Becoming an Inclusivity Confident Employer
Closing the gap between strategy and reality
Thursday, 19 November 2020 | 9am – 5pm
This workshop offers a unique opportunity for you to harness collective knowledge and experience in one room, brainstorm new ideas, and address old and emerging issues.
Using engaging case scenarios, participants will be encouraged to solve real-life problems through a diversity and inclusion lens. This workshop is designed to arm participants with the techniques and resources to tackle common diversity or inclusion challenges with confidence, creativity and optimism.
Workshop Learning Objectives:
- Empower employees from diverse backgrounds to become leaders
- Address casual sexism without killing your career
- Support your employees through gender reassignment
- Recruit a candidate with disability and set them up for success
- Tackle bias in the promotion or performance process
- Question rejections for flexible working requests and test the status quo
- Handle the backlash on increasing diversity recruitment targets
- Level the playing field for introverts and remote workers
- Resolve issues around privacy and technology in the digital age
- Hold leaders accountable for their progress on D&I
Your Workshop Facilitators:
A high achieving, business professional and corporate speaker with deep expertise in diversity and inclusion, HR Management and Talent Acquisition, Diane is passionate about helping organisations to drive business and social change through creative solutions in order to leverage diversity and inclusion to improve equality, engagement, productivity and innovation.
Diane has led diversity and inclusion strategy development and culture change initiatives across a workforce in excess of 36,000, and has delivered HR management and consulting expertise within a wide range of blue-chip industries in both private and public sectors.
Diane’s creative work, such as short film ‘WorkMate’, has won numerous awards locally and internationally, she is Chairperson of NAWO NSW (National Association of Women in Operations), is a member and prior board member of NEEOPA (EEO, Diversity & Inclusion specialists) and a foundation member of Uni 2 Beyond - connecting students with intellectual disability to tertiary education & employment. Diane holds a post graduate diploma in HRM from University of Auckland.
With an accomplished career in the education sector as a teacher, teach-trainer and lecturer, Karen possesses more than 20 years practice in the development and delivery of training and professional development.
Karen’s experience in diversity and inclusion includes working in the Australian Human Rights Commission, Diversity and Inclusion team, delivering training to internal staff and external public sector clients. As a Director with the Migration and Refugee Review Tribunals she was responsible for the professional development of tribunal members.
Karen holds a BA (Hons) in Political Theory and Institutions and a Master of Education in Language and Learning with a background in adult literacy teaching. She is a trained counsellor and career transition coach and places prime value on building rapport and active listening. Karen is committed to lifelong learning and her training, based on adult learning principles, delivers what is relevant, practical, thought-provoking and fun.