Inclusive leadership: Micro-practices for every professional
Internationalization, globalization, and the rise of social media movements have brought people together from the far reaches of the world, compelling higher education professionals to more intentionally cultivate inclusive learning environments and leadership practices so that everyone can thrive. As practitioners working in global and multicultural education, we have a special role to play in modeling inclusive leadership from the inside out. How do we build supportive and effective learning and work environments, not only for the diverse student body that we serve, but among fellow colleagues? What are the hidden biases, assumptions, and stereotypes that unconsciously drive our communication and behavior when working across difference? Participants will gain powerful micro-practices that can be applied daily, designed to: motivate/retain diverse student and staff populations; foster a learning environment in which diversity can thrive; and create an inclusive campus characterized by understanding, respect, and trust across difference. This highly interactive workshop is designed for professionals at any stage in their career, interested in developing their inclusive leadership practice further. Participants will engage in group work, discussions, simulations, and activities that will strengthen deep listening skills, enhance inclusive communication strategies, better manage culturally-biased judgments, and increase emotionally intelligent leadership.
As professionals working in global and multicultural education, we have a special role to play in modeling inclusive leadership from the inside out. How do we build a supportive and inclusive institutional environment and climate, not only for the diverse student body that we serve, but among colleagues? What are the hidden biases, assumptions, and stereotypes that unconsciously drive our communication and behavior when working with others? This highly interactive workshop is designed for all professionals interested in developing their inclusive leadership practice further. Examples of tools and activities include: the RASA model for deep listening (Receive-Ask-Summarize-Appreciate); the Redline/Greenline model for managing difficult emotions inevitable to encounters with difference; and activities to identify and address unconscious and cultural biases. At the end of the workshop, participants will: 1) Understand the neuroscience of inclusion and how we are wired biologically and culturally to exclude difference. (Knowledge) 2) Experience the unintentional ways that we can exclude and be excluded by others through the use of communication and particular behaviors (Attitude/Awareness) 3) Develop strategies and micro-practices to be applied daily for a more inclusive leadership practice that promotes a culture of belonging and supports diversity on campus and in the workplace(Skill)
Ms Lauren Moloney-Egnatios
Assistant Director of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership
Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership
Lauren Moloney-Egnatios, M.A., has over a decade of experience facilitating, coaching, and student/staff development in higher education institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Her expertise is in designing and delivering intercultural and leadership development workshops for UC Berkeley staff/faculty/students, and other higher education, governmental, corporate, and non-profit organizations.
Dr Jason Patent
Director of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership
International House at UC Berkeley
Jason Patent, Ph.D, Director of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL), is responsible for building International Houses existing training programs and expanding them to meet the needs of increasing numbers of International House residents, UC Berkeley campus units, higher education institutions, corporations and non-profit organizations.