Leading Across Differences

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The dynamics of diverse groups present an interesting challenge for organizations. How do you teach people of different nationalities, religions, races, and genders to work effectively together? Developed by a research team that includes The Center for Creative Leadership faculty, Leading Across Differences is a training package that offers new ways of thinking about leadership challenges, providing participants with a framework and process for better understanding their context and taking appropriate action.

How It Works

Leading Across Differences is flexible enough to use for a single one-hour session or for an extended course. The information in the facilitator's guide will help you craft a session or series of sessions organized around specific learning outcomes.

Product Details

The package consists of a comprehensive casebook and a facilitator guide. The casebook includes the Leadership Across Differences Framework, 13 research-based cases, 11 chapters written by leadership experts, nine individual exercises, as well as references and resources to extend the learning.

Time Required
As short as a 1 hour session or as long as a semester-long course

What to Order

Order one facilitator set per facilitator and one casebook per participant.
Lize Booysen is a scholar, practitioner and teacher of leadership. She is a full professor of leadership and organizational behavior and core faculty at Antioch University's Ph.D. program in leadership and change. She is also adjunct faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership and has been involved in the 12 nation Leadership Across Differences (LAD) research project since 2003.

Kelly Hannum
is manager of research for the EMEA region at the Center for Creative Leadership. She has a Ph.D. in educational research, measurement, and evaluation from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Belinda McFeeters is an independent contractor with faculty affiliations with the evaluation center at the Center for Creative Leadership, the Leadership Studies Ph.D. Program at North Carolina A&T State University, and the Leadership Development Group at the NC Rural Economic Development Center.