Diversity by default, inclusivity by design

IMPORTANT UPDATE:
Due to the evolving COVID-19 health risk and travel restrictions, the Workplace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference in Auckland has been postponed to 1-3 December 2021.

The health and safety concerns of our attendees, speakers and staff is our number one priority, and we strongly believe this is the right decision given the evolving public health risks, travel concerns and other circumstances.  

If you are a registered delegate, a member of our customer service team will follow up with you directly to discuss the changes.

 

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. 
 
Mā te whiritahi, ka whakatutuki ai ngā pūmanawa o tāngata – 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

 
 

PRE CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

 

Don’t miss our pre-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 New Zealand
 
Nata Tolooei 
Research Fellow 
Diversity Works New Zealand 
 
Dr. Diana Albarrán González 
Professional Teaching Fellow 
University of Auckland 

Featured Speakers

Maretha Smit

CEO

Diversity Works New Zealand

Hon. Priyanca Radhakrishnan

Minister for the Community & Voluntary Sector, Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities, and Youth

Parliament of New Zealand

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

Secretary for Pacific Peoples

Ministry for Pacific Peoples

Anne Fitisemanu

CEO

Tupu Toa

Tracey Taylor

CEO

Yellow NZ

Ola Ioane

Head of Membership

Diversity Works New Zealand

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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 Māori and Pasifika leaders in the workplace through a cultural lens
  

Past Event Testimonials

GROUP DISCOUNT

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Venue

The Workplace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Conference will be held at:
 
Cordis Auckland
Address: 83 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland 1010
Conference Room: Crystal Ballroom
Workshop Room: TBC
T: +64 9 379 5132
 
Parking: Please click here for parking information.
 

Accommodation: Cordis Auckland is offering discounted accommodation rates to conference attendees. To book your room, please go to Aventedge Conference to receive 25% off the best available rate, subject to availability.