Inclusive Leadership

Leveraging diversity and inclusiveness to create new opportunities

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There is ample evidence to suggest that inclusion adds value to organizations and can spur innovation. Yet, in practice, diverse teams only work if leaders understand how to manage them through inclusive leadership. This program helps leaders to reflect on inclusiveness and understand the principles behind it as well as equip them with the skills and tools to manage diverse teams toward inclusion.


Target audience

Leaders in mid- to senior-level leadership roles who have managerial responsibilities or are leading large projects. The program is ideal for companies in industries challenged by disruption, talent shortages, and non-inclusive workforces, all of which hinder innovation.


Key benefits

Participants will learn about and develop inclusive leadership practices. Through a mix of lectures, reflection, and experiential learning, participants will gain an increased awareness about topics and potential issues related to diversity and inclusiveness. Participants will leave with an understanding of the biases and obstacles to inclusion and learn what they as leaders can do to create diverse environments.


 Key topics

  • How to make the mix work: Unlocking value through inclusive leadership
  • The science of inclusiveness: Why should you care about inclusiveness
  • Inclusive leadership practices: What works in practice and what does not
  • Your experiences with diversity and inclusiveness
  • Making inclusiveness work for you


Meet the teaching staff

Inclusive Leadership

3. - 5. Sep 2019
3 Days
3,900 €

Hannes Gurzki (Program director)

Hannes is a program director at ESMT Berlin and expert for the topics of branding, marketing, sales, strategy, and luxury.
Before joining ESMT Berlin, Hannes worked as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group, primarily on value-creation strategies for luxury and premium brands across sectors. Hannes studied business administration with intercultural qualification at Mannheim University, completed his MBA at ESSEC Business School and holds a diploma in saxophone performing from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

Gianluca Carnabuci

is an associate professor of organizational behavior at ESMT Berlin. Previously, he was an associate professor of organization and management at the University of Lugano and an assistant professor at Bocconi University. He holds a PhD in social and behavioral sciences from the University of Amsterdam.

His research examines how informal networks impact economically important phenomena such as innovation, competition, and leadership. He has published his research in leading management journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal. He has taught courses in organization theory, organizational behavior, organizational design and change, networks and organizations, negotiation, and leadership.

Elisabeth Kelan

is a Professor of Leadership and Organization at Essex Business School, University of Essex. Her research focuses on women in leadership, men as change agents for gender equality, generations at work, and diversity and inclusion. She has published two books (Rising Stars - Developing Millennial Women as Leaders and Performing Gender) and numerous peer-reviewed articles in academic journals. She won various awards for her research and the Times featured her as one of the management thinkers to watch. She sits on the advisory board of the Women’s Empowerment Principles, a partnership initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact. She is an associate editor of the journal Gender, Work and Organization and is on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Management, Management Learning and Gender in Management. Elisabeth Kelan worked at London Business School, King's College London, Cranfield School of Management, Zurich University and the London School of Economics and Political Science where she also earned her PhD.