Keynote

Three Critical Levers to Creating an Inclusive Culture

Designed for an audience of leaders or executives who are looking to better support a culture of inclusion in the workplace.

 

Motivating keynote designed to engage employees in creating a culture of inclusion

Meaningfully engage your workforce with an accessible and engaging keynote presentation on how to create and support a true culture of inclusion in the workplace.

During this onehour, interactive keynote session, available in person at your organization or virtually, attendees will explore how leaders can make a tangible impact on the culture and create a new inclusive future at your organization.

Facilitated by an expert Linkage consultant and inclusion expert, this keynote will empower employees to learn a language of inclusion and the behaviors that support inclusion in the workplace.

This keynote presentation is designed for an audience of leaders or executives who are looking to better support a culture of inclusion in the workplace.

Despite spending $8 billion on diversity and inclusion initiatives in the US each year,* only 44% of employees agree that their executive team prioritizes inclusion and 8% believe that their organization is effective at it.** It’s time to start a new inclusion conversation in the workplace.

*McKinsey, 2017
**Linkage, 2019

 

Keynote:

Three Critical Levers to Creating an Inclusive Culture

The time is now for transformational change and a recommitment to the advancement of underrepresented groups in the workforce.

Organizations in the United States spend $8 billion on diversity and inclusion training each year. And yet, the intended results simply aren’t there: 45% of US workers report experiencing discrimination in the past year, and 75% of employees in underrepresented groups do not feel they have personally benefited from their company’s DE&I programs.

While inclusion initiatives such as forming Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and unconscious bias training may be an important first step to improve inclusion across the organization, Linkage’s most recent research finds these activities are far from sufficient. 

Just as our broader society is beginning to understand the substantial systemic changes that need to happen to improve inclusion, organizations are also realizing that to be truly inclusive, organizational cultures and systems need to change. Despite prioritizing initiatives to improve inclusion, most leaders do not believe they have a clear roadmap for how to make their organizations more inclusive. 

In this session, you will:

  • Determine the biggest areas of opportunity in your organization around creating an inclusive culture and inclusive leaders
  • Understand the three attributes to a more inclusive culture and practices that you can apply to impact employee perception of inclusion that will lead to improvement on critical business drivers like financial results, decision-making, innovation and employee net promoter score
  • Learn the five hallmark behaviors of inclusive leadership that are inextricably linked to effective, purposeful leadership

 

What’s Included:

  • 1-hour keynote, virtual or in person at your organization
  • Facilitated by an inclusion expert: Jennifer McCollum or Kristen Howe

 

Take the Next Step

 

To learn more about how you can bring the Keynote: Three Critical Levers to Creating an Inclusive Culture to your organization, fill out the form. You will be contacted by a Linkage representative who can discuss your specific needs in more detail.

Multiply Your Impact

Looking for more ways to create a more inclusive organization? Pair the Keynote: Reflecting on Allyship – How to Drive Meaningful Change with additional leadership development tools and programming to scale your strategy and build inclusive leaders.

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.
Assessment
Purposeful Leadership® 360° Assessment with Inclusion Scale
Enable your leaders to examine their ability to lead inclusively and identify key opportunities to improve their ability to engage and lead across difference through this diagnostic 360° assessment.