Inclusive Leaders Learning Journey: Public Enrollment (Virtual)

  • MDV2010Course Code

As our global markets, workforce, and customers become increasingly diverse, inclusive leadership is emerging as an essential capability. The Inclusive Leaders program expands the landscape around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), exploring a variety of dimensions in which leaders need to be inclusive. Foundational to the learning experience is a commitment to the values of DEI that goes much deeper than the business case for treating people with respect. Designed as a highly interactive cohort experience, this learning journey will equip participants to: apply Situational Leadership concepts to increase leadership agility; foster connection and collaboration within a multi-generational, multi-cultural workforce; leverage cognitive diversity to drive innovation; and build an inclusive team culture that embraces the seismic shift in how, when, and where we work.

Who should attend

Inclusive Leaders is designed for mid-level managers, HR professionals, leaders, directors, and leaders of leaders who want to enhance their ability to recruit, retain, engage, and develop an exemplary diverse workforce.

Program Components

  • Pre-Program Assessment
  • Before the program start, participants will take the Ken Blanchard Leader Behavior Analysis II® (LBAII®) assessment. This assessment tool is designed to provide managers with a measure of their leadership style flexibility and effectiveness.
  • Virtual Sessions
  • There are five instructor-led, virtual learning sessions that explore various dimensions of inclusive leadership. The first session is four hours in duration and the remaining sessions are three hours long.
  • Bridge Learning
  • “Bridge” learning assignments are self-paced assignments that provide participants with the opportunity to extend or deepen their learning. Bridge assignments are designed to accommodate a variety of learning styles and include videos, podcasts, articles, white papers, and application challenges.
  • Individual 1-1 Coaching “Launch” Session
  • Participants meet individually with a CEG facilitator to receive targeted feedback and finalize their action plans to successfully “launch” into the next phase of their careers.

What you will achieve

  • Apply Situational Leadership concepts to increase leadership agility
  • Foster connection and collaboration within a multi-generational, multi-cultural workforce
  • Significantly reduce team conflict.
  • Leverage cognitive diversity to drive innovation
  • Build an inclusive team culture that embraces the seismic shift in how, when, and where we work

Program Topics and Activities

BEFORE THE PROGRAM
LBAII® Assessment (30 min)
WEEK 1
Learning Session 1: Building Leadership Agility with SLII® Concepts (4 h)
  • Date: Tuesday, June 8
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Over-supervision versus under-supervision
  • “Just right” leadership
  • 3 skills of SLII
    • Goal setting
    • Diagnosing
    • Matching
  • Re-scripting leadership style conversations
  • Role play and practice
Bridge Learning Assignment (Self-paced – 30 min)
Learning Session 2: Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (3 h)
  • Date: Thursday, June 10
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon EST
  • Unconscious bias: an overview
  • The DEI business case
  • Exploring dimensions of diversity
  • Unpacking stereotypes
  • Building ally skills
  • Creating a culture of inclusion
WEEK 2
Learning Session 3: 5G Connection: Helping a Multi-Generational Workforce Thrive (3 h)
  • Date: Tuesday, June 15
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon EST
  • The 5 generations
  • Dispelling myths and misconceptions
  • Life stage and “work personality”
  • Work policies and organizational culture
  • Collaboration and teaming
  • Succession planning
Bridge Learning Assignment (Self-paced – 30 min)
Learning Session 4: Leveraging Diverse Thinking to Drive Innovation (3 h)
  • Date: Thursday, June 17
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon EST
  • The value of cognitive diversity
  • Insights from neuroscience
  • Creative problem solving and innovation
  • Brainstorming and brain “swarming”
  • Productive conflict and pivotal conversations
WEEK 3
Learning Session 5: Cultivating and Integrating a Hybrid Team (3 h)
  • Date: Thursday, June 22
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon EST
  • A remote + in-person hybrid team culture
  • Re-imagining team norms and expectations
  • Creating balance & equity
  • The new rules of "engagement"
  • Onboarding, re-boarding, and team development
Individual 1-1 Coaching “Launch” Session (30 min sessions)
  • Date: Thursday, June 24
  • Time: TBD