Leadership Basics Half-Day Session 1
"Cultural Fluency: The Top 10 things about Leadership that No One Told You!"
Presenter: Professor Nouman Ashraf
Inclusive leadership matters deeply to organizations because it represents its values at the level of organizational routines and interpersonal practices. While diversity exists by default, enabling inclusion as a culture requires embracing a design mindset that aligns organizational norms, behaviours and routines with organizational intent. This session focuses on learning to use our awareness, intent and skill to enable cultural fluency in living out our mission and to take purposeful steps in creating an engaging and inclusive environment.
Nouman Ashraf is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream within the Organizational Behavior area at the Rotman School of Management.
He possesses a broad range of professional, academic and research interests, with a specialized focus on enabling inclusive and innovative practices within teams, organizations and boards. For the last decade and a half, he has held progressively senior roles at the University of Toronto. He is a recognized thought leader in governance, and has taught thousands of directors in the national Rotman program on Not for Profit Governance in partnership with the Institute for Corporate Directors since its inception in 2007.
Nouman has advised numerous clients such as Shopper’s Drugmart, Tory’s, the Canada Pension Plan and Investment Board, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, United Way Toronto, and numerous post-secondary and healthcare institutions.
Nouman serves as Teaching Fellow at the Institute for Gender + the Economy. He is also an Associate at Trinity College within the University of Toronto.
At lunch time, he can be found at Massey College within the University of Toronto, where he mentors exceptional post-graduate students in his capacity as Senior Fellow Emeritus.
Goal: To enhance your knowledge in cultural fluency as a leader in academic medicine
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Describe cultural fluency and emancipatory leadership.
2. Identify factors in organizational decision making (understanding exclusion).
A light dinner will be provided
For more information and to register, visit the Leadership Basics Program page.