Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Inclusive Excellence Academy (IEA) Workshop: DIB IEA 1006 An Inclusive Approach to Leadership 

 Workshop Overview:

“Inclusion is not a strategy to help people fit into the systems and structures which exist in our societies. It is about transforming those systems and structures to make it better for everyone.” – Diane Richler, chair of Inclusion International’s Catalyst for Inclusive Education.

Did you know that, according to research cited by the Harvard Business Review, “What leaders say and do makes up to a 70% difference as to whether an individual reports feeling included”?  Transforming how we approach leadership can result in more inclusive experiences for staff, thereby increasing organizational performance.

In this course, we’ll reimagine leadership by moving beyond seeing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as mere checkboxes on our to-do list. Instead, we’ll focus on applying an inclusive mindset to all aspects of our daily work and engagement with others.  

Participants will:

  • Discuss evidence-based reasons why embedding an inclusive approach in leadership and management styles will enhance employee engagement and retention;
  • Explore the traits and behaviors that reflect an inclusive leadership style; and
  • Generate tangible ways to apply an inclusive approach to demonstrating each of the Cornell Leadership Skills for Success. 

This course is ideal for anyone who leads individuals or groups in some capacity (i.e. supervisor/people leader, project manager, shift or unit lead, committee/workgroup/board chair, etc).

Course Offerings:

  • Thursday, July 18 at 9:00-10:30 AM ET
  • Wednesday, July 24 at 1:00-2:30 PM ET
  • Tuesday, July 30 at 10:30 AM-12:00 PM ET

Course Details:

  • 1.5 hour course via Zoom
  • Each class session is capped at 60 participants; please enroll in a class only if you plan to join the session in real time. 
  • Sessions will NOT be recorded.
  • This will be an interactive learning experience with participants engaging with and learning from one another as a whole group (no breakout rooms). Verbal and/or chat-box participation by everyone is necessary to help enhance individual and collective learning.
  • Enroll in a class session via CULearn and you will receive an email and calendar invite with directions for how to access the Zoom session on the day of.
  • If you can no longer attend an upcoming session, please drop the course in CULearn as soon as possible so that others on the wait list can have the opportunity to enroll.
  • Presentation slides will not be disseminated but those who participate in the course will receive access to an online workbook that includes relevant information and resources. 

Enroll in course here

Please contact inclusion@cornell.edu with any questions. 

Anti-Racism Training and Resources

For more information on ongoing trainings focused on anti-racism, please visit the Anti-Racism Resources page on the diversity website.

Seminar Request

See a workshop you want to bring to your department or unit?  Contact the Department of Inclusion and Belonging at inclusion@cornell.edu.