LGBTQ+ Leadership Series (Online)

Give your employees the benefits of Temple’s exceptional professional training–experienced by hundreds of students our various Leadership Series since 2018–coupled with a unique opportunity for learning in an affinity group environment!

LGTBQ+ Leadership Series Online

Despite companies’ best efforts and intentions to hire, retain and promote a diverse workforce research shows that people from diverse backgrounds are still more likely to leave their organizations due to feeling less supported.

Created in response to the need for effective professional leadership development training that also centers LGBTQ+ employees’ experiences and unique challenges in the workplace, the LGBTQ+ Leadership Series prepares future leaders for promotion into management and executive roles with our exceptional and inclusive curriculum.

Across three full-day sessions participants will hear from leading faculty and subject matter experts affiliated with the Fox School of Business, spend significant time in breakout sessions discussing and learning from each other, and develop a support system beyond their own workplace to boost their careers.



April 13, May 11, June 8


All sessions will be held via Zoom on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 1 hour for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.


All sessions will be held via Zoom.

Series Schedule & Format



April 13

Finance for Non-Financial Managers with Bora Ozkan

Executive Presence and Communication Skills with Greg DeShields

May 11

The Art of Negotiation with Jeff BolesUnderstanding and Leveraging Your Leadership Style with Caroline Heffernan

June 8

Leading Organizational Change with Heath Fogg DavisCareer Management with Debra Blair

All sessions will be held via Zoom on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 1 hour for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

What to Expect

The LGBTQ+ Leadership Series moves participants through a selection of half-day learning sessions targeting the key skills necessary for leadership and business growth. Each of the three program days consist of morning and afternoon topics. These modules are led by an array of Fox faculty and subject matter experts whose lived experiences reflect those of the program participants. The series is ideal for individuals who are being considered for higher level managerial or director roles (and above), or anyone who has been identified as a future leader by their organization. Participants will leave the series with vital information on finance, negotiation, communicationand greater confidence in their ability to lead. In addition, the unique opportunity to regularly network with other professionals will help leverage participants’ potential for career advancement.

Digital Badge

Participants who complete the series by attending at least four of the six modules will receive a Digital Badge of Completion from Temple University, suitable for adding to a resume and sharing via social media. The digital badge is an excellent way to showcase your active engagement in the LGBTQ+ Leadership Series.

Program Investment

The investment required to attend this six-part series is $1,950 per registrant. An early registration price of $1,750 is available through March 13, 2023.

Additional discounts are available for companies sending groups of 4+ participants, and for Temple University alumna – contact us for more information.

For More Information

Please contact Gregory Maughan at for information.