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Beginning with a conceptual overview of diversity, Strategies for Building and Leading Diverse Organizations examines the practical requirements for public, private and nonprofit organizations. It focuses on developing strategies to take advantage of, and improve upon, the diversity within your own company or agency to reach organizational goals. It also helps you build strategic communication skills to enhance your interaction with the diverse populations you encounter every day.

Chaired by Dr. Robert Livingston, this program presents cutting-edge, evidence-based research that help you gain insights into effective hiring, motivation, team building, innovation and decision making. Additionally, you will explore concepts such as surface vs. deep diversity, implicit bias, blind spots, conflict resolution, creating common ground, building trust and more.

Lectures, group work, class discussions and case studies create a highly-interactive learning environment. In addition, several guest speakers will facilitate sessions highlighting their experiences. You will return to your organization with a deep appreciation for the value of diversity.

Strategies for Building and Leading Diverse Organizations also explores:

  • Testing
  • Building mission, motivation and core values
  • Understanding technical versus adaptive challenges
  • Effective strategies for hiring
  • Improving the decision-making process
  • Managing and leveraging diversity
  • Building good community relations
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