Good Comms

— Create a sense of belonging in your team through inclusive

leadership communication.

BELONG for inclusive leaders

In today’s diverse and rapidly changing world, inclusive leadership is more critical than ever. ‘BELONG for inclusive leaders’ is a service designed for leaders, managers, and decision-makers who aspire to create environments where every voice is valued and everyone belongs.

This embraces the ‘BELONG’ framework—Brave Space, Empathy, Listening, “Our” (Inclusive Language), Noticing, and Gratitude—that can not only enhance your leadership but also improve team performance, innovation, and overall organizational success.

Key components

  • The power of inclusive leadership. Understand the key principles and benefits of inclusive leadership.

  • Belonging and retention. Discover how a sense of belonging directly impacts employee engagement and retention rates.

  • Creating inclusive environments. Learn strategies for building inclusive workplace cultures that promote belonging and diversity using the “BELONG” framework.

  • Real world case studies. Learn from who has done it and how you can do it yourself.

Become equipped with practical strategies, the “BELONG” framework, and the knowledge needed to lead inclusively, foster belonging, and drive positive change within your organization.

Join me in shaping a more inclusive and empowering future for your team and organization.

Ideal for

people managers and team leaders who aspire to be changemakers and role models in creating an inclusive workplace.

Service formats
Benefits

BELONG model for inclusive leaders

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Brave space

We empower leaders to create environments where taking risks and engaging in authentic conversations are the norms. This involves establishing a safe space for open and respectful dialogue on challenging issues.

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Empathy

Our program emphasizes the development of empathy, enabling leaders to understand and share the feelings of others, thereby forging deeper, more meaningful connections within their teams.

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Listening

We focus on cultivating the skill of active listening in leaders. This transcends mere auditory processing to encompass understanding the context, emotions, and the unspoken nuances in communication.

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"Our"

Central to our training is the use of inclusive language. “Our” signifies the importance of language that unites and includes, recognizing the collective contribution and value of all team members.

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Noticing

Leaders are trained to be observant, to be aware of their own biases, team dynamics, and the implications of their decisions; to express gratitude and appreciation. This awareness is crucial for making informed, inclusive choices.

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Get good at repair

Leaders are human beings who, even with the best intentions, make mistakes. This part of the model reminds them of the importance of being open to mistakes, acknowledging them and learning from them.

The art of communication is the language of leadership.

– James Humes

Some of the organizations I have worked with

What they say

Chared's work on belonging provides evidence that many of the softer aspects of internal comms - like good onboarding and welcoming people - makes a tangible difference in how engaged people feel at work.
ATTENDEE
Belonging at work webinar
It was great to be interviewed by Chared on her research on belonging at work. It was also wonderful to see how she has organized her findings into a useful tool such as the ACES framework.
INTERVIEWEE
Belonging at work research

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