This in-depth leadership learning lab experience will cover the theory and practice
of diversity, equity and inclusion (D.E.I.) in a leadership and organizational context.
This course identifies culture as the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and
practices that characterizes a community. These communities exist around gender, race,
color, age, different-ability, sexual orientation, class, religion, ethnic and nationality.
This lab examines differences that characterize people of various communities and
what happens when they come together in organizations to fulfill the mission of the
organization by delivering services to their diverse partner and population groups.
As a learning community, we will explore and experience system dynamics at the interpersonal,
inter-group and whole system levels to strengthen our D.E.I. lenses. In addition,
we will explore the use of power and privilege, the construction of social identities
and the tensions within ourselves to manage the dominant and subordinated roles we
step into and often maintain in our lives. This course will culminate in the development
of strategies for engaging people of various cultures more successfully to deliver
optimal services to/for internal and external populations.