Inclusive Leadership: Working with Equality and Diversity
What you'll learn
- Identify how working with equality, diversity and inclusion can lead to better outcomes within the organisations that you work with
- Develop the 6 key traits of inclusive leaders
- Discover how unconscious bias works and how to work with others with bias
- Interpret how thinking works; how it can help and hinder you as an inclusive leader
- Explore the best ways to give and receive feedback
- Recognise ways to effectively communicate across various cultures
- Analyse the impact of cultural factors on communication between individuals from different cultures
- Differentiate your leadership capabilities through inclusion and the application of emotional intelligence
- You should be interested in ensuring that equality and diversity are considered at all times
- Keenness to learn about inclusive leadership working with robust values to support equality
- An interest in the benefits that diversity brings to the workplace and society as a whole.
- You should have a willingness to complete the practical activities to grow and develop your inclusive leadership skills
As a leader you are responsible for generating trust, building authentic relationships and effective teams. It is vital that you lead by example and inspire excellence in others.
This course will help you to develop and apply your skills as an inclusive leader. You will learn more about working with equality and diversity to include all types of people to confidently engage with you as a leader.
Leadership is about influencing others through personal attributes and behaviours, underpinned by emotional intelligence, to achieve prescribed outcomes.
Inclusive Leadership is about treating people and groups fairly based on their unique characteristics, rather than acting on biases derived from stereotypes.
It is also about personalising individuals, understanding and valuing the uniqueness and differences of others while at the same time including them as members of the organisation, networks and work groups.
Inclusive Leadership is about utilising the thinking of diverse groups for smarter ideas, solutions and decision making. Inclusive leadership has the potential to provide different approaches and ways of working that move the organisation forward.
Equality and Diversity refers to the fair treatment and respect of all individuals, no matter their personal circumstances. Knowledge of equality and diversity helps you and your team to operate appropriately within an equal and diverse workforce. The course analyses how you behave at work, and how it may affect those around you. It addresses unacceptable behaviour, such as stereotyping and discrimination as well as how to deal with inappropriate or offensive behaviour.
This course will help you to develop and apply your skills as an inclusive leader. You will learn about the psychology of equality and diversity to grow your team and your organisation, enhance their performance and improve your personal satisfaction. Critical thinking to work in an emotionally intelligent manner forms a major component of the skills of an Inclusive Leader to overcome unconscious bias. This is covered in detail within the course.
As an Inclusive Leader it is important to consider the communication between people who have differences. These include age, nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.
Cross cultural communication is an important leadership topic as we develop teams and build relationships with people across the world. Many of these people are from different cultures and backgrounds from our own.
Cross cultural communication refers to your efforts as a leader to exchange information, negotiate and mediate differences based on national culture through communication. It is understanding how people belonging to different cultures engage with each other and respectfully modifying your communication style to make allowances for this.
The course covers how different types of cultures impact upon individuals' needs. It also covers how you can use cross-cultural communication as an inclusive leader with people from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures.
By taking this course, you will be able to
Determine what equality, diversity and inclusion means for inclusive leadership
Discover the impact of bias and unconscious bias in equality and diversity
Demonstrate the attributes of an emotionally intelligent, inclusive leader through critical thinking
Describe how to inspire and foster respect through your work with equality and diversity
Recognise ways to effectively communicate across various cultures
Analyse the impact of cultural factors on communication between individuals from different cultures
Explore your ability to incorporate an inclusive approach into all that you say and do as a leader
The course gives you practical tools and actions to begin leading inclusively with immediate effect. You will strengthen your relationships with others, build your awareness of unconscious bias, develop your critical thinking skills, and become a senior advocate for inclusive workplace cultures. You can expect to see the results of a more inclusive culture, both internally and externally, very quickly.
There is a practical activity in the course that invites you to assess your inclusive leadership traits. It requires you to do some reflective thinking, to get some feedback and to discuss your development with others. By completing this activity fully, you will be able to examine your inclusive leadership traits and recognise what you need to do to grow and develop as an inclusive leader. I am here to help and guide you.
This course is a standalone course for anyone interested in understanding how work to more effectively with others as a leader. It compliments other courses that explore emotional intelligence in more depth.
You'll receive all the information that you need and will be coached using loads of practical hints that you can use straight away.
The course is for you if you want to develop as an inclusive leader to improve the way that you interact with other people, the way that you make decisions and the way that you manage performance.
The course material makes up a one to two day workshop so is equivalent to 8 -12 hour's training. It forms part of our advanced emotional intelligence course endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management.
The course is being continually refined and updated to ensure it remains current and relevant. Feedback is always welcome.
As the focus of this course is on inclusivity, it is important that it is as inclusive as possible so all course elements are designed for accessibility.
The course has been designed for everyone to encourage human diversity
Expectations are set with clear learning outcomes
The course content recognises diversity and acknowledges barriers to inclusion
There is sufficient contrast using colours and textures, and optimum font sizes are used throughout the course
All documents are supplied in PDF format that can be read using assistive technologies
All the captions have been checked for errors and so are grammatically correct (as far as possible)
The course has been a Udemy highly rated course and is featured in the Udemy for Business catalogue. A few people are instructed to take the course under duress by their organisation. Some of these learners have been known to leave low ratings without comments - not the behaviour expected of appreciative, inclusive leaders! Watch the preview lecture on The Inclusive Leader and Feedback. Constructive feedback is always welcome as I want to made this course the best that it can be.
Lessons are being continually upgraded and rerecorded to improve the overall quality and new activities have been added to enhance your learner experience. This ensures the course remains current and relevant.
All PDFs can be completed online and are Section 508 / ADA Accessibility compliant.
All videos are High Definition recorded in 1080p.
All videos have grammatically correct English captions.
Latest update - November 2023
Who this course is for:
- Anyone in any workplace environment to help them understand the role they should play in equality and diversity and inclusion
- The course is designed for leaders in organisations who are interested in improving the emotional climate
- You will be responsible for leading and managing groups of people to achieve outcomes and enhance performance
- This course will not be of interest to you if you see emotional intelligence has little to offer leaders and you cannot see the point of equality
Hi. I'm Robin Hills. I am an emotional intelligence coach, trainer and facilitator with over 40 years' business and commercial experience. I provide knowledge and skills that help people understand themselves and others better.
I have the most comprehensive range of on-line courses based on emotional intelligence in business - not only on Udemy but anywhere on the internet. I am not teaching any other types of course as I am a specialist in emotional intelligence and it is the focus of my business.
My courses go beyond the fundamental basics of emotional intelligence covering many aspects of how it can be applied in day to day work to lead, grow and develop people in ways that build authentic relationships.
My work takes me into small start-ups through to large corporate multi-nationals and into the Public Sector with financial institutions, government departments and health departments, as well as charities. This provides me a practical understanding of how emotional intelligence works and applied in the real world, enabling me to keep up to date with relevant issues.
I'm a registered practitioner with the British Psychological Society and an active member of the NW committee of the Association for Business Psychology.
My company is Ei4Change (Emotional Intelligence 4 Change) - recognised nationally and internationally as specialists with expertise in training, personal development and coaching focusing on emotional intelligence, positive psychology and neuroscience in the workplace. Our emotional intelligence programmes are accredited by the Institute of Leadership.
Over the last few years, I have delivered workshops at global emotional intelligence and neuroscience conferences. These have been held at Harvard University, at University of Manchester, in Cape Town, the Middle East and India.
I am the author of
- The Authority Guide to Emotional Resilience: Strategies to weather storms and manage stress in the workplace (published May 2016)
- The Authority Guide to Behaviour in Business: How to build successful and powerful relationships (published November 2017)
Both are available on Amazon.
Teaching emotional intelligence skills is a challenge at the best of times so these courses require you to take some ACTION and put into practice what you have learnt. I am here to support and guide you.
The learning process I use on Udemy is designed to work with you and the challenges you are facing today and tomorrow. It is practice-driven, evidence-based and directly helps you to improve your capacity to change.
Many of my Udemy courses offer you the chance to win a valuable prize as you work through the course.
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I look forward to empowering your emotional management.