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Virtual workshop

Leading Inclusively Lab

25 September - 18 December 2023
9:00 am to 11:00 am US Eastern Time


Delivered by

Vernice Jones & Alice Evans

Fee range

US $1,100

Contact Person

Vernice Jones


This interactive program will run for 6 sessions, including 1 Q & A bonus sessions. It will be hosted via Zoom with a group of up to 24 people accepted to maximize social identity differences such as race/ethnicity, gender, country of origin, age, sexual orientation, and class. 
Between sessions, you will work in small groups. Please note that these in-between formal sessions work with your group is mandatory (we also think you’ll find it a highlight of your experience). 

About the Program

The Leading Inclusively Lab is a highly experiential, full immersion experience where you will learn to foster psychologically safe and developmentally appropriate spaces for people across multiple social identity and cultural differences. We need these capacities now more than ever. All across the world, we are seeing that understanding and engaging skillfully across differences is critical and complex. As humans, we’re wired to label each other and construct reasons to elevate our group over other groups. We are seeing more and more the limitations of this wiring, especially when we commit microaggressions against individuals and groups and our unconscious biases get us in all kinds of trouble. Society and our organizations demand that we become more self-aware and inclusive. This demand challenges our identity, simple stories, and the need for control. Sometimes when we try, we get it wrong and this unsettles us. This experiential program is designed to help us bring our most expansive selves to leading in more inclusive ways.

What you'll learn

This course on becoming an intercultural leader offers a way to expand your skills and grow developmentally, in what we call the Leading Inclusively Lab. Consider participating in this program if you resonate with these intentions:

  • I am willing to search and test my own tolerance and sense of self
  • I want to increase awareness of my own biases and learn ways to make them explicit
  • I want to become better at engaging and bridging across cultural and social identity differences, such as country of origin, race, gender, class, and sexual orientation.
  • I want to cultivate energetic awareness of our interconnectedness while embracing our differences
  • I want to learn how to build trusting relationships and manage conflict across cultural differences
  • I want to learn what changes I can make to help foster a more equitable, inclusive, and just corporate or institutional culture; I want to foster a culture of belonging

Specifically, you will:

  • Take the Intercultural Development Inventory
  • Take an Adult Development Assessment
  • Work in small groups between sessions
  • Receive one-on-one coaching
  • Develop an intercultural development plan
  • Learn from safe-to-fail experiments

Accessibility - Fees

We hope to keep this workshop accessible for all that wish to attend.  The program with early registration is US $1,100.


We also offer a self-selected reduced fee of US $250.00 for participants who belong to historically underrepresented groups, e.g., people of colour, indigenous people, those outside the western business paradigm.
If cost is still an issue, please reach out to Vernice.

Dates & Times

Display the dates and times for:

Session 1 25th September, 2023 9:00 am
Session 2 9th October, 2023 9:00 am
Session 3 30th October, 2023 9:00 am
Q & A 20th November, 2023 8:00 am
Session 4 20th November, 2023 9:00 am
Session 5 4th December, 2023 9:00 am
Session 6 18th December, 2023 9:00 am

Cancellation & Terms

Payment is fully refundable up to 28 days before the start of the event, less a 13% processing fee; it is not refundable thereafter. If the event is under-enrolled, we reserve the right to cancel 28 days prior to the event start date, and refund your registration fee in full.

Faculty Bios

Vernice Jones

Vernice believes that leaders can learn to expand their impact and agility through presence, connection, and awareness across contexts. With over 15 years of experience working with global Fortune 500 companies and large nonprofits, Vernice Jones creates experiential leadership programs and leadership development solutions that connect and drive business results. Vernice is a Director and Faculty of Adult Development at Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership. She is also an Associate (Coach, Facilitator, Consultant) at Cultivating Leadership, where she is currently co-faculty of The Leading Inclusively Lab. Vernice leverages her former experience as a diversity, equity and inclusion leader in her work in the Leading Inclusively Lab and her work leading circles of executive women of color. Vernice designed and delivered a two-week curriculum and trained instructors for prospective students at Duke University’s prestigious Leadership Academy in North Carolina, Shanghai and Beijing, China. Through her executive coaching business, she has been an executive and professional coach for clients in the US, Europe, Africa and Asia. As a certified coach, Vernice Jones has completed coaching certification programs from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), and Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching through CRR Global. She is qualified to administer The Leadership Circle 360 profile, and the Myers Briggs, MBTI. Vernice has been designated by the International Coaching Federation as an MCC (Master Certified Coach), and a mentor coach. Vernice graduated from the University of Maryland with an undergraduate degree in Economics. She also holds a Masters degree in Finance and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Vernice has worked on a number of community development projects including an Origami camp for girls in South Carolina, an English language program for Chinese seniors, and a program for church elders at a church with locations in South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria.

Alice Evans

Alice is passionate about the connections across projects, teams, organisations and systems, and she loves to work with leaders at all levels to see these connections. She’s had a long career working on some of society’s greatest challenges, such as climate change and social justice. She has led and participated in efforts to bring social justice to the forefront of systems change. In her experience, working around power and equity require the same skills as supporting teams to work well together, which is what has made her such a strong facilitator and coach to top teams. Alice is an experienced systems coach. She uses her experience and training to create, facilitate and hold spaces for individuals, teams and organisations to engage with the visible and invisible forces that shape their behaviour, processes and impact. She will gently, compassionately and firmly help what needs to emerge, change or be said. She does so without judgement, using systems thinking, design thinking, power and equity informed processes and tools. She’s equally comfortable working with teams at all levels from board to frontline, executive to middle management. Most recently she was Deputy Chief Executive of a charitable foundation, and has been a school governor and on a number of boards. A Brit living in Amsterdam, she can often be found swimming or paddleboarding with her children in the many lakes and canals near her.