Most of us can think of leaders who were not inclusive, but identifying role models for inclusive leadership presents a challenge. As requested by participants in their discussion last May, Larry Naylor and Kate Neville are returning to present a series of three workshops to further define what inclusive leadership really looks like. The workshops will include several interactive modalities to engage everyone in an experience that will deepen their understanding from a variety of perspectives.
WORKSHOP ONE – What Does it Mean to “Bring your whole self to work?” Defining Professionalism, Boundaries, & Authenticity
Humans are social creatures, and many feel isolated—even before the pandemic–working from home. The past year has brought into even sharper focus the amount of time we spend at work. For those who live alone, it could feel like they were sleeping at the office rather than working from home. As we head back to the workplace, the question of boundaries between our professional and personal lives remains uncertain.
The idea of “bringing your whole self to work” grew out of the tech industry—with something of a “bro culture” –and has spread across industries. The concept sounds appealing as research shows that people are happier and more invested in their work when it is meaningful to them, and most agree that people “should not have to hide who they are” in order to make a living.
Some—often, though not only, from an older generation—think the concept is a terrible idea. In practice, talent whose lived experience is very different from those in leadership roles can feel overly exposed and vulnerable on a daily basis. Others insist that “professionalism” is needed in the workplace to be productive. Others approach work to get through the day in order to live their private lives. Live to work or work to live is a long-asked question.
Inclusive leadership becomes increasingly challenging in this context. More generations are in the workplace than ever before, the country is sharply divided politically, social media can create a culture where mistaken assumptions go viral before they are clarified, and a minor conflict can quickly become blown out of proportion when people have invested their whole selves.
This workshop will focus on how leaders can set and communicate expectations about behavior, decision-making, and accountability in the workplace. Participants will share their perspectives on boundary-setting, “covering,” defining authenticity, developing relationships, and managing emotions in the workplace.
Participants must register by 5:00PM on September 28th to receive details on joining the discussion. The Zoom link will be sent out 24 hours before the event.
Please note that no refunds will be issued.
Co-Founder Inclusive Leadership Strategies (ILS)
Larry Naylor served as an officer in the U.S. Army, participated in three combat tours and is a Bronze Star Medal recipient. After working at the U.S. Department of State with Secretary Powell and Secretary Rice, he shifted to the private sector, supervising and facilitating leadership development for a multibillion-dollar global technology company for over a decade.
Larry currently provides transformative leadership development programs, facilitates training initiatives, and consults across a range of management and leadership topics for U.S. and international corporations, federal, state and local government entities, and select non-profit organizations. He has executive certificates from Georgetown University in Leadership Coaching, Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management and Facilitation.
Co-Founder Inclusive Leadership Strategies (ILS)
For over a decade, Kate Neville has coached leaders and high-performing professionals in global professional services firms, national associations, and prominent non-profit organizations to build skills and accomplish goals as they advance into more senior positions. She frequently facilitates candid conversations among colleagues and teams and presents on topics related to diversity and inclusive leadership.
A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law, Kate started her career at Simpson Thacher in New York before working in management consulting. Kate serves as a speaker and coach as part of Diversity Lab’s Move the Needle (MTN) initiative, co-chairs the Diversity Committee of the Women’s Bar Association of DC, and works as a Mentor Coach for the Coach Diversity Institute (CDI). She is certified as a leadership and diversity coach, facilitator, and change management practitioner and, a former New Yorker and Texan, lives in Washington, DC.
Madelyn Sierra is an executive coach and leadership development consultant. She helps clients identify how their skills and behaviors support or hinder their business’ strategic objectives. She coaches them to develop high-performing teams, lead others effectively, manage career transitions and widen their network and sphere of influence. Her clients include executives in companies ranging from start-ups to global corporations in technology, media, financial services, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, health care, manufacturing and non-profit.
Madelyn is a Harvard MBA. She lives in Manhattan.
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