Intercultural Leadership Program
Many leaders are trying to determine how to create diverse, equitable and inclusive (DEI) workplaces today, now more than ever. And when doing so, the tendency is to first look across the organization to determine what must be done.
However, in my experience working with leaders in changing their organizations; many of them have not done enough to understand how their own personal biases, behaviors and ensuing decisions have served to shape and define the existing culture. And as a result, when attempting to implement change, many struggle with the behavioral shifts required to realize the desired changes in practice. As a DEI process requires multidimensional constructs and support at every level of a system. And this is especially important for organizational leaders, because it doesn’t matter where the change starts in the system, if there isn’t buy-in, adoption and modeling of espoused values at the top, it becomes empty promises and one-off solutions that don’t actualize transformation, representative change or sustainable results.
When leaders go through a self-reflective, introspective, development process, the results provide a mirror for the organization at its most senior levels to understand how their collective, group profile drives the current organizational dynamics, systems, practices, cultural and behavioral norms; particularly, as it relates to DEI and cross-cultural awareness.
The Intercultural Leadership Program provides a comprehensive approach to helping leaders deepen their learning and development process through the integration of the Leading Across Difference™ learning series and one-on-one coaching support for a goals and outcomes-oriented process aimed at helping leaders develop the knowledge, insight, language, tools, skills and strategies needed to support themselves and their organizations on their DEI journey.