Leading Inclusive and Diverse Teams and Organizations

mixed race team

Gain evidence-based knowledge and practical tools to help you improve your ability to lead inclusive and diverse teams and organizations.

Realize the benefits of a diverse organization and improve your ability to lead inclusive teams. Research has found that teams with inclusive leaders experience a 17% increase in team performance, a 20% increase in decision-making quality, and a 29% increase in team collaboration.1

This course takes an intentionally inclusive approach to diversity, providing space for all learners - regardless of background, to learn the skills they need for success. Throughout this course, you will gain personal awareness of how you show up in diverse settings, and you will learn evidence-based tools to become more anti-bias and a better ally and change advocate. You will also hear best practices from academic experts as well as corporate leaders on how to lead inclusive and equitable teams and organizations, as well as design Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategy and drive change management on D&I.

[1] The diversity and Inclusion Revolution: Eight powerful truths. Deloitte. (2018, January 22)


What sets this program apart

  • This program integrates cutting-edge research from psychology and management with practical tools to accelerate your personal and organizational growth.
  • Gain insights from peer-learning communities to help process the emotions inherent to your D&I journey and guide fellow participants through action-learning projects around D&I in your own organizations.
  • Includes one live, interactive instructor-led session and the opportunity to connect with faculty.
Who Should Attend
  • Business Unit Managers, General Managers, Regional Managers, Directors and other manager/leader titles
  • Organization team leaders and individual leaders of all levels in the organization
  • Employees with a desire to positively lead their teams and organization to create and develop an accepting diverse, and inclusive workplace
  • This program takes an intentionally global approach to D&I, while also acknowledging specific challenges in the American context

Program Structure*

This five-week online course consists of eight asynchronous modules and the course concludes with live faculty led synchronous session. The combination of the online platform, discussion groups and interactive live sessions foster a dynamic learning environment. 

Time Commitment
Duration: 5 weeks
Weekly Coursework: 5-7 hours/week
Format: Asynchronous & Synchronous sessions

Week 1

  • Module 1: Diversity Opportunities and Mindsets
  • Module 2: Individual Experiences with Bias

Week 2

  • Module 3: Diversity Challenges for Society 
  • Module 4: Allyship and Becoming Anti-bias as an Individual

Week 3

  • Module 5: Inclusive Leadership
  • Module 6: Equitable Leadership

Week 4

  • Module 7: Leading D&I Strategic Change 
  • Module 8: Capstone Assignment   

Week 5

  • Live Session: Mini Case Studies

*This sample schedule is intended to represent the program structure and content. Timing and session topics are illustrative and subject to change.


After successful program completion, you will earn 1 credit toward the Distinguished Leader Certificate from Michigan Ross Executive Education.

  • Learn best practices for equitable organizational processes and norms
  • Gain skills for how to lead inclusive teams, including conflict management skills, group decision-making best practices, and emotion regulation
  • Acquire tools for the implementation of D&I strategies in organizations, including the architecture of D&I groups, the role of data and metrics and tools to integrate D&I into the very heart of an organization
  • Identification of the opportunities and challenges of diversity and inclusion
  • Deepen your understanding of different identities in the workplace
  • Gain skills to become even more anti-bias as an individual and a better ally

Excellent content (theory and real-life examples). The program helps you to reflect and think on how to put this into practice in both a personal and organizational approach.

Faculty Thought Leadership
Access Program Info

Tuition & Fees
  • Fee covers access to the course platform, content, and activities
  • Program Registration closes five business days prior to the program start date
  • Fee must be paid in full in US dollars (net of any tax) before access to the course platform can be granted.Program 
  • for selected programs and/or special team pricing may be available. Contact us for specific details.
  • See our website for our Cancellation, Transfer and Substitution Policy.

For more information, please contact: [email protected] | +1-734-763-1000.