Inclusive leaders aren’t late when the weekend rolls around. The day job can stop, but the continuous learning doesn’t have to. There are many opportunities to develop your leadership skills on a personal level. And education can be a fun opportunity. Inclusive leaders intentionally seek to develop and strengthen skills because it is a journey of constant challenges that cannot all be solved during work hours.
Here are six opportunities that inclusive leaders can take advantage of this weekend.
Podcasts provide short periods of learning in an digestible format and can be consumed on the go. Use the podcast search function to type in inclusive leadership and consume different perspectives and conversations on the topic. One suggestion to check out is the Oprah’s Book Club Podcast on Caste by Isabelle Wilkerson.
Consuming articles and books builds inclusive leadership skills and can be a shared experience. Additionally, joining a book club allows for additional support in dealing with thought-provoking content. The highly recognized and Amazon Editor’s Choice, We are not like them by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza, is an interesting book to consume this weekend.
Attending events is a great way to learn about new cultures. Eventbrite or To meet are great places to explore to find activities and events to increase your cultural awareness. Options include being intentional in seeking inclusive leadership or scrolling to notice what is available. A great first step is to define the area of focus or growth opportunity to narrow down the scope. Also consider expanding your reach by expanding the proximity of your search.
Additional approaches to consider:
- To familiarise with festivals and heritage celebrations.
- Reflect and decide what opportunities exist to learn more about diversity, equity, inclusion, or belonging.
- Seek input from friends or family members and make learning a shared experience.
The municipal library also has a calendar of events. Check out the offerings and if nothing piques interest, reach out boldly to suggest a lineup.
Premium TV offers plenty of advice on inclusive leadership content. First, consider trial offers, usually lasting several days, to consume new content included this weekend. For example, netflix offers research on the celebration of heritage months. Also, focus on topics to target more precisely. HBO Max offers shows like Julia, And Just Like That are examples of television shows that focus on promoting inclusive learning experiences.
The weekend is an opportunity to diversify the consumption of social networks. Think outside the box and seek out interest groups to engage and build capacity for inclusive leadership. Of course, be respectful and define from the start how to engage on the platforms. Additionally, it is prudent to proactively determine the treatment of differences. Finally, why not try a new platform? ICT Tacfor example, has many inclusive leaders to explore.
Place of worship
Trying out a new place of worship is an opportunity to broaden perspective. Recently I met a pastor and her husband. The mental note was that there was an opportunity to attend the worship service to broaden my perspective. Do some research and be open to an experience outside of your comfort zone. Exposure opportunities include music, connections, and global awareness of missionary causes.