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DIVERSITY AND 
INCLUSION

How to achieve the diversity bonus

Cognitive diversity

Diversity and inclusion training

Cognitive diversity and unconscious bias

Collaboration in diverse teams reveals differences in expectations, working methods, ways of thinking etc., which can complicate the collaboration. But working in diverse groups also has great potential. Studies show that diverse teams have the potential to perform and innovate about 30% better than non-diverse teams.

Diversity in groups can, in other words, both be an obstacle and a competitive advantage for your organization or team.

It takes more than just setting a diverse group – it takes an inclusive mindset and inclusive leadership to achieve the DIVERSITY BONUS in the workplace, where you truly benefit from the cognitive diversity of your team members and the range of perspectives, creativity and innovation this offers.

In our Diversity and Inclusion workshop, you will gain new evidence-based knowledge about how diversity factors such as cultural background, gender, personality, professional background, age & more may add value to your teamm but also how diversity forms team member’s preferences

We challenge your unconscious bias and support your journey from unconscious bias to consciously inclusive leadership/behaviour.

We will discuss how unconscious bias affect and shapes your behaviour and communication. To challenge your unconscious bias and implement new inclusive working methods is not a quick-fix, but during the workshop you will end up with strategies for on how to work with an inclusive mindset and attention to your own biases. We will work on both personal strategies and on how to implement an inclusive culture in your team or organization.

The workshops on D&I, Cognitive diversity, Unconscious bias are interactive with exercises and reflections to assure that the new knowledge transfers into competences and inclusive behaviour.

During the workshop, we will work with the following topics: 

  • Understanding how diversity factors can improve ‘cognitive diversity’
    • Culture (national, organizational)
    • Gender
    • Personality types
    • Age
    • Professional background
    • and many more
  • Challenge your unconscious bias
  • What is an inclusive mindset, and what does it take to develop it?
  • Achieving the diversity bonus:
    • Hands-on strategies to work effectively across these differences and how to benefit from the cognitive diversity in the group
  • From theory to practice:
    • Diversity teams: Playing it out in simulated real life situations 
  • Building personal – and team strategies on how to acheive the diversity bonus and how to develop a more inclusive mindset
 

YOU SHOULD CHOOSE THIS WORKSHOP IF

  • You are a team with team members with different backgrounds 
  • You are a manager who wants to focus on diversity and unconscious bias within your team/organization
 

THIS WORKSHOP WILL GIVE, AMONGST OTHER THINGS

Specific knowledge about

  • How to achieve the diversity bonus in your team
  • Which tools and competences to develop to become a more inclusive leader/colleague
  • How to train an inclusive mindset and/or leadership style
 

Competencies to

  • Create a more inclusive team
  • Be mindful about your own inconscious biases
  • Motivate your team with a focus on inclusion and belonging of all team memebers
  • Give appropriate feedback
  • Achieve the competitive advantage of your diverse team

 

WORKSHOPS, COURSES, LECTURES OR ONE-TO-ONE TRAINING?

We are happy to advise on which form of training is most relevant to you regarding diversity and unconscious bias. Read more here.

”Our session with Signe Ørom was a refreshing wake up call, giving a view of the perceived, misunderstood as well as more scientifically founded difference between us all. I´m sure it will help us in working even better together”
FOCUS ON YOUR NEEDS

We always focus on your specific needs and put together a program that is based on your reality and industry. Before the training, you will therefore receive a questionnaire so that from your answers, we can clarify your needs and challenges. We tailor your workshop, course or lecture based on the knowledge from the questionnaires and dialogues with you.