Becoming an Inclusive Leader Series

The purpose of Becoming an Inclusive Leader series is to provide supervisors, managers, and leaders at CU Boulder with the knowledge and skills to lead their teams to be more inclusive and equitable, as well as the ability to create a sense of belonging among team members. CU Boulder is committed to advancing the IDEA Plan and building an inclusive culture on campus. 

Learning Objectives

After completing the series, CU Boulder leaders will be able to: 

  • Understand how their lived experiences, identities, biases, and leadership style influence their role as a supervisor/manager in creating an inclusive environment.  
  • Select inclusive strategies to support a sense of belonging for their teams. 
  • Apply inclusive practices to retain and engage direct reports. 
  • Examine ways to increase their intercultural competence. 
  • Develop inclusive habits for managing performance. 
  • Design a making excellence inclusive plan to operationalize the IDEA Plan. 

Who Should Attend

This event is intended for any CU Boulder supervisor who wants to learn more about leading teams for inclusion.


Becoming an Inclusive Leaders is a six-week series. Leaders will meet for six consecutive weeks for one hour from 1-2pm. The dates of the series:  

  •  Date(s): November 5, 12, 19 and December 3, 10, 17. 
  •  Time: 1-2pm  
  •  Location: Zoom   



Lauren Harris, MS is the Training Manager for Organization and Employee Development in the Department of Human Resources at CU Boulder 


There is no cost for this course 

Anti-Racism Community of Practice

Join the Center for Teaching and Learning in the Inclusive Communities of Practice on Canvas to access this self-directed course with focused readings and reflections. 

Enroll in Inclusive CoP Self-Paced Course

CU on Coursera

CU on Coursera is a suite of over 150 online courses taught by faculty from across the University of Colorado. These courses are available at no cost to faculty, staff, students, and alumni from all four campuses and the system offices.

  1. Log on to your campus portal (
  2. Open the CU Resources dropdown menu and select Training.
  3. Click the CU on Coursera tile.
  4. On the CU on Coursera home page, click Join for Free.
  5. Click the Log in the University of Colorado button.
  6. Select your campus and then log in using your CU credentials.

Anti-Racism I

Instructor(s): Shawn O'Neal, Ethnic Studies and Jennifer Ho, Ethnic Studies

Anti-Racism I is an introduction to the topic of race and racism in the United States. The primary audience for this course is anyone who is interested in learning about race/racism in the US who has never taken a course in critical race or ethnic studies or affiliated fields (indeed, who may not know what the fields of critical race studies or ethnic studies are), who has never read a book about race/racism, or attended any race equity or diversity trainings on the topic of race/racism.

100% online | Start instantly and learn at your own schedule | Flexible deadlines | Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule | Beginner Level | Approx. 12 hours to complete

Inclusive Leadership: The Power of Workplace Diversity

Instructor(s): Brenda J. Allen, Professor Emerita, Communication

Do you want to promote diversity and inclusion? This course will empower and equip you to interact effectively with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. Our definition of diversity refers to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, age, ability, religion, family composition, and diversity of thought, among other categories. You will learn how highly inclusive leaders use processes of social influence to help everyone feel valued and respected for their unique skills and experiences. And, you will deepen your understanding of the benefits of diversity.

You will study signature traits of inclusive leadership and how to apply them. You will deepen your self-awareness to enhance your strengths and identify areas to improve. You will develop your ability to create contexts where individuals have a strong sense of belonging. You will explore traditional and timely topics -- from listening, feedback, and collaboration, to privilege, implicit bias, and microaggressions. This course is valuable for current or aspiring leaders in ANY type of workplace -- in formal or informal roles -- who seek to achieve ANY type of goal. You will gain a wealth of perspectives and practices to help you cultivate inclusion to promote the power of diversity.

100% online | Start instantly and learn at your own schedule | Flexible deadlines | Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule | Beginner Level | Approx. 21 hours to complete