Inclusive Leadership: Understanding Self to Lead Others
Stretch yourself! Go beyond diversity, and develop the awareness, insight, and skills to build equitable and inclusive workplaces where everyone feels welcome with a sense of belonging.

Course Information

Course Dates: To Be Announced

Format: Live Virtual

Times: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $2,025

Each of us has a unique identity that is shaped by history, socialization, and culture. Learn to navigate your unique identity to manage, motivate and retain multicultural teams. Inclusive leadership is crucial to cultivating an equitable and welcoming workplace. Individuals who can be their authentic selves are more productive, have higher levels of trust and contribute to organizational success. A corporation is only as good as its culture.


The Inclusive Leadership program includes three live virtual sessions:

Session One:

Explore all aspects of your identity, building the foundation to examine the legacy and value of your uniqueness as an aspect of self-awareness.

Session Two:

Develop relationship management through the lens of interpersonal communication with a specific focus on inclusive teams.

Session Three:

Examine how authentic leaders can foster inclusive excellence and lead with humanity.


For more, check out our Humanistic Leadership Series page.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for leaders and aspiring leaders who desire to create and lead inclusive and equity-minded organizations that position diversity as a sustainable strategic imperative.

Digital Badge and Certificate

An important aspect of our programs is the ability to share your accomplishment with important stakeholders. Upon completing Inclusive Leadership, you will earn a digital badge recognizing your new proficiency. Share and showcase your achievements by posting your digital badge to online resumes and social networks such as LinkedIn.
9 hours total, 3 hours per each of 3 sessions
Additional Dates
To Be Announced
Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure this course runs as described on this webpage. Please note that course dates and professors are subject to change. You will be notified by email in advance if there is a date or professor change. Additionally, this course requires a minimum number of registrants to take place. You will be notified by email if the course does not meet this minimum.

Foster the confidence to lead in this challenging business world with artificial intelligence and machine learning increasingly displacing workers. AI technology delivers best when it serves human needs while teamwork delivers success when it is innovative, mindful, and curious. The Humanistic Leadership collection of courses give you the insights, tools, skills and passion to get your teams and business thriving.

Teaching Methods

This program will take place with three 3-hour live, synchronous sessions that include small group breakout sessions and discussions. The live sessions allow for immediate clarification and real-time teaching with the faculty member. Additionally, asynchronous activities and content will be provided by the faculty on our learning management system.

Program Faculty

Naomi Warren

Associate Professor of Clinical Business Communication

Naomi Warren specializes in communication issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a particular emphasis on race, gender, social class, media representations, politics, and policy. Her teaching, research, and consulting are informed by her professional experience as an accountant in the transportation, manufacturing, health care, service, retail, entertainment, and legal sectors and her doctoral research in communication studies, rhetoric, race, and the politics of representation. She was honored with a Golden Apple Teaching Award in 2005 and 2010. Service commitments include advising Marshall’s international case competition teams and serving on the University Diversity Committee.