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.

August 13 • Actionable Steps to Advance Inclusion Now: How Values-Driven Leaders Can Create Belonging • 12 pm Central

Values-driven leaders create psychologically safe environments where all team members experience belonging. In this session, we’ll dig deep 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 and some of the unique challenges and opportunities that COVID-19 has created. Finally, Dr. Johnson will discuss strategies to build more inclusive meetings, clean up office housework, and create culture swaps. The focus will be on identifying actionable steps leaders can take. 

September 24 • Leading Connected & Engaged Virtual Teams
• 12 pm Central

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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 of Benedictine University will help us turn to research for answers and draw examples from exceptional organizations who have made it possible in this lightning-fast 30-minute session. Use the below link to register for this event.

October 15 • Brain Science
& Bias: Understanding
How Your Brain Works to Prevent Racism • 12 pm Central

Neuroleadership brain scienceOur October session explores the way the field of neuroscience is changing the way we think about bias. Once we're aware of our wiring, we can make conscious efforts to change behaviors, helping to build more inclusive organizations. Led by Barbara Steel and Khalil Smith of the NeuroLeadership Institute, this session will help you access new insights.

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.

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.

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