Raising Consciousness, Developing Competency,  and Growing Courage 
April 1-3, 2019 Freising, Germany

The EuroCaucus is an intensive and interactive learning process that provides white male leaders with the competence, confidence and courage to be the change they wish to see at work and in their personal lives.

Not Your Typical Training

The EuroCaucus is an intensive and experiential learning session where where attendees experiment with new behaviors and mindsets to raise their leadership effectiveness. Concepts are introduced through the experiences, dilemmas and questions individual participants bring to the Caucus. This “data” is used to examine partnership and leadership effectiveness in real-time demonstrations of inclusive skills and behaviors that leaders apply back at work. As a result, the Caucus is extremely relevant and actionable for participants.

What Attendees Can Expect

Attending the EuroCaucus will help you examine what you never see: what it means to be white and male, and what it means for others to live and work within the dominant insider culture. We will do this in a proactive, empowering way rather than with a “blame and shame” approach. Leaders will leave ready to create change over the long term, buoyed by rediscovering their self-interest in inclusion.

Why Only White Men?

For decades, diversity & inclusion has relied on others to lead organizational efforts, without the involvement or engagement of white men. The White Men’s EuroCaucus explores and debunks the myth that white men have nothing to offer the diversity & inclusion journey. We will break out of the traditional way that diversity issues are addressed—relying exclusively on ethnic minorities and women.

For more than 20 years, WMFDP has helped thousands of leaders globally to grow their courage, raise their consciousness, and increase their cultural competency to be powerful change agents who create and sustain inclusive work cultures.

How It Works

The EuroCaucus creates a safe environment where white men, often for the first time, can explore their questions, confusions, hopes and concerns related to diversity in their organisations and in their lives. Safety fuels difficult conversations.

The dialogue is provocative. The experience powerful. There is open willingness to build self-knowledge and understanding of the systemic issues that stifle diversity & inclusion. The residential setting encourages participants to build trust naturally, in a way not easily realized in a corporate setting.

The supportive space created during the Caucus is vital to reaching session outcomes.

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Leaders Can Expect To:
  • Raise their consciousness about how their mindset helps and/or hinders their effectiveness to lead and work across difference.
  • Recognize themselves as individuals and under- stand, as members of the white male (dominant), group how this impacts their ability to create and sustain an inclusive work culture.
  • More readily identify and better understand the intersection between their own personal
    behavior and their organisation’s culture.
  • Challenge and support each other (and other “insiders”) and better recognize
    their inherent self-interest in inclusion.
  • Practice WMFDP’s Eight Critical Leadership Skills and Behaviors to lead positive change
    in their interactions, business outcomes, and organisational systems and practices.
  • Leave ready to take specific personal and professional action to achieve positive change.