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Inclusive Leadership for

High Performance

A specialist Programme offered at a high level to help Organisations and Teams to increase and sustain performance of their businesses

The Inclusive Leader

What is an Inclusive leader? Simply, a leader that is able to lead a diverse group of people, respecting and being able to leverage the diversity of the group, in thought and experience, in an empathetic and bias free style.
To say one is an Inclusive Leader, there are a number of traits that they need to embrace and display.


One of the key outcomes of Inclusive leadership is enabling a team to not just be “efficient” but high performing. A team that feels connected and works in an inclusive environment will perform at great levels, unlocking innovation.

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Programme Overview

Organisations and Leaders more than ever today are struggling to keep teams motivated and engaged. We are living in times where cultural and organisational dynamics are shifting, requiring us to connect with people in different ways, and more than ever before creating high performing teams require resilience and agility.

The obstacles to creating motivated and engaged teams are often embedded in the environment and culture, physically and virtually, that are created for teams to thrive in.


Creating an environment where teams and individuals can be innovative, be authentic and operate in a safe space is critical for fostering a collaborative, open and honest dynamic allowing the team to perform at high levels.

Who would benefit from this programme?

This course is for new upcoming leaders of organisations that are looking to equip themselves with the knowledge and insight to build high performing teams and grow into an inclusive leader.

This course is also for existing leaders who realise it is time to challenge themselves in order to lead their organisations to new growth.

The Pillars of Inclusive Leadership

1.

Connection &

Communicaton

4.

Safety

3.

Autonomy &

Commitment

2.

Honest & Courageous Curiosity

5.

Emotional Intelligence

&

Cultural Intelligence 

Modules

Modules are structured in such a way to offer 24 hours of Learning divided between Face to Face and Self-study.

The course is offered on a virtual platform.

 

Each module of 90-120 minutes follows a pattern for the participants:

  • Introductions, recap and reflections

  • Discussion around "Homework"

  • Introduction of new material and context

  • "Homework assignment"

 

Modules are delivered taking the Client population availability into consideration. The full programme can be delivered between 4-8 weeks, with either weekly or bi-weekly face to face delivery.

Module 1

Introduction and Self-Exploration

  • Defining Inclusive Leadership

  • The importance of Inclusive Leadership

  • Critical key facets

  • Learning journey and outcomes

  • Social contract for the cohort

  • What is being an Inclusive Leader: Servant Leadership, Traits and Pillars

Module 2

Understanding and Confronting your Biases

  • The categories of mental judgements

  • What are biases?

  • Common biases (and some more obscure biases)

  • Tactics and methods of confronting your biases

Module 3

Performing Teams

  • Building safe spaces: Psychological safety and Safe Spaces

  • Communication: Building bridges and networks. Having difficult conversations and Creating organic opportunities for innovation

  • Team Dynamics and Team Management: Creating a Culture Canvas

Module 4

Inclusive Organisational Structure (Enabling Performance Through Inclusivity)

  • From Organisational thinking to managing behaviours, norms, ceremonies and values

  • Feedback loops

  • Team cultural retrospectives

  • Team Dynamics and Communication: "Team Neural Network"

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Support

A critical component of the programme is to facilitate internalisation. Leading with authenticity can only be accomplished through self awareness and reflection.

The combination between face to face learning and self-study is throughout supported by facilitating communication channels. Slack is used to facilitate cross-cohort conversation and email is used to exchange learner input.