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Leading Inclusively and Equitably Across Differences

Inclusive leaders maximize their team’s potential. According to a 2020 McKinsey & Company study, the most diverse companies are now more likely than ever to outperform the profitability of their less diverse peers. In today’s environment, leading inclusively and equitably across differences is a key skill every successful leader must possess. Building a supportive and inclusive culture is absolutely critical. Our interactive half-day session will challenge participants to gain awareness of their biases, including unconscious predispositions. Interactive exercises will provide knowledge, skills, and effective tools for successfully leading diverse teams.

    After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the elements of workplace that values diversity, equality, equity and inclusion
  • Explain how unconscious bias and stereotyping impact interactions
  • Develop communication skills that build a trusting foundation for a harmonious and highly performing team
  • Develop a personal action plan

Course Content


What will be covered:

Lesson 1.Definitions and Background Work

  • Define diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Explore conscious competence
  • Discuss the ladder of inference

Lesson 3. Barriers to Inclusion
  • Explore Unconscious Bias
  • Learn about Stereotyping
  • Identify where one is on the diversity awareness spectrum

Lesson 3. Inclusive Leadership Styles
  • Explore the platinum rule
  • Brainstorm ways leaders breakdown the silos and create inclusive environments
  • Discuss benefits of inclusive leadership

Lesson 4. Develop a Personal Action Plan