Business Leadership Development Programs for Women
FAST FORWARD DEI

Fast Forward works with organizations who recognize the business imperative of diversity, equity and inclusion and the commercial benefit of supporting every individual to thrive in all areas of their life.

Fast Forward DEI was created to address the unique challenges underrepresented employees face to thrive and ascend, including:

>Being overly conscious of who they are, their differences and how to express themselves authentically in the workplace
>Navigating unconscious biases and micro-aggressions
>Advocating for what you want and need
>Fewer role models and sponsors at the top
>Expectations of exceptionalism that can impact work/life balance

What Participants Are Saying

VIRTUAL PROGRAM

7 x 90 minute interactive workshops with groups of 24-30.

Key Takeaways
  • Connect, engage and learn from colleagues that share common challenges and aspirations
  • Fuel their confidence to see their differences as strengths and bring their “whole self” to work
  • See more possibilities in every area of their life. Feel empowered to be change agents within their teams and company
  • Gain skills and tools to build their network and confidently communicate with any audience
Sessions 1: Choose a New Perspective

Transform negative stories – about yourself and others – that hold you back, into empowering narratives that propel you forward. Reframe your thoughts to improve your resiliency, confidence and relationships.

Sessions 2: Declare a Bold Vision and Share It – Part 1

Fast Forward to one year from today: what does extraordinary success look like? Use our 7 questions to think big and take ownership of what’s most important in your work and life. Challenge limiting beliefs and expand what you see as possible.

Post session work: Complete Vision and read it to your Buddy.

Session 3: Declare a Bold Vision and Share It – Part 2

Go deeper on the Vision exercise questions, share examples with colleagues and work on specificity and metrics. Leave with a compass that provides inspiration and focus for the year ahead.

Session 4: Find Your Voice and Use It

Gain practical skills to advance your career: build your professional network, merchandise your contribution with key stakeholders, and confidently communicate regardless of audience and circumstances.

Session 5: Set a Desired Outcome

Make every conversation matter by starting with the finish. Forward action with customers and colleagues. Use the FF Conversation Planner to elevate your influence and contribution.

Session 6: Be Present and Listen

See value in being present and actively listening to build trust and deepen relationships. Use FF Coaching Questions to help people grow and solve their own problems.

Session 7: Fast Forward in Action

Reflect on progress and share commitments. Learn how to stay on track and cascade key learnings and tools to your team. Set up Buddy schedule to continue support and accountability.

Ongoing Support

Fast Forward Buddy System: Get a peer coach for support and accountability. Buddies meet during and after the program.

Reinforcement Emails: Get weekly inspiration post program to reinforce learning and growth.

Forward Score Assessment: Take our proprietary whole life assessment pre and post program to track improvement in risk taking, communication, focus/time management, confidence, resiliency, relationships, and well-being.