The business imperative for diversity and inclusion strategy and policy can no longer be ignored. We know that organisations with a strong and effective diversity and inclusion focus will successfully navigate disruption and remain globally competitive and future focused.
As Australian workplaces undergo significant change, leaders and leadership teams need diversity and an inclusive and agile mindset.
Organisations need to draw on diversity of thought, experience, and styles, as well as the surface level diversity of gender, culture, and age.
Taking action to enable diversity and an inclusive culture in your workplace is more important than ever before.
Our diversity and inclusion consultants use best-practice leadership training, consulting and coaching methods that are proven to be more successful than traditional ‘training’ methods. They have extensive experience in the corporate, public, and non-profit sectors. With this experience, they bring unique insight of the opportunities a diverse workforce provides, and the strategies needed to execute a diversity and inclusion strategy and policy.
We offer practical and effective solutions that tap into Executive Central’s exclusive methodology for diversity and inclusion programs. Our diversity and inclusion solutions are goal and action oriented and tailored to the specific needs of your organisation and its employees. We develop leaders who appreciate individual differences, use an agile management style, focus on outcomes, and foster a sense of belonging.
Our unique “Live Coaching” component gives participants the opportunity to work with their first coaching client, or coachee, in a supported, safe environment. This enables participants to build on their new coaching skills, gain confidence, and develop trust in a real business context immediately.
These are delivered by experienced executive coaches and facilitators through a dynamic mix of group workshops and one-on-one coaching, interactive participation, and a consistent follow-up schedule. This structure ensures learning is embedded and you reach your strategic culture and performance goals.
A leadership program design to enable women to reach leadership parity
Coaching for Women in Leadership
Coaching for women in, and on a path towards, leadership roles
Flex for Success
Program and consulting to enable a flexible and agile workplace
Inclusive Leadership Mastery
We help leaders build an inclusive approach to leading diverse employees.
Diversity and Inclusion by Design
Highly effective initiatives to improve your organization’s diversity
Women in Conversation
Structured but casual professional development for senior roles
Women Reconnecting with Work
Professional guidance for women returning to work after parenting or extended leave
Awareness and action on Unconscious Bias to help build inclusive workplaces
We help you create effective diversity and inclusion tools. Our diversity tools include:
- Diversity Survey Design;
- Human Resources and Business Unit Action Planning Toolkits;
- Employee Career Resources;
- Employee Champion Initiatives;
- Coaching Teams for Diversity.
Comprehensive communication strategies are vital to support the internal and external branding of your diversity and inclusion program. We help you create and deliver successful strategies that result in acceptance and support across your entire organisation.
Proper governance of a diversity and inclusion policy is critical in the execution of strategies. We help you understand your compliance requirements, assist with reporting and create an appropriate governance framework to monitor and review your program.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
There are still not many women progressing through the ranks. Just one of the reasons for this lack of progress is women’s confidence and knowing when they can go for a promotion. So for the 17 most senior women in Fire & Rescue NSW, we needed to organise coaching and a networking opportunity so they could become empowered. We chose Executive Central because they had a tailored leadership program for women and had delivered the Women Leading programs in similar organisations to ours and it had a good track record for what we needed.
As a woman in a mostly male environment, I can be leading men in their sixties and I know it can be a little challenging for them to have a female boss. The Women Leading program reinforced being yourself through its strengths-based leadership approach. Being able to bring the best of you to work allows you to lead effectively. You don’t have to be a man, which is what I’ve always thought to be the case.
The guidance of Executive Central’s Jane Counsel during the development of our Opportunities for Women program has proved invaluable, as she has successfully engaged key industry sponsors and influencers and created a highly supported industry-wide program. She has proved to be a great asset to our industry and to those who will benefit from the program.
The training targets the under-representation of Aboriginal people in upper management positions. It…. challenges self-perceptions and assists participants to realize the skills and abilities they have to offer. The training is particularly good for Aboriginal people who are constantly working under the additional pressures of community expectations along with employer expectations.
The big take away for me from the Women Leading program was the focus on ‘strengths-based leadership’, that was pretty potent. We got to explore strengths even further, recognising our strengths and how to apply them. I feel it has given me confidence as a leader – that was huge. I also loved the Career Map work. I think that 20 years ago, if someone had sat with me and talked to me about my career map, I would have taken on a leadership role much earlier.
Specific attention was given to equipping us with the skills and understanding to set boundaries, negotiate difficult conversations and
relationships, build effective teams and to set and achieve buy-in to work related vision and outcomes. It challenged a host of pre-conceived ideas and discouraged negative management and leadership practices. It also provided the valuable addition of a mentor for on-going support and input once the program was completed.
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