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Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset

Arbinger Institute's Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset (DIOM) is a foundational workshop which participants learn about two distinct mindsets from which people and organizations operate - a self-focused inward mindset and an others-inclusive outward mindset. This four interactive half-day workshop helps leaders develop the ability to shift their mindset outward, equipping them to invite outward mindset ways of working among their teams.

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Studies show that organizations that focus on shifting to an outward mindset are four times more likely to succeed in organizational-change efforts than companies that focus only on changing behavior. By helping leaders to turn organizational systems and processes outward provided a strong invitation for sustained systemic change.

Outcomes For Self

  • Understand the two mindsets and their implications on results

  • Assess the extent to which they are working with an inward mindset

  • Change mindsets to become more outward

  • Re-conceive their jobs to make them more outward

Outcomes For Teams & Organizations


  • Outward leaders that hold themselves more fully accountable

  • More collaborative, fulfilling, and effective organizational work

  • Outward mindset leaders that positively influence others to change, and address and resolve conflicts.


Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset is a highly interactive two-day course with key concepts and discussion taught by an Arbinger-certified Facilitator. Cohort size is 20-30 participants. Materials for participants include the DIOM Participant Handbook, an eight-week Sustainment Video Program that participants can share with their teams, and two of Arbinger’s bestselling books, Leadership and Self-Deception and The Outward Mindset.

See program flyer for additional details. Register with Workday Learning or contact the ASCENT Team using the form below.

*Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset is the intellectual property of The Arbinger Institute.

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