Inclusive Leadership Program

Executive Education #1 Business School in US

Offered as Custom Solution

Location: Live Online

3 intensive sessions / 15 learning hours

Professor Heather Caruso

Professor Heather Caruso
Program Faculty Director

“My goal is to help people make the most of opportunities to grow, inspire and work effectively together.”

Program Overview

The promise of diversity to enrich both the enjoyment of work and its productivity is clear. The process for realizing that promise is not. Delivered live online, UCLA’s Inclusive Leadership Program equips leaders with the evidence-based insights they will need to create greater equity, diversity, and inclusion in their organizations.

Key program frameworks

The Inclusive Leadership Program organizes participant learning and skill development within following framework of objectives:


Stakeholders receive appropriate support to ensure equal access to all privileges, assured of procedural fairness across protected identity groups.


Stakeholders expose one another to the fullest possible variety of human identities, experiences, values, and worldviews.


Stakeholders engage one another as full participants in organizational activity, communicating mutual respect, consideration, and appreciation.
To energize progress toward equity, diversity, and inclusion goals, program participants will learn to embed these essential motivators into EDI initiatives:

Program Objectives

The program grounds participants in behavioral science to identify promising leadership practices for advancing organizational equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Its focus is pragmatic, teaching participants how to:
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Understand how equity, diversity, and inclusion ladder up to increase organizational and employee well-being.

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Design wise organizational structures that continually spark and support equitable treatment, engagement across difference, and inclusive interactions.

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Utilize evidence-based behavioral insights to improvise stronger equity, diversity, and inclusion practices with all organization stakeholders.

Program Faculty

Our distinguished faculty draw upon their original research and vast teaching experience to create a groundbreaking program that delivers the mind-and skill-set needed to lead organizations effectively toward improved and sustainable equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Impact

The program is designed to deliver value to both the individual participant and
to the sponsoring organization.
Program insights will help leaders upskill both as individuals navigating within organizations and as the designers/architects of those organizations, capable of making systemic change.

Participants will develop skill in architecting workplaces and workplace dynamics that energize, inspire, and unify diverse employees, creating space for people to bring their whole selves to work, and benefit all.

“UCLA Anderson’s Inclusive Leadership Program redefines leadership and grounds its knowledge in the needs of today! It has given me a new lens through which to see my organization.”

- Andre Segovia,  Chief of Staff, VP Operations, One Planet Ops

Who Should Attend


Senior leaders who want to embrace EDI but need support translating that desire into effective action

HR leaders who want to get ahead of the pack in attracting and retaining a diverse workforce

Team leaders who need the practical skills to implement their organization’s Inclusion strategy right now

“The program is not just for EDI professionals. It is a great fit for anyone who wants to see life in a diverse workplaces buzz with innovation, honesty and shared success, and wants to use the best available science to maximize their chances of creating those dynamics.” - Professor Heather Caruso, Program Faculty Director

Learn more about the UCLA Anderson Inclusive Leadership Program

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