Inclusion & Diversity
Building healthy, high performing cultures through inclusive cultures
All programs tailored to your context
UGM Inclusion & Diversity Support
Support you might want
Development. Advisory. Facilitation
Clients have different inclusion & diversity needs. UGM can support you in a variety of ways.
diversity needs inclusion to work
An inclusive culture is essential for diversity to deliver dividends
Inclusion & diversity are important. Most organisations now recognise, without any doubt, that diversity (gender, national culture, disability, age, sexual orientation etc.) has the potential to deliver business benefits. However, fewer realise or acknowledge that, without appropriate skills, diversity can have a significant downside. The key to unlocking diversity dividends is through developing an inclusive organisational culture, where differences in thinking and perspective can deliver benefits, such as innovation and productivity.
In an inclusive culture, all employees – each group and every individual – feel they belong and can contribute (see accompanying diagram). It provides the strongest platform for high performance. Essentially, the organisation’s external business imperatives become supported by its internal operating style. An inclusive culture is the place where external and internal elements of the overall Strategic Plan intersect.
UGM works with clients to develop approaches that have inclusion as their foundation and whatever diversity focus (e,g gender, national culture, age, sexual orientation etc) as the lens. Significantly, even though an organisation might concentrate on one or two groupings, taking an inclusion approach will mean that everyone is included.
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Criteria Our Clients Value
Here’s what clients valUE IN UGM’s SUPPORT FOR INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY
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Cultural Diversity at Work
This program is suited to:
Interactive mini-module modules
Identify own preference and biases
Identify the preferences and biases associated with your own upbringing and background and leverage these to support your role
Recognise culture-based assumption
Recognise the culture-based assumptions and expectations that may influence your management style
Explore norms and mindsets of multi-cultural teams
Explore the wide range of norms and ways of thinking culturally diverse team members can bring to their work
Explore different communication styles
Explore different communication styles and apply these insights to improve how you lead and manage at work.
Learn about different management styles
Learn how the management practice (and doing business generally) is significantly impacted by cultural influences.
Practise cultural skills
Practise the cultural skills that will help you be an outstanding manager of high-performing teams in today’s culturally diverse workplace
Getting Ahead at Work
For Culturally Diverse Employees
Interactive mini-module modules
Identify ways to influence stakeholders
Identify the most effective techniques for influencing your stakeholders in positive ways.
Decode norms of communicating
Decode the norms of communicating, relating and behaving that characterise the Australian professional workplace.
Discover ‘hidden’ success rules and use them
Discover the ‘hidden’ rules of success and apply them to consistently create the impression you want.
Recognise strengths of your background
Recognise the strengths of your background and learn how to leverage them in your current context.
Develop practical skills for managing teamwork
Develop practical skills for managing everyday teamwork and meetings in ways that display your talent and show your leadership.
Women in Leadership
These programs are suited to:
Programs / modules available
Steps to Career Success
Fresh ideas and proven tools that can be adapted for use at all levels to turbo charge your career and help you create the career you want.
A leadership program that focuses on behaviours, skills and mindsets that build inclusive organisations and teams, where people want to contribute and belong.
Getting to the C-Suite
A practical, results orientated leadership program for senior managers and executives, using leading-edge research and proven framework/tools.
Create a leadership /management program, or one-off modules focusing on a particular identified need, that fits with the unique context of your business.
Inclusive Leadership Module
This module is suited to:
Indicative mini-modules (interactive)
Opportunities to contribute
Explore what the culture, values and practices your organisation state (expressly or implicitly) about inclusion (and exclusion).
Contributing and belonging
Use UGM’s powerful contributing-belonging model to recognise the fundamental outcomes that individuals and businesses seek.
Make meetings more inclusive
Learn tools and techniques that will make your meetings (from one-on-one to full ‘team’) more inclusive and more productive.
Disagree without being disagreeable
Harness the great business value offered by disagreement, without being disagreeable, using specific behaviours, skills and techniques.