Leading Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice in Organizations

Leading Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice in Organizations

This capstone course for LEIOC will take everything you've learned in the last three quarters and give you an opportunity to practice your skills and critical knowledge of DEIJ work. During the quarter, you will gain an understanding of components which are adjacent to DEIJ work, including: talent management, leadership development, and employee/business resource group deployment. You will use MSLOC discovery and design practices to finalize your DEIJ design case. By the end of the quarter, you will have a "playbook" of tools to take away which will enable you to lead DEIJ change initiatives in future organizations.

Upcoming Sessions

Spring Quarter

Leading Equity & Inclusion in Organizations (LEIO) take MSLOC 445 in Spring quarter as the fourth and final course in the LEIOC sequence. See Course Schedule for recent class dates and times.


  1. Assessment of organization's current DEIJ
  2. Strategic planning
  3. Initiative alignment
  4. Measurement
  5. Changing an organization's system


  • You will be able to assess where an organization is at in regards to DEIJ initiatives and its current commitment level.
  • Adjust your approach as a change leader to meet organizations where it is and manage any push-back.
  • Understand the range of social justice initiatives that you will encounter as a DEIJ practitioner.
  • Develop a DEIJ plan that aligns with a company's strategic vision, values, and business plan.
  • Design a "playbook" of tools and resources as well as a thorough understanding of benefits and challenges of each and when it is most appropriate to use each.


Contact Us

Master's in Learning & Organizational Change

1800 Sherman Avenue
Suite 3500
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/491-7376

MSLOC Staff In-Person Office Hours - Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

MSLOC Staff Remote Office Hours - Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Email: msloc@northwestern.edu