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Program Description

This fully online program, offered through OntarioLearn, provides the opportunity to examine the theories, models, and practices of inclusive leadership required in contemporary workplaces. Students will learn leadership strategies for effectively managing and leading organizational change, as well as focus on leadership practices that can build a positive and inclusive organizational culture. Students will engage in reflective practice in support of building the leadership skills that are necessary to create a diverse, effective, and inclusive environment in 21st century workplaces.


Program Requirements

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
Expected Availability
CreditsFall Winter Summer
Leadership in Contemporary WorkplacesBUSI-12053YesYes
This course provides students with the opportunity to analyze the diverse workforce and consider the role of leadership in building inclusive workplaces in a globalized world. Various models of leadership will be examined with a focus on inclusive practices that build effective work environments. Students will explore the challenges in creating inclusion and reflect on their own values and beliefs relative to inclusive leadership practices.
Building Capacity for InclusionBUSI-30413YesYes
This course further explores the contemporary workplace emphasizing intercultural competence and organizational cultures in the context of diversity and inclusion. Students will examine organizational barriers, and power relations that result in inequities in the workplace. Students will investigate change management processes that can build high-functioning, inclusive workplaces that draw on the diverse strengths of all staff members / employees.
Creating Inclusive Cultures in WorkplaceBUSI-50063YesYes
In this final course in the Inclusive Leadership Practices Certificate program, the focus will be on going deeper into topics introduced in the first two courses and broadening the scope of our inquiry. Lessons will contain case studies and readings that illustrate barriers to inclusion in current and well-known workplaces. Students will be asked to think critically about inclusive leadership in the context of barriers and work on projects with practical applications in the workplace. The course finishes with students creating Inclusive Leadership Statements which represent their personal "takeaway" from the program and a commitment to inclusion moving forward into their careers.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 3 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

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Learning outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Analyze the evolving nature of contemporary workplaces in an increasingly globalized world.
  2. Explore and reflect on personal values and beliefs relative to leadership practices.
  3. Examine organizational barriers, and power relations that result in inequities in the workplace.
  4. Investigate change management processes.
  5. Define and examine inclusive leadership strategies for effectively leading and managing organizational change.

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