Diversity and equality have become non-negotiables in modern business. Companies with inclusive leadership teams have been shown to innovate more effectively, make better strategic decisions and achieve improved financial performance.1 As the business case for equality and inclusion grows, supervisors and managers will require an enhanced understanding of cultural differences, practices, and values to lead diverse teams effectively.
The Diversity and Inclusive Leadership online short course from EGADE Business School at Tecnológico de Monterrey equips you with the skills and insights needed to harness and lead a culture of diversity for the benefit of your organization. Over eight weeks, you’ll uncover how culture can impact team performance, explore the tangible impact of diversity and inclusion, and discover how interrogating biases and encouraging varied perspectives can promote an inclusive and prosperous workplace.1 McKinsey (May, 2020).
EGADE Business School at Tecnológico de Monterrey collaborates with online education provider GetSmarter, a 2U, Inc. brand, to make its research and teaching globally accessible. With 24-hour support from dedicated success advisers, students experience flexible learning (7–10 hours per week) that’s entirely online. They also receive expert feedback from assigned Head Tutors. Working professionals are able to engage with up-to-date research and insights as they network and collaborate online with classmates from around the world. At the end of the eight weeks, students earn an official certificate of completion to validate their achievement.The topics covered in this course include:
Module 1: Understanding the complexity of cultureExplore the levels and layers of culture and how it impacts team performance.
Module 2: Exploring leadership across culturesDiscover effective leadership techniques by considering different perspectives.
Module 3: Discovering diversity in the workplaceLearn about the difference between diversity and inclusion, and how these influence the workplace.
Module 4: Balancing organizational diversityExplore the benefits and challenges of diverse organizations.
Module 5: Developing an inclusive selfDiscover ways to strengthen inclusive behaviors through interrupting personal biases.
Module 6: Developing an inclusive teamLearn about attitudes and initiatives that promote inclusivity in teams.
Module 7: Leading multicultural teamsExplore the complexities of multicultural leadership.
Module 8: Developing organizational culture for inclusionDiscover how to develop and foster an inclusive organizational culture.
Is this course for you?
This course will benefit forward-thinking professionals looking to drive diversity initiatives and promote fair treatment within their organizations. Managers, team leaders, and supervisors will enhance their cultural and diversity awareness to further their career development and meet business goals. Human resources and training and development professionals will improve their capacity to build or champion an inclusive, supportive and unbiased company culture that promotes equal opportunity among employees. Finally, business owners and senior managers will develop key leadership and critical thinking skills relevant across various workplace scenarios, helping them foster an inclusive corporate culture and stand out in a competitive market.
How to register
This online short course is available to professionals around the world, regardless of location, academic study or work experience. While there are no acceptance criteria or registration fees, you’ll need a current email account and access to a computer and the internet, as well as a PDF reader and Excel. You may need to view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and read and create documents in Microsoft Word, or similar programs.
This course is presented entirely online, in collaboration with leaders in online education GetSmarter, a 2U, Inc. brand. Visit the Diversity and Inclusive Leadership online short course page on the GetSmarter website to find out about upcoming course dates, the course price and more.
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Will I have the time?
GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The coursework is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, giving you the legroom to pace yourself and work when it suits you best.
At the beginning of each week, you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes, and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Adviser who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.
What is the Online Campus?
The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface, you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.
You'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the discussion forums on the Online Campus. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Adviser, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.
Can my employer assist with payment?
By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll have an influence on the success of your organization. Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?
Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.
What are my payment options?
You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more about payment options, please visit the Payment and Financing page.
If you want to find out more about any of these options, or you want to know which you qualify for, please get in contact with an Enrollment Adviser here.