Leading Through DEI

Builds from our values of humility, well-being, and social responsibility.


How has your leadership style evolved within the past year?

What comes to mind when you reflect on your leadership approach?

Looking ahead, how can you employ a leadership approach to effectively address diversity, equity, and inclusion?

In October, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, Executive Education, in partnership with the American Society for Public Administration, will facilitate instruction and foster discussions around the following core principles:

  • Self and Social Awareness and Management
  • Cultural Humility
  • Psychological Safety
  • Empathy
  • Courage
  • Appreciative Communication

The 1 month program is designed for senior and emerging public service executives who are eager to develop and challenge their leadership values within the scope of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

Program Design        

  • Virtual via Zoom
  • 5 weeks, 1 recorded and 8 live sessions
  • Group projects and presentations
  • Cohort size limited to 15-25

Registration Fee

The $3,200 registration fee includes the 5-week training (25 hours), electronic copies of presentation handouts, a LeadershipEnergizes360! account, and a year-long membership to the American Society for Public Administration, if not already a member.

Space is limited.


Asynchronous (Recorded) Session

Day, DateTopic
Friday, October 1Setting the Leadership Stage                   

Synchronous Sessions*

10:00 – 1:00 PM (Pacific)

Day, DateTopic
Wednesday, October 6Why DEI Matters in Public Service (practitioner panel)
Friday, October 8Doing the Work: A Mindful Approach to DEI
Wednesday, October 13Cultural Humility
Friday, October 15Social Equity and Ethics
Wednesday, October 20Empathy in Professional Settings
Friday, October 22Leading with Courage
Wednesday, October 27Group Presentations
Friday, October 29Appreciative Communication and Graduation

*Session topics may be adjusted

Space is limited.

Application Requirements

This program is designed for public service leaders who have supervisory experience. 

Dive Into DEI

What does DEI mean to you? How is DEI present for you as a leader? As a leader how do you navigate DEI within your organization?


Moving Forward

A Hosted Space for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Progress

Moving Forward is USC Price’s online space for uplifting diverse USC Price voices, sharing ideas, encouraging action, accessing resources and finding information about the school’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Whether you are a student, faculty member, staff or alumni of USC Price, we encourage you to join us as we listen, learn and lead.

Price Leadership

Paul Danczyk headshotPaul DanczykDirector of Executive Education in SacramentoPublic Service Leadership and Management, Executive Coaching
Carol GeffnerCarol J. GeffnerProfessor of the Practice of Governance and Management
Director, Executive Master of Leadership
Strategy, executive leadership, transformation and change
Lewis headshotLaVonna B. LewisTeaching Professor of Public Policy
Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
American politics, public policy (most notably health policy), interest groups, and federal programs
Eleni MastorakosEleni MastorakosProgram AdministratorLeadership
Tommy RoystonTommy A. RoystonExecutive Leadership Development PresenterLeadership

Contact Us

Paul Danczyk
Executive Education in Sacramento for the 
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
[email protected]