Advancing Racial Equity: Harnessing the Power of Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations
What You Will Learn :
- Gain an understanding of the influence of diversity dynamics in teams and organizations and their influence on both individual and organizational performance
- You'll learn about diagnostic frameworks that provide insight into how reliance on stereotypes results in gender and racial disparities in leadership positions.
- Learn how to diagnose diversity dynamics and develop a systemic perspective of team and organizational life.
- Developing a more comprehensive diagnosis of diversity dynamics and thinking systemically will help participants to more effective interventions in service of inclusive environments.
Advancing racial equity is a stated goal of many organizations. Although leaders are committed to achieving this goal, they may not have the tools to turn this ambition into reality. This program will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the barriers that organizations face in increasing diversity and racial equity, offering a range of solutions and hands-on tools for eliminating these barriers and creating more inclusive organizations.
Throughout this program, we will build an inclusive community for participants to learn together and from one another about issues of racial equity in organizations. Participants will work in small groups to solve a leadership challenge they are facing in advancing racial equity in their own organizations. As the capstone part of the program, each working group will present a plan to address their leadership challenge, while also sharing insights and lessons learned.
Who is this course for?
This program is designed for mid- to upper-level executives that are new to leading or plan on leading racial equity and inclusivity efforts in their organization as well as executives who would like to become better at leading their teams inclusively and reap the benefits of racially equal and diverse teams for their organization.
The program is also appropriate for HR professionals who would like to learn best practices and strategies for workplace diversity and inclusion.
Columbia Business School alumni and up to four of their colleagues are eligible for a 25 percent tuition benefit for this program.