Workshop

Leading with a Mindset of Inclusion for Executives Workshop

Empower executives to model inclusion and foster cultures of inclusion in a face-to-face format.

The actions of executives are a primary driver of inclusive cultures at organizations, and when executives prioritize, model, and communicate inclusive practices, organizations experience transformational change.

Inclusive leadership training for executives is more important than ever – and executives benefit when they have a safe, in-person space to discuss best practices and real-world applications of inclusive leadership.

Are executives at your organization given the in-person support needed to foster cultures of inclusion?

Linkage’s Leading with a Mindset of Inclusion for Executives Workshop delivers the best in inclusive leadership training to executives in a face-to-face format. Led by an expert instructor, these 3, 3-hour in-person workshops allow executives to come together and explore inclusive leadership practices through case studies, discussion, and learning exercises.

Hosted on-site at your organization and led by an expert Linkage consultant, executives are given the supportive environment they need to tackle big concepts and critical ideas.

Participants test and reflect on their own unconscious biases through discussion, Inclusive Organization Assessment results and research investigation. Leveraging in-class experiences and post-session applications, participants learn methods to reframe thinking and behaviors that will allow them to lead the transition, individually and collectively, to a more inclusive culture.

Designed for executives of an organization who are looking to make inclusion a business imperative, gain real-world best practices and begin building inclusive cultures.

Looking for virtual instruction? Leading with a Mindset of Inclusion for Executives is available as virtual sessions for even greater accessibility for a dispersed or remote executive team.

What’s Included:

  • 3, 3-hour face-to-face workshops, led by an expert facilitator on-site at your organization (Recommend scheduling a session every 2-3 weeks)
  • Inclusive Organization Analysis, which surveys up to 1,000 employees at your organization
  • 4, 1-hour preparation calls
  • Linkage’s Inclusion Playbook

An Innovative Approach

The Leading with a Mindset of Inclusion for Executives program brings expert instruction from inclusion and leadership development experts to your executive team in a high-touch, in-person workshop format.

Session 1 Understanding Unconscious Bias: What You Don’t Know about What You Think You Know (3 Hours)

We tend to look at the world and those around us through our own lenses, influenced by geography, upbringing, education and many other factors. This bias, both conscious and unconscious, impacts employee engagement, attrition and the bottom line. To foster inclusion, leaders must first do a deep dive into the topic of unconscious bias and learn important steps to take to mitigate its effects.

In this session, participants will:

  • Understand the business case for inclusion and the research behind what the most effective leaders do
  • Review and discuss the results from Linkage’s Inclusive Organizational Assessment (IOA)
  • Explore and experience how their own conscious and unconscious biases affect behavior—and ultimately hinder business outcomes
  • Engage in courageous and transparent facilitated dialogue to deepen their learning and application

Session 2 Microaggressions, Belonging and Privilege: How Bias Shows Up Has Lasting and Detrimental Impact (3 Hours)

There are behaviors we all engage in—often unintentional or that we are unaware of—that leave others in our organizations feeling marginalized, invalidated or insulted. The work is around understanding what these behaviors are, what they look like and how to counteract them, and how to create a space instead where people feel safe, seen and valued. It is also important to identify and understand our own privileges and how these can help us in leading more inclusively.

In Session 2, participants will:

  • Uncover the power of encouraging both uniqueness and belonging to foster inclusion
  • Identify the role of micro-inequities in the creation of a biased organizational culture
  • Understand the impact of privilege on organizational favor and career advancement
  • Understand the challenges faced by those who experience racism, sexism and other manifestations of bias in their daily lives
  • Learn and apply a tool designed to discover how bias shows up in the organization and personal interactions
  • Create a Personal Blueprint for Change

Session 3 Leading Inclusively: Defining and Committing to a Strategy to Create a Culture of Inclusion (3 Hours)

Good intentions and thoughtful decisions don’t always lead to fair and inclusive outcomes. During this session, participants will begin to apply all previous learning and unpack their responsibility to create cultures of inclusion and identify actionable ways to make cultures of inclusion a reality.

In this final session, participants will engage in a facilitated strategy session to:

  • Review previous learning, application and outcomes
  • Commit to knowing the critical behaviors and mindsets that foster inclusion
  • Define the Ideal Inclusive Culture for their organization
  • Use the blueprint tool and IOA to identify the most important strategic levers in creating this new ideal culture
  • Define measurement milestones and commit to concrete actions
  • Agree on a process for continuing the learning, individually and as a team

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Multiply Your Impact

Looking for more ways to advance an inclusive culture at your organization? Pair the Leading with a Mindset of Inclusion for Executives Workshop with additional leadership development tools and programming to scale your strategy to build inclusive leaders.

Assessment
Purposeful Leadership® 360° Assessment & Inclusion Scale
Assess your leaders in the critical leadership commitments most closely associated with the ability to lead inclusively across difference.
Consulting
Inclusive Organization Analysis
Equip your organization with the critical benchmark data and leading indicators needed to develop a comprehensive strategy to build an inclusive organization.