Great companies go beyond giving lip service to diversity and inclusion. Great companies drill down into the assumptions, beliefs and judgments that lie beneath the surface, then put those energies on the table and deal with them.

Leadership Masters has three different options to help your organization safely approach divisive energy in your work environments, and has proven tools and techniques to help you build inclusive and collaborative teams.

 - A Leadership Theater Presentation

This interactive, three-dimensional leadership theater module contains four brilliant theatrical scenes, which are followed by four introspective work sessions: “Assumptions”, “Beliefs”, “Judgments”, and “Towards a Deeper Democracy”. The presentation examines how unconscious biases are created in the workplace, and how those tacit beliefs influence behaviors and relationships. The program also helps executives and managers create an action plan to safely address such challenges, plus strategies for building an environment that contains elements of a “deep democracy”.

Key Messages: Understanding the root of unconscious bias, mapping belief systems, the language of diversity, the dynamics of inclusive energy.

Learning Blocks: Recognizing divisive energy, breaking down silos and defensive camps, understanding camp mentality, building inclusive energy, maintaining inclusive environments.

Total time needed for presentation and debrief: 2 1/2 hours.

Total cost: $19,500.00 plus travel for 5, shipping.

* More about this event, and a video preview, at elizabethleadership.com


 - A Leadership Theater presentation

On the 11th of June, 1963, President John F. Kennedy made a speech to the people of the United States that put America's problems of inclusion on the table for all the world to see. In that speech, he said: "This is one country. It has become one country because all of the people who came here had an equal chance to develop their talents. We cannot say to ten percent of the population that you can't have that right; that your children cannot have the chance to develop whatever talents they have. I think we owe them and we owe ourselves a better country than that." In 'JFK: Vision & Influence', we look at one leader's bold steps to put diversity and inclusion at the top of his organization's agenda. Three compelling theatrical scenes are followed by three insightful and challenging work sessions, where executive and high-potential students will develop the tools and strategies necessary to make bold steps into a future of inclusion and raised status for all.

Key Messages: Giving voice to uncomfortable truths, leading with vision and clear messaging, taking strong positions on tough issues, defining boundaries and responsibility.

Learning Blocks: Equal status for all groups, building high-status environments, driving change through proactive strategies, executive presence and accountability.

Total time needed for presentation and debrief: 2 1/2 hours.

Total cost: $19,500.00 plus travel for 5, shipping.

 - An Interactive and Introspective Learning Workshop

The Authentic Journey is all about increasing the level of honesty in both individuals and organizations. Leadership Masters leads your executive and high-potential students through an introspective process designed to uncover pockets of uncertainty, which can lead to a lack of trust and confidence.  Storytelling is a key component of The Authentic Journey, as is the ability to lead self and others through pressure and challenge, especially during economic downturns.

Key Messages: Building individual elements of authenticity, infusing leadership skills into personality traits, storytelling, building empathy and trust, creating bonds between individuals and work groups.

Learning Blocks: The power of authentic leadership, value-based decision-making, communicating for honest and open feedback, raising the levels of both truth and trust.

Total time needed for presentation and debrief: 2 hours.

Total cost: $12,000.00 plus travel for 4.