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Diversity & Inclusion: Overcoming Unconscious Bias

Online Cohort Course
May 10th, 2021

Organizational Target Audience: Companies that have embarked on a D&I journey but are yet to realize a significant impact in their D&I metrics OR Companies in their early journey of D&I looking at accelerating the pace of influence.

Leader Profile: Senior Management leading business & functional verticals with the autonomy to make structural, policy-based and process changes towards a more inclusive workplace. Recommended - minimum ten years of managerial experience

Learning Objectives

  • To enable inclusive leadership styles, accountability among managers, equity and fairness of opportunities, and openness and freedom from bias and discrimination.
  • To understand & apply tools and methodologies to accelerate the shift to inclusive & diverse work environments.

What You Will Learn

Week 1 Reflect Diversity Agenda, Why here? Why me? Why now?
  1. #MeeToo & #EqualPay movements: a global shift
  2. VUCA world and needs for different approaches
  3. Mindfulness & Acceptability of Others
  4. Diversity & Inclusion Matters - Why? Why now? Why me?
  5. Rethinking Work & Workplace to Facilitate Diversity-Balanced Organisations
  6. Defining Diversity & Creating a roadmap
  7. Learning objectives
  8. Define your project for the course
Week 1 LIVE Onboarding Session

LIVE Onboarding - Meet your cohort & set the rhythm for success

Week 2 Assimilate -
Leader’s Journey to Balanced Leadership
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Leader’s Journey to Balanced Leadership

  1. Assessing where you are, blind spots and opportunities to increase your leadership impact
  2. Unconscious biases & how to overcome them
  3. Inclusive Language
  4. Setting into a journey of continuous improvement

All tracks will have case studies to accelerate reflection & learning

Week 2
LIVE Coaching session
Masterclass Learn from the Experts

Masterclass: A Journey to inclusive Leadership
Workshop on Defeating Unconscious Biases

Week 3 Assimilate - Organizational Shift D&I Programs that create business impact

Organizational Journey to an Inclusive Workplace

  1. Start where you are - Assessing where you are on the company’s journey towards diversity-balance workplace
  2. Setting achievable & stretched goals, milestones & lead indicators,
  3. Cascading Inclusion: The role of the manager
  4. Making D&I pervasive in the employee cycle: People, Process, Technology. Revising employer brand, sourcing & hiring, induction & onboarding, career progression, performance management, benefits, rewards & recognition, development, exit
  5. Segmented interventions: bringing it all together, breaking the silos for one mission of inclusiveness.
  6. What can go wrong? Typical roadblocks and how to overcome them!

All tracks will have case studies to accelerate reflection & learning

Week 4 Apply Relate, Reflect & Realign D&I in your organization

From theory to practice

  • Action plan for your inclusive journey as a leader
  • Action plan for your organization to accelerate the D&I agenda
Week 4 LIVE session Navigator Power Hour

Final LIVE session of the program with the program mentors for all leaders to bring their own dilemma and co-create solutions and their applications.

Week 4 Contribute & Closing Add into each other, share & grow

Peer Feedforward: “Better if” mindset, add to your peer’s elements that can help them to be more effective as team leaders

4 week later LIVE Check-in on projects

LIVE Session Sharing Successes & Learnings (Voluntary session)

Online Cohort Course
May 10th, 2021
4 weeks
2 hours/week

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Meet Your Instructors

Maria Teixidor


Carine Rolland

Head of OD&TM - Asia Pacific & Middle East

Parmesh Shahani

VP at Godrej Industries
Yale World Fellow

Sondra Thiederman

Expert Unconscious Bias & Workplace Diversity

Ritu Anand

Chief Diversity Officer
Tata Consultancy Services

Looking for a dedicated virtual learning program for your team?

Going remote is a team sport. Like any other massive change process, it requires a complete shift in mindset, skillsets and toolsets. We encourage you to take the certification courses as a team so the learning is inclusive and has the biggest, most effective impact.

Join as a team, leave as a force

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Global Community

Learn from the Global Experts

Our expert coaches and global thought leaders have extensive applied industry knowledge. They'll help deepen your understanding and application of the program content by facilitating group discussions, live coaching moments, and assignment feedback.

Expand Your Network

Join virtual live coaching groups for deeper conversation, reflection, and connection led by our expert coaches and global thought leader and connect with learners across the globe.

Receive Feedback

Gain tips, techniques, and feedback guide on your assignments; and share and receive feedback on assignments from peers.

Loved by Learners Across the Globe

Sharing of key insights by expert speakers in a succinct manner. Quick way to pick up insights and tips to build people analytics.

Joelle Chui
HR Leader, NTUC

I believe the overall program structure pre-work, session & post interactive work has made this a learning experience! As the multiple concepts and experiences, prompts you to dig deeper and opens your learning horizon.

Swapna Nair
Vice President Human Resources, Share Chat

I love the seamless delivery of the topic and that the presentations included examples of how other companies are doing it. How the speakers were so knowledgeable and generous of their learning is simply amazing.

Maria Cristina L. Abelarde
HR Leader, Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation

An amazing learning platform by #PeopleMatters Team in enabling HR community to #Resolve, #Remagine and #Reconnect the journey of Employee Experience. Apart from getting key insights from Industry experts it offered peer to peer learning through reflection, assimilation and application of concepts around the complete Employee Experience. Great insights from all expert speakers

Anushree Verma

People Matters Certification Program was a unique experience of learning various EX solutions across the employee journey on how to reconstruct it in today’s context and maximize engagement, alignment, and productivity. With over 600+ participants and 10 Global Experts facilitating the live sessions, People Matters gave me the unique opportunity to interact, discuss ideas and network with fellow participants. Thank you People Matters for providing this wonderful learning opportunity.

Sandeep Kumar
HR Engagement Partner, Maersk Global Services

Loved the BeNext learning platform blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Participants have a daily target! If they don't reflect on the short video or learning item and comment on a topic... it disappears by the end of the day! Planned constraints like this 'motivate' participants to stay on track. The engaged core group of 'Navigators' work with the 'lighthouses' to help others to be engaged as well. Each section also has a great set of reflective questions that generate deep insights. Great job Ester Martinez and team BeNext and People Matters!

Rohit Shenoy
AVP HR (Organization & Talent Development), Sterlite Power

Just finished the content of week 2 of People Matters BeNext Online Facilitator training. After week one, leading a virtual team, week two focused on facilitating meetings online. I am not new to the topics, but I am really learning a lot. The best part? Getting to experience many new tools and ideas during the live Masterclasses, while interacting both during the live sessions and on the learning platform with inspiring professionals I would most likely never had the opportunity to meet in the physical world. Thanks to the Peoplematters team around Ester Martinez making this possible! Looking forward to two more weeks of the program to come! #peoplematters.

Sandra Wohlers
Head of Human Resources, ERNI Asia

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