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Teach: Inclusivity Tools

The tools on this page can be adapted to teach inclusivity, diversity or supportiveness.
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Ostracism, Inclusivity, and Lenience Stories

Free tool available upon request from the Project on Positive Leadership.

  • Author: Ryan Quinn
  • Date: 2020
  • Series: Virtues and Vices
  • Pages: 6
  • Summary: This is one of the tools that makes up the Project on Positive Leadership’s “Virtues and Vices” series of instructional tools. It contains five stories of inclusivity, ostracism, or laxness. A tool with multiple stories enables students to examine what is required to exhibit ideal inclusivity across different settings, and to account for the differing perspectives of multiple stakeholders. Each story includes carefully-crafted reflection questions to provoke the students’ learning, to prepare them for class, to prepare themselves to practice inclusivity, and to motivate them to be more mindful about their approach to leadership.

Global Collaboration Simulation: Tip of the Iceberg

  • Simulation
    • Price: $15.00
    • By Tsedal Neeley
    • Harvard Business School
    • Publication Date: 2017
  • Summary: This simulation gives students a visceral experience in what it is like to struggle with a second language while working cross-culturally on a business project. It can help participants develop the empathy needed to think about inclusivity when they might not do so otherwise.

The Massport Model: Integrating Diversity and Inclusion into Public-Private Partnerships

  • Case
    • Price: $4.25
    • By Laura Winig and Robert Livingston
    • Harvard Kennedy School
    • Publication Date: 2019
  • Summary: This case illustrates the challenges in requiring diversity and inclusion. As such, it is useful for examining convention and why it is hard to deviate from convention. This could be a useful focus when it is used to teach positive leadership. Instructors can pull out and highlight acts of leadership.

African American Inequality in the United States

  • Case
    • Price: Free
    • By Janice A. Hammond, A. Kamau Massey, and Mayra Garza
    • Harvard Business School
    • Publication Date: 2020
  • Summary: This case dives deeply into the history that has created the conventions of racism we have today in the United States, rather than into a specific case. As such, if it is to be used to teach leadership, it may best be done so by doing something like having students read the case before class, and then coming to class prepared with ideas of actions they can take to exceed convention, perhaps even taking some actions in class.

Mirvac: Building Balance

  • Case
    • Price: $4.25
    • By Zoe Kinias and Felicia A. Henderson
    • INSEAD
    • Publication Date: 2020
  • Summary: This case follows Susan Llyod-Hurwitz’ explicit efforts to try to be more inclusive. As such, it provides an instructor with the opportunity to examine leadership attempts explicitly using the positive leadership model.
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