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Cambridge's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: DEI Strategies for Business Impact


Apr 18 2024, Thursday - Jun 06 2024, ThursdaySee Schedule below for times (GMT +8:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore



, Singapore



Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: DEI Strategies for Business Impact (DEI) are critical issues faced by organizations of all sizes across industries. Most organizations have made slow progress towards them in recent decades, but societal and cultural shifts in the last few years have accelerated the pace of change — and along with it, the need for new approaches and solutions to boost DEI in the workplace. This program is designed to help managers and executives understand the importance of DEI in the workplace and gain actionable insights and strategies to support DEI within their organizations. It features diverse perspectives from both academia and industry, including faculty leaders and high-level executives who provide a holistic view of diversity that goes beyond race, gender, ethnicity and class with the goal of improving both business outcomes and social responsibility. By the end of the program, participants will be prepared to develop a DEI strategy for their current organizations.

Course Description & Learning Outcomes

The concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion aren't new, but recent shifts in culture have brought them to the forefront and shown how far we still have to go. It’s up to organizations to pick up the baton and continue the progress—not only because Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) ultimately benefits their bottom line but also because consumers now expect increased levels of social responsibility as the norm. This six-week program will help you understand the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and gain actionable insights. At the end of the program, you’ll put the knowledge and tools you’ve acquired to work in a capstone project: creating a DEI strategy for your own organization.

Key Takeaways

  • Build a sustainable DEI strategy which leads to a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace

  • Discover different ways to build actionable and measurable DEI goals

  • Drive business value by implementing a sound DEI strategy across your organization

  • Improve the perception of the business and brand for stakeholders that can bring in increased revenue, more customers, and higher profits

  • Provide new DEI frameworks to your stakeholders looking to build a diverse workforce

Pre-course instructions

Brochure Link: https://emrt.us/B2B_Brochure_CJ_DEI

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Start Date: 18 Apr 2024, Thursday
End Date: 06 Jun 2024, Thursday

Every Monday (Tentatively) 9pm

Location: Online


Day/TimeAgenda Activity/Description
Monday (Tentatively) 9pmLive webinar with Faculty or Program Leader


Course fees: 1700 GBP


Trainer's Profile:

LIONEL PAOLELLA, Program Faculty, Emeritus Institute of Management Pte Ltd

Lionel Paolella is an Associate Professor at Cambridge Judge Business School, & an Affiliated Faculty at Harvard Law School (Center on Legal Profession). He graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (ENS) in France, after which he took a MA in Sociology at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), an MS in Management and Organization Science (University Paris X), & a PhD in Strategy (HEC Paris). Before joining the Univ of Cambridge, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago (Booth Graduate School of Business) in 2011, & a Chazen visiting scholar at Columbia University (Graduate School of Business) between September 2012 & December 2013. His main line of research explores how market categories – a set of firms that share cognitive & cultural similarities – affect the social evaluation and performance of organizations & how to foster diversity, equity & inclusion in organizations. He teaches core Strategy course and the ED&I module in the MBA & exec ed.