Designing Diverse and Inclusive Teams

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 Kenan-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, September 1 and December 1.
There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.
There are no materials avaliable for this course at this time.
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Dale Zuckert

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

Gail Wilkins

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
919.966.4157
Lydian Altman
Senior Manager of Leadership Curriculum Development
Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Corporate Communication