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This course will equip and empower you to be a highly inclusive leader. You will learn principles, perspectives and practices that help to reap the power of workplace diversity. Workplace diversity has expanded beyond traditional demographics such as gender, race, and ethnicity. Those categories will always matter. In today’s workplace, diversity also encompasses nationality, religious background, sexual orientation, age, ability, experience, and diversity of thought, among other characteristics. Leaders will need to consider all of these aspects of diversity – among all stakeholders. That includes current and prospective employees, customers, clients , students, peers, and anyone else with whom a leader interacts. Employees are expecting - if not demanding - equal opportunities and work/life balance. They want to work in environments where others value and respect their unique skills and experiences. They seek contexts where they have a strong sense of belonging, where they can “be themselves.” They want their distinct perspective to be heard. As researchers Bernadette Dillon and Juliet Bourke asserted, meeting those expectations necessitates “a new capability that is vital to the way leadership is executed.” That capability is inclusive leadership, which this course defines as “Processes of social influence that strive to value and respect everyone involved in achieving a goal.” Everyone includes members of non-dominant and dominant groups. You will learn six signature traits of inclusive leadership: Commitment, Courage, Cognizance of Bias, Curiosity, Cultural Intelligence, and Collaboration. These traits are based on groundbreaking global leadership studies by Deloitte University researchers Bernadette Dillon and Juliet Bourke. You will explore a wide range of traditional and timely topics. Examples include listening, feedback, inclusive meetings, emotional intelligence, belonging, microaggressions, and micro-affirmations. The course is designed for current or aspiring leaders in ANY type of organization or institution – working in formal or informal roles, to achieve ANY type of goal. The course consists of four modules: I. What is Inclusion? II. What is Inclusive Leadership? III. Six Signature Traits of Inclusive Leadership IV. Communication and Inclusive Leadership In addition, four Spotlights illuminate these special topics: The Workplace, Privilege, Implicit Bias, and Power. Each module has video lessons, a quiz, and a summary of key concepts. Each lesson includes 1-2 discussion prompts, self-reflections, assigned materials, and optional materials that allow you to delve more deeply into the lesson. In addition, a Resources section for the course shares a wealth of information and insight to further expand your learning. I’m so glad that you chose this course.  Best wishes for a productive and enjoyable learning experience....
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By robert M

Oct 07, 2020

Brenda J Allen was fantastic. Having sat through hundreds of presentations/ online classes she definitely rises above the rest. I leave smarter, much more open minded and more self aware that I have a lot of self work to do.


Oct 08, 2020

This is a truly great course that all leaders should take!

By Wenen Y

Oct 03, 2020