You Can Learn to Be a More Inclusive Leader

Diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging are critically important for workforce development today. To be more effective, talent leaders have to actively work to influence these behaviors in the leadership bench and design them into an organization’s fabric. Fortunately, anyone can learn to be a more inclusive leader — if they’re willing to invest the time and focus it takes to build an inclusive mindset and the specialized skill and tool sets needed to nurture and support it.

In this webinar talent leaders will learn: how inclusive leaders think and perceive the world, how inclusive leadership is evolving, and what paradigm shifts need to happen internally to ensure that leaders consistently practice and prioritize inclusion. This is not a static concept. Talent leaders must remain abreast of changing definitions, strategies, and tactics to help build more inclusive leaders today and tomorrow.


  1. How can leaders instill inclusive leadership capabilities strategically and programmatically?
  2. What responsibilities do minorities — women and people of color — have when it comes to upgrading their leadership skills?
  3. What is compassionate leadership, how does it relate to inclusive leadership, and why should leaders sustain and nurture it?
Iyad Uakoub

Iyad Uakoub

Sr. Director, Behavioral Science
Iyad Uakoub leads Behavioral Science at Sounding Board. His mission is to connect science to practice and tell evidence-based stories to fuel the company’s ongoing growth. He led L&D and People programs at three multibillion-dollar tech startups, and designed nationally recognized coaching and data insights interventions at Stanford, Purdue and the UN. He did his masters and doctoral research in organizational behavior, management, psychology at Purdue, USF and Harvard. Iyad is also a fellow at Harvard Institute of Coaching, a Fulbright scholar and a certified coach. His research interests include the intersection of leadership development, coaching as well as meaningful work, identities, and multigenerational workplaces.
Kellye Whitney

Kellye Whitney

Sounding Board

Kellye Whitney has more than 15 years of marketing and publishing experience with a focus on learning and development, talent management, and equity, diversity, and inclusion. As the head of content for Sounding Board, the award-winning editor and blogger uses deep industry experience and her skill as a storyteller to uncover and share strategies leaders can use to make the most of their talent and develop more effective leaders.

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