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PLURIBUS Inclusion and diversity
PLURIBUS Inclusion and diversity

Inclusion & Diversity

Our workshops « Valuing diversity through inclusion » are designed to help organisations, teams and managers to create a truly inclusive culture: optimize the potential of all employees by valuing and respecting their differences.

We highly recommend to start any inclusion & diversity awareness workshops with leadership teams before any rollout to the next levels. This will ensure internal credibility and provide the right platform for successful organisational buy-in.

We will tailor the workshop by having some strategic alignment prior to

Objectives:

  • Explore the different facets of diversity, visible and invisible
  • Understand the business case (ethics, legal compliance & commercial)
  • Identify, explore & challenge our personal obstacles (stereotypes, prejudices, labels, biases) to fight any forms of discrimination (conscious or subconscious, macro or micro)
  • Reinforce the link between a culture of inclusion and its impact on recruitment, retention, motivation and performance
  • Ensure behavioural changes and raise self-awareness to commit to the role of change agent
PLURIBUS Unconscious bias
PLURIBUS Unconscious bias

Unconscious bias

As humans we are all inherently biased through nature and nurture.

Our brain would simply be paralyzed if we had to process every thought consciously and we could not survive or act meaningfully. The ratio of conscious/unconscious thoughts is about 40 vs. 11 million a day and conscious thinking is by far slower.

Our fast unconscious thinking hence our fast acting abilities have various caveats: our brain uses habitual thinking patterns and generalizes based on similarities and differences. Plus, our conscious thinking is both - at times willingly or unwillingly - not able to control exclusive thinking patterns.

To allow inclusion of all the differences and diversities culture, the first step is to understand and tame our own individual and organizational bias. Work on bias is essential for creating a culture of inclusion.

Understanding and intentionally addressing our habitual thinking patterns and unconscious bias (hidden positive or negative preferences or blind spots) that get in our way on personal as well as organizational levels, so that every-one can be seen and appreciated and every-thing relevant for our decision making towards our organizational goals can be included and acted on.
"What we fail to bring to our awareness appears in our lives as fate." Carl Jung

To tackle with and address related issues at the workplace we all need to

  • recognize that we are biased
  • identify relevant bias
  • understand its/their functioning and implications for our decision making
  • prioritize in our organizational context which to tackle first and
  • practice reducing our relevant bias over time

Overview of key objectives of a Unconscious Bias event:

  • Exploring Unconscious Bias – its necessity, downsides and implications
  • Exploring its relevance in organizational and societal settings and its hindering impact on inclusive culture and organizational success
  • Learning about related inclusion/exclusion dynamic
  • Awareness and Skill Building for ongoing inclusive practice – individual behavior as well as application to all relevant organizational and HR processes, structures and goals such as Talent Management, Team Dynamics and Managerial Decisions.
PLURIBUS Leadership
PLURIBUS Leadership

Leadership

We are offering 3 deep dive Leadership interventions (3-day programmes):

Inclusive Leadership In Action (ILIA) - For women and men (inclusive learning partners)

The Inclusion Leadership In Action (ILIA) programme is a major step in producing an inclusive environment, which enables the interpersonal interactions necessary for men and women to feel valued, respected and included in order to contribute to the best of their ability.

ILIA is therefore supporting women and men who are interested in engaging in a process of reflection, exploration and regeneration. It is a developmental journey to explore the « inner » realm of leadership, to help reconnect with the strength of authenticity and to understand the value of being inclusive.

Some details of the programme:

  • A cross-gender dialogue raising awareness about gender cultural differences to understand and value our differences and our similarities
  • A session focusing on how we can identify and address our unconscious bias in order to build inclusion
  • An exploration of the 4 Jungian Leadership stances and their associated practical applications
  • 2 sessions in respective gender groups (in parallel) about our authentic voice as man or as woman
  • A reconnection as Gender Inclusive Learning Partners to build strategies for more inclusion in the workplace as change agents in the organisation.

Feminine Leadership In Action (FLIA) - For women

The Feminine Leadership In Action (FLIA) programme offers the opportunity for women leaders to address the following questions:

  • Can I transform my current leadership position so that it is meaningful and relevant in today's world?
  • How can I find my voice and stand in my true stature? How can I help others do the same?
  • How can I show up in my full authority on my terms, without being absorbed into the culture I work in?
  • How can I find and maintain a work/home life fit?

The programme allows the following key objectives:

  • to identify systemic challenges to and opportunities for women's leadership through a collective inquiry framework
  • to explore ages and stages unique to women's lives, so as to see oneself, one's career and one's personal dynamics in a larger life context
  • to understand archetypal leadership stances and their practical applications, so as to best engage others and deepen one's natural leadership effectiveness in higher stake situations
  • to learn to diagnose systemic intervention points in one's own organizations or spheres of influence so as to bring about sustainable business improvements
  • to learn and practice the following tools and frameworks, as they pertain to day-to-day work situations, meetings and change initiatives

Coming Into Your Own (CIYO) - For women

Coming into Your Own is a personal leadership development programme for women.

Over the past 20 years, the CIYO programme has helped women access their reservoir of presence and to bring forward a fuller expression of themselves. It guides women in the journey towards mastering the relationship between inner dynamics and work/life challenges.

The workshop focuses on each woman's individual journey and help them discover where they are in their current life cycle. Many women find that in the process of striving to succeed at work, they have developed only part of who they are while leaving vital aspects of themselves behind. In the midst of substantial achievement women often report feeling empty, burned out or invisible.

  • Identify women's life and workplace challenges
  • Explore ages and stages unique to women's lives
  • Understand different archetypal dimensions of your self
  • Identify and begin to deal with some of the barriers that stop you from being fully yourself
  • Strengthen your undeveloped capabilities
  • Use a symbols process to see your current situation from different perspectives and reshape it to release the potential that you see emerging

The design, experimental and research phases of this programme were funded by the Fetzer Institute (USA), and supported by The Ashland Institute's work.
www.ciyowomensretreat.com

PLURIBUS Communication
PLURIBUS Communication

Communication

The Insights Discovery model is a preference-based system with its foundations in the work of Carl Jung. It uses colour as a common language for self-understanding, effective interaction and organisational growth.

As its entry point, the Insights Discovery learning system identifies four colour-energies – Cool Blue, Earth Green, Sunshine Yellow and Fiery Red – and presents these on a wheel we call the Insights Discovery Wheel.

Each of us uses these colour energies to varying degrees, though it is our unique ordering of the energies that will shape our personal style, and it will be our preference for one colour energy that will indicate our dominant or preferred style of thinking, working and communicating.

Team work: Good teamwork is about relationships. It's about each team member understanding their role and contribution to the group and feeling valued for the part they play in helping the team succeed. When relationships are inclusive, respectful, valuing and positive, the sky's the limit.

Self-awareness and effectiveness: It is about increasing our levels of self-awareness and learning to understand how our behaviour and leadership style can impact on those around me.

Pluribus is accredited to use the Insights Discovery Model Methodology.
Why using this methodology?

  • Everyone is unique… as every Insights profile!
  • A simple colour system which can be easily remembered
  • A positive language & simple for all
  • A reliability in the system, consistently controlled and validated
  • Help everyone to have a better self-understanding of his/her own personal style and the impact on others
  • Allow everyone to develop his/her personal inter-relational qualities, support the group to improve its team performance and help the organization to build a performing and inclusive culture where our diverse communication styles are valued!
  • Clear understanding of the process guarantees a sustained learning and ultimately greater change management and progress
PLURIBUS Gender
PLURIBUS Gender

Gender Dialogue & GenderSpeak

The term "dialogue" comes from Greek and signifies "a flow of meaning". The essence of dialogue is an inquiry that surfaces ideas, perceptions, and understanding that people do not already have. This is not the norm: we typically try to come to important conversations well prepared. Yet, this is the antithesis of dialogue. You have a dialogue when you explore the uncertainties and questions that no one has answers to. In this way you begin to think together, not simply report out old thoughts. In dialogue people learn to use the energy of their differences to enhance their collective wisdom (extract from dialogic leadership by William Isaacs).

During the Gender Dialogue workshops for women and men, we want to create an inclusive environment in which everyone can share more effectively their ideas, concerns, success factors and barriers in order to come up with key concrete actions to build gender inclusion in the work place.

With GenderSpeak, we facilitate men and women in understanding, valuing and including each other's cultures in order to be more successful together both professionally and personally.

It is not about right or wrong, it is not about good or bad, it is about acknowledging and valuing differences!

Objectives:

  • Describe how men and women have different rules about what is considered "appropriate behaviours"
  • Describe how these rules cause us to see the behaviours of the other gender as problematic
  • Explain the different ways men and women speak and how we often misread each other
  • Identify non-verbal barriers due to gender differences
  • Identify the different leadership styles men and women uses and how these styles are most effectively implemented
  • This workshop is based on Dr. Pat Heim's research.
PLURIBUS Train the Facilitator
PLURIBUS Train the Facilitator

Train the Facilitator

In Pluribus, we are passionate to build internal inclusion and diversity champions, ambassadors, catalysts, community of practice, in other words, people who can drive the change within their respective organisations.

We have therefore developed a successful approach to build key competencies for the future internal facilitator in order to deliver a Pluribus Diversity & Inclusion module. We have been doing it for the last 10 yeas and it is working! Please ask our clients/partners!

Our Train the Facilitator's events take place over 3 days:

  • Day 1 is the actual workshop. Internal facilitators are attending as full participants
  • Day 2 is a deep dive and experiential learning day that includes a range of processes and models to have a depth of understanding and engagement in a fruitful and deepening way.
  • Day 3 is a the "teach back" experience with the support of a comprehensive Pluribus Facilitator's Guide outlining every sequence of the programme

Please contact us if you are interested in this approach!

 

OUR LEARNING

The Pluribus learning methodology in our sessions is based on a process-oriented flow to help participants develop specific insights, competencies/skills, behaviours and shared strategies for action in the areas of diversity & inclusion and unconscious bias.

Our designs are highly interactive and experiential with participative exercises, role-play scenarios, videos and realistic case studies. In addition, ample time is provided for individual reflection, one to one sharing and group dialogue, as needed.

Pluribus facilitators are not "teachers" per se, rather we aim to be "role models" for inclusion and encourage dialogue to explore and tap the collective intelligence of the group and support learning through the richness of shared experience.

Overall, our learning sessions focused on engaging the Head, the Heart and the Hands of all participants:
HEAD - Understand the I&D business case and how to create greater inclusion.
HEART - Commit and engage to I&D values as a business, and personally as a leader, manager or employee.
HANDS - Take action to embed inclusive behaviors & tools into responsibilities and measures.

PLURIBUS Inclusion and diversity

Inclusion & Diversity

Our workshops « Valuing diversity through inclusion » are designed to help organisations, teams and managers to create a truly inclusive culture.

Read more
PLURIBUS Our Leadership

Leadership

We are offering 3 deep dive Leadership interventions
- Inclusive Leadership In Action (ILIA)
- Feminine Leadership In Action (FLIA)
- Coming Into Your Own (CIYO)

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PLURIBUS Gender

Gender

During the Gender Dialogue workshops for women and men, we want to create an inclusive environment in which everyone can share more effectively their ideas, concerns, success factors and barriers.

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PLURIBUS Unconscious bias

Unconscious bias

As humans we are all inherently biased through nature and nurture.

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PLURIBUS Communication

Communication

The Insights Discovery model is a preference-based system with its foundations in the work of Carl Jung.

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PLURIBUS Train the Facilitator

Train the Facilitator

In Pluribus, we are passionate to build internal inclusion and diversity champions, ambassadors, catalysts, community of practice.

Read more

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