Introduction to Diversity for Leaders
Many organisations know their human capital is a competitive advantage and often mention the importance of hiring for innovation and creativity. They recognise that a diverse group of employees have the potential to contribute to their competitive advantage. Organisations are therefore increasing their efforts to enhance the diversity of their workforce and of their pool to potential talent. To meet these needs the impact of diversity in teams must be a consideration. Diverse teams possess different ways of seeing problems and will use different routes to arrive at possible solutions.
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There are many macro trends influencing the importance of managing diversity in the workplace. Trends such as the 30% club, legislation enforcing the organisations to publish their diversity, and awards and funding only available to organisations with diversity policy in place being examples. Diversity is now a requirement for all leaders and not just the HR department. This is leading to all business leaders needing to understand diversity as part of their role and being accountable for implementing diversity initiatives.
The aim of this workshop will be to explore some of the issues and concerns around diversity and suggest some ways in how business leaders can implement diversity best practice.
What the programme covers:
Introduction to Diversity
- Understanding the definition of diversity – how the definition has evolved and what it means to participants
- Macro and Global trends, academic and organisation trends, legislative influences, future employee trends
- Why diversity is now relevant for business leaders
The case for diversity
- The business case
- The social case
- The economic case
The diversity wheel
- Understanding the different areas of diversity such as social groups but also areas such as skills, competencies, personality, background, experience
- Focus on the key areas, gender, race, age, LGBT, and disability. Best practice and case studies for each area
- Meaning of unconscious bias. Self-awareness exercise in own bias and discussion into the science of bias
- Common bias and heuristics and the influence on decision making
- Understanding of how bias will affect perception, attitudes and behaviour towards others
- How to manage diversity, sharing of ideas such as audits, process management, awareness raising, networks, coaching, documentation
About your facilitator:
Clare is a work and organisational psychologist and has previously practised in Dublin, Ireland before returning to her roots in the UK. Before becoming a psychologist, Clare worked for over 20 years in senior roles in the financial services sector, and now mixes her business experience and psychological theory to understand the challenges faced by organisations and help develop the best solutions. Clare has worked in many areas of organisational behaviour, providing bespoke research projects to public and private sector companies. She has developed specialisms in diversity, especially gender and generational diversity, and in strategic workforce planning.
Clare is in demand as a speaker at conferences, networks and corporate events on the areas of workforce planning, generational diversity, workplace bias, future of work and other areas of business psychology.
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- LEARN about WHY diversity is important in your business
- DEVELOP a broad understanding of what diversity means
- UNDERSTAND the business, social and economic case for diversity
- APPRECIATE the impact of bias and how it can influence you and others
- LEARN how to manage diversity in your business