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Inclusive Leadership

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Learn from two decades of specialist equality & inclusion expertise and the pitfalls to avoid, plus adventures in self-discovery. Participants enjoy the engaging and motivational style, building up the confidence to apply deepened insights and practical tools.

Description

Number of sessions and their duration: x2 half-days (4 hrs each) with a takeaway reflective learning activity in-between (virtual or on-site)

Join Vanessa Boon, The Joyful Disruptor and author of the inclusive leadership chapter of the Amazon bestseller Professional Leadership. Learn from two decades of specialist equality & inclusion expertise and the pitfalls to avoid, plus adventures in self-discovery. Participants enjoy the engaging and motivational style, building up the confidence to apply deepened insights and practical tools. You will benefit from the collective learning from facilitating courageous conversations with thousands of people on this topic and a powerful experience that stays with you long after the training events.  

3 key takeaways:

  • Tools and models to deepen and spread self-awareness
  • A brave deep-dive into those unconscious biases, barriers, privilege, and micro-aggressions – getting comfortable with the uncomfortable
  • Ways to dismantle systemic oppression, enhance inclusion and be a change-maker 

Modules/Lessons

Agenda:

  • Creating a safe space to open up
  • Inclusion – expansive beyond legal ‘protected characteristics’
  • What does Inclusive Leadership ‘look like’?
  • Nurturing inclusive leadership through self-awareness tools
  • Understanding oppressions, intersections and micro-aggressions
  • Bias hides in open minds – unconscious biases
  • Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable
  • Action learning – takeaway activity and reflections
  • Collective solutions – bring your tricky issues & challenges
  • Types of bias, internalised oppression (a video you’ll never forget), and mitigation (positive action and ways to reduce bias)
  • Speaking up – constructive challenge, upholding standards
  • Receiving a challenge with non-defensive openness
  • What next? Developing your inclusive leadership further   

Modules:

Part 1: Self-discovery

Inclusion – Expansive beyond legal ‘protected characteristics’

What does Inclusive Leadership ‘look like’?

Nurturing inclusive leadership:

  • Self-awareness – Betari’s Box, Johari’s Window
  • Understanding oppressions, intersections and micro-aggressions
  • Bias hides in open minds – unconscious biases
  • Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable
  • Brief: Takeaway activity to apply models to real-life situations with reflections to share

Part 2: Leading the change

Re-cap of key points from Part 1

Action learning: sharing your takeaway tasks

Collective solutions – bring your tricky issues & challenges

Nurturing inclusive leadership:

  • Bias hides in open minds – types of bias, internalised oppression (a video you’ll never forget), and mitigation (positive action and ways to reduce bias)
  • Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable -
  • Speaking up – constructive challenge, upholding standards
  • Receiving a challenge with non-defensive openness
  • What next? Developing your inclusive leadership further    

Prerequisites

Pre work:
Optional, but useful to read the How Not To Be An Inclusive Leader chapter of Professional Leadership: https://amzn.eu/d/dcOGftz

Prerequisites:

Ready to:

  • build upon prior equality and diversity training
  • be brave and confront the uncomfortable realities of inequalities
  • have courageous conversations with compassion
  • get fired up to make a difference