Diversity and Inclusion: Cultural Awareness

Diversity and Inclusion: Cultural Awareness

Benefits of diversity include faster problem-solving, better decision-making, and better financial performance. Diversity, however, can only deliver its full potential when it exists in a genuinely inclusive workplace. A culture that does not make talented, diverse employees feel valued and supported is certain to lose them, increasing the cost of turnover, lowering morale and productivity.

  • We are not born with an innate ability to navigate diversity with ease, in fact our brains are wired to mistrust differences with others, that leads us all naturally to develop biases. Because of that, to become effective, trusted leaders within our organisations and communities, we first need to become students of culture. That is, we need to develop competency in effectively understanding, communicating with, and interacting with people whose backgrounds and culture may be different from our own.

     

    This program helps us understand the hidden biases that can keep us from achieving inclusivity and equity within our organisations. Develop the tools for the self-awareness and cultural competency needed for your organisation to perform at its highest level.