Give your employees the benefits of Temple’s exceptional professional leadership training coupled with a unique opportunity for learning in an affinity group environment.

Despite companies’ best efforts and intentions to hire, retain and promote a diverse workforce research shows that people from diverse backgrounds are still more likely to leave their organizations due to feeling less supported.

Created in response to the need for effective professional leadership development training that also centers BIPOC employees’ experiences and unique challenges in the workplace, the BIPOC Leadership Series will prepare high-performing individuals for promotion into management and executive roles.

Across three, full-day sessions participants will hear from leading faculty and subject matter experts affiliated with the Fox School, spend significant time in breakout sessions discussing and learning from each other, and develop a support system to boost their careers.

Session Dates and Topics

All sessions will be held via Zoom on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 1 hour for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

Dates

Topic

Mar 1

Leadership Styles
Communication Skills

Apr 5

Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Leading Organizational Change

May 3

Negotiation
Career Management

All sessions will be held via Zoom on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 1 hour for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

What to Expect

The first session, Cultural Humility and Allyship, is designed to reorient employees toward a positive, outcome-focused discussion about diversity, equity and inclusion from a professional development lens. The goal of this session is to educate organizational leaders on how to effectively demonstrate an equitable and inclusive professional brand that creates positive outcomes for diverse work environments. After receiving foundational knowledge around key definitions, participants learn how to build cultural competence, engage in equitable decision making, master inclusive conversations and activate allyship in an authentic way. Each participant leaves with a personal strategic plan to put their allyship into purposeful action.

In Climate Matters, participants learn about the nature of diversity climate and its pivotal role in effective diversity management in organizations. Diversity climate is distinguished from demographic diversity and the benefits of pro-diversity climates for employees and organizations are outlined. The session concludes with recommendations for how to build and maintain pro-diversity work climates in organizations.

The series wraps up with Uncovering and Responding to Bias, an in-depth look at various forms of bias that operate in the workplace. The group discusses ways to begin identifying biases at play in your organization and your own practices. Participants learn how the law interacts with workplace culture, discuss requirements created by the law and where the law is silent, and think about how to respond to complaints or issues in your organization in a way that both adheres to the law and creates a healthy, productive workplace.

Logistics

Dates:

March 1, April 5, May 3

Time:

Virtual sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET with a break for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

Format:

All sessions will be held via Zoom.

Digital Badge

Participants who complete the series by attending at least four of the six modules will receive a Digital Badge of Completion from Temple University, suitable for adding to a resume and sharing via social media. The digital badge is an excellent way to showcase your active engagement in the BIPOC Leadership Series.

Program Investment

The investment required to attend this three-day, six-session series is $1,950 per registrant. An early registration price of $1,750 is available through Feb. 1, 2023.

Additional discounts are available for companies sending groups of 4+ participants, and for Temple University alumni–contact us for more information.

For More Information

Please contact Gregory Maughan at for information.

BIPOC Leadership Series Participants

The link below to a password-protected page containing course materials for the BIPOC Leadership Series participants will activate when the series commences in February:

  • Winter 2023 Series