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Rotman Enabling Impact Through Inclusive Leadership online program

Learn how to promote inclusivity by investigating how your own identity and privilege influence your approach to leadership.

Delivered in collaboration with Get Smarter

Organizational commitment to the work of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) requires a practical set of tools to help turn good intentions into meaningful actions.

The Rotman Enabling Impact Through Inclusive Leadership online program helps you formulate effective diversity and inclusion strategies and provides a sound understanding of how to practice inclusive leadership. Guided by Professor Nouman Ashraf and a range of subject matter experts, you’ll develop the awareness needed to appreciate the impact of each team member’s unique culture. By learning to leverage your strengths, you’ll enable constructive engagement through day-to-day practices that highlight cultural contribution and gain the practical skills needed to build equitable, diverse, and inclusive environments for your organization.

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Key program takeaways:

  • Develop as an empathetic and grounded leader focused on creating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive culture
  • Learn the importance of self-reflection, and the role it plays in being an effective and supportive ally
  • Leverage advanced practical tools to determine whether your organizational culture is fit for purpose
  • Understand the role Cultural Fluency plays both in organizational culture and in your leadership approach to various situations

What you'll learn

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Rotman faculty are able to translate the latest research into practical applications for the workplace and transmit skills to participants with up-to-date teaching techniques. Industry leaders contribute to our programs to bring you the most up-to-date best practices and a wealth of real-world experience.


Nouman Ashraf

Associate Professor, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources; Inaugural Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto 

Nouman possesses a broad range of professional, academic, and research interests, with a specialized focus on enabling inclusive and innovative practices within teams, organizations, and boards. For the last decade and a half, he has held progressively senior roles at the University of Toronto, including most recently as the director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the Rotman School of Management. Nouman serves as a teaching fellow at the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE), as an associate at Trinity College within the University of Toronto, and as an affiliated faculty member at the University of Toronto School of Cities.
He is a recognized thought leader in governance and has taught thousands of directors in the national Rotman program on Not for Profit Governance in partnership with the Institute for Corporate Directors since its inception in 2007. 

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Date and fees

6 weeks online, excluding 1 week orientation

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Participant profile:
Leaders, managers, and supervisors looking to drive diversity and inclusion in their organizations. HR, talent, and recruitment professionals who want to increase their ability to impact company culture from within. 

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$2,500 CAD

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