Workshop 1: Assessing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and moving forward by designing diverse workforces and organizational cultures of inclusion

Effective and meaningful diversity, equity and inclusion practices start at the top, and the responsibility for the success of these types of initiatives rests with the decision-makers in the organization. At the end of this workshop, leaders will have:

  1. A maturity model to assess the effectiveness of their diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives;

  2. Strategies to move forward in building diverse workforces and designing organizational cultures of inclusion and belonging.

Emphasis will be placed on execution/operating plans, the six-traits of inclusive leadership, team performance, and understanding the role a cultural reset plays in fostering inclusion.

Learning objectives:

  • Diagnose their organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion performance using Inclusifyy’s maturity model built specifically for the public sector.

  • Design & execute strategies to move forward from where your organization is situated on the maturity model. The focus of these strategies is meaningful impact.

  • Build & retain diverse workforces through sustaining cultures of inclusion & belonging.

Workshop 2: Kaizen, Innovation and Leadership by Design

How does innovation and Kaizen (continuous improvement) take place at your organization? By design or by chance? Are innovation and Kaizen based on what other organizations are doing?


Leadership is at the center of any critical engagement and is the heart of driving meaningful and effective change. This session is based on Inclusifyy’s Kaizen, Innovation and Leadership framework, which focuses on the evolving nature of leadership, and how: (1) Kaizen, (2) innovation, (3) leveraging feedback, (4) engaging with an entrepreneurial mindset, and (5) diversity, equity and inclusion intersect to sustain relevance, and maintain organizational cultures of growth by design.


Learning objectives:

  1. Execute a four-step Kaizen process to increase productivity. This process is based on conceptsborrowed from industrial engineering and the Toyota Production System.

  2.  Design and execute service and process innovation strategies.

  3. Execute a four-step feedback process to sustain growth at the organizational level as well as at the individual level.

  4. Lead with an entrepreneurial mindset, leveraging: 1. lean start-up methodology, 2. incremental growth, 3. finding and filling gaps, and 4. failing forward.

  5. Evaluate current diversity, equity and belonging practices and its impact on innovation.

"Diversity is being invited to the party;
inclusion is being asked to dance."

-Vernā Myers