The 2nd Annual Workforce Inclusion and Diversity conference brought together 30+ government, business, and not-for-profit leaders together to share their initiatives that drive D&I, producing real tangible results, ultimately improving their organisation’s bottom line.
Through valuable case studies, interactive panel sessions and round table discussions - delegates were able to hear unique diversity journeys, lessons learned, and most importantly key takeaways to implement in their organisation.
Key themes of the conference:
  • Aligning D&I with business goals  
  • Leadership development Maori and Pacific Islanders 
  • Achieving gender equity, equality and balance   
  • Intersectionality 
  • Neurodiversity 
  • LGBTQIA+ inclusive initiatives  
  • Recruitment and retention of diverse pipelines     
  • Addressing unconscious bias, myths, assumptions    
  • Courageous diverse leadership from the top   
  • Developing culturally Inclusive partnerships 
  • Improving mental wellbeing 
  • Promoting religious diversity 
  • Leading a multigenerational workforce 
  • Inclusive workplace for staff with disabilities   
  • Enablers for successful flexibility and work-life balance
What past delegates had to say:
"Really interesting and inspiring HR Professionals who are implementing and creating significant positive change in the workplace"

"Great case studies & ideas to bring back to the workplace" 

"Really interesting and inspiring HR Professionals who are implementing and creating significant positive change in the workplace"

"Great to see a multitude of different companies and their role in different directions of inclusion & diversity" 

“Great to hear from some other New Zealand Businesses and what they’re doing” 


  • Human Resources Managers and Directors
  • Heads of People, Culture and Capability
  • Diversity and inclusion Directors or Managers
  • Talent Managers or Heads
  • Employee Relation Managers
  • HR Business Partners
  • Chief People Officers
  • Resource Development Managers
  • Multicultural Specialists


  • Hear Labour MP and award-winning presenter Tamati Coffey MP on the government’s commitment to building an inclusive and diverse New Zealand
  • Emulate the successes of leaders from Harrison Grierson, Palmerston North City Council, Auckland District Health Board, Foodstuffs North Island, and New Zealand Post who are driving diversity initiatives throughout their organisations.
  • Acquire practical strategies from the CEO of Tupa Toa on how to create more leadership opportunities for Maori and South Pacific Islanders
  • Assess the impact that the intersection of gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation have on your inclusion strategy  
  • Create more inclusive policies and opportunities for LGBTQIA+ employees with New Zealand Police and Diversity Works  
  • Discover how Vodafone improve workplace positivity and productivity by executing a specialized integrated wellbeing and mental health program 
  • Identify the best ways to re-align your inclusion and diversity strategy with business goals from Chen Palmer Partners
And so much more!

Testimonials from Last Year's Conference