perspectives on inclusive leadership. The first lesson reviews traditional theories of leadership and offers the definition of leadership that we will use in our course. The second lesson explains how we define inclusive leadership. The next two lessons delve into self-awareness, a crucial aspect of inclusive leadership. The module concludes with a lesson on the benefits of inclusive leadership and a Spotlight on Privilege. Please note that the Resources section of our course has a glossary of key concepts from this module. The Resources section of our course has: 1. a glossary of key concepts from this module, and 2. a Now What? list to help you apply what you've learned in this module, and a variety of other materials to enhance your learning. Please check the Resources section regularly because I will be adding and updating materials.

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9 videos18 readings4 quizzes2 discussion prompts

In this module, we will explore six signature traits of inclusive leadership. Researchers Bernadette Dillon and Juliet Bourke conducted a large-scale international project to study how leaders around the world were responding to changes related to inclusion. They identified six signature traits of highly inclusive leaders. The first lesson provides an overview of the six traits. The next lessons offer an overview of each trait and explain how inclusive leaders enact those traits. The module concludes with a Spotlight on Implicit Bias. The Resources section includes: 1. a glossary of key concepts from this module, and 2. a Now What? list to help you apply what you've learned in this module, Please check the Resources section regularly because I will often add and update materials.

What's included

10 videos19 readings2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

In this module, we’re going to explore a variety of communication practices related to the six signature traits of inclusive leaders. Communication refers to the wide variety of ways that humans share meaning with one another, including communicating with oneself! Each lesson in this module provides information and ideas for how to communicate inclusively - how to show others that they are valued and respected. First, we will explore a few communication topics that are especially relevant to members of non-dominant groups in the workplace. Then, we'll delve into intrapersonal communication, listening, microaggressions, micro-affirmations, feedback, and inclusive meetings. The module concludes with a Spotlight on Power. The Resources section of our course has: 1. a glossary of key concepts from this module, 2. a Now What? list to help you apply what you learned in this module, and 3. a reading entitled, Power Matters.

What's included

10 videos20 readings3 quizzes2 discussion prompts

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Brenda J. Allen
University of Colorado System
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