“Rarely does an external speaker cause us to deeply reflect on what we have heard and the implications for this executive teams' leadership. You have done that today”

Divisional Head Major Australian Bank

Sexual Harassment

Beyond covering the basics of what constitutes sexual harassment and its legal definition, this training is designed for organisations that not only want to ensure the correct handling of incidents of harassment but also wants to ensure the organisation’s culture is one that is fair and supportive of all employees. Covering topics such as microaggressions and being aware of high risk workplace dynamics helps organisations deal with cultural issues that protect workplaces from harassment. Using vignettes and videos to generate points of reflection and understanding, the workshop allows learners an opportunity to see these issues beyond a legally required, compliance necessity.      

What does it cover:

  • What is sexual harassment 
  • Chronic vs acute harassment
  • Microaggression and everyday sexism 
  • High risk workplace dynamics – protecting your workplace 
  • Legal risks and application of organisational policies 

Adaptive Leadership

An organisation’s ability to build and sustain diverse teams at every level, from the Board to entry-level roles, is widely evidenced to be directly correlated to various measures of business success. The ability to deliver on this begins and ends with Leadership. Through thought provoking executive leadership sessions we explore diversity and inclusion as an Adaptive Leadership challenge. We provide the opportunity for a deep understanding of the implications of research, enable exploration and discussion of executive mindsets and stereotypes, together with expression and resolution of frustrations and unmet expectations of approaches undertaken to date. Our briefings provide an opportunity for an impactful, and transformative executive experience.

Unconscious Knowledge and Bias

Unconscious knowledge exerts a strong influence on everyday judgments, decisions and behaviours which can lead to biased responses and which negatively impacts decision making. Helping organisations to recognise, understand and mitigate the effects of unconscious knowledge both at an individual and corporate level is critical in allowing organisations and leaders to make better decisions that will drive improved performance.

What does it cover?

  • Explores the role of unconscious bias in judgements and decision making
  • How unconscious bias can affect decisions and lead to unintended outcomes
  • Personal feedback and analyses on your unconscious models of leadership
  • Identify and develop strategies for overcoming unconscious biases in the workplace - personal, team and organisation policies processes and systems

Bias in Selection Decisions

Managers are consistently overconfident in their belief that they can predict future job performance, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. This 35-minute Selection Decisions and Bias e-learning module identifies where bias occurs along each step of the recruitment process and how to mitigate it.

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Leadership and Bias

Every decision we make is informed by pre-conceived assumptions, whether we know it or not. This 35-minute e-learning module helps leaders to understand bias in decision making and provides bias-mitigating strategies to encourage adaptive and inclusive leadership.

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Mainstreaming Flexibility

Achieving the productivity benefits that flexible work practices are known to deliver requires two foundation achievements. Managers are able to effectively support and implement flexible work practices and co-workers collaboratively support arrangements that provide equal access to flexibility, which requires acknowledging and debunking the stereotype that flexibility is principally associated with caring responsibilities and that men that seek to work flexibly aren’t committed to their career. Commencing with organisation insights and culminating in 3 hour workshops with intact teams based on a unique implementation approach to maximise success our workshops position flexibility as a key business enabler.

Diversity leadership program

A 2 day program designed for pivotal leadership roles where the quality of leadership of diversity and inclusion significantly influences the culture of the organisation. With pre-and post measures this program has been shown to have a statistically significant improvement on the observable diversity leadership behaviours of its participants.

Ethical leadership

Ethical leadership is examined through the lens of adaptive problem solving. Insights from moral philosophy and moral psychology are combined in an integrated framework for applied ethical decision making. Common biases that contribute to unethical decision making, such as self-protection, ethical fading, framing and loss aversion, are juxtaposed with different forms of ethical reasoning in the discussion of applied discussion points and case studies. Leaders are provided with the tools and frameworks to be able to think systematically and strategically about ethical issues and the creation of systems, processes and cultures that facilitate ethical action in teams and organizations.

What does it cover?

  • Ethical reasoning approaches
  • Intuition, biases and blind spots
  • From values and intentions to ethical action
  • Creating ethical team cultures

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