Organizational leaders in today’s world must be equipped with enhanced skills and traits than had may have been considered as required twenty or more years ago. Leading in today’s world requires leaders to understand concepts such as empathy, equity, diversity in the workforce as well as diversity in policy and execution, generational and cultural aspects of inclusion, societal expectations and social media influences. These are a few of the attributes that will be a portion of an effective DEI program. Leaders must learn to enact processes that help shift mindsets, individual and team behaviors, and processes that build equitable and inclusive leadership.

Every leader is different but no matter your style, industry, role or personality; part of leading with DEI includes effectively communicating across all areas of your organizations. Leaders must build and strengthen their coaching and discussion skills with a view of committing to building a more equitable, diverse and inclusive culture.

This session focuses on direct actions leaders can take to gain acceptance and buy-in for their DEI programs and ensure they are embedding the concepts effectively. Ensuring organizational practices are equitable is critical to maintaining a sustainable DEI program and retain top talent.

Topics Covered

  • Skills imperative to a strong DEI leader
  • Leader requirements to develop the proper culture of a diverse DEI program
  • Leadership expectations by personnel of their DEI leaders

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

5 CoursesDiversity, Equity and Inclusion Series

  1. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Understanding the Requirements
  2. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Building a Strong Culture
  3. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Unconscious Bias
  4. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Leadership Skills
  5. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Building Confidence and Trust
Learning Objectives
  • Explore and examine skill requirements of today’s DEI program leaders.
  • Identify priorities within your DEI program for assignment to leaders.
  • Discover and scale your DEI program to present a culture of transparent feedback focused on increasing equity and inclusion.
  • Recognize and actions to take to elevate and celebrate diversity and opportunities.
  • Recognize and actions to take to create and maintain a culture that supports direction and commitment from everyone in the organization.
Last updated/reviewed: August 13, 2023
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Member's Profile
I liked all of the instructors personal examples. I could relate to those very well.

Member's Profile
Excellent course to assist in building a DEI program!

Course Complexity: Foundational
No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
Who Will Benefit: Chief Executive Officers, Senior Executive Management, Board Members, Compliance Professionals, Legal Professionals, Audit professionals.
Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Leadership Skills 7:52
  Review Meaning of DEI3:25
  Skill Requirements24:48
  Priorities for Assignments to Leaders13:00
  Scale your DEI Program18:38
  Elevate and Celebrate Diversity11:38
  Elevate and Celebrate Diversity Cont'd14:35
  Supporting a DEI Culture3:06
  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Leadership Skills1:40:40
  Slides: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Leadership SkillsPDF
  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Leadership Skills Glossary/ IndexPDF