A practically relevant inclusive leadership approach was developed within the context of the EU project ‘Inclusive Leadership’, supporting those involved in the non-profit sector, the economy and administration to develop their individual style of inclusive leadership. The project was carried out by three partners from three European countries and funded by the EU Erasmus+ programme.
As part of the project three tools were developed to accompany those interested in inclusive leadership on their journey towards being an inclusive leader:
Online Tool for a low-threshold first taste of the topic of inclusive leadership and an initial self-assessment of one’s own practice, as well as recommendations for the next steps to take.
Handbook – Theoretical Framework with comprehensive information for a more detailed insight into the topic, as well as support for applying inclusive leadership in day-to-day practice.
Manual for Trainers with numerous exercises and a model curriculum to support you when carrying out workshops on inclusive leadership.
The inclusive leadership approach focuses particularly on collaboration with those who have any form of disability, have an immigration or refugee background, or live in remote areas where there is limited infrastructure or access to information.
The practical examples and interviews that are part of the working materials, as well as the experts that were consulted in the development of the inclusive leadership approach, come from the fields of work mentioned above and ensure that the inclusive leadership approach is directly related to real practice.
It is possible to transfer this approach to work with further target groups or in other work contexts. This has already been practically and successfully attempted during the project. For this reason, it is possible for us in reference to the developed approach to inclusive leadership to talk about a leadership approach that is generally applicable in social and economic contexts.
Further the following organisation contributed with their experience and feedback to the project – ASD Kamaleonte (Italy), Associazione KIM (Italy), International Rescue Commitee (Greece), Limina – Lernen im Wandel (Austria), Maria Nasswetter PR Beratung (Austria), WirZusammen – Integration-Initiative of Empathy Now! (Austria)