About This Course
This course explores how to leverage an organization’s diversity through inclusive leadership. Taking consideration of the value of diversity to the next level, we ask: How do we unleash the full potential of a diverse organization? This includes personal reflection on an understanding of diversity, inclusiveness, and unconscious biases, and taking the Cultural Orientations Indicator (COI). This increased self-awareness will serve as a foundation for students to strategically plan and actively engage business leaders in creating more inclusive business practices.
MA, human development, with a psychology and business focus, Saint Mary’s College, Minneapolis, MN; BA, political science and psychology, Hamline University
Ralf Schirg, a German native, is founder and president of Serenity Consulting, which specializes in leadership development: supporting change initiatives, visioning, and human dimension-focused issues for both Fortune 100 companies and small businesses in over 20 countries. He has done in-depth work in inclusive leadership and team building, preparing clients for expatriation assignments, development of multicultural teams, and building strategies for global growth and expansion. He is also an adjunct professor at the Hamline University School of Business and gives keynotes and presentations on themes from his book, Flying Leap, on the role ego plays in our (professional) lives.
- ABUS 4502 − Inclusive Business Leadership: Advancing Diversity