Diversity and inclusion are essential to the future of Australian business in order to meet the demands for greater innovation, performance and productivity. A diverse workforce needs to be accompanied by an inclusive culture in order to leverage benefits that diversity can bring to an organisation.
But not all leaders have developed the capabilities they need to build inclusive workplaces. Following the release of our ground-breaking research in October 2015, Building Inclusion: An evidence-based model of inclusive leadership, DCA is delighted to announce a new knowledge program to meet this need.
"While talk about inclusion and inclusive leadership seems to surround us, until now there has been very little practical guidance which is evidence-based and business-focussed," said Lisa Annese, DCA Chief Executive Officer.
This innovative knowledge program, to be delivered in-house, is designed to provide much needed insight and understanding of what inclusive leadership is, why it matters and how to practice it.
The program uses a combination of information dissemination, facilitated interaction and experiential activities, to introduce participants to key concepts as well as encourage them to reflect on these as they apply to themselves and their own inclusive leadership practice.
Bookings are now being taken for the delivery of this program from May 2016.
Targetted at diversity and HR practitioners, business leaders and senior managers, the program is offered to DCA member organisations at the reduced rate of $2,200 incl. GST for up to 20 participants.