Learn how to use principles of inclusive leadership such as psychological safety, non-violent communication, crisis-management and listening to foster inclusion and belonging.
This workshop offers insights to managers and leaders in organisations how to make sure that all their workforce feels included, whatever their characteristics (such as gender, age, ethnicity, cultural and socio-economic background, sexual orientation, nationality, level of ability etc).
It is important for an organiSation, today, to employ a diverse workforce, which includes people from different backgrounds and with a variety of characteristics.
However, it is not enough to make sure that a company has a diverse workforce. Every member of staff also needs to feel included.
Everybody needs to have equality of opportunities, access to targeted support for their specific needs, and, very importantly, every member of staff needs to feel that they are able to express their ideas and opinions without fear and that everybody’s input is equally welcomed.
Unfortunately, what often happens is that a company hires a diverse workforce without working on inclusion. Companies often assume that, once they are hired, people from different backgrounds will automatically start working well together.
So, a company needs to make a conscious effort to change the culture within the organization.
If a company does not foster inclusive working practices, both in terms of interpersonal relationships between colleagues and in terms of work processes, people may start feeling alienated. They risk feeling as though they do not belong, which causes high staff turnover, high absence rates, conflict, miscommunication and low productivity as a result.
Team leaders and managers are key to ensuring the development of an inclusive work environment. This is why training managers on inclusive management and leadership skills is so important, as leaders need to drive the change towards inclusion in the workplace.
Inclusive leadership has many benefits benefits for an organization, such as:
More engaged, productive, innovative and creative employees
Attracting top talent from all the walks of life
Employees who work better together
Market expansion and understanding a wide range of customers
Better reputation and a stronger brand appeal
Our inclusive leadership training course materials are designed to specifically train managers on the concepts of inclusion and diversity (what they are and why they are important in business) and how to become inclusive leaders.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This workshop is for participants (specifically leaders and managers) how to create an inclusive work environment for all staff, from every walk of life.
Individuals who will benefit from attending this type of workshop include:
Team leaders who manage a diverse team.
High level managers to understand the strategic importance of diversity and inclusion for the organization, and how to implement them.
Any manager or leader to become aware of their own attitudes towards inclusion and diversity.
Entrepreneurs who run their own company and want to know how to make the most out of a diverse workforce.
2-4 hour workshop.
We can easily adapt it to a 1-hour short talk or combine with some of our other packages to run a half, 1, or 2 day set of workshops.
We can run this session on the same day as other communication or equality and diversity sessions about topics such active listening, unconscious bias and inclusive leadership.
OUTLINES AND OBJECTIVES
The aim of this course is to help participants become aware of the importance of diversity and inclusion at work and to develop their inclusive leadership skills.
At the end of the course, your participants should be able to:
Identify what diversity and inclusion are and why they are both important in business.
Pinpoint the characteristics of inclusive leaderships.
Apply strategies and develop a plan to make their leadership style more inclusive.