Inclusive Mindset

Building a Foundation of Trust and Appreciation for Difference

Welcoming, caring, respectful, and safe working environments are created by building a foundation of trust and appreciation for difference. This workshop uses PLAY as the platform for seeing our physical, cognitive and social strengths as a valuable asset for self-care, collaboration and creating safe, inclusive spaces. We will break down our understanding of how labels and assumptions can be barriers to seeing potential in ourselves and others by exploring our uniqueness using play as the catalyst for change.

The goal of this workshop is to identify our own strengths, unpack fixed mindsets, explore ways of communicating, and understand and connect with colleagues and staff. This workshop raises awareness through self-discovery, group activities, and play in a safe and supportive environment. Participants practice the “art” of inclusion and leave with a greater understanding of its importance for their personal and professional growth. Participants leave with resources for self-care in adapting, changing, and learning in inclusive, diverse climates.

"When employees feel part of a diverse and inclusive workforce, the turnover diminishes by up to 20% and employee effort increases 12%. Companies whose talent strategies are integrated with diversity are 1.7 times more likely to be innovation leaders in their market." (McKinsey & Co., 2015)

Key Outcomes:

  • Identify how incorporating an Inclusive Mindset can change workplace culture.
  • Articulate how an Inclusive Mindset builds resilience, connection, self-efficacy, and acceptance of our own strengths and challenges.
  • Identify common barriers to Inclusive Mindset including experience, knowledge, environment and unconscious bias.
  • Apply two or more learned Inclusive Mindset activities or practices that will help build more inclusive working environments.