Disruptive Leadership - United Way BC

Disruptive Leadership

A program to support leaders to understand and demonstrate the values of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI), and lead disruptive change in their organizations.

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Southern Interior Region

United Way British Columbia (UWBC), KCR Community Resources (KCR), and community partners have developed a first offering of a Disruptive Leadership program to support leaders to understand and demonstrate the values of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI), and lead disruptive change in their organizations.

Disruptive Leadership includes six full-day sessions constructed to build leadership skills on the foundation of JEDI values.

  • Half-day of community facilitated workshops, experiential learning exercises and panels presented by those who have experienced racism, sexism, inequality, poverty, and lack of fairness. Presenters will represent and support groups and individuals who are: Experiencing Homelessness; Women: Black, Indigenous, Mixed Race, People of Colour (BIMPOC); 2SLGBTQIA+ and Newcomers
  • Half-day of learning and practicing leadership skills and processes to support methods of leading system change
  • Individual and team experiential learning projects
  • Individual coaching and mentoring for participants and teams

What’s in it for organizations, leaders and participants?

Organizations

Will develop and enhance a systems approach to managing organizational change which has a positive impact on racism, sexism, inequality, poverty, and lack of fairness in the workplace and the community.

Senior leaders/sponsors

Will empower Disruptive Leadership participants to challenge and change their organization’s status quo, and provide ongoing mentoring to their participants throughout the program.

Participants

Will have the opportunity to:

  • Build personal awareness of and openness to understanding their biases and frames of reference that affect how they develop, maintain and enhance relationships with others who are different than them.
  • Analyze, evaluate and develop leadership systems and processes to support their organization to practice justice, inclusion, diversity, and equity.
  • Develop and practice using adaptive systems, processes and approaches that will support organizational disruption, learning and change.
  • Build relationships and ways of continuing collaborating with fellow program participants and facilitators, and continue to seek coaching and support after the program ends.

Download the Disruptive Leadership Program Outline