Inclusive Leader.
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Looking to enhance your understanding of DEIA principles and create a more inclusive workplace culture?

Need to champion diversity and inclusivity but don’t have enough people to justify an in-house programme?

We’re here to support you. Introducing our ground-breaking Inclusive Leader DEIA training programme, focusing on diversity, inclusion, equality and accessibility, launching in 2025. Designed to empower individuals, like you, to champion inclusivity and influence meaningful change. We’ve distilled all our expertise from the field into this comprehensive programme, offering everything you need to foster inclusivity and drive transformative impact, all without a hefty price-tag.

Drawing on our extensive experience and expertise from delivering successful DEIA initiatives for our clients and partners, we are now offering an open DEIA programme, running virtually from September to December 2024.

So, if you’re looking to enhance your own DEIA knowledge, support your team’s development in diversity and inclusion, or create a more equitable and accessible workplace, then this is the programme for you!

What’s included?

You’ll have the opportunity to connect with your cohort colleagues right from the start, during your first introductory session. You’ll also meet our knowledgeable and friendly programme facilitator, Kate, who will be there to guide and support you throughout your journey.

You’ll find a safe learning environment where we encourage you to question and challenge, and where you can grow together with your cohort. And, with only a small group of roughly 12 people you’ll have the safe space to build your confidence and skills at your own pace, with the time to apply them back in role, making a real difference to your career and future potential.

An icon based equation that explains the programme includes: Classroom teaching + coursebooks + Conversations.
An icon based equation that explains the programme includes: Classroom teaching + coursebooks + Conversations.

This 4-month programme, designed for maximum impact includes:

  • 6 x 2-hour virtual sessions (via Zoom)
  • Post-course workbooks for each module
  • 2 x 30-minute individual coaching calls (during and after the programme)

What’s covered?

Summary of the 6 sessions that form the DEIA programme in a flow chart, displaying the order they will be completed in: Introduction to DEIA, Unconscious Bias, Cultural Intelligence, Psychological safety, Accessibility and Action planning: creating and maintaining an inclusive work environment
Summary of the 6 sessions that form the DEIA programme in a flow chart, displaying the order they will be completed in: Introduction to DEI, Unconscious Bias, Cultural Intelligence, Psychological safety, Accessibility and Action planning: creating and maintaining an inclusive work environment

Session 1: Introduction to DEI

21st January 2025 | 09:30-11:30 GMT

This session is an introduction to the topic of equality, diversity & inclusion. It explores how to become aware and prevent discrimination and bullying at work.

  • Determine the difference between equality, diversity and inclusivity
  • Recognise the differences between discrimination, bullying and harassment
  • Daring leadership
  • Benefits of embracing diversity and inclusion
  • Learn how to challenge unacceptable behaviours
  • Examine case studies

Session 2: Unconscious Bias

11th February 2025 | 09:30-11:30 GMT

This session looks at how to become aware of our own biases and explores how to challenge them.

  • Understand what unconscious bias is
  • Discover types of bias
  • Recognise bias
  • Challenge bias
  • Explore micro-messages
  • Overcome negative impact 

Session 3: Cultural Intelligence

4th March 2025 | 09:30-11:30 GMT

This session explores the skills and knowledge needed to allow you to work effectively in culturally diverse situations. 

  • Understand what is meant by culture
  • Discover different types of culture
  • Explore the CQ model and its three stages
  • Develop cross-cultural skills
  • Recognise cultural differences and how to adapt behaviours
  • Build trust and credibility

Session 4: Psychological Safety

18th March 2025 | 09:30-11:30 GMT

This session takes a look at how to create teams where members feel accepted, respected, and where they feel safe to be themselves, express their ideas and opinions openly, take risks and learn from their mistakes. Propel your team’s performance and happiness!

  • Understand what psychological safety is and why it’s important in the modern workplace
  • Examine the key contributors to psychological safety in the workplace
  • Understand the importance of flexible working environments and adapting to individual working styles
  • Learn how to create a culture of care and support employee resilience
  • Discover how to connect teams through collaboration and conscious inclusion

Session 5: Accessibility

1st April 2025 | 09:30-11:30 GMT

This session explores the importance of creating an equitable experience for everyone. You cannot have inclusion at work, if you haven’t considered accessibility!

  • Understand ‘access for all’
  • Explore social vs medical model of disability
  • Delve into ableism
  • Identify accessibility at work
  • Discover accommodations and support strategies
  • Investigate inclusive design

Session 6: Action Planning; creating and maintaining an inclusive work environment:

22nd April 2025 | 09:30-11:30 GMT

This session is designed for the attendees to action plan and share ideas on how to create a more inclusive culture at work. Focusing on:

  • Inclusive communication
  • Inclusive language
  • Identifying potential barriers and exploring ways to overcome them
  • Identifying systems and ways of working that do not promote inclusion
  • Discussing what systems and processes we can introduce, to promote DEIA
  • Making commitments as individuals, and from a team perspective

 

Ready to make a difference?

This open virtual programme is now open for registrations starting in September 2024. So please get in touch if you’d like to confirm your space, for yourself or an employee, for just £999 (plus VAT) all in, please email kate@peopleunboxed.co.uk and she will get you booked on.

The spaces are limited to keep the learning environment personal and maximise effectiveness for our delegates!

We look forward to welcoming the first cohort on the kick off session on 21st January 2025 (09:30-11:30 GMT) to start their journey

The 4Ps of Candid Conversations

eLearning

The “Four Ps” model can help us to plan for a difficult or candid conversation so that both parties find it beneficial.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to plan for a difficult or candid conversation so that both parties find it beneficial
  • Understand how to use the 4Ps to deliver a difficult message
  • Consider how this can help manage under-performance in a structured manner

Assertive Disagreement

eLearning

When you disagree with someone, it is often best to be direct and clear, as it avoids an unfortunate misunderstanding. People can shy away from disagreement as it can sometimes feel confrontational. The assertive approach introduced in this module helps you to express your disagreement in a professional, constructive manner.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn what assertiveness is
  • Learn a process to put your case across without getting emotional
  • Provide context for how to use the model in a real-world environment

Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument

eLearning

Because no two individuals have exactly the same expectations and desires, conflict is a natural part of our interactions with others. This self-test assessment will tell you more about your predominant style of handling conflict and what this means.

Learning Outcomes

  • Provide a starting point for your development
  • Identify your conflict handling style
  • Learn about the five conflict handling modes

AID Feedback Model

eLearning

Providing feedback that encourages open dialogue and communication enhances your credibility as both a teammate and as a leader. AID is a simple feedback model that can be used for positive moments and those that need corrective action.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn a simple model for providing feedback
  • Identify your own role in each of the stages
  • Discover the benefits of creating a feedback culture

Action-Centred Leadership

eLearning

Good managers and leaders should have full command of the three main areas of the Action-Centred Leadership model and should use each of the elements according to the situation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discover John Adair’s action-centred leadership model
  • Learn how to adapt the model for your own work situation
  • Investigate the danger of becoming out of balance

Question Types

eLearning

Asking the right question is at the heart of effective communication and information exchange. Using the right questions can improve a whole range of communication skills; the information we receive back (the answer) will depend very much on the type of question we ask.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn why asking the right question is at the heart of effective communication and information exchange
  • Discover why the right questions in a particular situation can improve a whole range of communication skills

Dr. Mehrabian’s Communication Model

eLearning

We are always communicating, even when we are not speaking. Other factors communicate what we really think and feel, which can be explained by looking at Albert Mehrabian’s communication model.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the impact of mixed messages when communicating
  • Understand that communication is a blend of words, body language and tone

Situational Leadership

eLearning

Leaders need to tailor their approach based on the person they are coaching, their experience at the task and their level of enthusiasm for completing it.

The ability to adapt your leadership style to cater to different tasks and your people’s needs is called situational leadership.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand Hersey and Blanchard’s situational leadership model
  • Recognise directive and supportive behaviours
  • Understand the four leadership styles in line with situational leadership
  • Understand the development levels of team members, based on competence and commitment
  • Become confident with flexing your leadership style to the individual and the situation