Leading Inclusive Teams

Leading Inclusive Teams


Leading Inclusive Teams is a six-week learning community, combining asynchronous modules, small group peer-coaching, and live workshops. Gain evidence-based knowledge and practical tools to help you design and lead diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) teams and organizations. Deepen your understanding of identity dynamics in the workplace, gain new skills to identify privilege, mitigate bias, call in others to crucial conversations, and be an active ally. Acquire organizational tools to lead inclusive teams, create equitable organizational processes, and lead DEI strategic changes in your organizations. You’ll meet weekly in a small pod of four to five peers to reflect on your DEI journey, practice new skills, and apply insights to your academic and professional work, while also participating in full-cohort events. Each pod will be supported by an executive coach to deepen the learning and help set you up for success to serve as a rotating pod meeting facilitator.

This program is generously sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation.

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of 2022–2023 participants agreed LIT advanced their understanding of leading diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams


Skills You’ll Learn

Learn Why DEI Matters

Describe the organizational bonuses and challenges of diversity, and identify when and why diversity is most likely to lead to positive outcomes

Understand Identity Dynamics

Deepen your understanding of different demographic differences and how identity, implicit bias, and structural inequalities impact workplace dynamics

Lead Equitable and Inclusive Teams

Identify best practices for equitable organizational processes and norms, as well for inclusive team dynamics, including conflict management skills, group decision making best practices, and emotion regulation

Gain Tools for DEI Strategic Change

Gain tools for the implementation of DEI strategies in organizations, including the architecture of DEI groups, the role of data and metrics, and tools to integrate DEI into the very heart of an organization



2024 Program

Leading Inclusive Teams runs from 2/8-3/29 with asynchronous and small group learning and coaching in between three virtual live events. Event dates are:

  • Kickoff: 2/8/2024 | 4:30-6 PM on Zoom
  • Midway Workshop: 3/8/2024 | 10-11:30 AM on Zoom
  • Capstone Event: 3/29/2024 | 10-11:30 AM on Zoom

Time Commitment

  • 1.5 hours per week: 30 minutes completing weekly modules, 1 hour with our pod and intentional experimentation with leadership behaviors
  • 4.5 hours total of live instruction throughout the program

Leadership Coaching
As part of a small learning pod, you’ll be paired with an executive coach to deepen your learning. Learn more about our group coaching approach on our coaching page.

Participant Requirements

  • Open to all Ross graduate students
  • Ability to complete five asynchronous learning modules and engage in weekly small group discussions
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The registration is closed. Ross graduate students will be notified via email when registration re-opens.