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Why Mentoring Matters

Chronus

Mentoring is not limited to one style, format or place. It can take place in a variety of spaces, such as the workplace, academic institutions. And some mentoring relationships occur informally amongst networks. Sometimes, mentoring supports diversity and inclusion efforts.

The Future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Chronus

A few years ago, I wrote about the shift from Diversity to Inclusion and how top companies are not only focusing on diversifying their teams but also how to create a more inclusive environment. DEI Strategy Replacing Check-the-box Solutions. Leadership Development.

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Your Organization Needs Better Diversity and Inclusion Training Now

KnowledgeCity

These days, a lot of social issues have been driven to the forefront of pop-culture and politics. Now is not the time to hope for the best—now is the time to take action. What is a Diversity and Inclusion Training Program? Introduction.

Bridge the Women and Leadership Gap With Mentors, Training

Absorb LMS

Companies with more female executives and board members tend to enjoy better performance and are more profitable than those without women in the C-suite, according to a global survey conducted by the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Adopting strategies geared toward addressing issues of women and leadership can give your company a competitive edge. Start with the numbers. Build a leadership pipeline. Corporate culture plays a role.

Your Organization Needs Better Diversity and Inclusion Training Now

KnowledgeCity

Introduction What is a Diversity and Inclusion Training Program? Your Organization Needs Better Diversity and Inclusion Training Best Practices Why Mentoring is Crucial to Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Next Steps Conclusion.

Building a High-Performance Workplace with Leadership Training

Infopro Learning

You might be surprised to hear that investing in leadership development can greatly impact the culture of your organization. Of all the different types of corporate training programs, leadership development plays one of the largest roles in creating a high performance workplace.

Thriving in Diversity: Cultural Quotient and the Creative Workplace

Your Training Edge

Having been a resident in Dubai for many years, I have rarely needed to look far to witness diversity all around me. Dubai is a rich and extraordinary mix of people, cultures and languages; our stores are brand names that hail from all over the world; it is possible to eat from any cuisine from any corner of the globe; worldwide businesses have made a home in Dubai. It is the epitome of a globalized environment.

Diversity Training – The Importance of Diversity Training in a Workplace

Hurix Digital

With globalization becoming more prevalent, the importance of diversity (D&I) training in the workplace increases multiple folds. Many employees are vocalizing their support for diversity training as they believe it can improve equality in the workplace.

Want a more inclusive culture? Consider the power of peer leadership

CLO Magazine

Peer leaders are an underutilized asset in helping organizations achieve performance objectives as well as learning and development goals. Recently, I’ve seen firsthand how valuable peer leadership is to underrepresented employee groups, many of whom may feel isolated and uncertain right now.

5 moves that actually increase diversity, equity and inclusion

CLO Magazine

Since the protests over the police killing of George Floyd, companies are looking for ways to combat racial bias and discrimination at work. The stats are jarring. Diversity training is often the go-to after a diversity PR disaster. Engage leadership.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

Servant leadership is all about enriching the lives of others, building better organizations and ultimately creating a world that is more caring and equitable. When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value? It is specifically good for business to practice servant leadership within your organization. Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership” by James W. Mentor, coach and develop.

The Future of Leadership Development: Why You Need Quality Leadership Training Programs

Infopro Learning

The future of work is here, and recent studies are finding that many organizations are already suffering from a lack of effective leadership. According to the Harvard Business Review the need for leadership development is more urgent today than even before. 77% of the organizations recently surveyed reported that they are experiencing a leadership gap (1). Without leadership development programs the issue is expected to only get worse overtime.

Mentoring Matters, Especially for Women and Minorities

CLO Magazine

found that organizations in the top quartile for ethnic and cultural diversity on their executive teams were 33 percent more likely to experience above-average profitability than companies in the bottom quartile. For organizations in the top quartile for gender diversity, there was a 21 percent likelihood of outperformance. One way to increase diversity in leadership roles is to improve mentoring opportunities for women and minorities.

Global Leadership Development (GLD): Distance

Your Training Edge

Leadership development, like traditional training and development, faces traditional challenges such as distance, culture, diversity, design and delivery methods, along with budgets and workforces. We are going to take a look at the challenges you may face when implementing a global leadership development program, starting with one of the most obvious challenges: distance. So what can you do to truly train leaders ‘at a distance’?

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Should You Adopt Reverse Mentoring at Your Workplace?

Avilar

Last week, Cambridge University announced a new reverse mentoring initiative aimed at addressing charges of institutional racism. Introduced by the university’s equality and diversity department, the program pairs senior white academics and management personnel with a black, Asian, or minority ethnic (BAME) colleague mentor. Reverse mentoring – pairing a younger professional with a more seasoned colleague – isn’t new. appeared first on The Avilar Blog.

From Diversity to Inclusion: Why Top Companies Are Shifting Their Focus

Chronus

Managing diversity and cultural differences is one of the top three things CEOs worry about most, according to Harvard Business Review. Yet after years of throwing just about everything at the problem, there is very little to show for it. Diverse employees’ careers to leadership continue to stagnate and retention wanes. Why do organizations miss the mark in fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment? Download the Ebook Today!

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

(This article was initially posted on the Hospitality eResources blog on February 7, 2017.). All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. For example, in the hospitality industry smartphones put scheduling and reservations at our fingertips, literally. These services are competition for established companies and are changing the industry and guest expectations.

3 Strategies to Fuel Your Leadership Pipeline (Video)

Infopro Learning

Taking business to the next level relies strongly on talent. While financial results, market share, brand and legacy products all have a half-shelf-life, talent is the only competency that endures.” -Ram Ram Charan, noted author and advisor to companies around the world). Yet when we look at how well prepared organizations are, only 15 percent of executives are confident in their leadership pipelines. Create future-focused leadership potential criteria.

Why More Companies Are Turning to Mentoring Circles to Elevate Women

Chronus

“Women remain underrepresented in the corporate pipeline… At every step, the representation of women declines.” – McKinsey & Company. Despite modern movements to elevate women in the workforce, women continue to experience a significant drop-off in workforce participation from entry level to C-Suite—a 29 percent drop-off to be exact. Why Mentoring Circles? The discussion is led by a circle leader. Download the Ebook Today!

Inclusion and the New Workplace: A Conversation with Author Jennifer Brown

Chronus

Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, author and diversity and inclusion expert. Informed by more than a decade consulting to Fortune 500 companies, she creates a compelling case for leadership to embrace the opportunity that diversity represents along with empowering advocates at all levels to find their voice, and be a driving force in creating more enlightened organizations. . What is the cost of not focusing on this topic?

Why Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Workforce Builds More Than Good Rapport

Chronus

The phrase diversity and inclusion has been thrown around a lot in recent years. Will you be harnessed for the advantages your left handed-ness comes with? Or kept on the bench because they’re unsure how to train you or handle your skillset? Diversity is having different handed players on one team. Inclusion is making sure all players are utilized on the field. This diversity makes the team more creative, competitive and innovative.

A not-so-white paper on succession

CLO Magazine

Montgomery was famous as legal counsel for Bobby Seale and the Black Panthers. Later, Jones got to do legal work for major tech firms and eventually made the jump to become CEO of tech firm Aeris. A few concepts can help learning professionals widen the path for nontraditional leaders.

Which Comes First? Diversity or Inclusion?

NovoEd

Inclusive and diverse work environments positively impact the bottom line for business. Less clear is how to bring about the cultural and behavioral changes needed in the workplace for the benefits of diversity to emerge. Part of the problem is that we lump diversity and inclusion together as if they were one thing, whereas we should be thinking about them as separate concepts and work streams. Diversity Is Good for Business.

6 Ways to Improve Diversity In Your Workplace

Everwise

Malcolm Forbes, American entrepreneur and publisher of Forbes Magazine, once described diversity as “the art of thinking independently together.”. Valuing diversity increases your company’s viewpoints, skills and experiences. As MIT economist Sara Ellison says, “Having a more diverse set of employees means you have a more diverse set of skills, which could result in an office that functions better.”. Achieving gender and ethnic diversity may feel complex.

How Companies Are Approaching Diversity and Inclusion

Everwise

Record numbers of organizations are either reviving and rebuilding their diversity programs or building one from scratch. In conjunction with this revival, diversity’s definition is changing. race and gender) to something even more basic, and perhaps more powerful: diversity of thought and experience. On top of that, it’s not just about having diversity within a company for the sake of having it. The Business Case For Diversity.

Mentoring: More Than Just a Match 

CLO Magazine

Leading a mentoring program means more than just matching people and calling it a day. That single task barely scratches the surface of what it takes to effectively run a mentoring program. Mentoring administrators are part coach, part facilitator, part support network and part matchmaker. Learning leaders must consider these various aspects and take part in the mentoring program in multiple ways to make the programs work.

Why the Modern Workforce Won’t Stop Craving Mentoring

Chronus

This past summer, I saw my small cousin waddle over to a phone, unlock the device, and within moments, navigate to cartoons from the comfort of his play pen. As a one-year-old, he had more trouble walking to the device than using it. That’s the trend of things today. The present and upcoming generations crave the knowledge of how to do something now—not later, not in a few years when dues and time have been paid—right now. All it took was five seconds.

Cross-Cultural Mentorship for the Global Economy

Everwise

As businesses become increasingly global, it is critical for their leaders to have the cultural know-how to effectively manage team members from around the world. Joyce Tucker, vice president of Global Diversity & Employee Rights at Boeing, says , “Corporations are recognizing that in order to be as innovative as we have to be and as competitive as we have to be, we have to avail ourselves of all the talent out there…Everyone has something to contribute.

Women in Leadership: Surmounting Barriers and Bias

CLO Magazine

Despite the fact that women earn almost 60 percent of undergraduate degrees and 60 percent of all master’s degrees in the U.S., they comprise only 25 percent of executive- and senior-level officials and managers, hold 20 percent of board seats and only 6 percent are CEOs, according to the “ Women’s Leadership Gap ” report by The Center for American Progress. They say, ‘It’s not my fault [the applicants] are all white men.’ Training Against Bias.

Common Corporate Training Programs HR Managers Can Provide Online

eThink Education

Developing a robust corporate training program from the ground up likely presents unique challenges or requirements depending on your organization’s needs. Common Corporate Training Programs HR Managers Should Consider Shifting to an Online Environment. Diversity.

Women and Diversity in the Workplace: Do Your Inclusivity Initiatives Measure Up?

CLO Magazine

“We don’t just have one identity — our identities are made up of many things, both physically and culturally, and the intersections matter.” — Elise Birkhofer, global lead for Google’s largest employee resource group. Companies across the globe are striving to increase their support of women as a group. The benefits of diversity in the workplace are clear. A “check-the-box” approach to D&I may leave important multicultural issues unaddressed.

Accelerate Female Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Zsuzsanna Tungli will never forget one of her earliest experiences of gender inequality in the workplace. Tungli, the founder and managing partner for Developing Global Leaders Asia, and her team recently designed two new leadership programs specifically for women: an advance and thrive course for women in senior management and an acceleration course for women with five years of experience. It’s actually the smart thing for businesses,” Tungli explained. “To

Podcast: The Power of Cultural Competency with Lisa Fain

Learningtogo

Lisa Fain is the Leadership Development Services’ Vice President and lead in diversity strategy, cross-cultural competency and conflict resolution at the Center for Mentoring Excellence. Her passion for diversity and inclusion work fuels her strong conviction that leveraging differences creates a better workplace and drives better business results. She also is the daughter of the President of the company, Dr. Lois Zachary.

How to Enhance Your Leadership Training with eLearning

EI Design

As a result, the leadership development training is a significant part of the overall training in most organizations. These trainings need to be designed to not only meet current business goals but also future goals. Well-designed leadership trainings increase employee engagement, enhance productivity, and improve retention levels. Most significantly, they help nurture talent as you ready the organization for its future goals.

Mentoring Without Barriers

CLO Magazine

Traditional mentoring was one older expert grooming a younger one for a specific role. Today’s version is more of a collaboration and learning strategy that can help people gain skills and information they need in real time to do their jobs better Whether it’s called modern, social, online or e-mentoring, mentoring as practiced in companies today is not the same as what was used a generation ago. Social, Global, Open and Diverse.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

The nature of work is changing. People are no longer being judged on the basis of how hard they work or how much they produce. Work is no longer about simply doing a job; it’s about becoming adapting to new jobs, new technology, new ways of working with others, and anticipating the unanticipated. Now tasks done by humans are being enhanced by the Internet, providing the collective knowledge of the world at their fingertips. Training Is Not Learning.

How to Develop Leadership Competencies in Your Millennials

Avilar

In 2016, Millennials surpassed the previous generation (Generation X) to become the largest generation in the U.S. What leadership competencies do Millennial managers need to develop to effectively lead our next-generation workforces? Who Are the Millennials? The Pew Research Center defines Millennials as those people (71 million in the U.S. Events that shaped their lives span international politics, the environment, and financial setbacks.

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Everwise Learning Series: Diversity & Inclusion in Life Sciences

Everwise

Regardless of industry, diversity is no longer a nice to have. In the ever-growing life science sector (which includes pharma, biotech, and medical device companies), there is significant deficiency when it comes to diversity and inclusion (D&I). As an example, new research has revealed the severity of the gender gap in the boardroom and C-suite in Life Sciences as compared to other industries.

Lisa Fain – The Power of Cultural Competency

Learningtogo

Lisa Fain is the Leadership Development Services’ Vice President and lead in diversity strategy, cross-cultural competency and conflict resolution at the Center for Mentoring Excellence. Her passion for diversity and inclusion work fuels her strong conviction that leveraging differences creates a better workplace and drives better business results. She also is the daughter of the President of the company, Dr. Lois Zachary.

5 strategies to diminish sexual harassment and toxicity in mentoring

CLO Magazine

Mentoring, long touted as one of the key solutions to inequality at work, may be less appealing to both men and women these days. Prominent men are being publicly outed for sexual harassment, with the latest examples coming from French gaming company Ubisoft , U.S.-based