Starts 9th November
Drive and cultivate a diverse and inclusive workplace while supporting business growth and performance
Diversity and inclusion are essential in business today to create a cohesive, safe and happier environment in which individuals across different backgrounds can comfortably and confidently harness their talents and skillsets.
Integrate wider and dynamic perspectives across multiple people, cultures and experiences to fully understand your workforce and customers for a successful business place.
Who will benefit from this course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be equipped to:
Week 1 - Orientation to Managing Diversity and Inclusion
Week 2 - Introduction to key diversity concepts
Week 3 - Positionality, identity and personality maturity
Week 4 - Understanding gender
Week 5 - Talking about racism
Week 6 - Diversity beyond race and gender
Week 7 - Inclusion
Business leaders will gain the tools and insight to examine their biases, stereotypes and habits to successfully acknowledge and respect the dynamic strengths of each individual in the workplace and create a successful environment for the team to grow within.
On successful completion of the course, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Completion of a dually accredited course with Coventry University (microcredentials in the UK) and as a registered skills programme which derives credits from a select set of unit standards that make up the National Certificate in Generic Management SAQA ID: 59201 accredited by SABPP in South Africa.
Managing Diversity and Inclusion
18 October 2021
9 November 2021
15 - 18 hours
Dr. Preeya Daya (PhD)
Dr. Preeya Daya is a Senior Lecturer at UCT Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership and is an Academic Director at the Achievement Awards Group. She has a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Business from UCT, and Master’s degree in Human Resource Management. Preeya serves on the Council for the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Chairs the HR Chapter.
Julia Kukard (BA (Hons), MA, MBA)
Julia is a leadership, management and diversity professional with 30 years of international facilitation and consulting experience. Her areas of expertise include DEI assessment and strategy, as well as leadership maturity. She works as a coach, psychotherapist and facilitator and has worked with the enneagram for 28 years and the leadership maturity framework since 2009.
Lwando Scott (PhD)
Lwando Scott is a Next Generation Scholar at the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at the University of the Western Cape. Lwando is currently working on the Transformative Constitutionalism platform at the CHR. Through this platform, Lwando is engaging law, humanities, and technologies, to think about the complexities of South Africa’s transition and transformation. Lwando is a diversity practitioner focusing on many aspects of difference, specialising in race, class, gender, and sexuality.
Dr Claire Kelly (PhD MPhil)
Dr Claire Kelly is the Faculty Programme Manager for Transformation at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, where she also served as Acting Head of the Transformation Office from 2019 to October 2020, and an independent diversity, inclusion and transformation specialist. She has a long-standing interest in diversity, inclusion and transformation, having both taught and conducted research in the area. She has taught at UCT, the UCT Graduate School of Business and Stellenbosch University at both undergraduate and post graduate levels, in the areas of intercultural communication and critical diversity literacy.