Theme: Diversity & Inclusion General
Area: Coaching & Mentoring
Style: Mainly Experiential
Session on 2 June 2020 14:00 UTC - View on timetable
Whether we are a leader, manager, or individual employee or we are a practitioner who coach and/or mentor, the lens we apply to information, situations, and people impact the outcome of our work with our stakeholders. As the world becomes increasingly global and multi-cultural, our ability to see the world, to interact with others, and to make decisions require that we continue to be inclusive and diverse. What does true diversity and inclusion mean, and regardless of our role in society, how does that translate into behavior?
As coaches, our clients depend on our ability to be objective and bias-free in our feedback, advice, and perspectives; as managers and leaders, their daily role is to influence and guide their peers and teams to goals and objectives that are in the best interest of their organisations or individual development. As organisations, they consistently strive to ensure that their recruitment and employee policies are as inclusive as required and intended. In theory, this sounds ideal. In practice, can everyone carry out true inclusion? What does judgment, bias, and assumption-free behavior look like and how do we, as organisations, coaches, and leaders adopt such skills towards an inclusive world?
Cecilia Lui brings 25+ years of cross-sector and industry-wide experience from Canada and Hong Kong across corporate administration, communications, and business development prior to her 10+ years in consulting, coaching, and training work across Asia. Cecilia’s multi-disciplinary background across sectors, psychology, organisational behavior, startup culture, positively positions her to consult and to provide customised L&D solutions with organisations, addressing cross-cultural management, workplace issues, and staff development. She also supports professionals on career transition and professional development, supporting them to build skills and attributes to achieve their goals and ambitions.
Cecilia holds an MA in Communications from the California State University (USA), is a Certified Practitioner of Lumina Learning (UK) and has accreditations for Coaching, NLP, Career & Business Planning. She also has publishing credits with the SCMP and other media on diverse business and personal topics and has lectured for universities in Hong Kong for business and communication faculties. As an international presenter across Europe, Canada, and Asia, Cecilia also has extensive mentoring experience as founding chair to an award-winning programme for a global business women network (2003-8). In her coaching work, she uses a blended-approach of mentoring and coaching with her clients, adapting her approach across cultures and personalities.