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Course Description

Duration: 2 Days

Session: Virtual or In-Person

Through interactive discussions, case studies, and practical exercises, participants gain insights into fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion, fostering a culture where every individual can contribute their fullest potential.

Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this course, although a basic understanding of sociological, political, and economic concepts would be beneficial. Open-mindedness, willingness to engage in critical discussions, and respect for diverse perspectives are essential for active participation in this course.

Module 1: Decoding Corporate Culture: Insights and Perspectives

An exploration of the multifaceted dynamics that shape organizational culture, emphasizing the critical role it plays in driving employee engagement, productivity, and overall business success. Through a blend of theoretical frameworks, real-world examples, and interactive activities, participants will gain insights into the elements that comprise corporate culture. They will develop an understanding of how culture influences decision-making, communication styles, and employee behaviour, and learn strategies for fostering a positive and inclusive culture.

 

Module 2: The Gender Gap

This module explores the pervasive disparities between genders within the corporate landscape, shedding light on the nuanced factors contributing to this phenomenon. Through an intersectional lens, participants examine how societal norms, organizational structures, unconscious biases, and cultural expectations intersect to create barriers to gender equality in the workplace. The module equips participants with a deep understanding of the tangible impacts of the gender gap on individuals, teams, and organizations while fostering strategies to cultivate inclusive environments that empower everyone to thrive.

Module 3: Equity vs. Equality

This module delves into the nuanced distinction between these two concepts within the corporate context, highlighting their significance in fostering diversity, inclusion, and organizational success. Through case studies, interactive discussions, and practical exercises, participants will gain insights into the importance of implementing equitable practices in recruitment, promotion, and decision-making processes to ensure fair treatment and opportunities for all employees.

Module 4: Closing The Gender Gap

This module offers a strategic roadmap and good practices designed to address the systemic barriers contributing to the gender gap. By equipping participants with the tools and knowledge necessary to enact meaningful change, this module empowers organizations to create environments where diversity is celebrated, opportunities are equitable, and success is attainable for all.

Module 5: Gender-Based Violence - Shaping A Culture of Safety

Participants will gain essential insights and strategies to recognize, address and prevent instances of gender-based violence in the workplace, fostering a culture of safety and respect for all employees through a combination of awareness-building sessions, policy discussions, and scenario-based training. Participants will also learn how to recognize early warning signs, respond effectively to incidents, and provide support to survivors.

Module 6: Workplace Sexual Harassment

Participants gain essential tools and knowledge to recognize, address and prevent instances of sexual harassment in the workplace. They will learn how to effectively respond to complaints, support victims, and implement preventive measures to create a harassment-free work environment. By equipping participants with the skills and awareness necessary to combat sexual harassment, organizations can cultivate a culture of dignity, trust, and professionalism, ensuring the well-being and productivity of their workforce.

Module 7: A Paradigm Shift: The Power of Inclusive Leadership

This module offers a transformative exploration into the principles and practices of inclusive leadership, empowering participants to drive positive change and foster a culture of belonging and innovation within their organizations. Participants will examine the role of biases, privilege, and systemic barriers in perpetuating exclusionary practices while learning strategies to cultivate empathy, allyship, and cultural competence.

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