Jackie Handy (NEW) | Vistage UK
Speaker Bio

Jackie Handy (NEW)

  • Looking for someone who has both personal and professional experience in the subject of Diversity & Inclusion and Leadership?
  • Want someone who positively challenges perceptions, processes, the ‘way we’ve always done it’ mentality to directly impact your success?
  • Need someone who is committed to inspiring action?

There are few speakers like Jackie. She was a terrible leader turned great leader. She was excluded and isolated and became included and recognised for her contribution.

Specialising in Diversity & Inclusion and inclusive leadership, Jackie has seen both sides of the coin. She knows first-hand how exclusion feels, the hurt and anxiety that bullying leads to and what to do to ensure others don’t experience what she did. She engages and encourages leaders to think differently and importantly, to act differently resulting in their own personal fulfilment as well as attracting and retaining a workforce who are truly engaged.

With an extensive recruitment career behind her, Jackie now works globally supporting organisations in bringing their D&I strategy to life and breaking down the stereotypical barriers to inclusion in attraction, recruitment, retention and engagement matters.

She equips others with the answers to questions she wished she knew when she was a leader of people and inspires culture change to empower and grow businesses and the people within them.

You can expect highly engaging, humorous and immersive sessions with Jackie as she takes you on a journey far beyond Unconscious Bias through to Conscious Inclusion, with clear, simple and practical steps to take to really make a difference in your business.

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Inclusive Leadership – Your competitive advantage?

A thought-provoking, immersive and action-focused workshop designed to support business leaders attract, recruit and engage a diverse workforce

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Inclusive Leadership – Your competitive advantage?

Overview:

A thought-provoking, immersive and action-focused workshop designed to support business leaders attract, recruit and engage a diverse workforce.

Purpose for CEO’s & Business Leaders:

In the current economic climate, leveraging talent is a crucial ingredient for today’s business success. It is more important than ever for business leaders to embrace diversity, challenge unconscious bias and move towards conscious inclusion through daily leadership practice. There are global benefits to inclusion and adopting a culture of inclusive leadership will enable you to attract and recruit diverse talent and engage and retain employees, resulting in increased productivity and profit.

Key Points Covered:

  • Unconscious bias
  • Defining diversity & inclusion
  • Embracing the benefits of diversity & Inclusion
  • Exploring Inclusive Leadership in Practice
  • Psychological safety

Objectives:

  • Defining Diversity and Inclusion
  • An overview of the ‘9 protected characteristics’
  • Acknowledge our own circle of trust
  • Identifying our own implicit biases and why they make us human
  • Recognising what unconscious bias is and how it affects us
  • Highlighting the global benefits to a diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Identifying how to make the shift to conscious inclusion in practice
  • Defining Psychological Safety and how it supports Diversity & Inclusion

Value & Takeaways:

By the end of this session, attendees will have acknowledged their biases and have methods to move beyond them, ensuring they maximise opportunities for attracting, recruiting, engaging and retaining skilled talent in their businesses, now and in the future.

In addition, they will have practical tools and ideas to implement immediately in their businesses to ensure everyone is valued for their contribution, regardless of their differences. This will enable them to increase innovation and productivity which is designed to positively impact profitability.

Actions:

The possibilities are endless with this session, but I’d hope for the following:

  • Changes in the attraction and the recruitment process (i.e. gender-neutral language, competency and value-focused interview structures)
  • Facilitating team meetings differently to include everyone
  • Proactively discussing promotion/additional responsibilities through extending circle of trust
  • Instigating a culture of psychological safety
  • Being mindful of own actions and language and adopting a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination or ‘exclusion’

Added May 2019.

Inclusive Leadership – Your competitive advantage?

A thought-provoking, immersive and action-focused workshop designed to support business leaders attract, recruit and engage a diverse workforce

Read more

Inclusive Leadership – Your competitive advantage?

Overview:

A thought-provoking, immersive and action-focused workshop designed to support business leaders attract, recruit and engage a diverse workforce.

Purpose for CEO’s & Business Leaders:

In the current economic climate, leveraging talent is a crucial ingredient for today’s business success. It is more important than ever for business leaders to embrace diversity, challenge unconscious bias and move towards conscious inclusion through daily leadership practice. There are global benefits to inclusion and adopting a culture of inclusive leadership will enable you to attract and recruit diverse talent and engage and retain employees, resulting in increased productivity and profit.

Key Points Covered:

  • Unconscious bias
  • Defining diversity & inclusion
  • Embracing the benefits of diversity & Inclusion
  • Exploring Inclusive Leadership in Practice
  • Psychological safety

Objectives:

  • Defining Diversity and Inclusion
  • An overview of the ‘9 protected characteristics’
  • Acknowledge our own circle of trust
  • Identifying our own implicit biases and why they make us human
  • Recognising what unconscious bias is and how it affects us
  • Highlighting the global benefits to a diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Identifying how to make the shift to conscious inclusion in practice
  • Defining Psychological Safety and how it supports Diversity & Inclusion

Value & Takeaways:

By the end of this session, attendees will have acknowledged their biases and have methods to move beyond them, ensuring they maximise opportunities for attracting, recruiting, engaging and retaining skilled talent in their businesses, now and in the future.

In addition, they will have practical tools and ideas to implement immediately in their businesses to ensure everyone is valued for their contribution, regardless of their differences. This will enable them to increase innovation and productivity which is designed to positively impact profitability.

Actions:

The possibilities are endless with this session, but I’d hope for the following:

  • Changes in the attraction and the recruitment process (i.e. gender-neutral language, competency and value-focused interview structures)
  • Facilitating team meetings differently to include everyone
  • Proactively discussing promotion/additional responsibilities through extending circle of trust
  • Instigating a culture of psychological safety
  • Being mindful of own actions and language and adopting a zero-tolerance approach to discrimination or ‘exclusion’

Added May 2019.

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