Let’s Talk Talent Roundtable: Inclusive leadership for the future of work, a guide for HR with Stefano Battaglia, PhD

Virtual Roundtable | March 15, 2022 9:00 am

The transition to a new way of working in the context of the global pandemic presents both challenges and opportunities for organizations. The pandemic has changed people’s attitudes and expectations. and leaders will not be able to simply revert to their old ways of managing teams. They will need to be more focused on the well-being of their employees, helping them to feel heard and included.

In the post-pandemic workplace, it will be more important than ever to practice inclusive leadership. Inclusive leadership reflects a new way of leading teams: when people feel that they are treated fairly, that their uniqueness is appreciated and they have a sense of belonging, then they will feel included, and they will unleash their potential performing at their best for themselves and their organizations.

Of course, the core aspects of leadership, such as setting direction and influencing others are unchanging, but a new capability is emerging as vital, and it must change the way we lead. This has important implications for how organizations assess, coach and develop leaders. 

So come to this interactive session where we will help you as HR leaders to think about the qualities of an inclusive leader and how to help their organization to cultivate inclusive capabilities across their leadership population.

What we will cover:

  • What does an inclusive leader look like?
  • How to create that environment
  • Give you ideas and tips about how to implement
  • Opportunity to learn from other organisations
  • Providing you with some examples
  • How HR can help train inclusive leaders

What we won’t cover in-depth in this session:

  • ED&I

Sign up to the Roundtable below:

We are setting this up to be a really interactive session. Expect to get involved and add to the discussion, with your own experiences in a trusted (virtual) room of peers.

Meet the hosts

Dr Stefano Battaglia

Dr Stefano Battaglia is an accomplished Human Resource and L&D professional with extensive international experience on the full HR business cycle. He has previously worked as HR Business Partner and L&D Partner at Frontiers Media S.A., one of the largest and fastest-growing open-access publisher worldwide, and he has led the Swiss Romandie team of HRBPs at Merkle Switzerland SA (Dentsu International).

Dr Stefano Battaglia currently teaches Organizational Behaviour and Organizational Design at Business School of Lausanne (BSL) in Switzerland. He holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from the Bradford School of Management and a PhD from the Strathclyde Business School. His doctoral thesis examines the development of ‘trust dynamics’ in the employment relationship and the challenges faced by HR professionals in developing trust relationships in organizations.

He has over 10 years of teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels, lecturing at numerous higher-education institutions including Swiss Education Group (SEG), EU Business School, Geneva Business School, Glion Institute of Higher Education and Business School Lausanne (BSL). Additionally, he has also specialized as Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and Career Coach.

Jo Taylor

For over 20 years Jo has been working in HR and management, starting her career at the BBC as a storyteller which gives her a unique insight into HR. Before starting Let’s Talk Talent, she was Director of Talent & Resourcing at TalkTalk Group and has had senior roles at Dentsu Aegis, Channel 4 and HarperCollins UK. Jo has a natural ability (and an abundance of high-level experience) when it comes to complex, customer-facing organisations and a deep appreciation of employees as consumers.

With 7 years experience at board level in a variety of leadership roles, Jo is adept at creating and implementing people-centric talent strategies, designing performance management processes, blended learning and development solutions, talent mapping and redesigns of recruitment, succession, reward and recognition strategies globally.

Launching Let’s Talk Talent, in 2015 Jo is currently thriving amongst a wide range of exciting projects for global clients.