Inclusive of Men

Including Men and Women in the Gender Equity Conversation

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Identifying and understanding gender equity and unconscious gender bias isn’t easy, especially in the workplace. In this workshop designed for leaders, we have an open and honest conversation with participants about gender bias and gender equity – and what they mean for men, women and the organization. In our approach of this subject, we outline the environment required to address gender bias and discuss how it needs to be one of mutual advantage – the needs of men, women, and the organization must be considered so all parties can emerge as beneficiaries.
Participants achieve the following learning objectives:
  1. Identify the tangible impact gender bias has on an organization’s performance
  2. Acknowledge the different perspectives men and women have about gender equity
  3. Prepare a go-forward plan to meet corporate and individual development objectives
Including Men in Achieving Gender Equality

DOWNLOAD DETAILED SUMMARY

Identifying and understanding gender equity and unconscious gender bias isn’t easy, especially in the workplace. In this workshop designed for leaders, we have an open and honest conversation with participants about gender bias and gender equity – and what they mean for men, women and the organization. In our approach of this subject, we outline the environment required to address gender bias and discuss how it needs to be one of mutual advantage – the needs of men, women, and the organization must be considered so all parties can emerge as beneficiaries.

Participants achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Identify the tangible impact gender bias has on an organization’s performance
  • Acknowledge the different perspectives men and women have about gender equity
  • Prepare a go-forward plan to meet corporate and individual development objectives

 

Training for Managers

Our Manager Training Series uniquely addresses how managers can more effectively leverage female talent.  By adapting how they manage, managers can help their team members realize their potential, think more strategically and increase their impact. Managers emerge from these courses with a clearer vision of how to facilitate women into leadership and career success thereby helping their teams and organizations.

 

Manager Training: How to Create a Women-Inclusive Team

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Offering maternity leave and flexibility will not ensure women flock to your organization or stay for the long term.  Women can tell when they culture signals they are unwelcome. Team cultures that promote inclusiveness versus simply attempting assimilation or applying band-aids will lead to long term engagement and reduced turnover.  Managers play a pivotal role in creating this inclusive culture.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Learn how to create an effective work environment for women (hint: it works for men too)
  • Discover the common barriers such as unconscious biases and their impact on team culture
  • Perform a gap analysis on your current team environment
  • Develop a plan to transform to a women-friendly culture
  • Learn how to engage male colleagues in the change process

 

Manager Training: How to Manage Women for Retention and Promotion

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Managers often struggle to unleash their female talent and overcome inherent cultural barriers to their advancement. External bias plays a role, but often the largest bias is that which women themselves unconsciously absorb internally, that keeps them in traditional roles or on a stunted career path. Further, managers may resist providing critical developmental feedback to women.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Recognize negative behaviors and identify underlying assumptions of the women they manage
  • Re-think automatic responses, rewards, and punishments that may be laden with their own bias
  • Practice having the uncomfortable developmental conversations that will ultimately make women more successful

 

Manager Training: How to Retain New Mothers

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The single greatest pressure for women to leave the workplace occurs when they become mothers.  Unconscious bias, both internal and external, plays a role in convincing women their careers are at odds with their lives and affects how women perform postpartum. Managers often are simply unaware of how these biases manifest and what they can do to support their high potential women through this transition point.

Participants will achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Learn how unconscious biases can limit women’s careers when they become mothers
  • Reframe these assumptions for a fresh approach to managing family leave and the subsequent integration of life and work.
  • Develop a framework for a longer-term career approach for both you and your female staff
  • Create your own customized team environment to support everyone’s work-life needs

 

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For more information or to book a workshop, please email info@orangegroveconsulting.com.