Organizational leaders must be sensitive to and adept at managing the issues and opportunities that arise from difference and diversity. In this course, students will explore workplace diversity topics such as age, abilities, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation, and learn how workplace diversity can provide organizations with opportunities for greater creativity, innovation, and inclusion. Students will analyze theoretical and real-world workplace scenarios that showcase the knowledge and skills leaders need to promote and maintain a diverse and healthy organizational culture.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the roles and behaviors of leaders in fostering diversity and inclusion practices and cultures.
- Evaluate an organization’s diversity and inclusion practices by using the concepts, models, and frameworks learned in this course.
- Propose appropriate strategies to address inequity, implicit bias, microagressions, and discrimination in the workplace.
- Develop your own philosophy regarding the role and responsibilities of a leader in promoting and maintaining a diverse and healthy organizational culture.