Diversity & Inclusion for Organizational Success

Monday, September 25, 2017 Alliance Series

3 Day Program by Berkeley Executive Education   |   Berkley, California

Image of SpeakerStereotypes and biases are complicated. We all have them. You may not want them. You may try to get rid of them. But unfortunately, they do exist. They exist in the deep recesses of your mind. Without your conscious will or consent, they leak out and shape your judgements and decisions when you least expect them or want them to. 

  • How do you live in a world where a person's gender or race shouldn't matter?
  • How do you neutralize unconscious biases in the workplace?
  • How do you effectively lead your team and organization to its fullest potential and ensure biases don't get in the way?

In this fascinating new 3-day program you'll learn how to be comfortable with your biases, how to minimize them, understand what you can do to circumvent their interference, and experience hands-on the value of diversity on teams and why diversity is so essential to innovation.

Get a front row seat with world renowned faculty, experts in gender bias, race and social networks.  Through case studies, immersive exercises, and inspiring lectures you will return to your workplace with a refreshed and empowered perspective on how to be an organizational change agent.

Program topics include:

  • Stereotypes and Bias 101:  Individuals and Groups
    • The Mind and Brain: How it Makes Sense of Others
    • Stereotypes and Biases in Action - Implicit and Explicit
    • Sharing Unshared Information
    • The Functional Utility of Diversity in Groups
    • Designing a Structural Plan for Hiring, Promoting, and Other Organizational Needs
  • Stereotypes and Bias 102: Networks and Social Power
    • The "Target Game" Feel What it Feels Like to Be Low or High on Social Power
    • Social Networks - Myths and Truths
    • Building Your Network
    • Why Diversity in Your Network is Brilliant for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Leveraging the Networks You Already Have
  • Stereotypes and Bias 103: Getting Past Race and Gender
    • Breaking Down Social Groups into Behavioral Tendencies - Independent versus Interdependent
    • Diffusing Clashes: Tough Conversations About Race and Gender
    • Mitigating Independent/Interdependent Clashes in Groups - Conflict Resolution
    • Finalize and Present Your Structural Plan for Your Organization  

Key Takeaways

  • Gain an understanding of the architecture of the mind and the origination of stereotypes and biases, and how the brain both helps and hinders everyone in the workplace
  • Develop an awareness of the ways in which biases affect your judgement, decisions, and behavior.
  • Recognize which structural changes you can make personally and to your organization to minimize the likelihood of expressing bias
  • Develop skills and a plan to handle a challenging workplace conversation 
  • Realize the true value of diversity. Not "because it is the right thing to do" or because "it is ethical" but because diversity-of all kinds (race, gender, cross-functional) leads to better, more innovative output.
  • Create a structural plan for you and your organization to combat our biases and stereotypes

Who Should Attend

  • Senior executives responsible for managing global, cross-cultural and diverse teams 
  • Leaders who work in roles typically dominated by one gender (e.g., engineers, IT professionals, etc) 
  • High potential individuals who want to learn to lead in a post-gender, post-race world 


Dana CarneyProfessor Dana R. Carney is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and an affiliate of the Psychology Department. She was a Hellman Faculty.



The registration deadline for the September program is September 18, 2017.

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