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Parkview Health executives complete Indiana Tech L.E.A.D. certificate course

June 24, 2022

A cross-functional cohort of 15 Parkview Health executives have completed Indiana Tech’s Leveraging Engagement and Action in Diversity (L.E.A.D.) Executive Certificate program. The Parkview team began the program in late March, with the final class session taking place at Indiana Tech’s corporate engagement center on its main campus on June 17. Students in the program complete a total of six class sessions in order to earn their L.E.A.D. certificate.

The L.E.A.D. program is a collaboration between the university’s Ph.D. in Global Leadership program, part of its College of Business, and its Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The certificate equips professionals with the critical skills required to lead and transform an organization’s culture, helping managers and executives become more effective in understanding, leading and implementing inclusive organizational practices.

The program consists of a series of immersive courses created by diversity practitioners and educational leaders. Courses within the program are centered on three main focus areas: Dimensions of Diversity, which examines the subtle ways that a wide range of stereotypes can surface in a multicultural workplace; Creating an Inclusive Environment, which shares best practices related to the evolving role of leaders as agents of change; and Developing a Culture of Equity, which explores approaches to linking organizational strategy, culture and human resources with an emphasis on inclusive excellence.

Marlon Wardlow, senior vice president of equity and inclusion for Parkview Health, remarked, “At Parkview, we’re focused on building an inclusive and equitable workplace, where our co-workers feel a sense of belonging and are treated with the utmost dignity and respect. We understand this type of culture begins with our leaders, who were eager to participate in the L.E.A.D. program and immediately began putting those lessons and new skills to work. We thank Indiana Tech for recognizing the importance of organizational diversity, equity and inclusion, and committing to serving our community through this program.”

Parkview Health completely booked the entire first L.E.A.D. program session for members of its management team. Indiana Tech will begin the next L.E.A.D. session on September 15, 2022, with registrations still available for interested individuals and organizations. To learn more and to register, please visit

group of Parkview Health employees who completed Indiana Tech's first LEAD Certificate cohort