Creating a workplace where everyone feels valued, heard, and seen

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.

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Create a road map for becoming a more inclusive workplace

With Blanchard's Courageous Inclusion program, you can empower your people to speak out and raise DEI issues confidently and safely.

With Courageous Inclusion, you will teach your people a mindset that promotes diversity and inclusion and provide a proven process to help them become more knowledgeable and active proponents of inclusion.

You will teach your people how to diagnose themselves on the developmental continuum and how to progress to higher inclusion levels.

With Courageous Inclusion's road map approach, you can increase inclusivity within your organization and create a place where everyone feels welcomed.

The time has come to transform DEI from a business priority to a workplace reality

Diversity and inclusion are top priorities for 93% of leaders. Still, only 34% believe it is a strength in their workplace.

Delivery Options to Meet Your Needs

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.

1-Day Instructor-Led Course

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.

Incorporate Courageous Inclusion Into Your Culture

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.


It’s time to move DEI from a business priority to a workplace reality

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

Create A Culture Of Courageous Inclusion

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.


Expand Workplace Inclusion

Participants learn the benefits of inclusion and a framework for continual progression toward a more inclusive environment.


Improve Belonging and Engagement

Employees will feel more welcome and able to bring their authentic selves into the workplace.


Increase Team Effectiveness

People are more creative, driven, productive, forgiving, and collaborative when they feel welcomed and appreciated.


Retain Your Talent

Employees are more drawn to a workplace that demonstrates diversity and inclusion and treats people well.

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Contact us today to learn how we can help your leaders learn the skills they need to be more effective communicators.

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