Inclusion by Design
Innovate for diversity and equity with evidence, behavioural insights and business design.
Rotman brings a new approach to designing for inclusion.
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.
"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 »
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.
Apply NowFEB 3-5, 2021 | $5,160 CAD + HST
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The First of Its Kind
There are breakthroughs available at the intersection of behavioural insights, data analytics and design thinking.
For the first time, Rotman School of Management experts in diversity and inclusion, behavioural economics, design thinking and data analytics have come together to deliver a first-of-its-kind 3-day program to innovate for inclusion.
"Business Design's human-centred approach to innovation truly facilitates a more inclusive culture. Its toolbox helps build empathy toward colleagues, customers and stakeholders. Its frameworks can drive impact for both your people and bottom line."
Angèle Beausoleil »
- Why current initiatives fail
- Real data on which practices work and which don’t
- Detailed debriefs
- Hands-on exercises designing new initiatives
Inclusion by Design is for leaders and organization looking for disruptive and evidence-backed 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.
What You Can Expect
Inclusion by Design reframes inclusion as an innovation challenge using the latest insights from behavioural economics and business design to innovate for diversity at the personal, 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
- Evaluate third-party proposals for inclusive initiatives
- Be prepared for working with resistors and getting them on-side
- Practice translating these frameworks in your organizations with a follow-up check-in with our experts
- Leave with frameworks that are easy to adopt and translate in your organization
"Using insights behind identity, groups and teams, I'm working on how we can build a better 'us'."
Geoffrey Leonardelli »
Apply NowFEB 3-5, 2021 | $5,160 CAD + HST
A deposit of 50% of the program fee is required at time of application. The balance of the program fee is due 30 days after receipt of invoice or 30 days before the start of the program, whichever is first.
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Payment and Fee Reduction
Payments can be made online. Applicants will be redirected to a secure online payment website after completion of the application form. Deposits will be refunded to applicants not accepted to 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.
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