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The Leadership Experience

An Ascension DEI Retreat

Learning Modules

Leading Inclusively

As companies become more diverse, inclusion becomes increasingly critical for organizational success. Now more than ever inclusive leadership competencies are a critical new standard for organizational leadership.


Emotional Intelligence

When managers move into leadership, Emotional Quotient (EQ) and Emotional Intelligence (EI) are the greatest factors that determine their success. Studies show only 15% of leadership success comes from IQ, while an overwhelmingly 85% of leadership success comes from EQ or EI.


The Belonging Factor

Managers and employees alike dread performance management reviews when there is a lack of connection with job function, organizational culture, and organizational vision and mission. The Belonging Factor module merges performance management, talent management and belonging. Belonging is the intangible experience employees have when they feel connected. This connection reaps many benefits including increased morale, lowered turnover, increased market share, boosted revenue and overall employee health.


DEI Design Thinking

In the 1950s and 60s engineering and architectural design companies started using design thinking methodology to provide a solution-based approach to solving problems. Today design thinking methodology is used in every facet of society including organizational behavior, the development and implementation of government policies, product design and service delivery.┬á Some of the companies using design thinking today to stay ahead of their competitors include Toyota, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung Electronics, Bank of America Corp., PepsiCo., and Nike. Ascension Worldwide’s DEI Design Thinking module helps companies solve problems by looking at design thinking through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


The Leadership Experience® is more than a retreat it is an experience. It offers leaders an opportunity to unplug, recharge and reengage with purpose, passion and greater performance leveraging diversity, inclusion, and equity. Our retreats also challenge leaders to lead inclusively, cultivate company culture and create greater organizational impact.

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A self-paced journal consisting of 22 different exercises that allows you to document your journey of inclusion and self-discovery.

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