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Board of Directors Training 

Diversity & Inclusion for Directors 

Board of Directors Diversity and Inclusion Training is about creating an environment which is inclusive, safet and respectful for staff where they can speak up, share ideas, ask questions and make mistakes without fear of humiliation or retribution.

Diverse and Inclusive Workplaces

The Board of Directors Diversity and Inclusion Training program is designed to provide board members with the knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary to foster a diverse and inclusive boardroom environment. By understanding the importance of diversity and inclusion, board members can effectively contribute to better decision-making, innovation, and organizational success.

The training program begins with an introduction highlighting the significance of diversity and inclusion in the boardroom, emphasizing the benefits they bring to the organization. Participants gain a comprehensive understanding of diversity and inclusion, exploring various dimensions and recognizing common barriers that hinder their progress.

The program covers the legal and regulatory framework surrounding diversity and inclusion, ensuring that board members are familiar with compliance requirements and reporting obligations. It also delves into the concept of unconscious bias, helping participants recognize and mitigate bias in their decision-making processes.

Building an inclusive culture is a key focus of the training, with an emphasis on inclusive leadership, psychological safety, and respectful communication. Participants learn how to create equal opportunities for all board members and address microaggressions and stereotypes that may undermine inclusivity.

The program also addresses recruitment and selection practices, aiming to enhance diversity through unbiased strategies. Participants gain insights into the impact of bias in recruitment and explore techniques for implementing diversity-focused recruitment and succession planning. Inclusive interviewing and selection techniques are also discussed.

The training highlights the importance of diverse perspectives in governance and decision-making. Board members learn to encourage active participation, resolve conflicts constructively, and achieve consensus through informed decision-making processes.

Accountability and evaluation play a crucial role in ensuring progress. The program emphasizes the establishment of diversity and inclusion metrics and goals, monitoring progress, and holding board members accountable for their efforts. Participants also learn how to effectively report on diversity and inclusion initiatives to stakeholders.

Best practices and case studies are shared to provide board members with practical examples and inspire them to implement successful diversity and inclusion strategies. Participants gain insights from industry leaders and role models, learning from their experiences, challenges, and lessons learned.

The program concludes with an action planning session, where participants develop individual and collective plans to implement diversity and inclusion initiatives within their organizations. Resources, responsibilities, timelines, and milestones are identified to ensure the successful execution of these plans.

Leadership and Coaching Programs for Directors

The Board of Directors Diversity and Inclusion Training program is supported by coaching services which equips board members with the necessary knowledge and tools to promote diversity, inclusion, and equitable decision-making.  Our coaching services empower directors to lead with confidence, authenticity, and cultural competence in driving diversity and inclusion on their boards. By leveraging our expertise and support, directors can create lasting change, build inclusive organizations, and contribute to a more equitable society. To find more please click below. 

Executive Teams and Individual Coaching

Our coaching program brings an action planning and mentoring approach where participants develop individual and collective plans to implement diversity and inclusion initiatives within their organizations. 

The program  ensures a holistic approach that covers education, self-reflection, strategic alignment, inclusive culture building, leadership development, collaboration, continuous learning, and accountability for sustainable diversity and inclusion progress.

 

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Our Board of Directors Diversity and Inclusion Training program equips board members with the necessary knowledge and tools to promote diversity, inclusion, and equitable decision-making. By embracing diversity and fostering an inclusive culture, organizations can enhance their overall performance and meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving business landscape.

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