Diversity by default, inclusivity by design

Workshop 17 June 2022

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 2022 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 experiences 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


Post 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
Associate Director HR (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)
The University of Auckland
Dr. Nata Tolooei 
Research Associate
Diversity Works New Zealand 


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


  • 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

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Pullman Auckland
Corner Waterloo Quadrant &, Princes Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Meeting Room: Top of the Town  
T: +64 9-353 1000