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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Online Short Courses

Leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

Format: Online short course
Course starts: May 4, 2022
Duration: 6-weeks, excluding one-week orientation
Description: The Leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion online short course is for business leaders interested in practical, proven tools and methods for enacting change in the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within their organization. Recognizing the business imperative for these values, this course will help you create actionable strategies and offer guidance to lead and manage DEI initiatives, as well as gain the awareness and sensitivity to remove structural and social barriers in your organization as you develop teams and leadership in your workforce that reflect the diversity of consumers.

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Leading Racial Equity and Inclusion in Organizations

Format: Online short course
Course starts:  November 9, 2022
Duration: 4 weeks, excluding one-week orientation
Description: One of the greatest challenges we face is the undoing of societal and economic injustices created by racial segregation. While the systemic barriers that racism and exclusion place on ethnic minorities continue to be in place, organizations have begun to recognize and tackle the reality of racial inequalities, and understand its direct impact on organizational culture and performance. As an organizational leader, you’re in the unique position to respond to matters highlighted by your workforce. With the insights and tools from the Leading Racial Equity and Inclusion in Organizations online short course, you’ll be equipped to implement and promote racial equity in your organization.
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Al Tillery

Al B. Tillery, Jr., Associate Professor of Political Science and Founder and Director of the Center for Diversity and Democracy, has spent decades researching leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion within American democratic politics.

Drawing on his expertise, Tillery has developed the courses, "Leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" and "Leading Racial Equity and Inclusion in Organizations." 


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