Fostering Inclusion and Diversity

Lead diverse and inclusive teams that outperform their peers


This program runs several times throughout the year. To request additional information or  enroll in the program:


Location:  Online course
Format:  Video lectures supplemented by proprietary study materials to enrich learning.
3-week duration, 15 hours to complete requirements

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.

  • 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 to complete requirements
    • 6 hours of on-demand, HD lectures
    • Professor interactions, group learning, and optional coaching sessions
    • Facilitated intra-company team meetings
    • 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.