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Inclusive Leadership for a Diverse Workplace

Unlock your team's full potential by building, promoting, and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workplace.

All Start Dates

  • Time

    8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive days

  • Cost


  • Registration Deadline

    April 28, 2024

  • Time

    11:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET

  • Length

    2 consecutive Wednesdays

  • Cost


  • Registration Deadline

    October 8, 2024

What You'll Learn

Inclusive leadership the ability to build and lead a highly diverse workforce is one of today’s most imperative leadership skills, and critical for organizational success. As a business strategy, diversity and inclusion drives optimal organizational performance and enhances innovation. As a management strategy, building a diverse workplace helps your organization engage and retain high performing employees. Thus, inclusive leadership is a highly effective management style and provides an essential competitive advantage necessary to outperform the competition.

In this program, participants will reframe what leadership looks like for a diverse and contemporary workforce. You will access concepts and ideas that expand your understanding of “diversity,” including neuroscience as a dimension. You will learn how to convert inclusive behaviors and practices into sustainable solutions. You will dig into the root causes of bias and discover the necessary steps to improve cultural awareness across various backgrounds to create safe spaces that promote engagement and long-term excellence. Through self-assessment, personal reflection, small and large group networking, and case analyses and practice, you will set a new inclusive direction for your team based on its unique dynamic.

Program Benefits

  • Explore your cultural identity: learn more about who you are, what’s important to you, and how to create environments of trust and authenticity
  • Assess and refine your personal leadership style
  • Uncover your unconscious biases and learn how to outsmart them to improve your decision-making and leadership skills
  • Assess your current level of diversity awareness and learn techniques to foster an inclusive and equitable work environment
  • Develop the ability to spot and address microaggressions
  • Earn a Certificate of Participation from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education

Topics Covered

  • What does today’s talent expect from the work culture?
  • Expand dimensions of diversity to support leading in an inclusive manner
  • Acknowledge the presence and impact of conflict, inclusion, and trust
  • Identify strategies to enhance emotional intelligence
  • Discern and mitigate workplace behaviors that destroy inclusive cultures
  • Practice inclusive decision-making to sustain a positive and diverse culture
  • Establish team tenets for diversity and inclusion
  • Align inclusion efforts to business strategy

Who Should Enroll

This program is designed for leaders and managers in all fields and industries. This program would be particularly beneficial for mid- to senior-level managers and leaders with a team of five or more employees.

May Schedule

Day 1

  • Foundation Setting
  • Deepening Self-Awareness
  • Identifying Group Level Dynamics
  • Reflecting and Application

Day 2

  • Observing Interactions
  • Preparing for Resistance
  • Leading Change – DEI in Action

October Schedule

Week 1

  • Foundation Setting
  • Deepening Self-Awareness
  • Trust and Authenticity
  • Social Identity and Group Dynamics

Week 2

  • Interpersonal Dynamics
  • Feelings and Feedback
  • Preparing for Resistance
  • Leading Change – DEI in Action


  • Stacey Blake-Beard.

    Stacy Blake-Beard

    Stacy Blake-Beard is a renowned scholar, consultant, speaker, mentor, and coach. She is a faculty member at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Dr. Blake-Beard’s area of expertise is working with organizational leaders to identify challenges and opportunities associated with integrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).


  • PDP Instructor Olivia Kang

    Olivia Kang

    Dr. Olivia Kang is a social neuroscientist and learning architect. Since 2021, she has been the Director of Learning at Imprint: Learn Visually — an ed tech startup and Google’s 2023 App of the Year — and an instructor for Harvard DCE Professional & Executive Development programs. Dr. Kang holds a PhD in Psychological & Brain Sciences from Dartmouth College and a BA in Psychology from Princeton University.