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University of Pennsylvania

Optimizing Diversity on Teams

University of Pennsylvania via Coursera


By drawing on social science perspectives, this course enables you to learn what diversity is, and how to use it to maximize team performance, innovation and creativity. You also learn how to draw out the collective wisdom of diverse teams, handle conflict and establish common ground rules through real-world cases and peer-to-peer discussions. In addition, you discover how to overcome common biases faced in diverse teams. Systems of power, reward and rhetoric are discussed to help you create prosperous teams where differences flourish.

Taught by

Aviva Legatt, Ph.D. and Madeline Boyer


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