We all bring with us diverse perspectives, work experiences, life styles and cultures. As a source and driver of innovation, diversity and inclusion is a “big idea” in business and in society.
The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognising our individual differences. It means respect for and appreciation of differences in ethnicity, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, education, and religion.
Inclusion is a state of being valued, respected and supported. It’s about focusing on the needs of every individual and ensuring the right conditions are in place for each person to achieve his or her full potential. In simple terms, diversity is the mix; inclusion is getting the mix to work well together.
Leading Diversity and Inclusion addresses diversity and its benefits; discrimination in the workplace; the impact of bullying and harassment on victims; and the leader’s role in setting/maintaining standards and dealing with inappropriate behaviour.
The workshop introduces key concepts, tools and techniques to counter the effects of our “biases”, and to improve our ability to interpret and respond appropriately to the culturally defined behaviour of others. Participants will also be presented with practical strategies to help them build inclusive, effective teams in which each person can contribute to the best of their abilities.
Combining short lectures, self-assessment, case studies, role-plays and group discussion, this workshop has been designed for effective learning and knowledge transfer.
1. Valuing diversity
2. Bullying, harassment, victimisation and discrimination
3. Manager’s leadership role
4. Resolving complaints informally (where applicable)
5. Recognising and countering the effects of our biases
6. Barriers to effective communication
7. Understanding cultural beliefs and values
8. Leading effective, inclusive teams
By the end of this training, participants will have learned how to:
Who Should Attend
Suitable for employees at all levels—and in particular, team leaders, managers and senior executives