University of Wisconsin–Madison

Becoming an Inclusive Leader: A Business Imperative in the 21st Century


Inclusion is a sense of belonging, connection and community at work. An Inclusive work culture acknowledges the unique experiences and perspectives each individual brings to the table, employees feel welcomed, known, valued — and encouraged to bring their whole, unique selves to work and to fully participate in the organization.  By acting inclusively, leaders can boost engagement, productivity and innovation.

Who should attend?

Business owners and Managers who want to understand what it means to be an inclusive leader and their role in unlocking the power of diversity through inclusion so they can seek and integrate the voices of all employees to drive business outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

In this session, we will discuss the new workplace context in the 21st Century organization, unconscious challenges and bias, the journey, traits, behaviors of Inclusive Leaders, what you need to do to become an Inclusive Leader and both its internal and external benefits. Topics will be covered through discussions, self-assessment and activities. Leaders will walk away with actionable tools and tactics they can use to lead inclusively.


Location: Grainger Hall, UW-Madison

Schedule: 8:30 am to noon

Dates: December 5, 2019

Fee: $149

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SHRM recertification 2019


This Program is preapproved for SHRM recertification



Cancellation policy: If you cancel before the program begins, there is a $25 cancellation fee. If you cancel after the program begins you will be charged for the full program fee. To cancel, call registration at 608-262-3909.

If there is inclement weather, please call 608-263-2221 for a recorded message after 6:30 am for day classes or after 3:30 pm for night classes.


Sheila MiltonSheila Milton

Sheila Milton is a creative resourceful Human Resource Leader who develops innovative solutions that align talent strategies and business objectives to build strong pipelines of diverse talent and strengthen organization’s leadership bench. She offers extensive experience in Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Labor Relations and Compensation.

Most recently, Milton was the Director of Talent Management for CUNA Mutual Group. She joined the company as a Senior Human Resources Business Partner, and prior to that worked for The Kraft Heinz Company in Director and Senior Manager level roles.