This five days programme is delivered on a Hybrid (virtual or in-person) format on the following dates:
- Module 1 – 4 May 2023
- Module 2 – 5 May 2023
- Module 3 – 30 June 2023
- Module 4 – 29 September 2023
- Capstone Day – Friday 17 November 2023
During the course of the programme we will explore:
- What are the major forces shaping the world of work and what do they mean for gender inclusivity in your organisation?
- How can your organisation mitigate the impact of Covid-19 to achieve a gender equal recovery?
- What are the evidence-based initiatives that will break down systemic barriers to gender inclusivity?
- How can you transform your organisation to foster a diversity fluent culture?
- How can you develop your inclusive leadership practices to set the direction for the new workplace landscape?
Indicative programme outline*
|Module 1 - Workplace transformation: Gender equality as a core business objective within your business
In this module we will explore how a gender diverse workforce positively impacts an organisation and leads to improved performance, share price and sales.
We will help you make the case for gender inclusion to your business or organisation. We will explore:
- How to create a culture that rewards merit
- Evidence of consumer and shareholder demand for progress.
- Challenges of inclusivity, myths, and mistakes.
- Articulating the benefits of more gender equal and inclusive workplaces on cultures and productivity.
|Module 2 - Redesigning processes and practices to build gender equality and inclusivity
This module will provide participants with an evidence-based toolkit for reviewing and adapting business processes and practices to embed gender inclusion at every stage. We will consider areas such as people management, HR, supply chains and others.
In this module we will cover:
- Fair and robust methods of assessment to promote diversity and inclusion
- Managing people to embed inclusive practices
- Stretch assignments and job design to foster career progression
- Effective mentoring and sponsorship for career progression
- Output focused job design, the where, when and how of office-based work, harnessing flexibility for productivity, dismantling the two-tier workforce
This module will include a lunchtime session with Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia and only woman to hold the role who will speak to the importance of pursuing gender equality in the workplace.
|Module 3 - Strategies for cultural transformation: embedding diversity and inclusion in organisational strategy
This module focuses on managing change. We will explore:
- How change works (technical and adaptive change)
- Transforming cultures and engaging people
- Inspiring culture change
- Navigating the political realm
|Module 4 - Leadership for inclusive workplaces
This module will explore what inclusive leadership looks like, how you can model this and how you can foster more inclusive leaders (formal and informal) in your organisation.
- Inclusive leadership traits and competencies
- Identifying individual blind spots and actioning change
- How to be inclusive in your leadership practice, including leading diverse teams and managing inclusivity paradoxes
- Developing your own inclusive leadership style
We will bring the group back together to present and review the change projects, conclude the formal programme and celebrate your achievements.
*Please note the exact structure may be subject to change
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Who is this course for?
- This programme is designed for the senior leaders of today and tomorrow who are committed to changing their organisation and being at the vanguard of promoting gender inclusion in the workplace.
- Participants are in roles where they can influence change in their own areas and/or their wider organisation. The course is valuable for senior leaders, HR leads, business owners and those progressing towards the C-suite.
- This couse is also appropriate for consultants who deliver change programmes with organisations.
- 5+ years of relevant professional experience evidenced through CV & online application form.
- This course is taught entirely in English and you must be able to converse, interact and write in English to be able to participate fully in the course.
- The full fee for the course is £5,950.
- 15% Early bird saving is available until 23 March 2023 which is £5,058.
- We offer a number of corporate group and individual scholarships and bursaries to support financing your studies. We are also happy to support you in providing a business case for sponsorship from your employer.
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This programme will equip you with the application of cutting-edge research and the skills and insights to develop your own change programme. You will be able to immediately apply the learnings from the programme to:
- Accelerate the process of progressing towards gender equality, reflected in your company’s gender pay gap
- Implement methods that have been demonstrated to deliver
- Change the conversation in your organisation
- Deliver increased value to your stakeholders and customers
- Enable your people to fulfil their full potential
- Scope out and develop an individual change project that will positively impact your organisation and environment
- Reflect on your own leadership practices and approach to role model inclusivity
- Embed an inclusive leadership culture in your team
- Networking - Learn alongside managers & leaders from a broad range of roles, sectors and professions to bring you new perspectives & ideas.
- Join an executive community - On completion of the programme you will receive a certificate from King’s College London and will remain part of our executive education alumni community, offering you opportunities for continuing development, discounts on future courses and access to our thought leadership and events.
It has helped me to dig deeper into the understanding and actions that need to be made in each organisation in order to build the internal culture of gender equality. The course had extremely knowledgeable professors who provided not only the strong theoretical background but also enabled us to understand the actual challenges across various industries. I am happy I have decided to take this course as it really helped me to take the learning and actions back to the organisation I am working for.
Ieva Jankelaityte, Tata Consultancy Services Limited
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King’s College London is committed to empowering systems change that will deliver gender inclusive workplaces that are more effective, flexible and socially responsible. This course combines the unique expertise of our Global Institute for Women’s Leadership and King’s Business School to enable participants to grasp the post COVID-19 opportunities for the future of gender inclusivity in the workplace.
We are leaders in evidence-based approaches that explore current workplace practices, what actually works, and how data and evidence should be used to positively shape business and society for the better.
Professor Rosie Campbell is professor of politics and director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London. She held positions at Birkbeck and UCL before joining King’s in 2018.
She has recently written on barriers to participation in politics, gendered patterns of support for the populist radical right and what voters want from their elected representatives. Her publications cover the subjects of voting behaviour, public opinion, the politics of diversity and political recruitment. She is the principle investigator of the ESRC funded Representative Audit of Britain, which surveyed all candidates standing in the 2015, 2017 and 2019 British General Elections.
Madeleine Wyatt is a Reader in Diversity and Inclusion at King’s Business School and a Leverhulme Research Fellow. Her research examines equality, diversity and inclusion at work, organisational politics, and political leadership. By working with practitioners, politicians and policy makers her work provides tools for organisations and political parties to advance diversity and inclusion.
Madeleine teaches diversity modules for King's Business School and works with the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership to deliver executive education on gender-inclusivity. Madeleine is Chair of King's Business School's Equality Diversity and Inclusion committee.
Julia Gillard is the only woman to have served as Prime Minister of Australia, a position she held from 2010 to 2013. Julia was central to the successful management of Australia’s economy, the 12th biggest in the world, during the global financial crisis, and delivered nation-changing policies including reforming Australian education at every level and establishing the nation’s first ever national scheme to care for people with disabilities. In October 2012, Julia received worldwide attention for her speech in parliament on the treatment of women in professional and public life. In April 2018, Julia was appointed Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London.
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