What is inclusive leadership?

Leaders need to pay attention to seemingly contradictory human needs at work. Individuals need to both stand out and be seen as unique, and to fit in and connect with others.

Inclusive leaders attend to both needs by coaching individuals to bring out their best, and using specific tactics that unite across difference. They build trust and empower everyone.

Find out more in this interactive workshop.

What it means to be an inclusive leader

This workshop focuses on increasing the leader’s understanding of how to be more inclusive. It provides tips and tactics to use with individuals and teams.

This workshop covers:

  • The difference between diversity and inclusion, and why they go together;
  • How to be an inclusive leader, focusing in particular on how to grow empowerment and trust;
  • The latest thinking on unconscious bias, and what value there is in unconscious bias training;
  • How to increase inclusion in teams.

Workshop details:

This is an interactive workshop with Dr Karen Morley. Participants will engage in activities, including reflection, discussion with each other, and live polling.

It is available for delivery as a two hour interactive seminar, as a half day workshop or as a full day skills development workshop.

Presenter – Dr Karen Morley

Dr Karen Morley helps leaders to realise their full potential. Besides being an Executive Coach and leadership facilitator, she’s held executive roles in government and higher education; her approach is informed by these experiences.  Her doctorate examined the leadership capabilities of public sector executives.

The best leaders use everyone’s talents to the full, and her programs promote inclusive leadership strategies and practices. She is an authority on the benefits of gender balanced leadership and how to help women to succeed in senior organisational roles. She has published Gender Balanced Leadership: An Executive Guide, and written numerous other working and white papers.

Karen is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne and a Director at ANZSOG. She’s a Psychologist with a desire to align what leaders do with the available evidence for what works.

Karen is an expert in unconscious bias and how it affects leadership decisions.

She runs unconscious bias and inclusive leadership workshops that help executives understand and manage the impact of their beliefs.

Read more about what unconscious bias is here.

And visit the Insights page, where there are a number of blogs focusing on unconscious bias and inclusive leadership.

The following example of an inclusive leadership workshop outline can be tailored to your organization’s needs. This workshop is designed to increase senior leaders’ ability to work with and maximize the value of diversity within their teams.

“A week or so on from our People Planning forum I wanted to just pop you a short note to say thank you for the quality and delivery of the material last week.  The feedback as I have gone around the executive team has been excellent & it certainly enabled some really good discussion later in the day.”

Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, Large Retailer

Inclusive Leadership Workshop

Participants will increase their leadership effectiveness by better understanding:

– That biases of which we are unaware are endemic to decision making

– How conscious and unconscious biases work

– How diversity dynamics affect team functioning and performance

– What you can do to better understand the diversity in your team

– How to create a more inclusive team climate that supports and harnesses the value of diverse perspectives and interests

– How to lead with greater flexibility and mindfulness

The workshop will identify how to become more aware of bias, how to manage bias in thinking, and how to minimize the impact of bias on decisions. The intention of the program is not to inculcate any particular way of thinking, but to open participants up to increased flexibility of thinking, making more mindful decisions and increasing choice.

Participants will be introduced to and practice a range of strategies, skills, tools and techniques for leading diversity.

Benefits to participants:

– Greater awareness of the value of multiple perspectives

– Increased appreciation of diversity in thinking and behaviour

–  A more more flexible, inclusive management style

– Knowledge of how to increase talent and capability within their teams and organisations.



“Fantastic. Very enlightening and made me self-reflective.”

“Awesome and very inspiring.”

“Great presentation!”

“Very helpful information, insights and process.”

“Karen’s clear and concise presentation provided a very profound understanding for me of the diversity dividend from operating inclusively.”

“Unconscious bias session was great, would like more on this.”

For more information about these workshops, please email me, or call 0438 215 391.

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