University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Future Is Diverse: 4 Ways Leaders Can Become Change Agents

Overview

Have you noticed that our workplaces are more diverse than they ever were? Studies have identified that each generation is represented within each one of the departments of most companies. This brings innovative ideas and great opportunities for learning, and growth but the reality is, it has brought conflict and division. To build bridges where differences are celebrated, awareness, a culture of belongingness, and strategic change interventions can be embedded to transform a company’s landscape.

No two people are alike; however, we tend to lead with our biases versus learning about individual differences and backgrounds. This training will provide the tools and strategies to address the complexities of diversity to prepare us for the future makeup of the workforce, become an industry leader, and expand our client portfolios and partnerships.

During this session, you will learn:

  • How Our Worldview Develops Individual & Collective Bias
  • The Cost of Non-Inclusivity
  • The Connection between Microaggressions & Imposter Syndrome
  • How To Leverage Generational Diversity
  • How To Practice Effective Self-Awareness vs Leading in Auto-Pilot
  • How To Create Belongingness In 4 Steps.

“Aisha’s energy and style were particularly great. She clearly has a handle on this subject.  The occasional self deprecation was awesome for our midwestern sensibilities. Would definitely recommend her to others as a presenter.”   Melissa Gower; Gower Tutoring, Owner

Registration

Location:  Online

Schedule: April 27-29, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am CST each day (participants must join all 3 sessions)

Fee: This $279 course is being offered at no cost due to funding from the CARES Act.

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Disability Statement: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the UW-Madison SBDC office at sbdc@bus.wisc.edu to request accommodations.

 

The Small Business Development Center at UW Madison is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Instructor

Aisha ThomasAisha Thomas

Aisha (pronounced: Eye-shah) Thomas is a Leadership and Team Development Expert, Consultant and Professional Speaker. This award-winning Executive Trainer aims to develop leaders and teams to improve resiliency, workplace culture, emotional intelligence and diverse talent management.

She has excelled in multiple leadership roles, managed numerous high-performing teams, and developed leaders from the first tier to executive level. As a member of the United States Air Force, she has proudly served her country during peacetime and global conflicts.

Aisha’s solution-based approach has been recognized for improving organizational breakdowns and practices. She also is a staple in her community by developing the next generation of leaders – today’s youth. Aisha has reached thousands nationwide and continues to transform multiple industries and individuals one solution at a time.