BECOME AN EQUITY-DRIVEN LEADER.
2021 Elevate Work Executive Leadership Course
The wealth of business depends on the health of the workers
Dr. Maria Neira
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Are You Ready To Sustain Change?
About the course
Psychological safety is vital for innovation, creativity and team cohesion, and this course provides you with a toolkit to directly address current events ranging from the aftermath of the global pandemic to ensuring racial justice is infused in your workplace culture. This last year has shown us just how stressors undermine the mental health and wellbeing of staff. The Free Minds Executive Leadership Course provides you with tools and practices backed by evidence-based psychological science to not just help you and your staff feel safe in these uncertain times, but thrive in them.
Our 8-week cohort-based experience includes a one-hour weekly group session, as well as 4 hours of personal one-on-one executive leadership consultation with Dr. Isaiah Pickens. You will develop a clear plan for your organization from a psychologist to see problems and solutions through a wellness and public health lens, as well as a DEI and trauma lens. At the completion of the eight weeks you will have a toolkit that will be a roadmap for integrating wellness practices and creating equitable and inclusive policies in the systems your company already has in place.
Completing this course will help you:
- Create a toolkit to serve as a roadmap for creating equitable and inclusive policies in the workplace
- Incorporate wellness and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in your organizational mission, vision and values
- Integrate routine practices that help promote staff bringing their whole selves to work in a way that aligns with the company’s mission
- Develop strategies to increase innovation, creativity, team cohesion, synergy and trust, while decreasing stress, burnout and turnover
Who is the course for?
- Are you an Executive Director, Founder, member of the C-Suite team, or organizational decision maker?
- Do you value staff wellbeing and want to work toward prioritizing wellness for staff?
- Are you excited to engage both wellness and equity but don’t currently have the organizational infrastructure to do both, at all or at the desired level?
- Do you have a base level understanding of inequity, appreciate the diversity of your staff, but may need additional support ensuring the needs of all staff are met?
- Still unsure? Fill out our interest form below to chat further!
Week of October 4th 2021
OBJECTIVE 1: Defining a psychologically safe and inclusive workplace using a wellness lens
OBJECTIVE 2: Recognizing and cultivating the key emotional intelligence skills to support an inclusive work culture
OBJECTIVE 3: Practice resilience building skills that prepare you and your staff for challenges when building inclusive workplaces
TOOLS & SKILLS: Complete Self-Care Assessment, Resilience Portfolio, Review cognitive patterns that contribute to psychologically safe and unsafe workplaces
OUTCOME: Begin developing a model wellness toolkit for your staff; Practice foundations of the specific language to begin the brave conversations around DEI
OBJECTIVE 1: Connecting the whole-person approach to your identity at home and at work
OBJECTIVE 2: Identifying how and where you experience physical and emotional stress triggers
OBJECTIVE 3: Developing optimal coping strategies to enhance work relations and personal relationships
TOOLS & SKILLS: Increase self-awareness and the effects of stressors that impact decision making; Create practices to attend to wellness needs
OUTCOME: Increased self-awareness and positive emotional contagion
PERSONAL EXECUTIVE CONSULTATION FOCUS: Identity, Resilience, Wellness
OBJECTIVE 1: Discovering the right questions to ask of staff to discover their pain points
OBJECTIVE 2: Develop organizational procedures to increase psychological safety
OBJECTIVE 3: Articulating a clear path towards sustainable solutions for pain points
TOOLS & SKILLS: Begin creating a safe and effective communication loop to receive feedback on your company’s efforts in creating a diverse and inclusive environment
OUTCOME: Respond to sensory overload of staff before it’s too late; Increase employee trust in management; Continue building an organizational wellness toolkit
OBJECTIVE 1: Recognizing when your past intercepts your present and how to make it work for you
OBJECTIVE 2: Identifying how psychological safety has played a role in your own creativity, happiness and innovation
OBJECTIVE 3: Creating tools for honoring important identities in the journey towards success
TOOLS & SKILLS: Finding your ACE score; Develop strategies for cultivating optimism and gratefulness
OUTCOME: Cultivate emotional intelligence skills to better understand identity; Practice reinforcing a purposeful and meaningful environment for yourself and those around you
PERSONAL EXECUTIVE CONSULTATION FOCUS: Psychological safety, DEI, Imposter syndrome
OBJECTIVE 1: Allyship, advocacy, activism and anti-racism from a mental health and psychological perspective
OBJECTIVE 2: Cultural responsiveness in the workplace and white supremacy dismantling
OBJECTIVE 3: EPIS Framework (Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, Sustainment)
TOOLS & SKILLS: Creating psychologically safe spaces for staff; Implementation preparation
OUTCOME: Develop DEI intentionality; An action plan for creating psychological safety using cultural and identity differences as strengths; Strategic implementation for partnering with human resources, DEI departments and employee assistance programs
OBJECTIVE 1: Increase innovation, creativity and team cohesion through equity and growth mindset
OBJECTIVE 2: Anti-racism through self-compassion
OBJECTIVE 3: Maximizing your impact through cultural responsiveness
TOOLS & SKILLS: Cultural changes to advance equity; Begin building a growth mindset culture
OUTCOME: Continue building an organizational wellness toolkit; Identify ways to decrease burnout; Facilitate brave conversations around DEI
PERSONAL EXECUTIVE CONSULTATION FOCUS: Anti-racism, DEI implementation, Self-compassion
OBJECTIVE 1: Exploring contribution, legacy and sense of purpose
OBJECTIVE 2: Value statements that transform your organization and culture
OBJECTIVE 3: Anti-racism and your company’s mission and vision
TOOLS & SKILLS: Organizational assessments; Identify unconscious bias in decision making; Organizational strategies for embedding purpose and meaning into organizational procedures
OUTCOME: Integrate needs of staff in current systems; Accessing untapped talents using psychological safety; Deepened sense of purpose as a CEO
OBJECTIVE 1: Personal and professional legacy
OBJECTIVE 2: Assessment and adjustment to progress
OBJECTIVE 3: Implementing sustainment and planning for pivots
TOOLS & SKILLS: Building a long-lasting implementation team; Action plan for sustainment of wellness and DEI
OUTCOME: Protect work/life balance; Extend growth and progress; Solidify company’s mission and values with your legacy
PERSONAL EXECUTIVE CONSULTATION FOCUS: Sense of purpose and legacy; DEI and wellness sustainment