Program Overview

Are you interested in harnessing the power of diversity within your organization? Fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DE&I) culture and environment is vital to organizational success. Research consistently finds higher performance, greater creativity and higher cohesion among employees in diverse teams or organizations. Evidence also supports that DE&I organizations are better able to respond to global demands and protect their competitive advantage by proactively anticipating change. However, leaders and organizations continue to struggle with incorporating best practices and shifting workplace culture to be more inclusive. Fear of missteps can also work against efforts to create workplaces that are truly diverse, equitable and inclusive.

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Our DE&I track is built around nine core courses in leadership, strategy, and professional development. In addition to the core courses, three customized courses in DE&I, led by Dorinda Rolle, Ph.D., a distinguished facilitator and instructor in this field, will prepare participants to champion and embed DE&I strategies, concepts, and approaches into fundamental work practices.

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Dorinda Rolle, Ph.D.

Rolle is president of Rolle and Associates, a management consulting and training firm offering services to non-profit organizations and businesses in the areas of strategic planning, board development, corporate training, group facilitation, research and special projects. She has taught in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at St. Mary’s University and currently teaches African American Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She conducts executive coaching, leadership training and organizational development consulting. In addition, Rolle is a motivational speaker to business and industry, nonprofit organizations, women’s groups, and on college campuses. She inspires her students and audiences to set high goals and to reach for excellence. Rolle is passionate about diversity, inclusion and equity in workspaces. She was appointed to the Affirmative Action Committee for the City of San Antonio by Mayor Julian Castro where she worked with city staff to recruit a diverse workforce. She is a past president of the San Antonio Association for Organizational Development and a past president of the San Antonio Chapter of the Association for Talent Development. Rolle also served on the Community Advisory Board for Texas Public Radio, and affiliate National Public Radio (NPR). She holds memberships with various civic and professional associations and volunteers her time and skills in a diverse range of interests including international efforts in Mexico, Tanzania, Japan, South Africa and Israel. She hosts international students attending local universities for extended periods in her home to acquaint them with American culture.

Program Dates


1 – 4 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023


1 – 4 p.m.

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2023
  • Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2023


1 – 4 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2023
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2023
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2023

DE & I

1 – 5 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023
  • Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023
  • Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2023
Program Details

Explore the key concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), observe successful efforts to support DE&I in the workplace, and identify ways that you can foster and support DE&I within your own organization as both a leader and an individual contributor.

Duration: 8 months, afternoon classes every 3 weeks; core classes are three hours from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; capstone classes are four hours from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Method of Delivery: Hybrid (core classes are delivered online; capstone classes are in-person)

Location: Carlos Alvarez College of Business, Business Building (BB) 1.01.20, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249

Cost: $3,499 – $6,499 For-Profit | $2,999 – $5,999 Not-for-Profit (based on the selected executive coaching experience)
Contact execed@utsa.edu for not-for-profit or group discount codes.

Certificate Cost Includes:

Payment plans are available upon request.

We offer a discounted rate to support and make training accessible to not-for-profit organizations and small businesses; group discounts are also available. Contact us at execed@utsa.edu for more information.

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What is a Leadership Institute Certificate?

Offered through the Center for Professional Excellence in UTSA’s Carlos Alvarez College of Business, a Leadership Institute Certificate is an opportunity to enhance your business acumen and knowledge of important and relevant professional topics. Taught by award-winning faculty from UTSA and seasoned experts, certificate participants can expect:

  • A balance of theory and applied-focus classes
  • Practical tools to solidify your learning in the areas of influence, professional development and organizational strategy
  • A personal executive coaching experience
    • Four individual assessments
    • Private coaching sessions
    • Secure online platform with a personal coaching page
  • Four Continuing Education Units (CEUs)


Benefits of Executive Coaching

As a fundamental part of the Leadership Institute Certificate, executive coaching will help you realize your professional potential. Whatever your goal is in pursuing executive education, your coaching experience is the one-on-one component that will help you turn your goal into measurable outcomes.

Our coaching model uses a three-step process of self-discovery, self-evaluation and self-motivation. In addition to assessments and one-on-one sessions, our coaches use an evidence-based approach. This means that their recommendations come from a rich body of literature, which is backed by psychological research.

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