Conscious Inclusion, with Toby Mildon

Conscious Inclusion, with Toby Mildon

“Diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice we make everyday.” — Nellie Borrero
Wednesday 24 November
4:00pm5:30pmUK time

As part of our ongoing collaboration with D&I architect, and author of Inclusive Growth, Toby Mildon — this session is designed to help us understand our biases, and learn proactive techniques to counter them in our everyday interactions.

The recognition that we all have unconscious biases affecting our judgement, decision making and relationships has become a purposeful topic for conversation — and a vital one, in the pursuit of working cultures where we all feel welcome, included and able to do our best work together. The presence of such biases in our communication, cultures and daily decision making interferes with many of our goals and positive intention; and upsets the potential upside of inclusively driven growth.

Awareness of such biases is important among modern, distributed teams; as is intentionally equipping ourselves with ways to check, interrupt and overcome them in the moments where they're most likely to occur — embracing a mindset of conscious inclusion and championing the behaviours that demonstrate it.

And that's the focus of this session, for which we'll be joined by D&I expert Toby Mildon, a man on a mission to help companies become more inclusive by re-engineering business processes and creatively addressing cultural barriers. Toby's work and research reveals that when we minimise the impact of bias we maximise the potential for growth.

We'll share the session slides and resources so you can replay ideas among your team

What we’ll cover

— The principle and purpose of our biases
— System 1 and System 2 thinking
— The neuroscience of exclusion
— Tools for slower decisions
— Inclusive growth hacks and self-nudges

How the session will be structured:

Having explored the idea of unconscious bias, examining its origins and everyday expressions, we'll introduce some exercises and 'self-nudges' that help to mitigate it. Conversation will be facilitated around the proactive behaviours we can bring into our teams for greater and more consciously inclusive interactions — both virtually, and in-person.

Who the session's for:

Anyone interested in modern and motivating thinking around D&I, and keen to continually enrich their understanding of bias, behaviour and purposeful inclusivity.

Wednesday 24 November
4:00pm5:30pmUK time

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Helpful resources

To support the session we'll share smart and practical resources to help you deepen your learning and continually sharpen your briefing smarts.

Microaggressions, a coming session

Complementing Toby's session nicely, we're delighted to be teaming up with Sereena Abbassi to explore the concept of microaggressions, and our responsibilities to both 'call them out' and 'call them in'.

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Bringing it to you

We can deliver all the sessions in our open programme directly to your teams, wherever they're working from. Find out more about our tailored partnerships here.