Inclusive Culture: A Primer for Leaders

Target Audience: Formal Leadership Positions

Higher education leaders, particularly with respect to the evolving needs of new students, faculty and staff, must recognize the imperative for responsive change in order to create inclusive communities. The increasing focus on diversity, equity and inclusion and the view that education is uniquely positioned to move beyond access and representation, relies on institutional leaders to have the requisite insight and skills to create more inclusive organizational cultures and embrace inclusion as a core institutional value.

This workshop introduces "inclusiveness" as a component of effective leadership, identifies attributes of an inclusive leader, highlights the role of social group identities and intersectionality and how they influence the lived experiences of not only students, but also those of faculty and staff. Participants will be provided opportunities to recognize and practice inclusive leadership development through interactive theatre and case studies.

Paulette Granberry Russell, J.D. is the director of the MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives and conducts workshops on a range of diversity, equity and inclusion topics in and outside higher education.


Thursday, February 13, 2020


1:00 to 4:30 p.m.


Paulette Granberry Russell, director of the MSU Office for Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives




1407 S. Harrison Road, Room 10

East Lansing, MI