Following the success of last year’s workshop on diversity we will focus this year on the critical element of inclusion. How to create the right behaviours within your organisation to attract and allow diversity to thrive.
Diversity is about who you hire. Inclusion refers to the extent to which diverse employees are valued, respected, accepted and encouraged to fully participate in the organisation. Not only is it the right thing to do but it is also a smart business decision.
Executives are realising that in today’s changing workplace (4 generations working together for the first time, ever) they must create more transparent and trustworthy behaviours. Only then will they be able to attract and retain key employees (top talent) from diverse backgrounds and thereby increase their productivity, profit and performance.
In the morning you will hear from alumni who will speak on their lived experience of diversity, disability and transgender, with the scene set by leading authority on diversity and inclusion, Roger Kline.
In the afternoon there will be a more practical session looking at how to make the shift from a compliance-driven diversity programme to a behaviour of inclusion that invites all employees into the conversation.
Who is it for?
We would like to encourage our alumni (and their guests) to attend because as senior leaders we are responsible for creating a behaviour of trust and transparency. Understanding our own and others un-conscious biases enables us to have the difficult conversations which are vital to helping employees navigate the vulnerabilities and uncertainties that can arise because of differences.
The workshop is your opportunity to hear from guest speakers about their personal experiences, providing insight and practical examples of diversity and inclusion so that you can go back to your organisation (and team) to create or enhance your existing strategy. You will also have the opportunity to create your own personal and organisational action plan.
What you will take away
- Personal stories of those affected by or involved in developing their organisation’s diversity and inclusion
- Awareness of how we exclude others through normal business practice and what to do
- Examples of how you might go about embedding diversity and inclusion into your organisation to evolve your existing diversity strategies
- How to set the tone and aspiration in your organisation/team and how to get buy-in at senior management level
The day will…
- Look at the strategic and moral importance of ‘Diversity and Inclusion’
- Create a safe space to ask questions that you might be thinking but would not ordinarily ask to support open dialogue on complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion
- Discuss and exchange knowledge of what an inclusive behaviour requires and how to ensure diverse voices are heard and valued as individuals
- Enable you as a leader to understand and personify the values of trust, openness and authenticity necessary for an inclusive behaviour
|08.45 - 09.15||
Registration and Refreshment
|09.15 – 10.00||
Welcome and introductions – Ashley Arnold (Academy Lead)
|10.00 – 10.30||
Scene setting with Roger Kline, Research Fellow, Middlesex University Business School
|10.30 – 11.15||
Speaker Panel including, Sarah Hobbs, Mel Barrett and Oli Lewington Chaired by Windsor Leadership CEO, Lesley King-Lewis
|11.15 – 11.30||Tea and Coffee|
|11.30 – 12.30||Q & As with Speaker Panel|
|12.30 – 13.15||Lunch|
|13.15 – 14.00||Kate Lee, CEO of CLIC Sargent – Taking Action|
|15.00||Tea and Coffee made available|
|14.00 – 16.00||
Windsor Leadership Facilitated Session with Roger Kline and Vijaya Nath
|16.00 – 16.15||
Next steps and Close of Workshop
N.B. Subject to minor change
WORKSHOP DATE AND FEES
Date: 10 May 2019 09.15 - 16.30
Location: The SR Group, 95 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4HN
Roger Kline OBE, Research Fellow, Middlesex University Business School
Kate Lee CEO CLIC Sargent
Mel Barrett CEO Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Sarah Hobbs Managing Director, Talent and Potential Ltd
Oli Lewington Director of Marketing & Communications, Cystic Fibrosis Trust
- Lesley King-Lewis, CEO, Windsor Leadership
- Ashley Arnold Academy Lead, Head of Business Development, Windsor Leadership
- Vijaya Nath Independent Leadership Development & Executive Coach and Founder, Contemplative Spaces
- Liz Ward Alumni Relationship Manager, Windsor Leadership
- Melissa Newlyn Communications & Marketing Manager
Bursaries available for not for profit and faith groups.
Upcoming programme: 29 April 2019 (Emerging Strategic Leaders)
Please call us on 01753 830 202 or register below for one of our team to contact you: