Minority Groups

As with Early in Career, we highly encourage that the managers of individual contributors must also be engaged in any training which concerns the progression of a minority group. Like NGL it is important that data drives where your need is, so that individuals and managers go through programs that are appropriate to their needs and those of the business.

Women in the workplace (Women @CISCO)

There is a significant gap for those early in career, this is also true for women specifically as DARE and JUMP are for more senior women in the business.  We will work with you to design a program that will develop the individual confidence of women in the workplace and provide them with simple tools and techniques to help them in their development of their careers. PDT has a suite of Women’s Leadership Modules which we can also share if these are more suitable.

Format: Half day face-to-face workshop or 2×2 hour facilitated virtual workshop via WebEx
(pre-requisite; minimum bias awareness or e-learning)

Beginning with a personal review (pre-work), participants assess their current position against their original expectations, and their view of the future, identifying perceived barriers and enablers.  In session, they will

  • Briefly review the role of bias, perceptions et cetera in judgement
  • Apply tools and techniques to critically review their perceptions and beliefs, testing test for biases and truths.
  • The rationale for working onyour personal development as well as in your career
  • A raft of practical strategies and tactics for building and managing a successful career
  • Review the role of bias as an influence in our own personal development, challenging what and how we choose to develop who we may choose to support us in the process

Pre-and post-work can be utilized to promote discussions with peer managers

For ManagersPractical Ways to Support the Progression of Women
Please see earlier document/ complimentary session offered to Cisco I&C team – to be arranged.

Other Minority Groups: The additional challenges that are faced by minorities in the workforce are widely reported. The programs like the ones for women (above) and for people early in their career, will aim to develop the individual confidence in the workplace and provide individuals with the tools and techniques to support their personal development, and to take control of their career development.

The needs to be addressed will vary in different geographies and we will work with you to design appropriate content that addresses specific needs as and where it is appropriate to do so.  The format and structure of the programs could very much reflect the programs for Early in Career participants. We would again recommend that managers undertake complementary programs to support and develop the culture changes that are needed.

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