PROGRESSING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Segmented into six themes, Conscious and Inclusive Leadership to engage participants in a comprehensive exploration of the moral and social responsibilities of leadership and the way in which leaders can leverage diversity and inclusion to enhance business outcomes. Through collaborative exploration and experimentation, participating groups gain a deeper appreciation for their collective effect on culture and performance.
COMMUNICATING WITH PRESENCE AND INFLUENCE
ENGAGING WITH CHALLENGE AND CONFLICT
LEVERAGING STRATEGIC CHANGE
Participants explore what it takes to be effective leaders using a strengths-based approach. This module introduces the group to a values-based leadership framework as they take a deep dive into the relationship between authenticity and effective leadership. This module will also explore the concept of `bringing your true self to work’ and how that can challenge inclusivity and norms.
This module provides participants with an opportunity to appreciate the benefits and challenges of diversity and inclusion from an organisational perspective. Diversity and inclusion are explored in the context of social capital and impact on organisations. Issues such as sexism, ageism and cultural stereotypes are highlighted and explored. Participants are offered strategies to promote inclusion and equity and to positively leverage diversity.
This theme focuses on building leadership presence, influencing tactics and communicating effectively at an interpersonal, team, and organisational level. Participants begin to explore their preferred style of communication and the possible implications of their style on others, particularly in relation to intersectionality. Participants go on to explore alternative communication styles and the ways in which communication can be used to increase inclusivity and engagement both at an individual and organisational level.
Participants are challenged on their current perspectives towards conflict and its role in effective leadership and collaboration. Participants explore ways to increase their confidence to engage in conflict and their ability to utilise effective feedback to enhance performance and engagement. Style awareness will be developed as well as the exploration of organisational cultural norms. The approach will be practical and accessible.
Participants analyse the enablers of high-functioning teams and explore ways to develop cohesion, trust and inclusivity in order to enhance team performance. Participants also examine the role of culture in team dynamics and learn how to foster cultures that place a premium on collaboration, inclusivity and collective effort.
Participants examine the difference between creativity and innovation, and how to harness their benefits within their organisation. Diverse thinking is a clear determinant of impactful innovation. Strategies to encourage innovation through diverse thinking will be developed. Participants will also explore a range of strategies to drive organisational performance and examine strategic analysis and decision making tools to help them lead effective change.
Explore what authentic leadership looks like in practice;
Appreciate the benefits and challenges of diversity and inclusion;
Explore the concept of ‘true self’ and how this can challenge inclusivity;
Reconcile differences between personal and organisational values;
Enhance opportunity for reflective practice.
Identify inclusive practice in order to transform organisational culture;
Explore the role of leaders in embracing diversity and inclusion;
Enact change in organisations.
Understand communication strategies;
Challenge perspectives on conflict;
Demonstrate interpersonal skills to increase impact and presence;
Explore communication in relation to intersectionality;
Develop qualities to effectively influence others.
Increase ability to engage in conflict;
Explore diversity of thought as a healthy form of conflict;
Utilise feedback effectively.
Analyse the enablers of high-functioning teams;
Explore ways to enhance creativity;
Learn to develop team cohesion and trust;
Explore how inclusivity can enhance collective thinking;
Investigate the role of culture in team dynamics.
Explore how to harness diversity and inclusion to drive innovation;
Engage with strategies to drive organisational outcomes;
Implement a range of strategic analysis and decision-making tools.