Leading Diversity and Inclusion at Work

Online Short Course

From the University of Cape Town (UCT) in collaboration with GetSmarter.

Develop the skills and strategies to implement a sustainable diversity and inclusion plan that’s tailored to the specific needs of your organization.
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Gain the leadership tools to promote real workplace change on the Leading Diversity and Inclusion at Work online short course from the University of Cape Town (UCT). Over six weeks, you’ll learn how to create a comprehensive diversity and inclusion plan that will not only support your business objectives, but also help to attract and retain talent, increase productivity, and lead to greater social cohesion in the workplace.

You qualify for a 15% discount on this course. Use the code COACH15 when you register to claim your savings.

Who is this course for?

  • Managers who are interested in developing their leadership and practical skills in order to build an inclusive and diverse workplace
  • Human resources or talent acquisition professionals who hope to foster diversity in their organizations
  • Professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of unconscious biases, prejudices, and workplace discrimination, both within themselves and their companies

Uct Leading Diversity and Inclusion At Work Online Short Course

ZAR 9,900 (South African Rands)

Course Includes:

  • 6 weeks, excluding 1 week orientation
  • 6–8 hours of self-paced learning per week, entirely online
  • No prerequisites
  • Certificate of completion
  • English
  • 15% CoachED discount coupon code: COACH15
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Module 1

Diversity and inclusion: The employee, business, and societal case

Discover the importance of committing to diversity and inclusion at work, as well as the many benefits it has to offer.

Module 2

Working with identities and biases

Take a deeper look at the roles self-identity and unconscious bias play in creating inclusive and diverse workplaces.

Module 3

Workplace discrimination and barriers to equality

Find out how identities are constructed and, in turn, how they can be affected by workplace discrimination.

Module 4

Navigating power and privilege at work

Explore how privilege operates within work environments, including different power dynamics and operations.

Module 5

Rethinking diversity in the changing world of work

Considering how the world of work is changing, identify ways to take a proactive approach when it comes to diversity and inclusion strategies within your organization.

Module 6

Becoming an inclusive leader

Discover what’s required for leading effective diversity and inclusion strategies, as you develop your toolkit for creating an inclusive team.

GetSmarter Ameeta Jaga

Your Course Convenor

Ameeta Jaga

Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology, UCT

Professor Jaga’s research focuses on the work-family interface relating to culture, race, class, and gender. In 2020, she was the Mandela Mellon Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Her current research projects deal with understanding how gender equality is perceived in 21st century South Africa.

Jaga has been actively working to decolonize South African teaching curricula and research, using knowledge to pursue activism for improving the conditions of oppressed workers.


“The course content is particularly enlightening and provides a wonderful basis from which to engage with the workplace. Practical and easy to follow, it’s a helpful practitioner’s guide.”

Gary Rhoda | Humans Rights Officer

“The course content is well-structured and encourages dialogue and experience sharing amongst students. The online learning experience is seamless – my understanding of the issues relating to diversity and inclusion have been enhanced. It was great to interact with and learn from other students, with opportunities to network outside the course platform. The tutors are supportive, and provide detailed and constructive feedback on assignments and additional group interaction activities.”

Lona Relu | Senior Consultant and ED&I Chairperson, HKA Global (South Africa)

“This course took me on a journey of deep introspection. It challenged me to look at my stories through a new prism and go beyond shallow reflection: I had to organize my thoughts, create and commit to practical actions, and apply the knowledge to my personal setting. Besides the excellent content and resources, I particularly appreciated the thoughtful tutoring, the well-facilitated group discussions, and journaling. The combination of all these elements made for a profound learning experience.”

Patricia Schwarz | Business Coach, Schwarz & Co.

Leading Diversity and Inclusion at Work

From the University of Cape Town (UCT) in collaboration with GetSmarter.