Commit to your growth as a more inclusive leader.
Effective leadership is inclusive leadership. When our colleagues feel they can show up authentically in all aspects of their identities and contribute without fear of repercussion, we’re building stronger teams and stronger organizations. But this doesn’t happen automatically—it takes time, intention, and continuous learning and growth.
Our Inclusive Leadership Certificate Program: Build Your Skills and Self-Awareness is designed as a first step on that journey. Academic Impressions’ leadership model takes a holistic approach to leadership across four key dimensions: self-awareness and personal development, interpersonal leadership skills, team development, and leading at the organizational level. This program takes you on a deep dive into self-awareness and personal development to help you to become a more inclusive leader. You can participate individually or with your team in this 4-week program, which explores four key questions:
- How do you lead?
- What has shaped your approach to leadership?
- What makes leading inclusively difficult?
- How will you lead going forward?
Each week includes resources and practical strategies to help you to lead more inclusively. The course culminates in a draft of your inclusive leadership philosophy which you can use as a guide in the future—because this work does not end with the conclusion of the program.
Week 1: How do you lead? Reflecting on how you show up as a leader.
Starting: January 15, 2024
Live Session: January 19, 2024 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET
In this opening session, we’ll take a deep dive into how you currently show up as a leader. You will have the opportunity to examine and analyze the results from The Five Paths to Leadership℠ Self-Assessment to identify your unique leadership strengths under normal circumstances, as well as under stress. Using this framework, we’ll discuss ways you can be inclusive of those who lead differently from you.
Week 2: What has shaped your approach to leadership? Unpacking your experience.
Starting: January 22, 2024
As a leader, it’s important to understand how your identities and experiences can shape your world view and, in turn, shape your approach to leadership. This week, you’ll explore concepts related to your social identities and lived experiences that can help you to unpack why you see the world the way you do—and apply this knowledge to be a more inclusive leader.
Week 3: What makes leading inclusively difficult? Taking stock of your inclusive leadership skills, managing internal discomfort, and developing cultural humility.
Starting: January 29, 2024
Being a leader takes work. Being an inclusive leader takes work and a commitment to continuous learning, improvement, and growth. Last week, you reflected on your social identities and experiences that impact how you understand yourself and others. This week, we’ll focus on the self-work required to be a more inclusive leader.
Week 4: How will you lead going forward? Drafting your inclusive leadership philosophy.
Starting: February 5, 2024
Live Session: February 9, 2024 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET
How can you use your privilege to be a more inclusive leader? How might you practice authentic allyship and engage in cultural humility as a leader? We’ll continue to reflect on these themes during our final week, when we meet to create our personal inclusive leadership philosophies.
Who should attend?
This program is designed for anyone looking to engage in self-reflection to grow as a more inclusive leader.
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