Virtual Master class The Inclusion Paradox

Building an inclusive working environment  | The importance of Authentic Courage

Diversity and inclusion is rapidly becoming a primary topic of conversation in our daily lives and our organizations. But diversity and inclusion are typically complementary, opposing movements! Diversity is created through more and more differentiation. In contrast, inclusion arises through more and more integration.

The more our work and world show diversity on all fronts, the more patience, courage not to judge and genuine tolerance will be required of us. Embracing diversity and inclusive living and working is anything but self-evident. It is the art of living and leadership "par excellence". And it is organizing for sustainable success.

Virtual master class

In this master class organized by Schouten Global and Consultive Strategic Leadership Services, Jacqui Brassey takes you on a journey through the various leadership aspects of diversity and inclusion. And especially about the real courage and dimensions of authentic leadership that are necessary to think and act inclusive and to truly embrace diversity. Courage with a capital C.

  • Online event
  • December 7th 10.00 h – 11.30 h CET
  • 1,5  hours virtual class
  • 20 - 50 participants
  • Including the newest book by Jacqui Brassey
  • Costs € 75,- excl. VAT

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  • Opening by Camiel Gielkens, CEO Schouten & Nelissen
  • Keynote by Jacqui Brassey 
  • Q&A by Jacqui Brassey & Annemarie de Bourbon de Parme
  • Break-out sessions
  • Closure by Camiel Gielkens

For whom is this master class interesting?

This master class is designed for leaders in C-level management and strategic HRM in organizations who are eager to keep building an inclusive working environment.

Including book by Jacqui Brassey

You will receive a copy of the newest edition of ‘Advancing Authentic Confidence Through Emotional Flexibility’ (or ‘Authentiek Zelfvertrouwen’ in Dutch), by Jacqui Brassey, after the master class.

Key note speakers

Jacqui Brassey
Director of Enduring Priorities Learning and part of the Global Learning Leadership team at McKinsey & Company. She is Academic researcher at the university of Amsterdam, Adjunct Professor at IE University and member of the Supervisory Board of Save the Children NL. Before joining McKinsey, she spent most of her professional life in business including 10 years with Unilever, in a variety of global HR Expertise roles both in the Netherlands and in London. For more information about Jacqui and an overview of all of her publications feel free to connect via LinkedIn.

Annemarie de Bourbon de Parme

Annemarie de Bourbon de Parme is a leadership consultant with Consultive in the profit and non-profit sectors of the market. Within organizational development, her focus areas are diversity and inclusion. Annemarie read Dutch Law in Utrecht (LLM) and Media Studies in Groningen (MA). She also holds certificates from James Madison University and the law schools of Shanghai (ECUPL) and Sydney. Annemarie worked many years as a parliamentary journalist with NOS in The Hague and Brussels. In 2011 she published the book De smaak van de macht (The taste of power), in which she wrote of her conversations about leadership with the former Dutch prime ministers. If you'd like to know more, feel free to contact her via LinkedIn.

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