"DEI can neither be delegated away nor handled at arm's length. Leaders who are the most committed and most effective in advancing DEI own the work as a matter of personal and business import." — Nicholas Pearce
Beyond Diversity is not a traditional DEI program that introduces fundamental ideas and encourages executives to explore the possibility of change. Instead, this is a program designed to empower DEI leaders to take proven concepts and translate them into bold actions, creating meaningful change for yourself, your employees, and your organization.
The stakes have never been higher. Over the last few years, it has become clear that the old ways of “doing DEI” aren’t enough. It is not just about hiring or advancing a diverse pool of talent. It is not about creating ERGs. And it is much more than publicly stating your commitment to DEI.
Instead, it is about doing the hard work—the real work—of DEI. Learning to think about and make space as leaders for viewpoints that are different from our own. Respecting how people experience the world and allowing the fullness of that lived experience into the workplace—all while recognizing the natural tensions between people and embracing the discomfort that is necessary to make sustainable change. By taking this broader view, we can uncover the pieces of the system where inequities occur—and use that knowledge to create better, more inclusive communities—at work and at home.
Taught by Professor Nicholas Pearce, a globally-recognized expert on values-driven leadership, diversity and inclusion, and organizational transformation, this program delivers a richly interactive and communal experience. It helps leaders articulate their personal vision for DEI, deepen their commitment to the work and design strategies that translate aspirations into true, long-lasting organizational change.
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Successful DEI programs are built upon the vision and commitment of an organization’s leader, who puts DEI at the core of the organization’s mission. Sustaining change in an organization requires an active and consistent commitment from the top, a willingness to listen and learn, and to embark on the path to personal growth needed to create and sustain change—individually, interpersonally, and institutionally.
Join us at our beautiful downtown Chicago campus at Wieboldt Hall from June 24-28, 2024, where you’ll enjoy the world-class experience only Kellogg can provide. Each day you’ll be immersed in rigorous and interactive classes, engaging with your peers in small group and breakout discussions together with learning from Professor Nicholas Pearce, leading Kellogg faculty and practicing experts in the DEI field who will share their knowledge and expertise with you.
Anyone who can lead and implement change within their organization, including:
Focusing the Leader’s Mind
Beyond Diversity: DEI Fundamentals for Executives
Creating Inclusive Cultures for Courageous DEI Conversations
Inclusion Starts with “I”—Exploring the Power of Authenticity and Allyship
Outsmarting Ourselves: Understanding and Overcoming our Perceptual Biases
Designing Bias-Free Organizations
Who is Us? Creeds, Deeds and the Problem of Equity
Systemic Racism: History and Current Perspectives
How Do We Fix It? Building a Comprehensive JEDI Strategy
Where’s the Finish Line? Demonstrating Moral Courage
Where Do We Go From Here? Peer-to-Peer Action Planning
Nicholas A. Pearce - Academic Director; Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations
Michelle L. Buck - Clinical Professor of Executive Education
Nour Kteily - Professor of Management & Operations
Ivuoma Onyeador - Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations
Lauren Rivera - Professor of Management & Organizations; Professor of Sociology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (Courtesy)
Alvin Tillery - Associate Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy
Brooke Vuckovic - Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations
Adam Waytz - Professor of Management & Organizations
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Fee does not include lodging or meals.
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