Being an Inclusive Leader Essential Insights
Identify traits of inclusive leadership, belonging and psychological safety to champion I&D and leverage the talent of a diverse team.
Free for CIPD members and Core Learning Subscribers.
Organisations globally are under pressure to focus on improving equality, inclusion and diversity (I&D). Implementing an actionable and holistic inclusion strategy is now high on the agenda for people professionals, particularly following the brutal murder of American citizen George Floyd. Creating inclusive cultures where individuals can thrive requires change and conversation, moving anyway from futile tokenism or doing nothing.
However, what does it take to operate as a truly inclusive organisation and what does it mean to be an inclusive leader? This short online course examines some of the key traits that help foster inclusive habits and leadership, with valuable contributions from subject matter expert Nichole McGill-Higgins. Delivered via the CIPD Learning Hub, the programme explores how bias and lack of psychological safety can hinder results and progress in this space. Aspiring I&D specialists will be empowered to take effective action and move forward in their inclusive journey.
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The hub will house your course content, as well as useful resources, tools, and a community of professionals that you can tap into to support your learning and continual development.
Members, this course is included as part of your membership. Please access your free learning here.
In this course, you will:
Is this course right for me?
If you are championing inclusive leadership and a more inclusive culture within or outside the people profession, this course is essential. Gaining insight into specialist I&D techniques, you will be able to implement an actionable inclusion strategy that evokes a sense of belonging for everyone.
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|Access to this course for 12 months|
|Access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 24 months|
|All Essential Insight courses – existing and as new courses are added|
|Our eight Core Behaviours Introductory Programmes|
|15% discount on all courses|
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I want to put my team on this course
With I&D an increasing priority for organisations, this course can be delivered to your team of people professionals or other specific function. Start the critical journey to belonging, equity and equality by equipping teams with the ability to define inclusive leadership and make impactful, long-term cultural changes.
If you are looking to place more than four learners onto this course, please contact us to discuss a team solution >
By the end of this course, you’ll have the confidence and skills to:
- improve financial and non-financial business outcomes through leading in a more inclusive way
- increase effectiveness as an inclusive leader able to leverage the talent of a diverse team and colleagues while promoting inclusion and a sense of belonging
- improve team effectiveness through increased psychological safety.
Featuring a mix of written, video and interactive content, this I&D course will take 60-90 minutes to complete, including reflective questions throughout and a knowledge check at the end. Learners engage at their own pace via the CIPD Learning Hub, a self-serve online platform.
In this course, you'll cover:
Topic 1: What do we mean by being an inclusive leader?
- What is an inclusive leader?
- How I&D plays a part in being an inclusive leader
Topic 2: Key skills of an inclusive leader
- The importance of being vulnerable (courage and bravery)
- Being aware of your bias
- Empowerment through co-creation and collaboration
- Cultural intelligence
- Be inquisitive and curious
Topic 3: The inclusion magic: belonging
- The definition of belonging
- The definition of equity
- The definition of equality
- The essential mix of belonging, equity, and equality
- How to incorporate belonging through psychological safety.
You will be able to access the course for 12 months from purchase and the CIPD Learning Hub will remain accessible to you for 24 months.