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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Best Practices for Managers

Parsons School of Design via Coursera


This course will help you take your management practice to new levels by incorporating equity and inclusion to generate well-being and positive momentum in your organization. You will explore ways managers can apply diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies in the workplace. You will learn about the critical role of creating and sustaining mutual understanding in forging robust alliances within diverse teams. You will discover the concept of allyship and ways to promote it in your workplace. You will explore the benefits of DEI for creativity, performance, and productivity, including improved employee satisfaction at work. This course also provides you with the tools you need to develop DEI approaches for and with your teams. This course is tailored to managers who make strategic decisions around hiring, work assignments, and employee performance evaluations and who are looking to develop the tangible skills and competencies needed to be a more inclusive leader. To succeed, you should have an active interest in promoting open dialogue amongst your team and advocating for changes that result in more equitable and sustainable practices in your areas of responsibility. On successful completion of this course, you will be able to: - Analyze the correlation between DEI initiatives and employee performance and employee satisfaction. - Evaluate strategies managers can use to implement strong DEI policies in their daily operations.


  • Intersectionality in the Workplace: Working with Diverse Teams
    • In this module, you will determine ways leaders within an organization can manage diverse teams, how to promote diversity and inclusion within a team, and how infusing DEI initiatives can build great teams within a company.
  • Allyship
    • In this module, you will learn about allyship and determine what makes a good ally, the differences between performative and transformational allyship, as well as how to promote allyship within the workplace.
  • Team Benefits of DEI
    • In this module, you will learn how employee performance can improve due to DEI initiatives, how diversity affects creativity, and the correlation between DEI and employee satisfaction.
  • Workplace Best Practices
    • In this module, you will learn how companies can go from discussing diversity to implementation, how managers can promote DEI engagement, and how to overcome different types of bias in the workplace.

Taught by

Sam Mejias


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