Oct 11, 2018

Inclusive Leadership: Embracing Diversity in the Workplace

Location:  Grainger Hall, UW-Madison   (975 University Ave, #3260, Madison, WI 53706)
Time: 8:30 am to noon
Featured Speaker: Deborah Biddle

An inclusive work culture promotes innovation, productivity and profitability. How well do leaders and teams embrace difference? In this session, we will discuss the leadership role in embracing diversity, inclusion and equality within their organization, the characteristics of Highly Inclusive Leaders and examine the impact of trust and unconscious bias. After all, the way forward begins with leaders and how open and active they are to foster healthy, diverse and inclusive environments and teams. Topics will be covered through discussions, self-assessment and activities.

Who should attend?

Business owners and Managers who want to understand what it means to be an inclusive leader and their role in embracing diversity, inclusion and equality within an organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Practice techniques to better understand participant identity, and to facilitate working together without judgement, with greater respect and with better effectiveness.
  • Understand how diverse teams yield more creative, synergistic and effective outcomes and improve reputation and profitability.
  • Identify strategies to broaden participant perception of diversity and increase cultural competence in the organization.

Workshop Outline:

  • Why all the hype about Inclusive Leadership?
  • Diversity’s Impact on Team Performance
  • Inclusive versus Exclusive Leadership
  • The Keys to and Habits of Inclusive Leadership
  • Why Unconscious Bias Matters for Inclusive Leadership
  • How Unconscious Bias Affects Decision-Making in the Workplace
  • Strategies to Overcome Unconscious Bias
  • Inclusive Leadership and Decision Making
  • Characteristics of Highly Inclusive Leaders

Registration: https://sbdc.wisc.edu/grow-your-leaders/diversity-of-the-workplace/