COHR 486A - Gender and Diversity in Leadership
Gender and diversity in leadership is a "hot button" topic that generates passionate debate and opinions. Popular discussion topics cover whether diversity is good or bad for organizations; whether people from different social and cultural groups have different leadership and communication styles; the nature and management of conflict within and between different social groups at work; hiring and promotion practices related to gender and diversity; diversity training practices; and how to leverage one's own gender and other identities and to avoid pitfalls associated with them.
This course will help students to build informed opinions that incorporate systematic research and evidence on the topic of gender and diversity in leadership and to be able to critically assess and evaluate popular media coverage, books, and programs. It will also help students to be comfortable discussing, addressing, and managing issues of gender and diversity in their careers and organizations.