Location: Double Tree - Missoula - Edgewater, 100 Madison Street
Title: Adaptive Leadership for an Inclusive Organization
Speaker: Theresa Floyd, Associate Professor of Management
Description: This workshop is designed to help us explore and develop our understanding of discrimination and marginalization in our business institutions in the United States, identify causes and practical solutions, and equip ourselves to be the change agents who implement diversity, equity, and inclusion in the organizations where we work.
Upon completing this workshop, participants will be able to:
- describe the current state of diversity, equity, and inclusion in business organizations
- articulate why business leaders should be concerned about the current state
- identify main causes of the lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion and explain how those causes limit career opportunities for marginalized groups
- describe and assess potential solutions that have been proposed to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in business organizations
- determine which solutions they believe are most effective, and articulate reasons for their determinations
- apply solutions to real-life business situations
Participants will brainstorm in groups to identify potential policy changes and practice defining and addressing an adaptive challenge related to DEI in their own organization.
If you enjoy this course and would like to know more about corporate training opportunities in diversity, equity, and inclusion, please contact Theresa Floyd at email@example.com
Bio: Theresa joined the faculty at the University of Montana's School of Business Administration in August 2015 as an assistant professor of management. She completed my doctoral studies in the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky.
Her research interests include social network theory and analysis, social processes and the social context within organizations, the effects of organizational change and the sociopolitical environment on employee attachment, and the social processes involved in environmental governance.