Inclusive Leadership: Understanding Self to Lead Others
Due to course pre-work, registration for this course will close -- January 11, 2022. There is a 10% discount for three or more registrants from the same company.
Marshall Live Online
Due to course pre-work, registration for this course will close -- May 11, 2022. There is a 10% discount for three or more registrants from the same company.
Marshall Live Online
Due to course pre-work, registration for this course will close -- October 11, 2022. There is a 10% discount for three or more registrants from the same company.
Marshall Live Online
Explore self-awareness, inclusive leadership principles and the key to more equitable and effective organizations in this course led by a clinical business communication expert.
Each of us has a unique identity that is shaped by history, socialization and culture. Workplaces that acknowledge individuals’ unique identities cultivate inclusion and a sense of belonging that allows all to be their authentic self. Individuals who can be their authentic selves are more productive, have higher levels of trust, and contribute to organizational success.
• Session One: Explore all aspects of your identity, building the foundation to examine the legacy and value of your uniqueness as an aspect of self-awareness.
• Session Two: Develop relationship management through the lens of interpersonal communication with a specific focus on inclusive teams.
• Session Three: Examine how authentic leaders can foster inclusive excellence and lead with humanity.
An important aspect of our programs is the ability to share your accomplishment with important stakeholders. Upon completing Inclusive Leadership: Understanding Self to Lead Others, you will earn a digital badge recognizing your new proficiency. Share and showcase your achievements by posting your digital badge on online resumes and social networks such as LinkedIn.
KEY TAKEAWAYS / CURRICULUM
These interactive, exploratory and reflective sessions will help you:
• Understand the legacy and value of your unique identity to your role as a leader
• Assess how the self (and knowledge of the self) relates to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
• Understand how trust, empathy and civility are integral to creating inclusive organizations
• Develop your leadership skills and your ability to work humanely with others
• Apply inclusive leadership principles to managing an organization and cultivating a culture of belonging
• Create more inclusive and equitable organizations and organizational cultures
• Identify practices to help you overcome barriers to diversity, equity and inclusion, including prejudice, stereotyping, implicit bias, micro-aggressions and discrimination.
• Explain some of how managing diversity, equity and inclusion is essential for achieving organizational effectiveness and improving the quality of life in local and global environments
EARN A DIGITAL BADGE
An important aspect of our programs is the ability to share your accomplishment with important stakeholders. Upon completing Inclusive Leadership, you will earn a digital badge recognizing your new proficiency. Share and showcase your achievements by posting your digital badge on online resumes and social networks such as LinkedIn.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This course is designed for leaders and aspiring leaders who desire to create and lead inclusive and equity-minded organizations that position diversity as a sustainable strategic imperative.
"The Inclusive Leadership Program was a welcome complement to work that I am engaged in with nonprofit consulting. Communities are demanding more from their boards of directors and funders. Leadership boards that employ traditional best practices and nonprofit funders focusing primarily onboard financial support are no longer acceptable in the sector. Communities are demanding more diversity and inclusion. They want representation from people directly connected to their cause. What Dr. Warren was able to communicate to me personally in the program was a greater recognition of empathy, trust, and implicit bias. The break-out sessions were expertly coordinated so that each of us had an opportunity to engage and express our views and learn from one another. Thank you for the opportunity to expand my understanding of the importance of inclusive leadership for communities of color. " - Consultant & Coach, Executive Service Corps
Live, Online: This program will take place with three 3-hour live, synchronous sessions that include small group breakout sessions and discussions. The live sessions allow for immediate clarification and real-time teaching with the faculty member. Additionally, asynchronous activities and content will be provided by the faculty on our learning management system.
Naomi Warren, PhD, MS, MBA, Associate Professor of Clinical Business Communication, USC Marshall School of Business
Professor Naomi Warren is a communication scholar whose research focuses on media representations at the intersections of race, gender, social class, politics, policy, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Her most recent publication is the chapter, “Agents of Humanity: Race and Dignity in Arkansas” in A State-by-State History of Race and Racism (2019). Her teaching, research and consulting interests draw from her professional experience in industries including transportation, manufacturing, health care, service, retail, entertainment and law as well as her doctoral research in communication studies, rhetoric, race, film and politics of representation. She teaches undergraduate and graduate students, has won several teaching awards and serves on several boards. Professor Warren advises student organizations and coaches and judges graduate and undergraduate case competitions.
See Articles & Research for her published work and podcast links.
Articles & Research
Agents of Humanity: Race and Dignity in Arkansas, Chapter 1, 57-84, Naomi Warren
A State-by-State History of Race and Racism
Patricia Reid-Merritt, Greenwood (ABC-CLIO), Four 1. (2019)
Reasons Why Identity Diversity Matters
Forbes, March 7, 2019
Authentic Leadership: What it is and Why it Matters
Harvard Business Review, December 10, 2019
The Value of Belonging at Work
Car, Reece, Kellerman, and Robichaux
Harvard Business Review, March 7, 2019
Maximizing Creativity Through Diversity
Naomi Warren, Sharoni Little (2004)
Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure this course runs as described on this web page. Please note that course dates and professors are subject to change. You will be notified by email in advance if there is a date or professor change. Additionally, this course also requires a minimum number of registrants to take place. You will be notified by email if the course does not meet this minimum.