Course Description

Despite companies best efforts and intentions to hire, retain, and promote a diverse workforce research shows that people from diverse backgrounds are still more likely to leave their organizations due to feeling less supported.

Created in response to the need for effective professional leadership development training that also centers BIPOC employees experiences unique challenges in the workplace, the BIPOC Leadership Series will prepare high-performing employees for promotion into management and executive roles with our exceptional curriculum. Across three full-day sessions participants will hear from leading faculty and subject matter experts affiliated with the Fox School, spend significant time in breakout sessions discussing and learning from each other, and develop a support system to boost their careers.

Course Outline

The series includes the following topics, delivered across three days:

Session 1: Negotiation with Charity Hughes
Session 2: Finance for the Non-Financial Managers with José Muñoz

Session 3: Understanding & Leveraging Your Leadership Style with Quaiser D. Abdullah
Session 4: Executive Presence & Communication Skills with Melissa Glenn

Session 5: Leading Organizational Change with Curtis J. Gregory
Session 6: Career Management with Jackie Linton

*The order of sessions is subject to change due to availability of our facilitators.


Learner Outcomes

  • Understand the business case for leadership & how your style adds value
  • Leverage your leadership style to influence your staff and other key stakeholders
  • Recognize critical communication strategies that support a strong executive presence
  • Organize and deliver engaging presentations to groups of any size
  • Use negotiation strategies to reach agreements that satisfy both parties
  • Explore the relationship dynamics that create power in a negotiation
  • Analyze financial and accounting information
  • Apply basic financial and accounting concepts to managerial decision-making
  • Incorporate planning for change into your business and career strategy
  • Evaluate opportunities for creating competitive advantage by changing organizational culture
  • Develop a career strategy that supports your professional development goals
  • Determine opportunities to develop your own “board of directors” for mentorship & professional growth






For this online program participants are encouraged to join using a laptop or desktop computer for the best experience. The Center recommends a computer that meets Temple University's minimum specifications.



This series is offered approximately two times a year: once in the spring, and once in the fall with series alternating between in-person and online delivery.

If you have a larger group you'd like to attend as part of an organization you are a member of, or a group you would like to take this series through your workplace, we can always arrange custom in-house versions of our open enrollment courses. Contact Center for Executive Education Associate Director Gregory Maughan for more information: gregory.maughan@temple.edu or 215-204-3990.

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