You’ve Built a Diverse Team, But Have You Built an Inclusive Culture and Work environment ?

It’s one thing to have a diverse team. It’s another to unleash that team’s potential by creating an inclusive environment through a solid understanding of each team member's preferred communication style, motivators and the ideal environment where they can bring their best forward. Organizations reap the benefits of diversity—when employees bring their authentic selves to work! Research also shows that diverse teams are more productive, innovative, and engaged when the right skills are developed to conduct meaningful conversations and uncover common ground which are necessary to engage in inclusive conversations. In this inclusion focused workshop, you find out how to conduct an exploratory self-assessment to better understand yourself and your team, learn strategies to go from polarization to common ground, and discover practical techniques for building a strong foundation of trust and inclusion. We cannot create environments that are welcoming and inviting of differences if we aren't able to recognize and adapt across those differences through inclusive communication.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the communication style of others and how to connect to them irrespective of the differences
  • Assess cultural competence in 7 key areas of influence and how it impacts team productivity
  • Identify specific communication styles that strengthen team engagement and foster inclusion
  • Create an accompanying action plan to provide guidance as they move into new levels of awareness and understanding.