Leading Across Differences
The dynamics of diverse groups present an interesting challenge for organizations. How do you teach people of different, nationalities, religions, races, and genders to all work effectively together?
Leading Across Differences is a training package offering new ways of thinking about leadership challenges, providing participants with a framework and process for better understanding their context, and taking appropriate action.
How It Works
This training tool provides examples of and perspectives on concepts and situations important to leading across differences. With cases gleaned from interviews of over a hundred people in over twenty organizations on five continents, the authors offer new ways of thinking about leadership challenges. The authors provide a framework and process for helping participants better understand their context and taking appropriate action. The casebook includes the Leadership Across Differences Framework, 13 research-based cases, 11 chapters written by leadership experts, nine individual exercises, as well as references and resources to extend the learning. The package is designed to be flexible enough to use for a single one-hour session or for an extended course. The information in the Facilitator’s Guide will help you craft a session or series of sessions organized around specific learning outcomes.
By the end of this workshop, participants will understand the, Four Social Identity Leadership Practices:
- Sub categorization
Uses and Applications
Leading Across Differences is flexible enough to use for a single one-hour session or an extended course. The information in the facilitator's guide will help you craft a session or series of sessions organized around specific learning outcomes. The package consists of a comprehensive casebook and a facilitator guide. The casebook includes:
- The Leadership Across Differences Framework
- 13 research-based cases
- 11 chapters written by leadership experts
- Nine individual exercises
- References and resources to extend the learning
About the Authors
Kelly Hannum, Ph.D is Manager of Research at CCL's Greensboro campus. Her areas of expertise include program evaluation and global leadership development. She has published, presented, and taught in a wide variety of venues internationally. She has also managed a variety of international research and evaluation projects and recently co-edited The Handbook of Leadership Development Evaluation.
Belinda B. McFeeters, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CCL.
Lize Booysen, Ph.D. is Professor, Leadership and Change, Antioch University.
The Center for Creative Leadership (www.ccl.org) is a nonprofit educational institution that serves as an international resource for increasing the leadership capabilities of individuals and organizations. The Center's activities encompass leadership education, publications, assessments, events, and networks. Through its programs, CCL has a significant impact on some 20,000 leaders and 3,000 organizations each year. The Center is broadly recognized for excellence in leadership development and executive education by sources such as BusinessWeek, the Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal.