october 2020

12octAll Day18NYU Stern School of Business Inclusive Leadership: Leveraging Diversity for Stronger Teams and Organizations(All Day) ET New York, NY Event Organized By: Executive MBA & Professional MBA

Event Details

In today’s rapidly changing global economy, companies with the best talent are at a competitive advantage — and that talent is increasingly diverse in many dimensions. According to a 2019 McKinsey report, women and people of color hold 65% of entry level positions, but their numbers decrease at every successive level across sectors. For example, in financial services, only 2.4% of executive committee members, 1.4% of managing directors, and 1.4% of senior portfolio managers are black. Women, who have been over half of college graduates in the U.S. for over 30 years, are still only 21% of C-suite executives. Lack of diversity above the entry level creates an expensive revolving door and limits the firm’s capacity for innovation and creativity. Research shows that, in order to maintain a diverse leadership pipeline and inclusive work culture, frontline managers are key. Yet most companies do not help managers develop the skills they need to lead a diverse team in an inclusive way.

Inclusive Leadership: Leveraging Diversity for Stronger Teams and Organizations is designed to address this gap and help develop the skills needed to become a more impactful frontline manager and leader. Participants will develop an inclusive leadership mindset, with a focus on working with others across differences of multiple types, including gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. The course examines how to surmount the negative impact that implicit bias can have on performance, team dynamics and efforts to create inclusive environments. Through self-reflective exercises, interactive sessions and group work, the course will move from building awareness of practices that foster diversity and inclusion, to helping participants create an inclusive leadership plan that results in stronger teams and organizations.

Program takeaways:

  • Understand Difference: Become aware of the implicit assumptions you are making about individuals  their identity, their aspirations, their potential  and how to move past assumptions to understand difference.
  • Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion: Understand how diversity and inclusion will improve your team’s performance and give your company a competitive advantage.
  • Your Inclusive Leadership Plan: Develop your own 6-month inclusive leadership action plan, which will begin on your first day back in the office and will serve as a roadmap for creating diverse, inclusive and effective teams within your organization.



october 12 (Monday) - 18 (Sunday) ET


New York, NY

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