Purposeful Leadership®: Empowering Inclusive, Effective Leadership Program

A two-day, face-to-face learning experience designed to develop more effective and inclusive leaders.

Develop Effective, Inclusive Leaders through a Face-to-Face Learning Program


Organizations have never been in greater need of highly effective leaders—and Linkage’s research has proven that the most effective leaders are inclusive and lead with purpose.

Are you equipping your senior leaders with the skills and tools they need to unlock their full leadership potential and lead inclusively?

Linkage’s Purposeful Leadership: Empowering Inclusive, Effective Leadership Program is a two-day experience designed to develop more effective and inclusive leaders.

During this face-to-face learning experience, leaders will discover the five Commitments of Purposeful Leadership, learn how each commitment creates and contributes to an inclusive organizational culture, and learn actions they can take to embed inclusion in their leadership practices.

Hosted on-site at your organization and led by an expert Linkage consultant, the leaders in attendance are guided through an interactive and engaging two-day program.

Linkage’s consultants make use of best-practice, in-person learning techniques, fostering the spirit of collaboration and unlocking the power of a safe learning environment for all.

Interested in making this program available remotely to leaders at your organization? Purposeful Leadership: Leading Inclusively for Senior Leaders Virtual Program empowers organizations to reach their dispersed senior leaders through a convenient online format.

Program Outcomes

Leaders who participate in this program:

  • Are equipped with the essentials of the research-backed Purposeful Leadership Model—with the goal of becoming more effective and inclusive leaders
  • Understand the five Commitments of Purposeful Leadership and explore how inclusion applies to each commitment
  • Identify personal strengths and challenges through the Purposeful Leadership 360° Assessment
  • Become more self-aware leaders, who can lead inclusively and with purpose
  • Learn how to better engage with and motivate their teams
  • Become more aware of the personal and organizational benefits of creating an inclusive culture
  • Demonstrate and practice skills and tools that will lead to more effective leadership and greater inclusion


Who is the program for?

  • Senior leaders (2–3 levels from CEO), managers of managers, high-potential managers


What’s Included

  • Access for up to 25 leaders for a two-day, in-person learning experience at the location of your choice
  • Purposeful Leadership 360° Assessment, designed to help uncover leadership opportunities and strengths
  • Two days of leadership development, delivered by an expert Linkage facilitator, on purposeful and inclusive leadership practices
  • Actionable tools to empower senior leaders to collaborate with peers and lead their teams more effectively
  • Four, 1-hour preparation calls to help select and communicate with participants, and organize the logistics for a successful delivery


The Empowering Inclusive, Effective Leadership Program brings leaders together in a dynamic, face-to-face experience across two transformational days.

Module 1 — Purposeful Leadership and Inclusion

Participants begin by learning about the five Commitments of Purposeful Leadership. Next, participants explore inclusion and the role that inclusive leadership plays across the five commitments. Finally, the participants are led through the results of their Purposeful Leadership 360° Assessment and begin to create a development plan for becoming more inclusive, purposeful and effective leaders.

Module 2 — Exploring the “Become” Commitment

The first commitment that participants explore in depth is the “Become” commitment. In this section, participants will learn about the importance of self-reflection, individual growth and how it will help them lead more inclusively. Participants will have ample time to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with this commitment. Finally, they will work through a case study that presents dilemmas within the Become commitment and inclusion.

Module 3 — Why Inclusion?

This module will set the tone and create the openness for participants to have a different conversation about inclusion. They will also learn about critical data around the benefits of inclusion and about the levers that have the biggest impact on creating an inclusive organization. Participants will refer to their Purposeful Leadership 360° Assessment report and look closer at their results from the Inclusion Scale to identify their personal opportunities to become more inclusive leaders.

Module 4 — Exploring the “Engage” Commitment and the “Inner Critic”

In this module, participants will learn about the Inner Critic and how to explore their biases from a place of Compassionate Center. They will learn some new tools which they can use to resolve conflicts and truly get to know others’ stories and unique strengths. Finally, they will learn how to recognize and address microaggressions, and practice micro-affirmations to make others feel a sense of belonging.

Module 5 — | Championing Inclusion through the “Inspire” and “Achieve” Commitments

In this module, participants will learn the importance of both Uniqueness and Belonging in creating a culture of inclusion. Further, they will explore how to create an environment of safety and growth that fosters inclusion. They will then look at meeting culture in their own organization and discuss ways to make it more inclusive. Finally, they will learn the importance of developing and leveraging the unique skills and perspectives of everyone on their teams.

Module 6 — Exploring the “Innovate” Commitment

In this module, participants will learn about the important role inclusion plays on driving innovation within an organization. They will work through a case study about the benefits of diversity of thought and how it can lead to more innovation and success. Finally, participants will work on a small-group exercise where they will apply their learnings to a real-world scenario.

Module 7 — World Café and Commitment to Action

In this final module, participants will participate in a “World Café” where they reflect and discuss how each commitment relates to inclusion. In this exercise, participants will rotate to five different “cafés” to ponder and discuss a specific question related to one of the Purposeful Leadership commitments and inclusion. Next, participants will spend some time on reflection and action planning—completing their development plans. Then, to conclude the program, we invite a guest speaker, an executive sponsor from within your organization, to share some closing thoughts and words with the group.

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I just finished a 3-part series and can honestly say that I am walking away feeling educated and energized to continue to improve my ability to develop and mentor with equity.

Joseph Simonetta

Senior Director Warehouse Operations at NFI

Multiply Your Impact

Looking for more ways to advance an inclusive culture at your organization? Pair the Empowering Inclusive, Effective Leadership Program with additional leadership development tools and programming to scale your strategy to build inclusive leaders.

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