Inclusive Leadership: Working with Equality and Diversity
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Inclusive Leadership: Working with Equality and Diversity

Gain the emotional intelligence skills to make you a successful inclusive leader in today’s global economy.
4.5 (463 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,879 students enrolled
Created by Robin Hills
Last updated 6/2020
This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Access on mobile
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What you'll learn
  • Identify how working with equality, diversity and inclusion can lead to better outcomes within the organisations that you work with
  • Develop the 6 key traits of inclusive leaders
  • Discover how unconscious bias works and how to work with others with bias
  • interpret how thinking works; how it can help and hinder you as an inclusive leader
  • Explore the best ways to give and receive feedback
  • Differentiate your leadership capabilities through inclusion and the application of emotional intelligence
  • You should be interested in ensuring that equality and diversity are considered at all times
  • Keenness to learn about inclusive leadership working with robust values to support equality
  • An interest in the benefits that diversity brings to the workplace and society as a whole.

As a leader you are responsible for generating trust, building authentic relationships and effective teams.  It is vital that you lead by example and inspire excellence in others.

This course will help you to develop and apply your skills as an inclusive leader. You will learn more about working with equality and diversity to include all types of people to confidently engage with you as a leader.

Leadership is about influencing others through personal attributes and behaviours, underpinned by emotional intelligence, to achieve prescribed outcomes.

Inclusive Leadership is about treating people and groups fairly based on their unique characteristics, rather than acting on biases derived from stereotypes.   

It is also about personalising individuals, understanding and valuing the uniqueness and differences of others while at the same time including them as members of the organisation, networks and work groups.   

Inclusive Leadership is about utilising the thinking of diverse groups for smarter ideas, solutions and decision making.  Inclusive leadership has the potential to provide different approaches and ways of working that move the organisation forward.  

This course will help you to develop and apply your skills as an inclusive leader. You will learn more about equality and diversity to grow your team and your organisation, enhance their performance and improve your personal satisfaction.  Critical thinking to work in an emotionally intelligent manner forms a major component of the skills of an Inclusive Leader to overcome unconscious bias.  This is covered in detail within the course.

By taking this course, you will be able to

  •  Determine what equality, diversity and inclusion means for inclusive leadership 

  •  Discover the impact of bias and unconscious bias in equality and diversity

  •  Demonstrate the attributes of an emotionally intelligent, inclusive leader through critical thinking

  • Describe how to inspire and foster respect through your work with equality and diversity

  •  Explore your ability to incorporate an inclusive approach into all that you say and do as a leader

The course gives you practical tools and actions to begin leading inclusively with immediate effect. You will strengthen your relationships with others, build your awareness of unconscious bias, develop your critical thinking skills, and become a senior advocate for inclusive workplace cultures. You can expect to see the results of a more inclusive culture, both internally and externally, very quickly.

There is an assignment in the course that invites you to assess your inclusive leadership traits.  It requires you to do some reflective thinking, to get some feedback and to discuss your development with others. By completing this activity fully, you will be able to examine your inclusive leadership traits and recognise what you need to do to grow and develop as an inclusive leader.   I am here to help and guide you.

This course is a standalone course for anyone interested in understanding how work to more effectively with others as a leader. It compliments other courses that explore emotional intelligence in more depth.

You'll receive all the information that you need and will be coached using loads of practical hints that you can use straight away.

The course is for you if you want to develop as an inclusive leader to improve the way that you interact with other people, the way that you make decisions and the way that you manage performance.

The course material makes up a one to two day workshop so is equivalent to 8 -12 hour's training. It forms part of our advanced emotional intelligence course endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

The course is being continually refined and updated to ensure it remains current and relevant.  Feedback is always welcome. 

The course is featured in the Udemy for Business catalogue.  A few people are instructed to take the course under duress by their organisation.  Some of these learners have been known to leave low ratings without comments - not the behaviour expected of appreciative, inclusive leaders!  Watch the preview lecture on The Inclusive Leader and Feedback.  Constructive feedback is always welcome as I want to made this course the best that it can be.

Lessons are being continually upgraded and rerecorded to improve the overall quality and new activities have been added to enhance your learner experience.  This ensures the course remains current and relevant.  

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Latest update - May 2020

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone in any workplace environment to help them understand the role they should play in Equality and Diversity and inclusion
  • The course is designed for leaders in organisations who are interested in improving the emotional climate
  • You will be responsible for leading and managing groups of people to achieve outcomes and enhance performance
  • This course will not be of interest to you if you see emotional intelligence has little to offer leaders and you cannot see the point of equality
Course content
Expand all 39 lectures 01:35:12
+ Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - Your Personal View
13 lectures 32:59

Introduction to this course on equality, diversity and inclusion.

Preview 01:57

This lecture looks at the course objectives and what can be learnt through inclusive leadership.

Preview 01:25

Before we start the course, here is a practical activity that encourages you to think about why you are taking the course and what you want to get from it.

Practical Activity - Reflecting about this Leadership Course

This lecture introduces the skill and capability of working with feedback as an inclusive leader highlighting some of the challenges that this can present.

Preview 07:31

Defining what equality and diversity mean.

Preview 03:14

This lecture looks at the dimensions of diversity.  

The primary dimensions are those that you have no control over.  

The secondary dimensions are those that you can chose to share.

The Primary and Secondary Dimensions of Diversity

This lecture looks at how you build up a picture of the world through your senses and how these create your reality.

Your Internal Representation of the World and How it is Constructed

This lecture covers the deletion filter.

The Deletion Filter

This lecture covers the distortion filter.

The Distortion Filter

This lecture covers the generalisation f filter.

The Generalisation Filter

This lecture looks at biases that are unconscious and so are those biases that you have no awareness of.

What is Unconscious Bias?

A look at ways that unconscious bias can be assessed and measured.

How is Unconscious Bias Assessed and Measured?

If you are unaware of your unconscious biases, how can you work with them?

Working with your Unconscious Bias
+ Inclusive Leadership
12 lectures 28:31

This lecture introduces the concept of inclusive leadership.

Introduction to Inclusive Leadership

Is the Platinum Rule the overriding rule that we should all live our lives by?

Preview 03:06

A brief look at unacceptable behaviour and unaccepting behaviour.

What is the Difference Between Unacceptable and Unaccepting Behaviour?

This lecture covers effective and respectful ways to give people feedback about their behaviour.

Giving Feedback - How to Give Feedback Effectively

This lecture covers the best way to respond to feedback that you receive about your behaviour.

Receiving Feedback - How to Receive Feedback Effectively

Self-awareness is a fundamental part of emotional intelligence and good leadership.  This lesson looks at self-awareness as a leadership capability - its advantages and disadvantages.

Why Self-Awareness is so Important in Leadership

This lecture looks at what being an inclusive leader is all about.

What is Inclusive Leadership?

This lecture gives details about the six traits shown by all inclusive leaders.

The Six Traits of Inclusive Leaders

There are four key inclusive leadership behaviours - Empowerment, Accountability, Courage and Humility.  Together they build trust in your capacity as an inclusive leader.

The Behaviours of Inclusive Leadership

Curiosity involves keeping your mind open to other's views and perspectives.  It is fundamental to being an inclusive leader who embraces diversity.

How Curiosity Drives Diversity

This lecture gives a range of hints and tips to give you strategies to become a more inclusive leader in work.  These are also covered in the accompanying downloadable booklet "Strategies for Inclusive Leaders" along with a range of hints and tips to give you strategies outside of work.

Strategies for Inclusive Leaders in 5 Minutes

This lecture looks at the competencies shown by inclusive leaders.

Build your Competence in Equality and Diversity in Less than a Minute
In this assignment, you will be asked to score how your rate yourself against the 6 traits of inclusive leaders. You should ask someone that you trust – a friend, a colleague or a manager - to rate your competencies and compare the scores. This should not cause you issues as an inclusive leader.
Assignment: Assess your Inclusive Leadership Traits
2 questions
+ Thinking about Thinking
9 lectures 23:01

This video explores how thinking works and what it means.

Thinking about Thinking

Critical thinking is critical in diversity.  This lecture explains why.

Preview 01:33

This lecture defines critical thinking.

Understanding What Critical Thinking Is

Critical thinking is critical in emotional intelligence.  This lecture explains why.

Critical Thinking and Emotional Intelligence

This lecture investigates some of the flaws that the brain has around thinking.

The Brain and Thinking

This lecture covers the two thinking systems as defined by psychologist Daniel Kahneman.

The Two Thinking Systems - Fast and Slow

A look at some ways to improve critical thinking skills.

Hints and Tips to Improve your Critical Thinking

This lecture explores important values of inclusive leadership and how to develop habits and attitudes that overcome bias.

The lecture also covers critical questions that will help.

The Values and Biases of Inclusive Leaders

Further thoughts about thinking and further thoughts about inclusive leadership.

Further Thoughts and Actions to Develop your Critical Thinking
+ Practical Activity - An Exercise in Critical Thinking
1 lecture 00:17

This is a practical activity to test your critical thinking skills through a series of fun questions.

Practical Activity: An Exercise in Critical Thinking
+ Conclusion to this Course on Inclusive Leadership
2 lectures 04:41

This is a practical activity to conclude the course.  It requires you to consider your goals and objectives for taking the course that you set for yourself at the beginning of the course.

You can easily build this activity into your team meetings to build and enhance your reputation as a leader. 

Using this well, will help you to develop the emotional intelligence of your team.

Practical Activity - Three Good Things to Develop your Leadership

A few concluding thoughts around the course and around equality, diversion and inclusion.

Conclusion to this Course on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
+ More Resources
2 lectures 05:41

This video will help you if you are having issues accessing your Certificate of Completion.

How to Access your Udemy Certificate

Some free stuff and some special offers.

Bonus Lecture