About this course

What separates a successful leader from a mediocre one? In this course, you will learn what successful 21st-century leaders look like and how you can adopt their inclusive leadership style. Using research and best practices, as well as stories from great leaders and everyday people, you will practice empowerment, accountability, courage, and humility—key leadership skills linked to inclusive, successful teams. Throughout the course, you will meet people like yourself, who want to be the best leaders they possibly can by incorporating inclusive leadership into their everyday lives. With short quizzes and compelling case studies, you will refine your skills each section. Most importantly, you will apply your new leadership skills through exciting real-life exercises. At the end of the course, you will create a Personal Leadership Plan that will help you continue to develop your skills, knowledge, and awareness in your quest to become a successful, inclusive leader.

What you will learn

By the end of this course, you will know:

  • What successful 21st-century leaders do;
  • How to develop and refine the key inclusive leadership skills of Empowerment, Accountability, Courage, and Humility—known as the “EACH” framework;
  • How to apply your new skills to case studies and in real-life situations;
  • Why creating your own Personal Leadership Plan is integral to success and weekly guidance around developing yours.

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About the instructors

Deepali Bagati, PhD, leads curriculum development for the Catalyst Inclusive Leadership Initiative, working to transform diversity research, expertise, and advocacy into skill-building leadership programs for emerging leaders. She has led several workshops and training sessions on talent management, leadership development, and inclusive leadership, and she frequently speaks on topics such as women in leadership, organizational change, and diversity and inclusion strategies. Previously, Dr. Bagati led the growth and expansion of Catalyst India. Dr. Bagati received her PhD in Social Work and Social Research from Bryn Mawr College, and she has taught as adjunct faculty at Bryn Mawr College and as Assistant Professor at Yeshiva University School of Social Work in New York.

Krista Brookman leads the Catalyst Inclusive Leadership Initiative team to transform diversity research, expertise, and advocacy into innovative, skill-building leadership development experiences for leaders. She serves on Catalyst’s Diversity and Inclusion Council and is the co-lead of the Employee Resource Group specialty team. Ms. Brookman has spent over 17 years in marketing and managerial positions, with her latest role at Deloitte. She has presented to and led workshops with companies on inclusive leadership, women in business, and generational diversity. Ms. Brookman received a BA and MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

As part of the edX project, Emily Troiano is developing content for the course IL1x: Inclusive Leadership: Becoming a Successful Leader. In her role at Catalyst’s Information Center, she manages a team of librarians who answer reference questions from Catalyst members, the media, scholars, and the public, and she plays an integral role in developing and updating knowledge products about diversity, inclusion, and business. Ms. Troiano has designed and conducted numerous staff trainings on databases, intranet content development, and work productivity. Ms. Troiano has presented at various Catalyst Awards Conferences, the Catalyst Canada Honours conference, and Catalyst Connects events.

Duration: 4 weeks, 1-2 hours per week

Language: English

Instructors: Deepali Bagati, Krista Brookman and Emily Troiano

Institution: Catalyst