The workplace is changing at an alarming rate. Humans have expressed a need to belong more than ever. It’s becoming especially important for organizations and leaders to be prepared for the future that employees, customers, and other stakeholders are demanding. But, while “belonging” is a word we throw around a lot, how do you actually achieve it? How is it different from DEI?
In this class we will explore belonging through three dimensions (self, team, and organizational levels). After also exploring the definitions, we will learn and practice tactics to create, embrace, and embody it. We will also explore why creating psychologically safe atmospheres in which employees, clients, and colleagues feel safe being their authentic selves can have a positive impact on productivity, employee wellbeing, and organizational culture.
The final two days will focus on evaluating how far you are away from embodying (or creating) true belonging by understanding the degree to which you regularly get below the surface in everyday interactions and promote supportive accountability. Based on all the new knowledge we acquire, we will build a vision for the future to sustain belonging in our own lives.
This course is open to leaders in business and the nonprofit sector, HR practitioners, coaches, managers, community organizers, organizational consultants, educators and students, and anyone interested in creating a culture of psychological safety, belonging, and below the surface relationships at work.
Introductions and exploring the meaning of “belonging”
History of belonging and definitions
Why belonging is imperative to individual and organizational health
Exploring belonging for your organization, clients, and yourself
Getting Deeper in Belonging
Knowledge, Perspectives, and Experiences (KPEs)
Person to Belonging (P2B) listening
Embracing and Embodying belonging
Wrapping in Psychological Safety
History and definition
Suggested focus areas
Group practice and planning
Staying Below the Surface
What below the surface interactions feel like
The challenges with staying below the surface
Identify where you are with your interactions and where you want to go
Visioning for the Future
Develop your own vision board for the future
Share your visions with the class
Identify your commitments moving forward
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