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Leadership in Action: Single-Gender and Single-Race Leadership Development Programs by Martha W. Hughes-James, Patricia J. Ohlott

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Concerns and Benefits

The discussion about single-gender and single-race development programs is a broad one, involving practicing managers and executives, human resources professionals, social advocates, and researchers. In it, a number of concerns about such programs have been raised, and a number of benefits have been cited. Not surprisingly, the two are usually related.

Increasing or Decreasing Isolation

Some people are concerned that these programs, by singling people out, will further isolate participants who, because of their race or gender, tend to be isolated in their organizations. This is an important issue. We believe, however, that this kind of program can actually reduce isolation. For instance, it can help participants realize ...

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