Rotman brings a new approach to designing inclusive workplaces.
Achieving inclusion is a top priority for most organizations today. However, despite system wide attempts to improve inclusion, there has been little tangible progress and poorly designed interventions have even resulted in unintended consequences. For example, some organizations that implemented mandatory diversity training had 6% fewer black women in management positions after five years. At the individual level, backlash effects can occur if trainees resent being selected for diversity training and view training as punishment for prior insensitive behaviour.
To be successful, inclusion innovations need to be user-centric, easy to adopt and evidence-based. By understanding barriers to inclusion from a user-centric lens, we can better design policies and process that actually work.
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- Current Landscape
- What's working, What Isn't, and Why
- Case Studies
- Human-centred design and innovation
- Building inclusive organizations through behavioural insights
- Real EDI Problems: Real Solutions
- Solution Workshop with Stakeholders
- Bringing it all together
- Program Wrap
The First of Its Kind
There are breakthroughs available at the intersection of behavioural insights, data analytics and design thinking.
The Rotman School of Management combines the latest in inclusion research, behavioural insights, design, and data analytics to deliver a unique program to innovate for inclusion over 6 half-day sessions.
This program includes:
- Why current initiatives fail
- Real data on which practices work and which don't
- Workshops on live challenges
- Hands-on exercises designing new initiatives
Inclusion by Design is for leaders and organization looking for disruptive ways to design, implement, and evaluate inclusion practices that actually work. Whether it's hiring, retention, or compensation, use a new approach to move past acceptance to true inclusion so you can engage, energize, inspire, and benefit from diversity with greater success.
Flexible Learning Design during COVID-19
Don't feel alone while you learn online. We've designed this program to respect both the current challenges of working from home while maintaining and building connections with a class of your peers across different industries and organizations. You'll still enjoy the networking and learning benefits of our in-class programs while learning from the comfort of your own home with a schedule adapted to your current needs. In this virtual real-time experience, you'll develop trust, rapport, and inspired action with your colleagues.
What You Can Expect
Inclusion by Design reframes inclusion as an innovation challenge using the latest insights from the behavioural sciences and business design to innovate for diversity at the individual, team, and organizational levels.
Our expert faculty will guide you through a winning business design process for improving diversity and inclusion in your organization that you can apply quickly and effectively upon your return to the office.
"We've seen that some of the more popular training programs are the least effective. So, you need to have a healthy skepticism when evaluating inclusion products."
András Tilcsik »
By the end of the three days you will
- Examine and understand data around why diversity initiatives are failing
- Harness behavioural insights to nudge for inclusion
- Use business design to re-imagine a truly inclusive organization
- Leave with frameworks that are easy to adopt and translate in your organization
"There is substantial research to show that diversity is linked with increased profitability, creativity and stronger governance. However, to achieve these results, D&I can't be a one-time campaign or a one-off initiative."
Avni Shah »
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Payment and Fee Reduction
Payments can be made online. A deposit of 50% of the program fee (or $4,000) is required at time of application. If the full fee is not paid at the time of application, the balance of the program fee is due 30 days after receipt of invoice or 30 days before program start date, whichever is first. Fees will be refunded to those not accepted into the program.
Rotman Executive Program graduates and Rotman alumni are eligible for a 25% discount on this program. Discounts cannot be combined but we will honour the greater discount amount towards the program fee. For more information on additional discounts, visit RotmanExecutive.com/Discounts. Discounts are not redeemable for cash.
Canada-Ontario Job Grant
The Canada-Ontario Job Grant reimburses employers two thirds of the training costs of their employees.
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*Participants will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and incidental costs. Participants requiring accommodation during the program are eligible for preferred Rotman rates at select hotels. For more information contact an Executive Programs representative at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program has been approved for 21 CPD hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA).