DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Research shows that diverse teams see a 60% improvement in decision-making abilities.

As a center of excellence, the Latino Leadership Institute offers neuroscience-based curriculum and data-driven research to enable both private and public organizations to unlock the full potential of an increasingly diverse workforce.

Insight to Inclusive Leadership

Enhance Inclusive Leadership. Drive Diversity.

 

Based in neuroscience and grounded in history and context, the Insight to Inclusive Leadership course offers a new framework for individuals to become more inclusive leaders. Our unrivaled trainings are collaborative in nature and designed for organizations that see the opportunities and advantages of diverse and inclusive leadership and organizational culture.

Diverse teams see more INNOVATION

Companies with below-average diversity scores

%

average innovation revenue reported by companies

Companies with above-average diversity scores

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average innovation revenue reported by companies

Source: BCG diversity and innovation survey, 2017 (n=1,681)
Note: Average diversity score calculated using the Blau index, a statistical means of combining individual indices into an overall aggregate index.

Drive Innovation Through Inclusive Leadership

The LLI is proud to partner with Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson, tenured Professor of Management at University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business, and bring her cutting-edge research on organizational cultures of inclusion, uniqueness, and belonging directly to course participants. All participants of Insight to Inclusive Leadership receive a personalized assessment that identifies their strengths and follies as an inclusive leader by using a standardized inclusive leadership matrix developed through Dr. Johnson’s research.

What our clients are saying

“At Dynalectric, we’re committed to unleashing the potential in all of our employees. For us, LLI’s program is a company game changer that treats people with dignity and encourages the highest level of openness and cooperation from top to bottom.”

Gina M. Cullen
President & CEO
Dynalectric Colorado

“In my 47 years in the trade, I have taken literally dozens of seminars related to management training and I can say with full confidence this course was far above anything I have been through before.

The LLI presented a 6 module course covering content including but not limited to inclusion, equity, bias, workplace belonging, and integration.

The approach, even presented through the Zoom rather than in person, was refreshing, engaging, and many times eye-opening.

The fact that we did this with our IBEW partners created a wonderful new way for us all to see how we manage our specific entities and how we can work together to create a better environment for our existing employees as well as a new approach to recruitment.”

Craig W. Clark
Dynalectric Colorado

“Insight to Inclusive Leadership helped our team gain a more complete and shared DEI language and realize that progress is not just a matter of greater awareness.

The grounding of the sessions in neuroscience, particularly the roots of perceptions, behavior, and habits, was really helpful.

Insight to Inclusive Leadership made it more obvious why progress requires us to be intentional and that it takes time and repetition to retrain our brains.

Thank you to the LLI for providing a very valuable set of experiences and increasing our collective understanding.”

 

Thomas A. Gougeon
President
Gates Family Foundation

Meet Our Facilitators

Amanda Cahal
Facilitator, Insight to Inclusive Leadership

Amanda Cahal is a faculty member within Executive Education at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. She teaches in a variety of corporate programs as well as in the Executive and Professional MBA programs, focusing on intercultural competence, global business, geopolitics, and emotional intelligence. She is certified in the Insights Discovery System, the Intercultural Development Inventory, and Thunderbird’s Global Mindset. Corporate clients have included Newmont Mining, the Veterinary Management Group, CenturyLink, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Crocs, and Anadarko.

Prior to joining Daniels, Amanda directed the Plus Global international program which she created at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. Before her time in Austin, Amanda worked in The Carter Center’s democracy program, traveling to Mozambique and Zimbabwe to monitor elections. She has also worked for the executive branch of the British Red Cross in London. Amanda has a Master’s degree in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and an undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Dr. Michaelle Knight
Facilitator, Insight to Inclusive Leadership

Dr. Michaelle Knight has nearly 20 years of experience developing and implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies. As a consultant she drives strategy to support the business case for DEI and creates a foundation of sustainable practices. She is passionate about creating cultural understanding, awareness, and sensitivity in order to help individuals be advocates for themselves and others.

Dr. Knight serves as Adjunct Faculty for multiple universities where she is able to influence leaders to become more self-aware and empowered through academic advancement. She is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the University of California at Riverside for a Transformational Leadership Program and serves as an Executive Leadership Mentor.

Dr. Knight is held in high regard for creating open spaces of inclusion through meaningful dialogue by ensuring all voices are heard, respected, and valued. While this type of work is not considered easy, she comes highly recommended by her clients in the work she has done with and for their communities.

Michelle Martinez-Cardon
Facilitator, Insight to Inclusive Leadership

Michelle Martinez-Cardon has 20+ years of experience in the compliance and training arenas in the telecommunications, aviation, medical, and finance industries. She has worked on the development, project management, and deployment of large corporate training that include eLearning and instructor-led training for employee compliance, leadership, on-the-job, human resources, and diversity. 

Most recently, Michelle served as Senior Training Specialist at Western Union, where she created, maintained, and updated company training materials and coordinated global and targeted training projects across the organization. Michelle is highly regarded for her comprehensive knowledge of compliance, product, human resources, ethics, and other training requirements. In 2021, Michelle received the Western Union WU Way Stars Award for Process Improvement Implementation after working on a year-long project to improve a global training program that covered 90+ countries.

As an experienced facilitator, Michelle encourages and supports participants as they make meaningful connections between what they are learning and their own experiences

Michelle is an Alumna of the Latino Leadership Institute’s Fellowship program having participated in Cohort 6 in 2018.

For more information, please contact Michelle Martinez-Cardon at michelle@latinoslead.org.