Organizational diversity is often conceptualized in terms of legally protected categories and related anti-discrimination and accommodation policies. Yet diversity presents opportunities and challenges that go far beyond legal considerations. The ability to appreciate and accommodate differences in experience, knowledge, and perspective is crucial for maximizing institutional effectiveness. This course focuses on the ways in which organizations at various levels benefit from diversity and struggle to manage it effectively. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the many forms diversity takes and will explore various strategies for maximizing effective professional interactions and institutional success.