Anderson College of Business & Computing Executive Education

Thursdays: 1:00 – 4:00 pm MST online

Dates: Thursdays, October 8 to October 29, 2020 (1 to 4pm MST)

$850 New Students / $700: Regis Alumni & Returning Exec Ed Participants

Enabling higher levels of innovation and performance with actionable strategies and competencies for leading and working with diverse teams.


Why is the approach of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) so important?

Learning how to leverage the effort, knowledge and ideas of diverse individuals, and building inclusive teams is key to the success of virtually any organization or partnership. Without doubt, it is a required competency for leaders in today’s global business environments and in being better prepared for leading the increasingly diverse and inclusive workforce of the future. This workshop provides both a broad view into the key elements of inclusive, equity-based diversity practices as well as the leadership skills required to leverage its powerful capabilities.

Research shows that culturally diverse teams are capable of innovating and solving problems at the highest levels when the right conditions exist. In Diversity, Inclusion, and Leading Innovative Teams, students explore the characteristics and dynamics associated with these high performing teams and better understand the skills and knowledge needed to empower their potential. Improving the cultural competence of leadership results in higher levels of innovation, creativity, and problem solving.

What makes this program unique?

In alignment to Anderson College’s distinctive approach and Jesuit values, each cohort member is supported with personalized leadership coaching. This unique element allows for the direct application of learning and skills to each cohort member’s current context and experience. Furthermore, it reinforces the goal of the program to provide leaders the skills and knowledge needed to empower the potential of diverse teams. Experience shows that coaching is a vital ingredient to supporting the timely application of learning, resulting in greater levels of success.[2]


Key Values in Jesuit Higher Education

Cura Personalis


Men and Women For and With Others

Unity of Mind and Heart

Contemplatives in Action

Finding God in All Things

Learn more about Jesuit Values


Key Values in Jesuit Higher Education

Cura Personalis


Men and Women For and With Others

Unity of Mind and Heart

Contemplatives in Action

Finding God in All Things

Learn more about Jesuit Values

Who Should Attend:

Individuals who are:

  • Managers and leaders of diverse teams and organizations.

  • Individuals engaged in team-based innovation, problem-solving, and creative efforts.

  • Facilitators of diverse teams and inclusive design processes and efforts.

  • Organizational development and design professionals.


Leading and being a member of a diverse, high performing team requires a unique level of understanding and awareness that extends beyond the typical professional’s skill set.

This workshop provides the tools to develop higher levels of individual and team competence in DEI practices. Through interactive learning and dialogue, participants will identify behaviors and skills that enable higher levels of performance in inclusive multicultural teams. The skills of how to identify and assess leadership and team competencies that enable the power of diverse teams, creating higher innovation returns and happier teams will be a focus for participants. This includes how to better identify personal and team strengths according to key performance indicators, diverse thinking and experiences, and develop strategies for greater alignment.

As a result of participating in the workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Create positive outcomes by leveraging the diverse knowledge and ideas of culturally diverse teams.

  • Increase team performance and achieve high returns on your innovation and problem-solving efforts.

  • Identify and develop the critical skills necessary for empowering a diverse team.

  • Develop the ability to assess and interpret how cultural differences and diverse thinking impact engagement.

  • Conduct contextual inquiry and experiential exploration.

  • Acquire the means to view and manage team interactions within the context of innovation and problem solving.

  • Apply the integration of qualitative and quantitative analysis, and leveraging team creativity.

  • View conflict, manage dialogue, and create a vision of positive change.

  • Gain awareness of the behaviors that enable higher levels of performance.

Workshop Design

This workshop is provided online and consists of four weekly three-hour sessions. Each session is broken down into two 75-minute segments with a 15-minute break, followed by a 15-minute Q & A. Participants are also provided with weekly learning guides and the opportunity to connect with and engage with one another.

  • Interactive: weekly three-hour group sessions.

  • Applicable: Individualized coaching[3] allows for the immediate strategic application of learning to their professional roles and challenges.

  • Community of Practice: Throughout the program, enrollees have the opportunity to participate in an ongoing cohort dialogue, exchanging ideas and learning with their fellow cohort members, exploring the timely use of their learning experience, and solving problems together[4].

Tuition: $850 New Students / $700 Regis Alumni & Returning Exec Ed Participants

Online: Thursdays, October 8 to October 29, 2020 (1 to 4pm MST)



Leaders appreciate a forum where they can ask questions, challenge the status quo and practice thinking about solutions to their own situations in a safe environment.

Leaders seek feedback on their performance and thinking. Leaders appreciate an opportunity to share feedback.

Leaders bring a variety of life and professional experiences with them. Working together facilitates better solutions.

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