This course allows you to explore more what diversity means to you, identify ways to meaningfully connect with colleagues who may have different experiences, needs or values to you, and understand the tensions you may experience arising from difference. You will discover how to turn diversity into a creative force for positive change and collective success.
Diversity is a reality, but is it an asset?
During this time of disruption we are both connected and disconnected from our colleagues. Creating time and space to leverage the full potential of our teams and organisations can be challenging. Some of the barriers to inclusion and belonging are visible, others are harder to see. Taking time to understand our mindsets and mental models which lead to assumptions and stereotypes is the first step in creating awareness. However, to leverage diversity, we need to act - to implement daily practices which nurture participation and inclusion. We also need strategies to see and leverage the tensions that arise from difference, and commit to applying a ‘diversity and inclusion lens’ in many aspects of our work and life. This course provides a path for you to advance on this personal and professional journey.
Conceptual and practical. This course is packed with rich material to challenge your thinking, and at the same time it allows you to develop concrete strategies for your context. The month-long learning journey creates space for you to reflect, connect with fellow participants, and make full use of the virtual platforms and live sessions with facilitators.
This course will enable you to:
- Reflect on the diversity challenges you face in relation to performance, and consider different perspectives.
- Gain an overview of key concepts related to diversity and inclusion, recent research and best practices within organisations.
- Learn mindsets, toolsets and skillsets to lead more inclusively and generate successful collective outcomes.
- Start to apply some of the tools and create a plan to advance inclusion and performance in your specific context.
- REFLECT: Unpacking diversity and assumptions.
- ACT: Nurturing inclusion and participation.
- COMMIT: Seeing and leveraging polarities/ tensions.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is designed for participants to gain an overview of key concepts related to diversity and inclusion, and to learn practical tools that they can apply to strategic challenges as well as in everyday life.
Senior leaders seeking to advance diversity and inclusion as well as team leaders with at least 5 years of professional experience, who are critical to creating a culture of inclusion, would benefit.