Leading for Equity and Inclusion Workshops
Providing the Leadership Skills You Need to Succeed in Uncertain Times
In today’s economic climate, senior leaders are focused on establishing critical new business models to meet an ever-evolving public health and business landscape. Employees are adapting to remote work while simultaneously managing the whole of life’s demands. As organizations navigate new ways of working together, it is imperative for leaders to develop inclusive leadership behaviors (accountability, ownership, allyship, curiosity, humility, and courage) to foster an environment where employees feel trusted, valued, and psychologically safe.
Catalyst’s Leading for Equity and Inclusion workshops are:
- Facilitated by a live Catalyst expert.
- Delivered on a secure virtual learning platform.
- Two hours long.
- Able to host up to 50 participants.
The workshops provide participants with a highly interactive learning experience that connects learners with the facilitator and each other throughout the session.
Our learning curriculum empowers leaders, from executives to frontline employees, with the critical knowledge and skills needed to build more inclusive workplaces, manage diverse teams, and serve diverse clients and customers. In each interactive workshop, learners examine their own assumptions and biases; analyze their own and others’ behaviors; and practice skills through engaging activities, insightful case studies, and practical self-assessment. Emerging leaders, line leaders, directors, and managers will gain a clear understanding of what it means to be an inclusive leader and why it’s essential in today’s global marketplace.
Workshops can be deployed independently or bundled to align with your learning program framework needs.
To learn more, contact The LEI Team.
This session provided me the tools and awareness to evaluate exclusive activities in my day-to-day activities and within my organization. Before this workshop, I would have said that my team was definitely inclusive, but afterwards, my sensitivity is heightened and I would say there is work to be done to increase inclusion.—First-level leader, Technology Company
Virtual Instructor-Led Workshops
Unconscious Bias to Inclusive Leadership
- Understand unconscious bias and its impact.
- Become aware of and begin to address internal, interpersonal, and organizational biases.
- Understand the importance of inclusion and its role in inclusive leadership.
- Identify and commit to actions to create a more inclusive culture.
Becoming an Inclusive Leader
- Develop awareness of unconscious biases and their impact in the workplace.
- Define inclusion and diversity.
- Identify strategies to become a more inclusive leader.
- Understand the Catalyst Inclusive Leadership Model and competencies.
- Demonstrate authentic communication across difference.
- Develop tools to interrupt bias or discrimination through inclusive expression.
- Understand inclusive leadership competencies.
- Cultivate tools to recognize and combat microaggressions.
Managing Diverse Teams Inclusively
- Understand what limits trust and psychological safety on a team.
- Reflect on your identity and its influence on experiences at work.
- Reflect on the level of trust, psychological safety, and inclusion on your team.
- Acquire strategies and tools for building trust, psychological safety, and greater inclusion within your team.
- Define microaggression and key related terms.
- Interrupt and address microaggressions.
- Probe pain points that prevent us from talking about and addressing microaggressions.
- Develop the skills and tools we can take as the receiver, initiator, or bystander of a microaggression.
- Define allyship and key related terms.
- Reflect on and share personal experiences of allyship in action or situations when allyship was needed and not present.
- Identify opportunities and specific actions to turn the word ally into a verb.
- Gain a clearer picture of people’s strengths and unique contributions to better understand how to support your colleagues.
- Combine big picture understanding of structural inequities that affect marginalized groups and unlock powerful opportunities for enacting change within the workplace.
- Understand how intentional communication creates and sustains inclusive cultures.
- Identify and address common communication missteps in the workplace.
- Gain the skills to intervene in communication missteps with inclusive and meaningful engagement.
- Identify strengths and areas of growth in communication at work.
- Understand intersectionality as a framework for understanding social identities.
- Learn how to adopt an intersectional approach in the workplace.
- Examine “go-to” people and resources with a more critical eye.
- Identify new sources of feedback and information that may be outside of one’s comfort zone.
Download our Virtual Offerings flyer for information on these workshops and more Catalyst virtual learning opportunities.