Exceeding Your Expectations
Learning Strategy Planning
We examine your current learning strategy and performance gaps. Through analysis and partnering with you we clarify client/organizational needs and opportunities to evolve or address performance gaps/needs.
Provide innovative learner-centric design solutions that address client needs while aligning to operational budgets
Learning Path, LLC: Global Solutions
Values, Inclusion, Allyship, Diversity
Creating Cultures of Belonging
Strategic Planning Session
We meet you where you are. Building inclusive cultures begins with trust. The competencies of inclusive leadership are also the competencies of successful leaders. We partner with you to determine your goals, organizational readiness, systems, and a strategy aligned with the operational budget.
Talking about race, supremacy, sexism, sexual preference, gender identity, politics, being differently abled in organizations constructed for ableism is not easy. We are professionals at facilitating these conversations. Bringing together different perspectives, and leaving with greater understanding and empathy is our goal and our experience facilitating these conversations.
Inclusion, Diversity, Managing Bias and Allyship Curriculum
Creating Cultures of Belonging
Practicing inclusion means practicing the
behaviors that communicates "You Belong Here."
Now more than ever we live, work, play and learn with people who look, think, and have different beliefs than we do. Diversity is increasing with every generation and our ability to embrace and communicate effectively, across differences, is a skill, and can be learned. People leaders are on the front line. Yes, inclusion is everyone’s responsibility, but people leaders carry a greater weight. Research shows an employee’s direct supervisor, is the greatest contributor to an employee’s sense of belonging or exclusion.
Creating Cultures of Belonging
The Creating Cultures of Belonging curriculum is a series of five 3.5 hour workshops delivered in a brain (and body) friendly framework. The courses are spaced every three weeks for maximum practice and integration between classes. Participants will experience research and neuroscience grounded content, learner centric practices, and adult learning methods to engage individually, in paired groups, and small groups, both in and between workshops
Experience Innerleadership as an anchor to do the work of inclusion
Practice building empathy muscle
Learn and practice listening to understand
Assess dimensions of diversity and the impact and influence in ones personal and professional lives
Explore bias and the brain
Practice recognizing and interrupting bias or exclusion
Broaden perspective through self-directed education
Learn to champion inclusion through Allyship
Please attend with a willingness to be stretched, to sit with discomfort, to be vulnerable and authentic. With openness to mindfulness, empathy, curiosity, practice and sharing experiences you will leave this process further along the continuum to becoming an inclusive leader. Better equipped to infuse inclusive behaviors throughout your organization and foster a feeling and culture of belonging. The secret sauce of organizational capability.
The work of inclusion begins with you. Hence, Creating Cultures of Belonging (CCOB) begin with Innerleadership. Defined as the ability to observe your thoughts and act with agency, supported by your values and an inner knowing that you will be alright no matter what.
This course is designed to empower you and help equip you to deal with inner resistance, stress, and the anxiety practicing inclusion, managing bias and learning to be an anti-racist are prone to evoke. Resilience begins within. The design is collaborative, experiential, and skill based. It includes researched based assessments, practice, feedback and individual and group reflection. The learner-centric workshops engage the group before, during, and after the course.
Learning organizations exist when people engage in continuous learning. We all have a comfort zone, panic zone and a learning zone, which is located between the extremes of comfort and panic. Innerleadership equips participants with tools and strategies to stay in their learning zone.
•Describe Innerleadership and its three Superpowers
•List the skills necessary to practice inclusion
•Differentiate between internal and external self awareness and assess your personal self-awareness
•Practice using one simple question to practice curiosity and increase self-awareness
•Use mindfulness practices to pause and reflect
•Describe how to use your values as a bridge to understanding across differences
•Use the three superpowers of self-awareness, mindfulness and your values as a foundation to practice inclusion
Diversity & Authenticity, The Power of Differences
Leverage the Power of Differences
Diversity & Authenticity, The Power of Difference, defines a broad definition of diversity; inclusive of everyone. The course helps participants identify diversity and authenticity as their superpower, and the superpower of others.
Diversity & Authenticity, The Power of Differences examines diversity, privilege, and diversity dimensions that impact inclusion, access, power, and belonging.
Providing experiential learning methods to identify the value of diversity, and check privilege to support inclusion.
Define bias and unconscious bias
Experience your brain’s propensity for bias
Recognize how bias impedes inclusion
Practice surfacing bias
Describe how unconscious bias can show up in the workplace
Use effective strategies to address bias
Create an action plan to recognize and address bias
Practice behaviors that communicate you belong and are valued
Workshop provides opportunities for people leaders to consider their own and their direct reports’ experiences and need for belonging and uniqueness within groups.
Connect with the feeling of exclusion
Develop your Inclusion Spidey-Sense
Identify your role as an inclusive leader
Use a framework for inclusion to notice where your people are at
Identify who needs support and why
Practice having conversations to address situations and interactions that aren’t inclusive
Reflect and and take action