Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Applying the Inclusive Lens Approach

Designed to support workplace efforts to create an inclusive workplace. Participants in this training course will develop a clear understanding of the importance that psychological safety plays in creating an inclusive workplace.

About the Training Program

This 3-hour* training program is designed to support workplace efforts to create an inclusive workplace. Participants in this training course will develop a clear understanding of the importance that psychological safety plays in creating an inclusive workplace. In addition, participants will leave with knowledge on how to apply the inclusive lens approach to facilitate inclusion one interaction at a time.

The objectives of the training program are:

 

  • Learn about psychological safety and its importance to creating inclusive workplaces.
  • Develop an understanding of the respectful workplace continuum.
  • Explore the Inclusive Lens Approach and how this can facilitate the creation of inclusive experiences in the workplace.
  • Learn behaviours that help you navigate unconscious biases.
  • Apply the Inclusive Lens Approach to relevant workplace case studies.

For more information or to book a session, contact: Dr. Bill Howatt

Applying the Inclusive Lens Approach

The Inclusive Lens Approach helps us look beyond the initial characteristics and qualities we see in a person, be curious about each person’s unique experiences, and facilitate inclusion. The model is based on three key pillars:

BECOME AWARE

This pillar explores your internal thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, notions that influence how you filter and interact with peers and customers in the workplace

DISCOVER

This pillar facilitates opportunities for psychologically safe interactions with another person(s). The goal is to create space to discover, learn and understand how to best interaction with anyone with one intention – to do no harm and support positive experiences.

CREATE INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCES

This pillar facilitates respect, acceptance, understanding, agreement, and culture. It is about recognizing our actions are important and more under our control than biases, beliefs, or feelings.

Meet your Facilitators

This training course can be delivered by the following facilitators from Howatt HR consulting.

Dr. Bill Howatt, PhD, EdD

Dr. Howatt is the President and Founder of Howatt HR Consulting. He is a behavioural scientist, known as one of Canada’s top experts in mental health in the workplace.

He brings 30 years of experience in the field of mental health, addiction, and HR consulting to support workplaces in developing psychologically safe workplace. He has published numerous books such as Stop Hiding and Start Living, How to Say F-It to Fear and Develop Mental Fitness, The Coping Crisis and The Cure for Loneliness. Dr. Howatt is an expert facilitator and extremely engaging speaker who inspires participants to take action to improve their mental fitness.

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Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley, MA, PhD

Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley specializes in behaviour change to encourage better health in individuals and create healthier workplaces. Dr. Lee-Baggley is the Chief of Research at Howatt HR Research Institute and the Director of Dalhousie University/Nova Scotia Health Authority Behaviour Change Research Institute. She is an Adjunct Professor at Sr. Mary’s University in the Department of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and an Assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Dalhousie University. She has an active research program on behaviour change, obesity, chronic disease, and resilience.   As a bi-racial daughter of a Chinese immigrant, she also brings the lived experience of being a visible minority and the immigrant experience to her work.

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