- 17 Nov 2019 Dubai
In today’s global business environment, diversity has become increasingly important. As the awareness of the benefits of diversity and inclusion grows, these components become key in the facilitation of talent acquisition and the ethical growth of a company’s employment brand. The importance placed on workplace diversity and inclusion partly results from the recognition that improved diversity can contribute to an increase in organisational performance and, thus, the differentiation it can provide in competitive markets.
Having said this, the diversifying of working environments can be easier said than done, and actually delivering this vision across all levels of an organisation is not a straightforward process. In an aggressive business culture, where companies are constantly striving to identify the means by which to eclipse their rivals, characteristics such as gender, religion, ethnicity and social status have been, and, unfortunately, continue to be, viewed negatively when juxtaposed to the societal perception of success being white, male and Christian. One of the biggest issues with this paradigm, and a significant threat to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, is the undermining influence of unconscious bias.
If we truly wish to work in more inclusive teams, with a diverse cross-section of gender and social strata, then we need to take concerted and aligned action. In doing so, we must not only accept collective responsibility, but also individual responsibility for our actions, and acknowledge how and why we unconsciously pass judgement within the workplace.
Who Should Attend
This course is primarily designed for people who are responsible for driving a diversity and inclusion agenda for their organisation. This may include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Human Resource Professionals
- Business Owners
- Any other individual who plays a contributing role within the culture of their organisation
Benefits of Attending
- Explore what inequality and unconscious bias look like within a multicultural workplace
- Learn how to become an inclusive leader and drive change within the workplace
- Recognise and understand our personal unconscious bias
- Discover how ignoring unconscious bias can negatively affect productivity and happiness within the Middle Eastern workplace
- Identify and explore practical, easy-to-implement strategies to support a more balanced workplace
With over fifteen years of experience in developing and mentoring talent, Kyla supports leaders as they navigate through company change and global career and leadership transitions. Kyla gained her advanced coaching credential with the International Coach Academy (ICA), one of the world’s leading coaching schools, in 2014. Her coaching qualifications ideally complement her Bachelor of Management degree and Post Graduate study in Human Resources.
Kyla is currently a Human Resource/Talent Management Consultant and Certified Professional Coach for numerous multinational companies throughout the Middle East, Asia and Australia. By way of delivering focused and high value service to her clients, she is able to effectively complete individual projects and provide additional support to an existing team. Kyla’s extensive experience encompasses 360 evaluations and feedback and analysis of psychometric testing for mid and senior level Managers (Hay Group, CEB Global, and Gallup Clifton Strengths), as well as succession planning projects, training of mid-level management employees to improve team performance and business engagement, and managing cultural diversity within the workplace.
In addition to her consulting services, Kyla provides coaching for internal employees who are transitioning into new roles, as well as those who may require support developing within a current position. She works with employees to establish corporate aligned goals, and conducts personal career development to outline time frames and monitor outcomes. She also develops individual employee progress reports for management teams, whilst maintaining ethical boundaries and client/coach privilege and confidentiality. Additionally, Kyla is able to support employees transitioning into new senior roles, or those relocating to the Middle East from abroad.
In 2017, Kyla gave form to her passion for female empowerment and equality in the workplace by developing a platform that she named Succeeding In Heels. Having lived abroad for the better part of the past twenty years, Kyla has found that the common thread linking women from different cultures, nationalities and religions is to find fulfilling work that they can fall in love with, and to have the freedom and flexibility they desire. Succeeding In Heels allows Kyla to connect with and help women via coaching, workshops and training. This initiative has grown into a network of women who are building careers and businesses and who are supported by Kyla through her monthly live event and within a private group.
Novotel World Trade Centre
Novotel World Trade Centre
Happiness Street, P.O.Box 9622
Telephone: +971 (4) 332 0000
Business and leisure trips are better at Novotel World Trade Centre, Dubai. Conveniently located within the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DWTC), this contemporary hotel is your home away from home when in the city of gold. Our staff welcome you with “Ikram”, the traditional Emirati hospitality. Our guestrooms and suites come with complimentary Wi-Fi, minibar, interactive flat screen TV, individually controlled air-conditioning and eco-friendly amenities. The comfortable beds and bathrooms welcome travellers after a long day of work or sightseeing. Start the morning with a continental or full English breakfast in Entre-Nous Restaurant, our all-day dining restaurant. Then relax by the pool and enjoy signature cocktails and light meals from Chills Pool Bar. End the day listening to live music at Blue Bar. Whether travelling alone, as a family or in a group, make Novotel World Trade Centre, Dubai, your place to stay.
Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Pricing excludes 5% VAT, which will be charged where applicable