Training Leaders for Cultural Responsiveness and Equity Accountability: A Road Map for Designing, Facilitating and Sustaining an Organizational Change Initiative

90-minute Workshops

Day 3

Session Code: S5-G
When: April 18, 2019
Location/Room: 101 HIJ
Level: Intermediate
Track: Leadership Development
Presenters: Kristen Wong, Wong Leadership Consulting  |  Riikka Salonen, BCT Partners


Guiding an organization into a globally inclusive business environment is a tremendous feat, even for a well-experienced professional leader. Working with senior leaders and the cascading levels of hierarchy is a primary strategy to anchor cultural competency skills and knowledge in an organization. Without these individuals’ support, one’s inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) strategy is perceived solely as lofty words on paper. Each organization has its own issues and obstacles. Surpassing such challenges is reliant upon a culture of accountability set and led by those in positions of authority and respect. This presentation will uncover shared learnings and promising industry practices of developing an intercultural leadership training program. The module will offer insights, tools, methods and important reflections on the process of implementation and beyond—using intercultural activities that focus on leadership needs.
Learning Outcomes
  1. Learn to align leadership development with a larger IDEA strategy.
  2. Identify training activities that increase awareness about inequities and various privileges at the workplace.
  3. Learn to design, facilitate and sustain an organizational change initiative that stretches leaders’ comfort zones.


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