Melbourne Business School Short Courses Culturally Conscious Leadership

Culturally Conscious Leadership

Unlock the full potential of diversity within you and your organisation to drive greater business value.

2 days

Culturally Conscious Leadership Overview

Cultivate a culturally responsive leadership style and master the ways it can improve outcomes for your organisation.

Cultivate a culturally responsive leadership style and master the ways it can improve outcomes for your organisation.

Delve into cutting-edge academic frameworks, operational structures, and inclusive policies informed by the rich tapestry of workplace diversity. By tapping into the power of your own cultural heritage, you will uncover the best ways to foster a workplace environment that thrives on difference.

The short course is run by a mix of world-class academics and industry experts with extensive practical experience with large-scale multinational industry bodies.

Who Should Attend the Culturally Conscious Leadership?

Leaders and Managers

  • Uncover how to leverage the cultural diversity of your team and yourself for better performance and as a competitive advantage.
  • Strengthen relationships with external partners, including third-party suppliers and global offices, to maximixe business value.

HR Professionals and Recruiters

  • Expand your knowledge of inclusion and organisational development.
  • Discover how to optimise your organisation’s performance by unleashing your workforce’s full potential.

Leaders in Government and the NFP Sector

  • Expand your impact on your organisation’s culture and talent development.

Policy Makers and Regulators

  • Use creative and innovative cultural perspectives to inform policies and frameworks.

Board Members

  • Understand the ways culture can contribute to the growth of your organisation.

Culturally Conscious Leadership Key Takeaways

Powerful self-aware leadership

  • Connect into and harness the power of your own cultural influences and heritage.
  • Become a skillful and self-aware leader.

Motivate your team

  • Manage effectively in a culturally diverse world, starting with authentic leadership and an awareness of cultural diversity.
  • Amplify your local or global team’s creative, collaborative and innovative capacities by recognising, decoding and harnessing diverse cultural influences of you and others.

Improved negotiations

  • Understand cultural logics which govern our assumptions of how cultural difference can affect negotiation and relationships.
  • Manage conflict and problem-solve more effectively with clients, colleagues and stakeholders.

Culturally Conscious Leadership Topics Covered

Cultural diversity and inclusion are critical components of a thriving organisation. Deepen your cross-cultural intelligence, communication skills and reflective practice with Melbourne Business School.

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Authentic Leadership

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Cultural Generalisations and Stereotypes

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Hidden Styles of Trust and Information Sharing

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Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

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Relationship Management

Culturally Conscious Leadership Facilitator

Everyone has a great story and worldview based on their cultural background and experiences. How can we leverage and include that diversity to solve business and organisational problems? Answering that question is what this program is about.

Samuelson Appau

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Expand or Deepen the Capabilities of Your People

Develop cultural knowledge as a strategic enabler of your organisation.

Develop cultural knowledge as a strategic enabler of your organisation.

Employees are attracted to and stay with companies with a meaningful diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) culture. Become a workplace of choice and register your leaders for our Culturally Conscious Leadership short course.

Volume booking discounts may be available for organisations registering multiple employees across a variety of our short courses over a 12-month period.

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Culturally Conscious Leadership Key Facilitators

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Samuelson is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Melbourne Business School. Prior to joining academia, Samuelson worked in market research and brand consulting with Kantar Millward Brown in West Africa, advising clients such as Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever, and Etisalat.

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With a PhD in social psychology, Jennifer specialises in organisational behaviour, negotiation and people management, and conducts research into the ways in which power is used in the workplace.

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Katrina Reynen-Woodward OAM


Katrina is a respected executive leader, coach and Board Chair with a career in education and global business management. Her core capability is the capacity to draw together the threads of complex and varied ideas into a cohesive summary to direct further action.

Culturally Conscious Leadership Partnerships

Scanlon Foundation Research Institute aims to build a bridge between academic insight and public thought to support the advancement of Australia as a welcoming, prosperous, and cohesive nation.

Upcoming Sessions

This is a non-residential program. The program fee covers tuition and meals during the workshop.

Read our full terms and conditions and other frequently asked questions for more information.


27 - 28 Aug Carlton
2 days
$3,500 AUD

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Melbourne Business School’s short courses cater to:

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Independent leaders who wish to upskill and grow their network.
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Organisations looking to expand or deepen the capabilities of their team.
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Organisations who would like to co-design custom learning experiences.

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