Agenda

08:15

08:40

08:50

DRIVING CULTURAL INCLUSIVENESS IN THE WORKPLACE

09:00

  • How Australia is doing on a global scale on diversity and gender equality  
  • Assessing the results of the national inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace

09:30

  • Using the lens of Intersectionality to track where you are on your D&I journey and address any shortcomings  
  • Creating an Intersectionality Policies to further develop an inclusive culture

10:00

10:10

RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY 

10:40

  • Developing a better understanding and management of religious diversity in the workplace 
  • Exploring the intersections of religion with ethnicity and gender

DIVERSITY IN RECRUITMENT  

11:10

  • Recruitment strategies to deliver and sustain Defence capability  
  • Improving entry pathways to the Defence Force for Women & Indigenous Australians 
  • Sue McGready, Director General Defence Force Recruiting, Australian Defence Force

DISABILITY AND WELLBEING   

11:40

12:10

01:10

Roundtable I: Practical strategies for overcoming stress in the workplace

Roundtable II: Supporting employees dealing with Domestic Violence
Incoming Executive Manager, Workplace Program, White Ribbon Australia

Roundtable III: Engaging, Recruiting and Retaining diverse talent
Lee Hinton, Manager Indigenous Engagement, IAG
 
Roundtable IV: Enabling the Diversity and Inclusion Practitioner - current challenges to the profession     
Roman Ruzbacky, President, Equal Employment Opportunity Network (EEON) 

02:40

DISABILITY AND WELLBEING   

03:00

  • Understanding the breadth of disabilities in the workplace, the individual needs of your employees and strategies to assist 
  • Making the most effective workplace adjustments so those with disabilities can thrive 

03:45

  • How organisations can become ‘Neuro-Diversity Smart’ and maximize the unique skills Neuro Diverse staff bring to the table  
  • Initiatives to create systemic change and promote open and progressive dialogue

LGBTQIA+  

04:15

  • Benchmarking your LGBTQIA+ program and ensuring inclusive terminology and rights in all policies such as parental leave 
  • Engaging staff across the business and demonstrating ongoing commitment to inclusion of LGBTQIA+ staff and allies

04:45

04:55

05:00

08:00

08:20

CEO/MD SHOWCASE – DIVERSITY IN LEADERSHIP 

08:30

  • Becoming a champion for change in your organisation  
  • How to implement a holistic strategy for inclusion and diversity, and move beyond HR and into the mainstream?  
  • Being accountable and proactive if your strategy is outdated or not working  
  • Initiatives to ensure a diverse senior leadership team

09:30

  • Embedding inclusion and diversity to the overall business strategy and tracking progress post implementation  
  • How to gain a competitive market edge   
  • Demonstrating your success to increase stakeholder engagement and investment

10:00

10:15

EMPOWERING WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE  

10:45

  • Challenging the status quo, attracting and retaining women to traditionally more male dominated industries   
  • Working with external businesses to attract a more diverse team 

11:15

  • Strategies to demonstrate your organisation is moving beyond a numbers game or fulfilling a quota 
  • Managing backlash and the perception of reverse discrimination   
  • Being courageous and strategic to avoid a tick box approach to inclusion and diversity 

12:05

12:20

01:20

Roundtable I: The Intergenerational Business: Developing the link between the engaged customer and team member 
Michelle Pascoe (CSP), CEO & Founder, Optimum Operating Procedures & Services (OOPS)  
Roundtable II: Working with communities and elders to implement culturally inclusive partnership programs  
Associate Professor (Hon) Peter Shine, Director Of Aboriginal Health, Northern Sydney Local Health District 
Roundtable III: Developing the skills of the next generation of women leaders 
Major Deborah Robinson, Head of College, The Salvation Army
Roundtable IV: Engaging men in gender equity initiatives and managing resistance 
Roman Ruzbacky, President, Equal Employment Opportunity Network (EEON) 
 

02:20

WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY, WELLBEING AND MENTAL HEALTH 

02:40

  • Embedding flexibility and work-life balance to your inclusion and diversity strategy  
  • Looking at different working options to suit a diverse employee base    
  • Developing workplaces of the future: How to increase productivity and staff commitment by utilising flexible initiatives? 

03:10

  • How to develop an integrated wellbeing model and successfully track your progress post implementation? 
  • Addressing workplace related contributors to mental health issues to reduce absenteeism and presenteeism 
  • Early detection and intervention methods with proven examples of how to provide ongoing care 

ABORIGINIAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS  

03:40

  • Developing Training Programs to advance Aboriginal employees to more senior roles   
  • Embedding Aboriginal culture to your Inclusion and Diversity Framework     

04:10

04:25

00:00

Intersectionality: Broadening the lens to strengthen and accelerate your Diversity & Inclusion cultural transformation journey

 
9:00am Session 1: Assess your current & future D & I maturity state 
  • Understand key definitions and concepts: diversity, intersectionality, inclusion, gender equity, equality and merit.   
  • Identify your current and future Diversity & Inclusion strategy & cultural maturity state and critical next steps using our D & I Strategy Maturity Impact Framework© applying an intersectionality lens  
  • Identify your business case for taking a strategic approach to embed Diversity, Inclusion and Intersectionality into how you do business
10:45am Morning Tea
 
11:00am Session 2: Understand structural disadvantage, privilege and how intersectionality plays out in policy and practice 
  • Identify techniques to capture the lived experiences and circumstances of people experiencing structural inequality  
  • Understand the link between personal identity and privilege, how to check your privilege and how to empower people to mitigate individual and organisational unconscious bias
12:30pm Lunch
 
1:30pm Session 3: Embed intersectionality into your D & I strategy and across a variety of your practices
  • Develop your Diversity and Inclusion Strategy to address intersecting systems of inequality to create an approach that encompasses everyone
  • Identify techniques to apply an intersectionality approach to your people policies, systems, processes, education & cultural interventions
3:15pm Afternoon Tea
 
3:30pm Session 4: Identify inclusive leader competencies and develop measures to track progress and individual and organisational impact  
  • Identify critical inclusive leader competencies to support your diversity, intersectionality and inclusion strategy that help shift mindsets and behaviours.  
  • Co-develop suitable measures, dashboards and scorecards to improve strategic decision making and track progress and outcomes
4:30pm End of Workshop 
 
 

Workshop facilitator: 

  
 
Fiona Krautil , Founder & Principal, Diversity Knowhow 
 
Drawing from client research and her extensive D&I strategy and training experience over 25 years, Fiona will share her D & I Strategy Maturity Impact Model© that provides a practical and clear roadmap for you to apply an intersectionality lens to help you maximise your workforce diversity. Fiona is Founder and Principal of Diversity Knowhow; a specialist diversity and inclusion practice. Fiona is a certified member of the AHRI Inclusion & Diversity Reference Panel and a 2018 AHRI awards judge. Her leadership roles have included Head of Diversity & Inclusion at University of Sydney, ANZ Bank, Director of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency Westpac, Esso, and Department of Agriculture. 
 

Testimonials: 


“I worked with Fiona Krautil at EOWA and Westpac. Fiona is a visionary leader who understood diversity long before it became popular in the public domain. Fiona is able to lead and guide through aspiration and has always been able to clearly see the end result in mind. She draws on a multitude of resources, attributes and methods to make diversity meaningful and cogent evidenced in her capacity to facilitate round tables and deliver training and workshops” 

- Lisa Annese
, Chief Executive Officer, Diversity Council Australia Ltd
 

“Fiona has provided AHRI with excellent advice, input and support with our various Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. She is a highly committed and skilled professional with outstanding knowledge on the full range of Diversity issues and the challenges in getting Diversity initiatives to work.”
- Sandra Cormack
, National Manager Strategic Development, AHRI