Designing Diverse and Inclusive Teams

  • Chapel Hill, NC

For the past five decades, leaders have begun to recognize that diversity is a topic that can’t be ignored. Diverse, inclusive, and equitable teams and work environments are said to: enhance worker productivity; spark creativity and innovation; and improve performance. Because of the complexity of leading and managing diverse and inclusive (“D&I”) teams, organizations need employees and leaders who have a complex understanding and training, which this course provides. To become a better leader and help your organization address D&I related topics, you’ll learn to think critically about D&I from personal, communication, organizational, and leadership perspectives.

This course consists of four parts:
1. Part 1 introduces D&I, including how to understand and discuss it. We’ll briefly overview D&I strategies that work and don’t work, and how to build dialogue around hot topics surrounding D&I issues.
2. Part 2 focuses on “knowing thyself,” or how our beliefs affect how we lead and manage D&I issues. We’ll cover how we can challenge our own thinking to be better leaders.
3. Part 3 covers “knowing others,” or how to extend D&I strategies to others within groups and teams.
4. Part 4 will apply what we’ve covered to teams, including strategies and examples of how to design, manage, and lead diverse and inclusive groups.

This one-day course will be taught by Dr. Elizabeth Dickinson, Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Corporate Communication, UNC Keenan-Flagler Business School.

Program Agenda

The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, August 1, September 1 and December 1.
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    May 11
    School of Government
    Knapp-Sanders Building, CB #3330
    400 South Road
    Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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    The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, August 1, September 1 and December 1.
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    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before April 26, 2018 will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before May 03, 2018 will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellations made after May 03, 2018. All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School’s cancellation policy.
    $485.00
There are no materials avaliable for this course at this time.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Gail Wilkins

Program Manager
919.966.4157
Lydian Altman
Director, Strategic Public Leadership Initiative
Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Corporate Communication