This two-day course is designed to provide you with optimal ways to learn about, plan for, manage, and foster diversity in organizations. We explore the data and analyse the business case for diversity and evaluate strategies to recruit and retain future and diverse talent. This active-learning course relies on the latest empirical research and provides practical skills for managing tomorrow's workforce.

This two-day course is for leaders at all levels.

Upcoming Date(s): April 12-13, 2018

Tuition: $2,900
Tuition includes class materials and daily breakfast, lunch, and snacks. It is expected that participants have their own health insurance valid in the United States. The university is not responsible for medical expenses incurred by participants during the programme.


  • Explore the data and analyse the business case for diversity
  • Evaluate strategies to recruit and retain future and diverse talent
  • Develop a knowledge base concerning current discrimination research and the arguments for and against the pursuit of organizational diversity
  • Gain assessment tools and knowledge concerning beliefs related to promoting and preventing diversity initiatives
  • Gain knowledge concerning the impediments to diversity, particularly by examining unconscious bias as well as remediation tactics to such biases
  • Develop knowledge about how to use a diversity and inclusion toolkit
  • Learn to think in a systematic way about how you might strategically optimize the diversity and management of your own workforce

Your Professor:

Michelle "Mikki" Hebl, PhD. Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychology, Professor of Management

All Executive Education faculty are award-winning professors who teach full time in the MBA and EMBA programme at the Jones School and have extensive business or consulting experience. Read more about Professor Hebl’s research at Rice Business Wisdom, our online ideas magazine with clear, practical translations of faculty research that will change the way you think.

Cancellation Policy:
Attendance at a Rice University Executive Education programme requires significant advance preparation. Written notice of cancellation must be received more than 30 days prior to the programme start date to be eligible for a full refund less a six percent administrative fee. At Rice University Executive Education’s discretion, qualified substitutes for confirmed registrations may be accommodated prior to the programme start date with written notice and will incur no fee for substitution. Notice given after 30 days prior to the programme will not be eligible for a refund.

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