Join us for an insightful webinar on the transformative impact of Diversity Icebreaker® in DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging) in a business context.
In today's organizational landscape, diversity is often associated with ethnicity, cultural backgrounds, and gender, striving for equitable recruitment and fair workplace treatment. However, the path to diversity can be fraught with complexities, challenging discussions, and the need to navigate diverse perspectives.
The Diversity Icebreaker takes a fresh approach by delving into cognitive diversity—those psychological differences that transcend the traditional categories. It provides a gentle entry point for dialogue on differences and has other qualities that can support your DEIB journey:
- Breaks the Ice: Kickstarts discussions and fosters psychological safety from the outset.
- Self-Discovery: Reveals how our own qualities influence our perception of others, nurturing empathy and respect in communication.
- Teaches about bias: Unpacks the dynamics of categorization, in-group vs. out-group thinking, and unconscious bias.
Discover how you can facilitate transformative learning processes to cultivate an inclusive culture that benefits both your business and diversity in the workplace. Can building a fair organization also lead to enhanced business results? Explore the elements of experiential learning and the Red, Blue, and Green dimensions that bolster a sense of belonging.
This webinar will be an interactive experience where participants can actively share their insights and engage in a dynamic Q&A session.
Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and practical strategies for promoting diversity, equity, inclusion with the Diversity Icebreaker.
Bjørn Z. Ekelund is an accomplished professional whose career in collaboration, team development, cross-cultural leadership, and communication spans more than 30 years. He is regarded as one of Norway's leading consultants with a truly global reach.
Throughout his extensive career, Bjørn has successfully led consulting firms and completed over 1000 projects in over 20 countries, leaving an impact on teams and organizations worldwide.
Beyond consulting, Bjørn has also made contributions to academia. In 2019, he authored the book "Unleashing the Power of Diversity: How to Open Minds for Good," which explores the use of his brainchild, Diversity Icebreaker® (DI), as a tool for building common ground and trust among teams and organizations.
In recent years, Bjørn has extended his influence to the global stage. He served as a member of the planning committee for the International Leadership Association's DEIB virtual summit in 2022-2023. Additionally, he is a co-editor for the International Leadership Association series, "Building Leadership Bridges: Inclusive Leadership: Equity and Belonging in Our Communities," where he contributed the chapter "An Inclusive Language of Diversity."
Bjørn Z. Ekelund is passionate about topics that focus on diversity and inclusion. His career shows his dedication to creating more inclusive and harmonious working environments.
Bjørn's development of the tool Diversity Icebreaker, which is used by more than 400 000 respondents in more than 75 countries, is an inspiring journey that continues to make a positive impact on the world of diversity and inclusion.
DATE AND TIME
19th of October at 2 PM CET (1 hour)
Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which date you want to sign up for.
Registration deadline: 24 hours before start of the webinar.
The webinar is free of charge.