Yale School of Management

Fostering Inclusion and Diversity

Lead diverse and inclusive teams that outperform their peers


July 13 – August 2, 2020
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Location: Online course
Format: Video lectures supplemented by proprietary study materials
Time commitment: 3-week duration, 15 hours (5 hours/week)
Program Fee: $2,000-$5,000
Contact: Jenna Pettit

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Fostering Inclusion and Diversity, a 3-week online program by Yale’s renowned professors, delivers the skills leaders need to build more inclusive and diverse teams, leading to improved business outcomes with increased effectiveness and innovation.

The focus of this program is on identifying and building key conceptual models you can apply to your organization dynamically. These models include: unconscious biases, promoting behavioral change, redefining leadership, recognition of dimensions of diversity, and reinforcing patterns of (dis)engagement.

The program is delivered digitally in collaboration with our online program partner, ExecOnline. ExecOnline provides a digital learning solution tailored to best deliver Yale’s research and expertise to you.

  • Key Takeaways
    • Building and nurturing an inclusive and diverse team that is more innovative, collaborative, and responsive to changing customer needs.
      • According to Deloitte Australia research, inclusive and diverse organizations see better business performance in terms of ability to innovate, (83% improvement) responsiveness to changing customer needs (31% improvement) and team collaboration (42% improvement).
    • Defining, understanding, and leveraging different types of diversity to increase business outcomes.
      • For example, gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to outperform their peers and ethnically-diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform their peers, according to McKinsey & Company.
    • Addressing known and unknown barriers to building inclusive and diverse teams, such as making the business case and combating unconscious bias.
  • Program Structure
    • 3-week duration, 15 hours (5 hours/week)
    • 6 hours of on-demand, HD lectures
    • Professor interactions, group learning, and optional coaching sessions
    • Final project, which integrates weekly activities
  • Who Should Attend

    This course is designed for Managers, Directors, and Vice Presidents who aim to drive business outcomes through understanding, building, and nurturing inclusive and diverse organizations. 

  • Participating Faculty

    Amy Wrzesniewski

    Professor of Organizational Behavior


    Amy Wrzesniewski is an expert on organizational behavior. Her research focuses on how people make meaning of their work in difficult contexts such as stigmatized occupations, virtual work, and absence of work.


    Wrzesniewski’s research on the meaning of work has been published in a wide range of top academic journals and spotlighted in the popular press outlets, including Forbes, Time, BusinessWeek, and Harvard Business Review.


    Her current research involves studying how employees shape their interactions and relationships with others in the workplace to change both their work identity and the meaning of the job.


    Wrzesniewski’s research on the meaning of work has been published in a wide range of top academic journals and highlighted in several best-selling books, including The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor, Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman, and The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler.

    Heidi Brooks

    Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behavior


    Heidi Brooks is a renowned educator and executive coach. She specializes in leadership and community development for individuals, organizations, and larger systems.


    Since 2003, Brooks has been on the faculty at the Yale School of Management, where she is the faculty director the Global Pre-MBA Leadership Program. In recent years, she spearheaded the original leadership development curriculum design and directed both the Leadership Development Program and the School of Management's Mentoring Program.


    Brooks is a leading educator and consultant who has designed leadership development programs for numerous Fortune 500 companies. She is the faculty director of Yale’s Global Pre-MBA Leadership Program.

  • Testimonials

    I was very pleasantly surprised by how engaged in the online course I felt, perhaps having a bias on online programs before having participated in one. This course was excellent, the contact was smart, and the communication ability of the professors was outstanding. – Director, Human Resources, Manufacturing Company

    While we all know intuitively I&D are important in any organization, many of us are clueless to begin with in terms of a toolkit to use. This program shows us the path which will help us move the needle in terms of navigating from conscious incompetence to the next level and hopefully beyond. The ability to interact with my colleagues in different areas during the live breakout sessions was valuable. – Vice President & Managing Director, Technology Company

  • Registration


    July 13 – August 2, 2020
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    The program is delivered digitally in collaboration with our online program partner, ExecOnline. Register with ExecOnline to enroll in the course and begin your studies.

    Have questions about the program? Contact, Jenna Pettit, Yale Executive Education’s Manager of Client & Curriculum Development.

  • Program Partner

    Exec Online

    Established in 2012, ExecOnline’s mission is to transform leadership development through a focus on measurable results. ExecOnline partners with top business schools to create an online leadership development solution that solves critical business challenges and delivers measurable business and financial impact. Read more about ExecOnline.