Courageously inclusive organisations are fantastically successful because:
Executive teams and management boards value inclusivity. To demonstrate this they are true role models and allies ensuring everyone has an opportunity to fulfill their potential.
They become diverse with people from minority and disadvantaged groups achieving roles at the highest levels.
They value differences of opinion and diverse professional backgrounds, they become more agile and able to transform based on both internal and external forces for change.
They have the skills to facilitate challenging conversations, senior leaders work together as a high performing team and people in the organisation are able to work across boundaries for the benefit of their customers.
Working in a supportive environment, leaders become more able to deal with VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) situations ensuring they have an advantage over their competitors.
Creating courageously inclusive organisations requires a bespoke approach. We start with the people who are most enthusiastic for creating inclusion then move through the organisation spreading capability using a range of activities including:
Creation of an integrated D&I vison and strategy dovetailing into the organisation strategy
Creation of a business case and link to organisational strategy including securing any budget required
Coaching and mentoring in-house capability, including D&I leads and senior stakeholders
Courageous inclusion training for the top team, senior leaders, role models and allies
Role model and ally training for the top team, senior leaders, role models and allies
Reverse & reciprocal mentoring programmes
Creation of inclusion and belonging steering group
Development of self-sustaining employee networks (e.g. Women, LGBTQ, Mental Health, BAME etc.)
Employee events and conferences including speaking elements (especially representing LGBTQ, Mental health and disability)
We offer a range of development options to help you create inclusive organisations. Contact us to explore options for developing your courageously inclusive organisation.