Inclusive Leadership Training

Inclusive Leadership Training

by Felicity Menzies
Inclusive leadership training assists leaders in understanding their implicit assumptions and prejudgments. It also seeks to improve their motivation and ability to work with and empower diverse groups.
Drawing on the six traits of inclusive leaders, our Inclusive Leadership Workshop develops leaders’ commitment to inclusion and diversity, courage to challenge attitudes and practices that yield homogeneity, curiosity for and openness to different ideas, ability to foster collaboration, cognisance of their own and others biases, and cultural intelligence.
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Workshop Outline

  • Identifying organisation-specific business drivers for diversity and inclusion
  • The four-factor model of inclusion—respect, belonging, empowerment, progression
  • The role of leaders in driving cultural change
  • The six traits of inclusive leadership and how to develop those
  • Mapping inclusive leadership traits to one’s leadership shadow
  • Developing an action and accountability plan linked to business strategy

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of the characteristic traits of inclusive leaders
  • Respect for and willingness to embrace individual differences and diverse perspectives
  • Appreciation of the value of the contributions of all employees
  • Linking diversity and inclusion efforts to business strategy
  • Techniques for eliciting and integrating diversity of thought and fostering a collaborative culture
  • Willingness and ability to flex leadership styles
  • An understanding of the nature, origin, and consequences of cognitive blindspots and bias
  • Techniques to manage bias in oneself and others
  • Understanding of various approaches for empowering diverse talent
  • Action and accountability plan linked to business strategy and personal strengths and developmental areas

Consistent with research on adult learning, we believe that the best learning outcomes result when participants engage holistically with program content. All Include-Empower learning and development programs incorporate experiential learning techniques, including opportunities to reflect on and apply learnings to the real-life challenges facing participants.

Leaders and people managers seeking to improve the diversity and inclusion capability of themselves and their organisations.

Recommended workshop size is 8-12 participants.

Developing an inclusive mindset requires commitment. The recommended length of the workshop is one-day. The full workshop may be run over two half-days or condensed into a half-day introductory session.

To maximise learning outcomes, participants are encouraged to complete the Implicit Association Test (IAT) and Cultural Values Profile as important inputs into developing their inclusive leadership capability.

We have a transparent fee structure. Please contact us for details.