Online Executive Education Sessions
Timely topics for rising above business as usual
Upcoming Executive Education Workshops
We believe in values-driven leadership for all, so each month we make an executive education workshop available for free, online. Our leadership development webinars cover timely topics that will help you think deeper and lead stronger. Below, you'll find several upcoming options from our series, Addressing Racism & Building Inclusive Organizations, and more. Video recordings of previous sessions are also included below.
Brain Science & Bias: Understanding How Your Brain Works to Prevent Racism
12 pm Central
Today’s organizations are working hard to raise employees’ awareness of unconscious bias. They think that by addressing bias, they can cut down on discrimination and boost inclusion all in one. Science tells us this conventional wisdom is wrong.
If you are a manager making a decision that impacts your team, bias is what happens in your brain. Feeling included or excluded is what happens in theirs. To really boost inclusion, leaders must develop unique habits that maximize the quality of daily interactions; they must include, but not over-include; and they must manage people’s expectations along the way.
Our October session features the NeuroLeadership Institute's Khalil Smith and Barbara Steel. They'll help us see that most exclusion is accidental. Managers are much more likely to overlook an employee’s value on a project than actively ignore it. Which is why we say, if you’re not actively including, you’re probably accidentally excluding.
Learn to practice optimal inclusion in this free session. Register using the link below.
Previously Recorded Executive Education Sessions
Miss a session? Looking for a little extra wisdom? View one of our previously recorded executive education sessions below. Our leadership development webinars are designed to give you evidence-based insights that you can apply in your workplace immediately.
Leading Connected & Engaged Virtual Teams
COVID-19 pushed many companies into remote work; some will never go back. With more and more teams operating remotely, how can we create connection and ensure engagement? In this session, Dr. Jim Ludema and Dr. Amber Johnson of Benedictine University help us turn to research for answers and draw examples from exceptional organizations who have made it possible. We draw actionable insights for building trust, strengthening connection, and supporting exceptional performance. This session corresponds to our free eBook, Leading High-Performing, High-Engagement Virtual Teams During COVID-19 and Beyond.
Actionable Steps to Advance Inclusion Now: How Values-Driven Leaders Can Create Belonging
Values-driven leaders create psychologically safe environments where all team members experience belonging. This session digs into the fundamentals of inclusion with the author of Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams, Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson of the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Johnson will discuss why inclusion is so important amidst COVID-19. Finally, she'll share strategies to build more inclusive meetings, clean up office housework, and create culture swaps.
Understanding Identity & Leadership
This 45-minute webinar features leading identity, diversity, and inclusion scholar Dr. Stephanie Creary of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Creary introduces the concept of identity, then helps make connection to leadership and workplace relationships. Dr. Creary introduces the concept of identity, frames it in the context of workplace relationships and leadership, and offers useful tools for using your understanding of identity to advocate for others and serve as an ally to Black colleagues. This video is part of our executive education series on fighting racism and building inclusive organizations.
How Leaders Can Address Racism & Care for Colleagues of Color
On June 19th, the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, we explored how leaders can confront racism, build inclusive organizations, and care for colleagues of color in a 60-minute executive education session led by world-class diversity and inclusion scholar Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts and our expert panelists Dr. Salwa Rahim-Dillard of US Cellular and Cheryl Harris of Allstate. Find a recording of the session to the left.
Servant Leadership on the Edge
In this 30-minute session (plus Q&A) servant leader expert and core faculty member Dr. Gus Gustafson provides a fast introduction to the concept of servant leadership, and makes the case that its values-driven mindset offers a useful methodology for facing uncertain times. Find a recording of the session to the left.