Diversity by default, inclusivity by design

WELCOME TO THE WORKPLACE DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION CONFERENCE 2021

 
Diversity is all around us; global economic trends and shifts in population structures have changed the way we operate and the environment we operate in.  
 
Furthermore, significant global events in 2020 have influenced conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion and accelerated organisations’ response to building inclusive workplaces.  
 
Research shows us that it’s those inclusive cultures that are key to tackling inequity head-on. 
 
We have also seen how the health, wellbeing and psychological safety of our people are critical in providing sustainable business results. 
 
The time is ripe for us to share those learnings to help drive collective momentum in this movement for change. 
 
Join us at the Workplace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference 2021 to discuss some of the existing complex issues in diversity, equity and inclusion as well as the emerging themes in the practice. 
 
This is an exciting opportunity to bring together the ecosystem of organisations, advocacy groups, and passionate practitioners working in this space. They will share lived experience and stories, evidence-based findings and action plans that work in the real world. 
 
Ma te whiritahi, ka whakatutuki ai nga pumanawa o tangata – together we’ll weave the realisation of potential so please join us and bring your ideas to this important korero.
 
  
 
 
 

Maretha Smit, Chief Executive, Diversity Works New Zealand

 
 

POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

 

Don’t miss our post-conference workshop on “Workplace Design – Design Tools and Practice”! 
 
An interactive, hands-on learning experience where you will be equipped with the latest research and tools to design an inclusive and equitable work environment in your organisation. 
 
Facilitated by:
 
 
Dr Guillermo Merelo,  
Head of Research and Innovation,
Diversity Works 

Featured Speakers

Maretha Smit

CEO

Diversity Works

Hon. Michael Wood

Minister for Workplace Relations & Safety; Minister of Transport

New Zealand Parliament

Meng Foon

Race Relations Commissioner

New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Laulu Mac Leauanae

CEO

Ministry for Pacific Peoples

Tracey Taylor

CEO

Yellow NZ

Ola Ioane

Head of Membership

Diversity Works

Paul Goodeve

CEO

First Gas Limited

Monica Ayers

Chief People Officer

New Zealand Post

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • People Leaders 
  • Diversity and Inclusion Specialists 
  • Change Managers 
  • Multi-Cultural Specialists 
  • Human Resources/HR Practitioners
 

WHY ATTEND

  • Hear from the Hon. Michael Wood, Minister of Workplace Relations & Safety, on protecting psychosocial health and safety in our workplaces 
  • Acquire practical skills and understanding of the emerging discipline of diversity, equity and inclusion as a leadership competency  
  • Learn how to align diversity and inclusion with organisational strategy  
  • Gain understanding of the Aotearoa Inclusivity Matrix and what good looks like for diversity and inclusion in New Zealand  
  • Learn how to tackle sensitive topics in the workplace  
  • Emulate successes of leaders from leading New Zealand public sector and private sector organisations 
  • Uncover the role of unconscious bias training when it comes to mitigating the impact of ingrained worldviews  
  • Discover how to encourage and develop Maori and Pasifika leaders in the workplace through a cultural lens
  

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GROUP DISCOUNT

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Venue

The event will be held at a premium hotel in Auckland
Delegates will be updated 4- weeks before the event.