Diversity Awareness in the Boardroom

Course overview

As businesses evolve in a dynamic world, it is vital to avoid discrimination in the
workplace, allowing you to maximise opportunities and understand your legal

This course will explain how discrimination can not only adversely affect your
company’s reputation, but by harnessing the power of positive processes, you can help achieve your businesses objectives.

This module is designed to promote and support diversity on the Board, which is intrinsically about valuing everyone in the organisation as an individual. To reap the benefits of a diverse workforce, it is vital to have an inclusive environment.

This course provides a unique opportunity to gain a clearer insight into your boardroom role and responsibilities within diversity and inclusivity.

It will also enable examination of your influence and effectiveness and how these support the broader corporate aims of your organisation.

Features and objectives

Participation on this course will enable you to:

  • Make you aware of your responsibilities and corporate governance expectations within diversity and inclusivity
  • Understand cultural diversity for global success
  • Learn different working styles
  • Understand what good board performance looks like
  • Build the Board of the future

Learning outline

This course will cover the following:

  • Introduction to the different dimensions of diversity
  • Diversity self-awareness
  • Levering diversity in a competitive arena
  • Unconscious bias and uncertainty
  • Stereotypes: prejudicial and perception
  • Understanding cultural diversity for global success
  • Learning different working styles
  • Recognising what motivates people
  • Ways in which participants can create an inclusive environment
  • Develop individual and group action plans and create a more diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Understand the laws behind diversity

Course leader

Jo Haigh

Jo Haigh is a CEO and an experienced dealmaker, a regular presenter on corporate governance, and specialist with mergers and acquisitions for prestigious organisations across the UK and Europe.

Winner of many awards including The Sunday Times NED of the Year award in 2013, she has been best-selling author of books such as “Keys to the Boardroom” and “How to be a world-class Non-Executive Director”. 

Jo also founded OnBoarding Officers, an accelerated non-executive director programme specifically for senior military officers. She also provides board support via her NED and Chair appointments across England and the Isle of Man.

How to book

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