What is Inclusive Leadership?

Research has shown us that to engage diverse talent, build inclusive leaders, and foster an innovative, courageous, and equitable culture, we must start at the top.

Leadership is about influencing others through personal attributes and behaviors. As a leader, you are responsible for generating trust, building authentic relationships, and effective teams.  It is vital that you lead by example and inspire excellence in others.  Inclusive leaders understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in engaging their workforce and in creating safe, respectful work environment.

WRDC’s Inclusive Leadership workshop is for leaders of people and will provide an overview on equity, diversity and inclusion; the qualities, traits and aims of an inclusive leader; the five models and business case for inclusive leadership and the importance of understanding unconscious bias in engaging and leading diverse teams.

Meet Lisa Birmingham!

Lisa is a highly skilled facilitator with over 30 years of experience.  A former member the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), she has delivered hundreds of professional development workshops on a variety of topics to thousands of employees across the four Atlantic provinces and has a diverse background in education, business, and the non-profit sector.

Prior to joining WRDC in 2014, Lisa was the Western Regional Business Connections Coordinator with Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE). Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Winnipeg and an Education degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has taught in the Canadian and International school systems, held various management positions with Bell Aliant with a dedicated focus on Employee Engagement and has managed her own coaching and consulting company. Lisa is a certified mediator, coach and a Diversity and Inclusion Influencer through the Canadian Centre of Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI).

Throughout her career Lisa has been on numerous boards including the Community Mental Health Association and continues to be a strong advocate for mental health.

Join us on March 8th, 2022
1:30 – 3:00 PM, NST

Click here for more information and to register for the Coffee with CWOIL “Inclusive Leadership” training session with Lisa Birmingham