The Inclusive Leader


The Inclusive Leader is a leadership development program seeking to empower leaders in making organizational change, ultimately leading to more diverse and inclusive workplaces. Designed for anyone committed to actively building an open and equitable workplace environment, this program helps participants build cultural awareness through discussion, case studies, current research and peer-to-peer learning. You’ll explore concepts and practices designed to challenge your mindset, develop skills to improve communication with your colleagues, and gain resources to help you compassionately and respectfully lead your team. You’ll also learn actionable strategies that can be implemented immediately in the workplace to help remove structural and social barriers within your organization.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Reflect on how your own identity and background shapes day-to-day interactions with colleagues and people you serve
  • Communicate effectively and participate in conversations about how race, class, ethnicity, gender and other identity constructs impact workplace environments
  • Understand how to create welcoming workplace environments that are supportive and inclusive of all associates
  • Implement workplace practices that are known to create more equitable achievement opportunities and engagement among diverse populations

Skills You’ll Gain:

  • Capability to lead change initiatives
  • Using storytelling to communicate more effectively
  • Ability to speak comfortably around race/gender/culture
Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This course will meet for live class sessions online from 8am -12pm (PT) on the following dates:

September 9, 2022: The Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion

September 15, 2022: Cultural Awareness and Our Bias Blind Spots

No class on September 22

September 29, 2022: Unleashing the Power of Storytelling to Advance Inclusion

October 6, 2022: Equal Employment Opportunities Essentials

October 13, 2022: Leading Organizational Change, Part 1

October 20, 2022: Leading Organizational Change, Part 2

October 27, 2022: Building Allies in the Workplace

November 3, 2022: Power and Influence

November 10, 2022: Graduation/Presentations

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received before the second meeting of the course. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Students have the first week of class to enroll with the understanding that students who enroll after the first day of class are expected to reach out to their instructors to make sure they receive all content and are on track with the course.

Technical Requirements

All elements of this class will be conducted online. Students must have a computer with access to the internet and an email account in order to complete this course. Students must be able to download and upload files from and to the online classroom. To ensure your success in this course, please review our technical requirements page.


Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

Group Discount

Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.


Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.