The Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation is committed to advancing knowledge in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion beyond NYU—to professional communities within and beyond NYU. Through our Executive Education programs, professionals can enroll in courses that examine inclusive leadership, mentorship, mitigating bias, strategic change, and more.

Current Offerings

NYU Global Inclusive Leadership and Management Institute (GILMI)

The Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation welcomes leadership staff to participate in the spring 2022 cohort of the NYU Global Inclusive Leadership and Management Institute (GILMI). Since beginning in late 2018, the institute has received a large amount of interest, positive feedback, and overall success, inspiring the development of various total cohorts to date. NYU GILMI is intended for NYU staff currently in leadership roles, including mid-management and above, who are responsible for managing other employees.

The application for the spring 2022 institute is now open. Please submit application by February 25 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  

Current Institute Dates:

  • Thursday, March 24, 2022:
    9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Thursday, April 14, 2022:
    9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022:
    9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. EDT

Program Description

NYU GILMI is a three-part course that examines the role inclusive leadership plays in achieving inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity within the work environment. Practicing inclusive leadership and management enables leadership staff to leverage the thinking of diverse groups for increased idea formation and stronger decision making (Bourke & Dillon, 2016). In work environments where employees feel valued for their distinct perspectives, employees engage more creatively, leading to positive impacts across the department (Morrow, 2014). Employees who feel more included contribute to more innovative ideas, processes, and solutions (Prime & Salib, 2014).

As part of the NYU GILMI course, participants will enhance their understanding of inclusive leadership frameworks and practices, engage with colleagues to identify strategies for creating inclusive environments, and reflect on their own leadership practices to develop an action plan for increased inclusiveness within their department. Participants will engage in presentations, interactive dialogue, and guided reflection through three practical class sessions.  

NYU GILMI will be led by Monroe France, with guest presentations by senior leadership from the University. Monroe France is the senior associate vice president for global engagement and inclusive leadership within the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation at New York University.

If there are questions or concerns regarding NYU GILMI, please direct emails to Luis Cisneros, institute coordinator, at