This course promotes the inclusion of women and LGBT people to drive innovation in academic, social and corporate environments.
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Because of gender stereotypes, women are still given fewer opportunities in life and they have to put more effort into making people understand their value and creativity. LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender) people can also be discriminated against because of prejudices and biases.
Embracing diversity is essential for developing the talent of everyone and for promoting creativity and innovation in academic, social and corporate environments. This 4-week course is aimed at
understanding what the roots of biases and stereotypes are, what practical solutions are possible to adopt to promote the inclusion of women and LGBT people in these environments, and why gender and
sexual diversity drives innovation and generates new energy.
The course also reports the cases of some businesses that have decided to apply this strategy, successfully, in promoting the inclusion of women and LGBT people to create a fertile, authentic work
environment for everyone. To understand these practices, the course participants will get to know two associations that initiated an effort to alter conscious and unconscious biases. Finally, the course
provides a bibliography about gender and sexuality.
Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
Project number 561642-EPP-1-2015-1-IL-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any
use which may be made of the information contained therein.
All videos included in the MOOC are provided with subtitles both in English and Italian.
The course materials will still be available to all registered users for a long time, even after the closing of the edition.
You can access the course absolutely free of charge and completely online.
No prerequisite knowledge is required.
A Forum section is available. The Forum is designed to allow students to exchange opinions and discuss open questions.
Quizzes and scores
The course is organized into different weeks and modules. At the end of each module, you will find a self-evaluation quiz (“Practice Quiz”) specifically created to help you check the status of your learning progress.
Certificate of Accomplishment
The Certificate of Accomplishment will be released to anyone who successfully completed the course by answering correctly to at least 60% of the questions. You will be able
to download the Certificate of Accomplishment directly on the website.
Once you have successfully passed the course, you can request the Certificate of Accomplishment without waiting for the end of the edition.
The Certificate of Accomplishment does not confer any academic credit, grade or degree.
For further information, see FAQ page.
Andrea Notarnicola is a diversity and inclusion practitioner.
His career in culture change, education and communication consultancy began 20 years ago in Electrolux. Then he joined the Deloitte Consulting Change Leadership team.
In the last 20 years, he has worked on diversity and inclusion with many organizations. He has specialized in internal communications, training and coaching, and he has been involved in the
delivery of a wide spectrum of projects.
Marco Minghetti invited him to be one of the promoters of “humanistic management” (storytelling, literature, cinema, drama, and art for culture change).
He was the Newton project leader of the open distance Master Programme MASTER 24, which involved more than 10.000 people.
He is the training manager of Parks, a European association for LGBT issues in the workplace. Together with Giampaolo Colletti, he wrote the first book in Italy on LGBT issues in the business
He has been a lecturer for several universities and schools with many of which he still collaborates: 24 ORE Business School, Venice Ca’ Foscari, IULM, Udine, Cattolica Milano, Bocconi, Pavia,
Trieste, MIB School of Management, ALMA Business School, and Domus Academy.
In 2015, he was the main speaker of the Global LGBT Leadership Forum in Dallas during the “Global Inclusion Day”.