Leading the
Diverse Workforce

Exec Ed ranked Number 1 in new skills and learning by FT

Virtual Kick-Off: April 14, 2021 
On-Campus Session: May 17-20, 2021
Virtual Close: June 30, 2021

UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles, California
Program Fee: $8,500

Dr. Robin Johnson
Diversity and Leadership Authority
Program Faculty Director

“This is not Diversity 101. Using research, insight and experience, we teach managers how to become inclusive, culturally competent leaders of today’s workforce.”

Leverage Your Unique Leadership Perspective to Maximize Organizational Impact and Accelerate Career Success

To thrive in today’s global digital marketplace, organizations need multidimensional managers who can deliver business results by harnessing their unique perspectives and those of their team members.

Program Overview

Leverage Your Unique Leadership Perspective

The UCLA Multidimensional Leaders’ Institute offers a safe space in which to develop career and organization building tools based on the effective management of our similarities and differences.

The institute develops authentic leaders able to understand their own leadership styles and bring their whole selves to work — leaders who become adept at navigating corporate culture and skilled at bringing out the best in themselves and the diverse teams on which they work.

Incorporating a rich, blended learning journey, the institute employs UCLA’s three-phase ACT (Adapt, Catalyze, Transform) learning model to develop participants’ ability to adapt, catalyze and transform.


The Experience


The 3½ day on-campus experience is the hub of this five-month blended learning journey, with extensive virtual pre-work and assessments. In-depth post-program analysis reinforces insights gained, gauges your progress and drives home the workplace applicability of what you've learned.

Management Assessment Tools

Assessment tools are combined to provide you with a clear understanding of your management strengths and personal leadership style, how your style affects others and areas that could benefit from improvement. The assessments are completed and reviewed in detail with your coach to help drive your leadership development.


Coaching is a critical part of your transformation as a leader; that’s why your experience will include both individual coaching sessions as well as support through peer coaching clusters. You and your coach will utilize the results of your two assessments to define your goals, identify your leadership strengths and opportunities for development, and create your leadership action plan. In addition, all participants will be divided into coaching clusters. Led by a faculty member, you and your peers will serve as mentors to each other, both in person during the on-campus experience and virtually after you leave UCLA.

Action Journal

Our exclusive reference guide will serve as your compass to chart your progress through each phase of the program. In this journal, you will find compelling questions and structured activities that lead you through the process of understanding where you have been, where you are going and where you see yourself as a leader in the future. By fully engaging with this journal, you will take away from this experience a detailed plan for how to accelerate your career as a leader. Each section of the journal closely maps to each phase of the program, setting the foundations for learning and preparing you for action upon your return to work.


Adapt, Catalyze, Transform


The ACT Learning Model


The first phase of the program is structured to help participants adapt as leaders. Adapting is the process of preparing for change. And this foundational work begins with a series of virtual learning opportunities:

• Participants engage in a kick-off web conference that provides them with a program overview

• They complete a personal assessment and a Leadership Competencies Assessment, along with additional pre-program assignments

• They engage in their first individual coaching session


The second phase of the program prepares participants to catalyze their learning through the development of a wide array of leadership skills that help them communicate their vision and inspire others to join them in driving organizational change. During these sessions, participants are provided with the appropriate tools to help them translate their learning into actionable next steps at work.


The third phase of the program helps participants transform their individual professional goals into organizational action. This transformation hinges on how they apply the first two phases of their learning journey to inspire those around them in pursuit of innovative strategies to create organizational value — in short, how successfully they can adapt and catalyze.

Progress is tracked in their Leadership Action Plan, a tool customized to their personal development goals but designed to facilitate the application of their expanded skill sets to their organization’s needs.

In addition, participants engage in two more individual coaching sessions and two webinars with their “coaching clusters” — peer groups convened to focus on application of program learning.


The Coursework

  • Lay of the Land: Multidentity and Unconscious Bias
  • Finding Commonalities/Differences
  • Managing Visibility
  • Leadership Competencies Assessment
  • Negotiating Corporate Identity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Power and Influence
  • Translating Strategy
  • Mentoring and Networking: A Two-Way Street
  • Leadership and Strategy to Achieve the Extraordinary
  • Understanding the Birkman Method Assessment



The groundbreaking Multidimensional Leaders’ Institute will have a tremendously positive impact on you, and the organization that supports your participation.


enhance your credibility and strengthen your position within your organization; create and sustain effective developmental relationships and alliances that advance your career; maximize your personal, professional and organizational potential through better teamwork and team leadership; think, lead and manage in ways that celebrate your individual attributes and perspectives; develop valuable personal and business connections with fellow managers from leading organizations and corporations.

Your organization...

builds better leaders who are more prepared for organizational advancement; increases employee retention rates and succession planning efforts; develops and ensures a more inclusive management team that draws on the full diversity of its experiences and perspectives; fortifies its position as a corporate leader in the area of social responsibility.

Who Should Attend?

The UCLA Anderson Multidimensional Leaders’ Institute is ideal for those with five or more years of experience managing people and/or projects. You will have experience in identifying and working through the leadership challenges and opportunities faced by managers in a corporate, public-sector, entrepreneurial or nonprofit environment.

Program Format and Fees

UCLA Multidimensional Leaders’ Institute comprises a five-month experience consisting of a three-and-a-half-day, on-campus immersion in releasing your leadership potential. The fee of $8,500 includes: the on-campus sessions, web conference program kick-off, Birkman Method assessment, Leadership Capabilities Assessment, three individualized coaching sessions, two coaching cluster web conferences, an Action Journal, educational materials and most meals while attending on-site sessions.

Learn more about the UCLA Anderson Multidimensional Leaders’ Institute