Inclusive Leadership

  • 1 day(s)Duration
  • MDI1600Course Code
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Course description

We all have biases. This program targets those seeking to be the best leaders they can, by incorporating inclusive leadership practices into their everyday lives. In addition to inclusivity being a good thing for employee engagement and retention, investing time, energy, and even money into it is good for your organization’s bottom line. Forward-thinking company leaders believe that their organization’s composition should reflect the diversity of their customers and the world at large. Research shows that more inclusive companies are more likely to capture new markets and 1.7 times more likely to be innovation leaders.

Who should attend

Individuals who will benefit from this course include leaders seeking to create a team that’s diverse, inclusive, and supportive.

What you will achieve

  • Have a clear understanding of diversity concepts and their application to different diversity categories.
  • Be able to slow down your thinking to examine and address your unconscious biases.
  • Learn how inclusive leadership and effective communication are intertwined in order communicate effectively — particularly with others who are different from.
  • Develop and refine the key inclusive leadership skills of empowerment, accountability, courage, and humility — aka the “EACH” framework.

What you will learn

Module 1: Diversity Concepts and Applications
  • Key Diversity Concepts
  • The Long and Winding Road to Inclusion
  • Understanding Diversity Categories
  • Gender Diversity
  • People with Disabilities
  • Cultural and Social Diversity
Module 2: Addressing Unconscious Bias
  • Slowing Down Thinking
  • Recognizing How to Spot Unconscious Bias in the Moment
  • Examining the Different Scenarios in Which Unconscious Bias Can Happen
  • Addressing How to Intervene or Do Something Different in Our Behaviors
Module 3: Inclusive Leadership, Communication, and the EACH Mindset
  • Approaches, Frameworks, and Tools for Communicating Effectively
  • How Inclusive Leadership and Effective Communication Are Intertwined
  • How to Work Through Everyday Communication Roadblocks
  • Strategies to Create Space for Transparent and Authentic Communication
  • Identify Your Own Communication Strengths to Build Effective Relationships
Module 4: The Inclusive Leader and the EACH Mindset
  • Overview of the Framework — Empowerment, Accountability, Courage, and Humility
  • Strategies and Applications of the Framework