Learning Lab - Inclusive Leadership Now

Shona Crooks
May 25, 2020

We’re pleased to bring you news of our next Leadership Learning Lab. Each event is aimed at helping leaders respond effectively to the current circumstances. This time we focus on Inclusive Leadership Now.

WHEN: Wednesday 17th June 2020 14:00 (BST) for 1 hour 30 minutes
WHERE: Live via Zoom (our easy-access webinar platform)
PLACES: First come, first served – book now to avoid disappointment!

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Inclusive Leadership Now

Are we really all in this together?

The world of work has shifted. We are adapting to that shift.

Work is more intense and focused. Time scales for decisions are shorter.

We meet virtually, often relentlessly. The boundaries between personal and professional lives have become blurred. Some people are less available and need greater flexibility. They will have concerns about the consequences of this.

As we scramble to respond, our cultures must encourage inclusivity, now more than ever.

We need to tap into new ideas; to hear questions and respond to concerns without fear or favour. The greater the diversity of thought and experience we draw on, the more robust our decision making.

But under pressure we often revert to the people we know and trust best; people who understand where we’re coming from, who tend to think similarly. The result?

Well, some people will feel more excluded than ever. At a time when innovation is paramount, it’s the people who think differently we may need to hear from the most.

Consciously taking steps to authentically include ensures everyone feels part of the work we’re doing. We need people to share their ideas and their circumstances. Do this well and we will benefit from renewed energy, creativity and commitment.

The desire to create an inclusive environment is never enough. It also takes skill, self-awareness and conscious effort. The rewards can be exponential.

On this Learning Lab we’ll share theory, demonstrate the skills and foster discussion. You will gain insight into:

  • The current inclusiveness of your environment. What is working and where it can improve.
  • 5 things you can do to improve inclusion – right now.
  • How Unconscious Biases influence decision making under pressure
  • The concepts of ‘In and Out Groups’, ‘Covering’, and ‘Ally-ship’. What they are. What their relevance is to the current circumstances. How you can use these insights to improve your leadership.

This session will be facilitated by Shona Crooks and Toby Sawyer, who together have over 20 years of global experience working with organisations to unlock their full potential through diversity and inclusion.

For more information about any of our Learning Labs please email Beverley Castle or call 020 7928 4841.

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