The Transformation L.L.C. Program

Transforming Leadership, Learning & Culture

Leading Diverse Teams

Technical teams can be the most diverse part of your organization. Leading them and keeping them productive requires an understanding of who exactly is on the team, their individual needs and the needs of the team collectively. This reflective session get’s leaders to look at the way they lead teams that include underrepresented professionals and helps them strategize ways to increase diversity on their teams.

Take Away Skills:

  • Awareness around underrepresented populations on individual teams
  • Strategies to build and support diversity in your leadership sphere of influence

Duration:

  • This course is a presented as a series of 4 sessions, delivered in 2-hour time blocks, over a minimum of 2 months.

Audience:

  • Managers, Supervisors, and other people leaders.

Course Outline

  • Technical Leadership Types and their Most Effective Use
  • Promoting Diversity on Technical Teams
  • Engaging Underrepresented Population on the Team
  • Creating a “Listening Station”
  • Creating commitments

Understanding Culture – Managing Assimilation

The entry point for Diversity and Inclusion initiatives is identifying, promoting and hiring a more diverse workforce. What comes next is helping them become active members of the organization.

Take Away Skills:

  • Creating awareness around underrepresented populations on individual teams
  • Strategies for underrepresented professionals to become active members of organization and the team
  • Strategies to create welcoming environments for special populations

Duration:

  • This course is a presented as a series of 6 sessions, delivered in 2-hour time blocks, over a minimum of 2 – 3 months.

Audience:

  • General audience and decision makers

Course Outline

  • Corporate Culture: What is it?
  • Hierarchy: The Speedbumps of Assimilation
  • Underrepresented People and Assimilation
  • Diversity in Hierarchy
  • Summary & Reflection
  • What can I do next?

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Technical Leadership

Technical organizations are betting better and better at identifying diverse candidates; however, they still struggle to hire and retain them. This session helps the technical side of your business to attract and retain talent from underrepresented populations.

Take Away Skills:

  • Strategies to equitably promote diverse candidates into leadership
  • Strategies to create and inclusive environment for underrepresented professionals currently in leadership roles

Duration:

  • This course is a presented as a series of 4 sessions, delivered in 2-hour time blocks, over a minimum of 2 months.

Audience:

  • Managers, Supervisors, and other people leaders.

Course Outline

  • Diversity in Hiring and Promotion
  • Getting a Seat at the Table
  • Succeeding in the Dominant Culture – A Technical Focus
  • Close & Commitments
  • Creating a Retention Action Plan

You’re Hired…Now What. Helping Underrepresented Professionals Cross Over into Leadership

Human Resources departments are becoming more effective at presenting a diverse set of candidates to their internal clients. Increasingly, these intensely curated candidates survive the interview and get hired. The journey after that can be treacherous for diverse professionals. This session helps diverse professionals survive the first 90 days, the first year and look towards the 5-year anniversary.

Take Away Skills:

  • Understanding of the business culture each professional was promoted or hired into.
  • Techniques to help underrepresented professionals manage their career within the organization
  • Techniques to build alliances within the organization

Duration:

  • This course is a combination of facilitated classroom instruction and executive coaching for participants. It is presented as a series of 4 sessions, delivered in 2-hour time blocks, over a minimum of 4 months. Eight (8) hours of Executive Coaching is offered between sessions and up to one month after the last facilitated session.

Audience:

  • Managers, Supervisors, and other people leaders.

Course Outline

  • You’re Hired! Now what?
  • Taking the Long View – Understanding Promotion and Creating Longevity
  • Dealing with Challenges: Avoiding the Imposter Syndrome
  • Help is on the way! Conversations with Leadership and Influencers
  • Creating a Leadership Retention Action Plan