Blanchard believes everyone deserves a workplace environment where they truly can be themselves. Leaders need a plan and the right skills to implement it to achieve true diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
As a result of Jennifer Brown's book, How to Be an Inclusive Leader, Courageous Inclusion™ cultivates an inclusive mindset. Through this course, participants will learn how to become more knowledgeable and active advocates of inclusion in the workplace.Talk to an Expert
We can deliver Courageous Inclusion as live virtual sessions, as part of a learning journey, or in a self-directed online version, so your people can learn the skills to create an inclusive work environment wherever they are and whenever they have time.
Courageous Inclusion is a one-day, in-person session that cultivates a mindset that promotes diversity and inclusion through a compelling and engaging learner experience.
Prework: LAUNCH—Participants prepare for the cohort learning experience by completing a few pre-session assignments.
Welcome: LEARN & PRACTICE—Welcomes participants and sets the context for the learning experience.
Courageous Inclusion Mindset & Model—Presents the three components of the Courageous Inclusion mindset and describes the model. Invites participants to identify their stage for the inclusion issue they are focusing on.
Stage 1: Unaware—Explores obstacles to knowing you’re Unaware and introduces unconscious bias as a foundation.
Stage 2: Aware—Explores privilege as an important factor to understand oneself in order to be more inclusive. Time for reflection and discussion in small groups.
Stage 3: Active—Explores various aspects of being Active, including risks. Allows participants time to reflect and discuss in small groups.
Stage 4: Advocate—Reviews the characteristics of Advocate. Presents one person’s experience as an advocate for self and others.
Courageous Inclusion Journey and Action Plan—Invites participants to envision their own journey and discuss. Introduces and explains the Courageous Inclusion Action Plan and provides coaching as needed.
Wrap Up and Apply—Participants review key learnings and get introduced to APPLY resources to continue their journey.
We partnered with diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown to create Courageous Inclusion™ based on the proven developmental continuum in her book, How to Be an Inclusive Leader.
Drawing on years of work with many leading organizations, Jennifer Brown shows what leaders at any level can do to spark real change. She guides readers through the Inclusive Leader Continuum, a set of four developmental stages: Unaware, Aware, Active, and Advocate.
93% of leaders agreed that diversity and inclusion is a top priority, but only 34% of leaders believed it's a strength in their workplace.1
It takes more than just awareness building and familiarizing people with DEI terminology to enable lasting culture change. Give your people the confidence and skills they need to create an inclusive, welcoming work environment that encourages people to bring their whole selves to work.
Participants learn the benefits of inclusion and a framework for continual progression toward a more inclusive environment.
Employees will feel more welcome and able to bring their authentic selves into the workplace.
People are more creative, driven, productive, forgiving, and collaborative when they feel welcomed and appreciated.
Employees are more drawn to a workplace that demonstrates diversity and inclusion and treats people well.
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