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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
in Inclusive Leadership

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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Inclusive Leadership

As workplaces, organizations, marketplaces, and societies become increasingly diverse, a new style and practice of leadership is required to unify, energize, and empower employees while also addressing structural inequities.

This certificate specialization equips you with the insights, knowledge, and skills to go beyond the role of traditional leader to one who inspires more understanding, advocacy, and results. You’ll learn to identify how power and hierarchy shape relationships and what you can do as a leader to be more self-reflective and mitigate biases. You’ll explore how to become an agent of change by leading an organization while also championing diversity, equity, inclusion, and social and economic justice. Upon completing this program, you’ll be able to make decisions that unify a collaborative global workforce toward creating and growing an effective, efficient organization.

Admission Requirements 

  • A baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited college or university.

Course Details

For the Post-Baccalaureate in General Business, you must complete four courses and 12 credit hours. The estimated time needed to complete this certificate is 9 months.

Course Listing

Inclusive leaders are committed to strategies that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and cross-cultural competencies in the workplace. In this course, you’ll learn the key competencies, principles, theories, and practices of inclusive leaders. Leaders of global organizations and companies must navigate cultural and interpersonal differences and know how and when to leverage human capital to sustain growth. Developing skills in interpersonal relationships, conflict management, intersectionality, systems thinking, and social and emotional intelligence are some of the foundational elements of inclusive leadership. Through this course, you’ll understand the business case for inclusiveness and be prepared to practice the skills of equity-minded leaders.

Inclusive leaders engage talent acquisition and retention strategies that increase the talent pool while encouraging diverse perspectives to drive individual and team performance. Creating an inclusive workplace serves to eliminate performance impediments so that employees feel respected and their endeavors are valued. As organizational leaders engage with various stakeholders, their ability to leverage the power of diverse teams is critical. In this course, you’ll learn to use empowerment, accountability, and collaboration to lead high-performing groups and champion diversity, equity, and inclusion in your organizations. As part of that growth, you’ll also explore the reasons why team members engage and how to recognize patterns of disengagement.

In this course, you’ll gain awareness and tools for successfully building and leading inclusive organizations. You’ll assess and gain insights into your strengths and identify opportunities for growth and improvement in your inclusive leadership skills. You’ll also improve your cross-cultural competence and exercise moral courage to challenge false assumptions. Finally, you’ll examine the roles that mentorships, sponsorship programs, and affinity groups play in developing inclusive teams to create allies within the organization. Throughout the course, you’ll learn to use emotional intelligence, active listening, courage, humility, and curiosity to lead an inclusive organization with trust, fairness, and consistency.

Any Master’s Level Course from the School of Business

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the concepts and practices of entrepreneurship
  • Effectively communicate and conduct sound, open-minded research
  • Address business opportunities and issues critically and reflectively
  • Create solutions to problems based on knowledge, research, critical thinking skills, and collaboration
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the highest business ethics through accreditation
  • Foster effective discussion of theoretical and real-world business problems
  • Nurture a commitment to lifelong learning
Program Disclosure

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