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Diversity and Inclusion for Organisational Success

  • Mykonos
  • 9 October 2018 - 11 October 2018

Stereotypes and biases are complicated. We all have them. You may not want them. You may try to get rid of them. But unfortunately, they do exist. They exist in the deep recesses of your mind. Without your conscious will or consent, they leak out and shape your judgements and decisions when you least expect them or want them to.

  • How do you live in a world where a person’s gender or race shouldn’t matter?
  • How do you neutralize unconscious biases in the workplace?
  • How do you effectively lead your team and organization to its fullest potential and ensure biases don’t get in the way?

In this fascinating new 3-day program you’ll learn how to be comfortable with your biases, how to minimize them, understand what you can do to circumvent their interference, and experience hands-on the value of diversity on teams and why diversity is so essential to innovation.

Get a front row seat with world renowned faculty, experts in gender bias, race and social networks. Through case studies, immersive exercises, and inspiring lectures you will return to your workplace with a refreshed and empowered perspective on how to be an organizational change agent.

Who should attend

  • Senior executives responsible for managing global, cross-cultural and diverse teams
  • Leaders who work in roles typically dominated by one gender (e.g., engineers, IT professionals, etc)
  • High potential individuals who want to learn to lead in a post-gender, post-race world

Learning outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of the architecture of the mind and the origination of stereotypes and biases, and how the brain both helps and hinders everyone in the workplace
  • Develop an awareness of the ways in which biases affect your judgement, decisions, and behavior.
  • Recognize which structural changes you can make personally and to your organization to minimize the likelihood of expressing bias
  • Develop skills and a plan to handle a challenging workplace conversation
  • Realize the true value of diversity. Not “because it is the right thing to do” or because “it is ethical” but because diversity-of all kinds (race, gender, cross-functional) leads to better, more innovative output.
  • Create a structural plan for you and your organization to combat our biases and stereotypes


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Upon completion of the above program, participants will be awarded a UC Berkeley certificate.

This program qualifies for the UC Berkeley Certificate of Business Excellence. To receive your Certificate of Business Excellence, you must complete one program in each of the four pillars below for a total of 17 days program excellence over a course of 3 years.


As the #1 public university in the world, UC Berkeley has a long and proud history of being a change maker and driver of innovation in business, the sciences, technology and policy.

As the second-oldest business school in the United States, the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s leading producers of new ideas and knowledge in all areas of business.


There is no better locaton than Mykonos for a program on Diversity & Inclusion.  Mykonos has long been the symbol of diversity and inclusion, of tolerance and acceptance, free-thinking and open-mindedness.

Mykonos is, for the Mykoniots d’élection, an ‘affective’ community, capable of    keeping them together as a group while tolerating their idiosyncratic selves (Pola Bousiou 2008)

Mykonos lies opposite the sacred island of Delos, one of the sunniest places in the world.  It is believed that due to its immensity of sunshine, it is a place of high concentration of cosmic energy.  According to mythology, god Apollo was born on Delos and Mykonos took its name from the grandson of Apollo, “Mykonos”.

Ayios Yiannis, where our program will take place on Mykonos, is famous as it was the location for the movie “Shirley Valentine”.