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USAID ENGENDERING INDUSTRIES:PHOTO: CELSIA/COLOMBIAWORKFORCE GENDER EQUALITYACCELERATED PROGRAMPARTICIPANTHANDBOOK2022

PHOTO: RYAN KILPATRICK FOR USAIDUSAID’S ENGENDERING INDUSTRIES:WORKFORCE GENDER EQUALITYACCELERATED COURSEPARTICIPANT HANDBOOKPrepared for:Center for Environment, Energy, and InfrastructureU.S. Agency For International Development1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, D.C. 20523Submitted by:Tetra Tech ES, Inc.1320 North Courthouse Road, Suite 600Arlington, VA 22201tetratech.comDISCLAIMERThis publication was produced by Tetra Tech for review by the United States Agency forInternational Development, USAID Workplace Advancement for Gender Equality (WAGE) TaskOrder AID-OAA-I-14-00059/7200AA19F00013.

WELCOME. 1INTRODUCTION. 2THE ACCELERATED PROGRAM PARTICIPANT HANDBOOK. 3Phase 1: Register for the Program. 3Phase 2: Conduct Pre-Program Assessments and Prerequisite Learning. 3Phase 3: Participate in the Program In Person or Virtually. 3Phase 4: Participate in Change-Management Coaching and Post-Program Assessments. 3THE ACCELERATED PROGRAM APPROACH. 4Intersectional. 4Knowledge-Based. 4Action-Oriented. 4GENDER-AWARE PROGRAM DESIGN AND DELIVERY. 5Gender-Aware Facilitation. 5Gender-Aware Organization and Logistics. 5Addressing Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Sexual Harassment. 5PHASE 2: COMPLETE PRE-PROGRAM ASSESSMENTS AND LEARNING. 7Pre-Program Participant Learning and Prep Work. 7Assessment and Survey Tools. 8Rapid Organizational Assessment on Gender Equality. 8Individual Participant Self-Assessment. 8Participant Post-Program Satisfaction Survey. 9PHASE 3: PARTICIPATE IN ACCELERATED PROGRAM VIRTUALLY OR IN PERSON. 11Review Best Practices for Advancing Gender Equality in Male-Dominated Industries. 11Develop a Strategic GAP (GAP). 14Virtual Learning. 14Language and Translation. 15Prepare In Advance!. 15Stay Connected!. 15Engage!. 16PHASE 4: POST-PROGRAM ASSESSMENTS AND COACHING. 17Conduct Post-Program Assessments. 17Coaching Support for Implementation of GAP. 17Push/Pull Approach to Coaching. 18The GROW Model. 18Systemic Approach to Coaching. 19Coaching Session Objectives and Structure. 19PARTICIPANT HANDBOOK i

ACCELERATED COURSE MODULES. 21INTRODUCTION MODULE. 22KEY EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES IN INTRODUCTION MODULE. 23Activity 1: Introductions and “Why I Joined the Program”. 23MODULE 1: GENDER EQUALITY: THE VISION. 24KEY EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES IN MODULE 1. 25Activity 1: Circle of Trust. 25Activity 2: Intersectionality. 26Activity 3: Let’s Build the Vision of a Gender-Equal Workplace!. 26MODULE 2: GENDER EQUALITY: COMMON OBSTACLES. 30KEY EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES IN MODULE 2. 31Activity 1: Presentation and Discussion of Individual Self-Assessment Survey Results. 31Activity 2: Gender-Based Stereotypes and Bias. 32Activity 3: What Are the Main Obstacles to Gender Equality in Your Organization?. 33MODULE 3: GENDER EQUALITY AND THE ROLE OF MALE LEADERS . 35KEY EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES IN MODULE 3. 36Activity 1: Social Norms about Manhood and Maleness. 36Activity 2: What Is the Problem with Men? Are Men Really the Problem?. 37MODULE 4: GENDER EQUALITY: THE BENEFITS. 40KEY EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES IN MODULE 4. 41Activity 1: How Has the COVID-19 Crisis Affected Men and Women Differently inYour Company?. 41Activity 2: What’s In It for Your Organization?. 42Activity 3: What Are The Main Benefits Of Gender Equality? . 42MODULE 5: GENDER EQUALITY STRATEGY AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT. 45KEY EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES IN MODULE 5. 46Activity 1: Create a Causal Map and Build the Business Case. 46Activity 2: Gender Equality Road Map Organizational Assessment. 47Activity 3: Conducting a SWOT Analysis. 49Activity 4: Identifying Challenges and Securing Leadership Buy-In. 50Activity 5: Start Working on Your Gender Equality Strategy. 51Activity 6: Stakeholder Mapping. 52ii USAID ENGENDERING INDUSTRIES: WORKFORCE GENDER EQUALITY ACCELERATED PROGRAM

MODULE 6: GENDER EQUALITY, ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE, ANDCORPORATE COMMUNICATION. 55KEY EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES IN MODULE 6. 57Activity 1: Artifacts and Foundations of Organizational Culture (Iceberg Example). 57Activity 2: Changing Corporate Culture Exercise #1. 58Activity 3: Changing Corporate Culture Exercise #2. 58Activity 4: Creating Gender-Responsive Communication. 60MODULE 7: GENDER EQUALITY AND THE ROLE OF MALE LEADERSAS ALLIES . 63KEY EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES IN MODULE 7. 64Activity 1: From Tolerating Women to Inviting Women as Equals. 64Activity 2: Fears or Anxieties over Equal Opportunities and Pay. 65Activity 3: From Passive to Proactive Allyship. 66Activity 4: Plenary Discussion: How to Intervene in Powerplay. 66Activity 5: Engaging Men For Transformative Action. 67MODULE 8: GENDER EQUALITY IN THE WORKFORCE. 71KEY EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES IN MODULE 8. 73Activity 1: Setting Short- and Medium-Term Targets. 73Activity 2: Reviewing Recruitment and Hiring Best Practices. 73Activity 3: What is a Company’s Role in Providing Childcare?. 75Activity 4: What is a Company’s Role in Responding to Domestic Violence?. 75Activity 5: Increasing Gender Equality Across the Employee Lifecycle. 76MODULE 9: GENDER EQUALITY IN MANAGEMENT ANDLEADERSHIP TEAMS EMPOWER YOURSELF AND LEAD THE CHANGE. 78KEY EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES IN MODULE 9. 79Activity 1: The Glass Ceiling, Glass Cliff, and Broken Rung. 79Activity 2: Mentoring vs. Sponsoring. 80Activity 3: Increasing Gender Equality Across the Employee Lifecycle in the T alent andActivity 4: Leadership Development and the Performance Management, Compensation,and Benefits Phases of the Employee Life Cycle. 81PARTICIPANT HANDBOOK iii

MODULE 10: EMPOWER YOURSELF AND LEAD THE CHANGE. 84KEY EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES IN MODULE 10. 85Activity 1: Think Feel Do. 85Activity 2: Myself, My Friend. 86Activity 3: Tree of Life. 87Activity 4: Limiting Beliefs and Reframes. 88Activity 5: Developing Our Vision Webs. 89Activity 6: Developing Our Work Visions. 89Activity 7: Developing SMART Goals. 90MODULE 11: BUILD YOUR GENDER ACTION PLAN AND PLAN FOR SUCCESS. 93KEY EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES IN MODULE. 94Activity: Refining and Finalizing the GAP. 94COACHING SESSION. 95MODULE 12: WRAP-UP. 96KEY EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES IN MODULE. 97Activity: GAP Presentation and Peer Review. 97ANNEX. 100Accelerated Program Tools and Templates for Participants. 100iv USAID ENGENDERING INDUSTRIES: WORKFORCE GENDER EQUALITY ACCELERATED PROGRAM

WELCOMEWelcome to the Workforce Gender Equality Accelerated Program! USAID’s EngenderingIndustries program is excited to offer this program as an activity that managers, leaders,and organizations in male-dominated industries can use to advance gender equality in theworkforce.Expanding women’s participation in traditionally male-dominated industries leads to tangibleeconomic outcomes and improved organizational performance that benefits everyone.Women represent half of the world’s employment potential, and developing their talentincreases an organization’s competitive advantage. Research shows that gender equality paysdividends, and a 2018 McKinsey study of 1,000 companies across 12 countries found thatgender-diverse companies were more profitable than their national industry average.1 Tappinginto women’s unique contributions and experiences can strengthen organizations in maledominated industries and add trillions to global gross domestic product. Strong organizationsdrive strong economies.Each of us has an important role to play in making gender equality a reality, and we lookforward to collaborating with you to advance this important work around the world.Changing workplace culture, policies, and practices that improve gender equality takes anintentional and sustained effort by both women and men within organizations. When wework toward this common goal together, everyone thrives. Thank you for being on thisjourney with us, and we look forward to seeing the great change you will bring to the world.Sincerely,Corinne HartSenior Advisor for Gender and EnvironmentOffice of Gender Equality and Women’s [email protected] McKinsey. Deliveringthrough Diversity. https://www.mckinsey.com/ livering-through-diversity full-report.ashxPARTICIPANT HANDBOOK1

INTRODUCTIONIncreasing gender equality in the workplace has become apriority for organizations around the world, and researchshows gender diversity is correlated with improved companyperformance. Today, most organizations are working toadvance workplace gender equality to recruit and retain thebest talent, increase productivity, build resiliency, and improvebrand and reputation. The Workforce Gender EqualityAccelerated Program was created to meet the high demandfor gender equality interventions at organizations around theworld. Designed by USAID’s Engendering Industries program,the Accelerated Program is a six- to 12-month program thatconsists of pre- and post-program assessments, a course (whichwill be delivered virtually over a ten-week period or in-personover six days, and up to one year of change managementcoaching.) The Accelerated Program is a truncated and adaptedversion of the Engendering Industries Intensive Program, atwo-year program that has advanced gender equality at 41organizations across 27 countries. The Accelerated Programstrategically selects approaches and tools used in the IntensiveProgram, and supports participating organizations to applythem on a shorter (six -to 12-month) timeline.USAID’S ENGENDERINGINDUSTRIES PROGRAMUSAID’s Engendering Industries program workswith public and private sector partners inmale-dominated industries to improve genderequality in the workforce. Through customizedinterventions, demand-driven coaching, and aGender Equity Executive Leadership Program,Engendering Industries builds the capacityof leaders to implement gender equalityinterventions in their organizations.Engendering Industries works with partners to: Uptake best practices known to increasegender equality in the workplace. Use a framework to support theimplementation of gender equalityinterventions. USAID’s Delivering GenderEquality: A Best Practices Framework for MaleDominated Industries provides partners withthe resources they need to implement genderequality interventions across the employeelife cycle. Identify gender equality gaps within their organization. Develop a business case that demonstrates howgender equality will benefit the organization’s bottomline and create tangible, strategic action, groundedin assessment, to increase gender equality in theirorganization.Work with change management coaches.Each organization is paired with expertchange management and gender equalitycoaches who provide tailored technicalsupport. Attend the Gender Equity ExecutiveLeadership Program (GEELP). Developedby USAID and Georgetown UniversityMcDonough School of Business, this12-month program empowers employeesto integrate gender equality initiatives withintheir organization’s structure.The Workforce Gender Equality Accelerated Programprepares managers to become agents of change within theirorganizations by developing the skills needed to: Take targeted, tangible, and strategic action, groundedin assessment, to increase gender equality in yourorganization. Strengthen leadership and change management skillsand exercise more influence to create an equitableand diverse workplace. Effectively engage other male and female leaderswithin their organization in support of desired change.2USAID ENGENDERING INDUSTRIES: WORKFORCE GENDER EQUALITY ACCELERATED PROGRAM

THE ACCELERATED PROGRAMPARTICIPANT HANDBOOKThis handbook is intended for use by participants of the Workforce Gender Equality Accelerated Program; a short yet intensiveprogram that rapidly develops the skills managers need to increase gender equality within their organizations. While the programwas originally designed to be delivered in person over one week, it has been adapted for virtual delivery over a ten-week period.This participant guide contains all of the exercises, tools, and instructions needed to successfully complete the program virtuallyor in person. Using this handbook, participants will be able to effectively manage their learning across the four phases of theAccelerated Program.Please note that many of the activities in this handbook are correlated with additional worksheets that are available for downloadon the Accelerated Program Materials and Resources webpage. Additionally, the program recommends that all participantscreate a Microsoft Word file where more extensive notes can be taken, and questions in this workbook can be answered.PHASE 1REGISTER FOR THE PROGRAM Complete online registration Provide required participant information,including CVs and a Letter of Support fromyour leadership teamPHASE 2CONDUCT PRE-PROGRAM ASSESSMENTSAND PREREQUISITE LEARNING Take the required knowledge, attitudes, and practicesself-assessment Complete, in collaboration with colleagues from yourorganization, one rapid organizational gender equalityassessment Review online pre-program learning materials, including:– Pre-program required readings– Gender 101 Training (online)– Change Management 101 Training (online)PHASE 3PHASE 4PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM IN PERSONOR VIRTUALLYPARTICIPATE IN CHANGE-MANAGEMENTCOACHING AND POST-PROGRAM ASSESSMENTS Participate in and contribute to an open and enabling Participate in five- to 12-months change-management Participate in knowledge sharing, group work, and Conduct an additional post-program knowledge, attitudes, Create, in collaboration with colleagues from Complete, in collaboration with colleagues from yourlearning environmentpractical exercisesyour organization, a Gender Action Plan for yourorganization Complete program evaluation and feedback surveys,and conduct a follow-up knowledge, attitudes, andpractices self-assessmentcoaching sessions over four months with your organizationand practices self-assessment and analyze resultsorganization, a post-program rapid organizational genderequality assessment and analyze results with support fromyour coach to assess progress made in advancing genderequality at your organizationMore detailed guidance on what will occur during each of these phases is included in this handbook.PARTICIPANT HANDBOOK3

THE ACCELERATED PROGRAMAPPROACHThe Workforce Gender Equality Accelerated Program is intersectional, knowledge-based, and action-oriented.INTERSECTIONALKNOWLEDGE-BASEDThe content delivered by the Workforce Gender EqualityAccelerated Program is adapted from Delivering GenderEquality: a Best Practices Framework for Male-DominatedIndustries. This framework is the foundational tool usedby USAID’s Engendering Industries program to advancegender equality in male-dominated sectors worldwide.The Engendering Industries Best Practices Frameworkillustrates how managers and organizations can implementgender equality initiatives at each phase of the employee lifecycle: from recruiting and hiring, to promoting and successionplanning. The framework demonstrates how an organizationcan assess the current status of gender equality in theirworkforce, use global best practices known to increasegender equality in an organization, and use data to benchmarkprogress towards gender equality. The framework providesa description of each best practice, how to implement eachpractice successfully, an overview of potential implementationchallenges, and tools, resources, and templates to assistorganizations on their journey towards gender equality.AgReligionitynicEtheGender equality is only one lens through which to improvediversity and inclusion in an organization or industry. All ofthe best practices presented in this program can be appliedto broader diversity and inclusion goals, and participantswill be reminded at intervals of the importance of theintersectionality of gender equality alongside other socialidentities (e.g., race, socioeconomic status, ability tuSerapCuIncomealOrientationcatuEdThe Accelerated Program is delivered globally, andprogram designers have developed content with a globallens to ensure diverse representation across the resources,imagery, photos, graphics, references, and case studiesused in program materials. Additionally, the program wasdesigned and will be delivered by individuals of mixedgender, race, and social identities.4ACTION-ORIENTEDThe Accelerated Program supports participants to defineculturally relevant solutions that will drive sustainablechange. Whether the program is delivered in person orvirtually, participants will learn how to put their training intopractice at work. The program fosters peer-to-peer andinquiry-based learning, and prioritizes peer interactions overtop-down knowledge sharing. The content provided andactions suggested by the program are simple and relativelyeasy to implement at work. These actions will not requiresignificant expert guidance, and do not pose a risk of doingharm. Participants will be given ample opportunity to workon solutions that are tailor-made to meet the needs of theirorganization.Over the course of the Accelerated Program, participantswill design a Gender Action Plan (GAP). Participants willprogressively build their GAPs as they are exposed toprogram content, tailoring their plan to meet the uniqueneeds of their organization. Upon completion of theAccelerated Program, each participating organization willreceive five- to 12-months of coaching sessions with achange-management expert, who will support participants toprioritize and implement the interventions identified in theirGAP.USAID ENGENDERING INDUSTRIES: WORKFORCE GENDER EQUALITY ACCELERATED PROGRAM

GENDER-AWARE PROGRAMDESIGN AND DELIVERYA fundamental guiding principle of the Workforce Gender Equality Accelerated Program is first, do no harm.Curricula, training, and facilitation have the potential to exacerbate gender inequality. This can happen when onegender has more access to training than others, or when one gender is addressed and engaged in the trainingmore frequently and meaningfully than others. When this occurs, trainings may serve to strengthen existinggender stereotypes and inequality. To avoid this, the Accelerated Program modules were designed and will befacilitated using gender-aware facilitation principles.GENDER-AWARE FACILITATION Facilitators and teaching staff are diverse so thatprogram participants feel represented by courseimplementers.GENDER-AWARE ORGANIZATIONAND LOGISTICS Facilitators will work to respond to, include, andengage female and male participants equally by:– Organize the time and place of the in-personprogram such that child care may be available; and– Giving women and men equal amounts of timeto participate in discussions, ask questions, andrespond to the material;– Ensure breastfeeding mothers have adequate spaceand facilities to feed their children and/or utilize apump during in-person sessions.– Giving equal authority in their voices, to harnesstheir talents;– Using a gender lens and approach to motivate,encourage, and provide feedback to men andwomen; and– Addressing and engaging men in conversationsregarding gender equality. Facilitators seek to model gender-equitable behaviorand work to create an equitable learning environment.– If participants are perpetuating gender stereotypes,facilitators will seek to identify, discuss, and correctthe issue during the session.– Facilitators will also seek to recognize andcounteract gendered divisions of labor that ariseduring sessions, such as women preparing foodand snacks, taking notes, writing on flip charts, andmen presenting. Women and men should share theburden of labor during the program. Facilitators will seek to provide participants withexplicit knowledge targets and clear expectations ofwhat is required by the program.Program organizers recognize the gendered burden ofcare and work-life balance that may hinder effectiveparticipation in the program. To the extent possible,program organizers will seek to: Ensure the curriculum and expected pre-reading andhomework are created in a way that participantswith less time available for studying have an equalopportunity to successfully finish the program.ADDRESSING GENDER-BASEDVIOLENCE (GBV) AND SEXUALHARASSMENTGender-based violence (GBV), sexual harassment, anddomestic violence are key obstacles to gender equality in theworkplace, and these issues are addressed throughout theAccelerated Program. Modules are designed to progressivelyfamiliarize participants with the definitions, challenges, andrealities of GBV in the workplace, and survivor-centeredapproaches and proactive male allyship are highlighted asimportant components of the solution. Modules that addressthese issues include: Accelerated Program Module 2 defines GBV and sexualharassment. Accelerated Program Module 3 addresses violence againstboys and men.PARTICIPANT HANDBOOK5

Accelerated Program Module 4 illustrates the cost of GBV for companies, and the importance of campaignsagainst GBV. Accelerated Program Module 7 illustrates the importance of male engagement, and the need for men tomove from passive supporters to proactive allies. Accelerated Program Module 8 articulates how companies can prevent and respond to GBV, sexualharassment, and domestic violence in the workplace.6USAID ENGENDERING INDUSTRIES: WORKFORCE GENDER EQUALITY ACCELERATED PROGRAM

PHASE 2COMPLETE PRE-PROGRAMASSESSMENTS AND LEARNINGPRE-PROGRAM PARTICIPANT LEARNING AND PREP-WORKParticipants will receive a welcome package one month prior to program commencement.This package includes: The Accelerated Program Participant Handbook, along with electronic copies of tools and templates forparticipants to use and edit and throughout the course. The Accelerated Program brochure and specific schedulewith dates and times. Calendar invites with location details (location for inperson, web link for virtual sessions).USAID’S ENGENDERINGINDUSTRIES LINKEDIN PAGEThe Engendering Industries LinkedIn page isa closed network comprised of current andformer Engendering Industries’ participants,as well as Engendering Industries’ programfacilitators. It is a place for all global EngenderingIndustries’ participants to connect, network,learn, and share. Members of the page will haveaccess to information webinars, events, andnew resources, and will have a supportiveand advisory community of practice. Engendering Industries’ Delivering Equality: A Best PracticesFramework for Male-Dominated Industries. Gender 101 Training (online). Change Management 1

The Accelerated Program is a truncated and adapted version of the Engendering Industries Intensive Program, a two-year program that has advanced gender equality at 41 organizations across 27 countries. The Accelerated Program strategically selects approaches and tools used in the Intensive Program, and supports participating organizations to apply