Description and Objectives

An organization is only as strong as its culture—and all of us have a role to play in shaping that culture. Building an inclusive culture attracts talent, foster innovation and remove barriers for people from diverse backgrounds. This session explains important terms related to inclusion and provides the knowledge and tools necessary to build a culture of belonging where diversity is a strategic advantage.

At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Define inclusion and its five pillars.
  • Reflect on the inclusivity of your culture.
  • Understand the traits of inclusive cultures.
  • Use a framework to identify areas of opportunity based on practical examples.

Course Outline

  • Understanding Cultural Conformity
  • What is Covering?
  • What is Inclusion?
  • Inclusion and Belonging
    • Discussion: Reflection on Inclusion
  • Pillars of Inclusion
    • Discussion: Creating Inclusive Cultures
  • Leveraging Vulnerability
  • The 4 Traits of Inclusive Cultures
    • Activity: Our Inclusive Leadership Traits
    • Video: Open your World
  • Allyship and Inclusion
  • Rethinking Fairness
  • Intent vs. Impact
  • The Platinum Rule
  • The Allyship Framework
    • Discussion: Applying these principles and frameworks
    • Video: Inclusion Starts with I
  • Tips for Inclusion