DEI: Implementing Unbiased Strategies in the New World of Work

Develop a more diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace through practices and strategies that uncover and overcome biases.
Your Instructors:
Mohammad Naciri
Mohammad Naciri
Sondra Thiederman
Sondra Thiederman
Varshaa Ram Kutik
Varshaa Ram Kutik
Tina Vinod
Tina Vinod
Isabel Naidoo
Isabel Naidoo
Dr. Zara Nanu
Dr. Zara Nanu
Carine Rolland
Carine Rolland

Program Date

Oct 31-Dec 02

Duration

5 weeks

Languages

Program Type

Cohort Based

Your Investment

US$ 191 US$225

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Who is this course for ::

This program is for leaders invested in creating lasting mindset shifts and developing a more inclusive employee experience through the implementation of impactful DE&I initiatives and strategies.

What will you learn ::

  • Build a psychologically safe workplace that attracts and retains top talent
  • Embed strategic DE&I practices into every stage of the employee lifecycle, from hiring to offboarding
  • Navigate common challenges in creating an inclusive culture and learn how to overcome them

Earn an industry
lauded certificate.

You will receive your certificate via email as a downloadable PDF within days of completing the course. All our learning programs are approved by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). Certificates are configured for uploading and sharing on LinkedIn.

What the program covers :

Mandatory Participation
Week 1
  1. 1. Introduction and Welcome To The Program
    1. 1.1 An overview of the program and the BeNext framework
    2. 1.2 Setting your challenge and sharing your resources
  2. 2. Reflect: Diversity & Inclusion: Why now? Why me?
    1. 2.1 What’s in a name?
    2. 2.2 Biases and their effect on our lives
    3. 2.3 We need more diversity to succeed!
    4. 2.4 Trends driving the urgency for D&I - Why now?
    5. 2.5 Time to take charge - Why me?
    6. 2.6 Building a Psychologically Safe Workplace
  3. 3. Live Onboarding Session
Week 2
  1. 4. Assimilate: Emerging Leadership & Management Practices/span>
    1. Welcome to Week 2
    2. 4.1 Why do D&I Programs fail?
    3. 4.2 Effects of COVID on D&I journey?
    4. 4.3 The D&I Onion: A business transformation journey
    5. 4.4 Start with the MINDSET: Key Mindsets
  2. 5. Assimilate: 1st Mindset: Embracing Complexity Needs Diversity
    1. 5.1 Complex challenges need diverse viewpoints
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    2. 5.2 The immense value of diversity in problem-solving & innovation
    3. 5.3 Look at Who is Around the Table
  3. 6. Live Power Hour Session
Week 3
  1. 7. Assimilate: Second Mindset - Inclusive leadership is a journey
    1. Welcome to Week 3
    2. 7.1 The Power of Language
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    3. 7.2 How biased am I?
    4. 7.3 Why do unconscious biases happen to good leaders?
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    5. 7.4 Differences affect our judgement
    6. 7.5 Inclusive Leadership: Watch, Analyse, Act
    7. 7.6 Three Keys to Defeating Unconscious Bias
  2. 8. Live Power Hour Session
Week 4
  1. 9. Assimilate: Psychological safety is a prerequisite for D&I
    1. Welcome to Week 4
    2. 9.1 Mindset Recap
    3. 9.2 Measuring Psychological Safety
    4. 9.3 How do we achieve the most impact? Define your team values
      *
    5. 9.4 Watch out for Privileges
    6. 9.5 Watch out for Micro-inequities & Microaggressions
    7. 9.6 Creating Team Charters
      *
  2. 10. Assimilate: Inclusive Organisation
    1. 10.1 The Agile Onion
    2. 10.2 Organisations' Role in D&I
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    3. 10.3 Design for Change to Create intergroup contact
    4. 10.4 Engage managers as part of the change
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    5. 10.5 Encourage Accountability for change
    6. 10.6 What does an Inclusive Organisation Look Like?
Week 5
  1. 11. Apply & Contribute: Final Project Submissions
    1. Welcome to Week 5
    2. 11.1 Final Project- Bringing it All Together
      *
    3. 11.2 Feedforward to Your Peers
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  2. 12. Live Learner Time Matters
  3. 13. Closing & Feedback
    1. 13.1 Your Input Matters
      *

Meet your Instructors :

Mohammad Naciri
Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific at UN Women
Sondra Thiederman
Expert & Author, Unconscious Bias
Varshaa Ram Kutik
Head of Diversity and Inclusion APAC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Tina Vinod
Global Head - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, ThoughtWorks
Isabel Naidoo
Global Head of Inclusion and Talent, FIS
Dr. Zara Nanu
CEO, Gapsquare
Carine Rolland
Head of People & Culture - Asia Pacific & Middle East, ManPower Group

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