Leading Diverse Teams

A Diversity Course

*This course can be tailored or customized to your specific needs.

Course Overview

This seminar focuses on tools for supervisors to effectively manage diverse teams while keeping them productive and satisfied. Participants will explore techniques and strategies to effectively encourage, create, and support team diversity and while leveraging strengths to support innovative and performance driven outcomes.


  1. Identify team building strategies
  2. Understand team chemistry and a balanced skill set
  3. Create high performing teams
  4. Empower team diversity into innovative thinking

Lesson 1: Managing Diverse Teams

  • Sub-dividing diverse teams
  • Set team expectations
  • Assignment of roles and responsibilities
  • Team Charter

Lesson 2: Embracing Diversity of Thought

  • Create a culture of open dialogue
  • Encourage wild ideas
  • Build on the ideas of others

Lesson 3: Characteristics of High Performing Teams

  • Transition from a self-managed team to a self-directed team
  • Fundamentals of building dynamic teams
  • Management vs. participant role

Lesson 4: Transcending Diversity into Innovation

  • Create disruptive teams
  • Assign subject matter experts to specialized advisory roles
  • Celebrate diverse teams