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.
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
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.
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- Nudging bias out of your workplace: Inclusion learnings from social psychology
- CEO’s with diverse networks create higher firm value
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- Deloitte’s six signature traits of inclusive leadership
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- How men can become better allies to women (HBR)