Agenda

Workplace Design – Design Tools and Practice 

 
1 December 2021 | 9am-3:30pm 
 
In this six-hour workshop we will explore how to purposely design inclusive workplaces while reflecting on the learnings of the conference. The workshop is divided into three main components: 
 
Systems Change 
  • Positionality and shared language 
  • Key concepts surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion design and practices 
Aotearoa Inclusivity Matrix (AIM) 
  • New framework for equity, diversity and inclusion in New Zealand 
  • Assessing the gaps across factors and levels of maturity? 
Inclusive Design Overview 
  • Design methods in systems change 
  • Designing workplaces for everyone

Workshop Agenda

Workshop Facilitators

Setting the scene

09:00

09:10

09:20

  • Snapshot of what the future will look like for New Zealand including an increase in cultural minorities, a people-focused culture and collaborative workplaces   
  • Addressing the ongoing challenges of inequity and underrepresentation transparently  
  • Leaning into the uncomfortable: Overcoming fear of communicating candidly about difficult topics  

09:50

Flourishing ethnic diversity: Working strategically and in partnership with communities  

10:00

10:20

  • How the Human Rights Commission’s religious diversity statement translates in the workplace  
  • Discomfort and acceptance of religious diversity  
  • Accepting differences: Supporting your team who think and believe different to you  
  • Being an ally: Consistent and determined commitment to speak up and support  

11:00

11:30

Delegates will be divided into 3 groups where they will participate in each discussion for 15 minutes, followed by group feedback.  
  • What is your experience of New Zealand workplaces?  
  • What does your community need to be visible and to belong?  
  • What are the barriers to workplace inclusion in New Zealand?  
  • What does allyship look like for you?  

12:30

  • Valuing migrants to the New Zealand economy and fostering a sense of belonging in a superdiverse country  
  • Building capacity for the public sector to respond to superdiversity by adopting a formal multicultural strategy on a bicultural base 
  • Expanding talent pipelines to see greater ethnic diversity in all sectors   

12:40

Diversity, sustainability and social justice  

01:40

Ongoing civil unrest has sparked global conversations about social justice and systemic racism.  As with Covid-19 and the Global Financial Crisis, social upheaval presents a crucial inflection point for business, and calls for much greater fiduciary oversight regarding the risks and implications thereof on organisational sustainability.   
  • Discover how socially sustainable business practices are not just ethical, but also give a huge competitive advantage; 
  • Gain an understanding of the requirement on Boards to engage with executive leadership on matters of corporate policy and specific responsive measures related to equity and social justice; 
  • Learn how the Board can evaluate the efficacy of efforts to address diversity, equity and inclusion in the organisation; and 
  • How the Board can team up with management in creating an ongoing learning and growth culture to keep all stakeholders safe within an evolving landscape.   

02:00

  • Prioritising purpose over profit: A look at emerging business models  
  • Contemporary leadership approaches to drive change for positive impact   

02:20

  • Encouraging and demonstrating fair and transparent pay  
  • Transparency in career development, promotions, performance management, goals and achievements  
  • Using platforms for reach beyond the organisation level   

03:00

  • Practical examples of different mentoring models for non-dominant groups, to create inclusion.

03:20

Unconscious bias and systems change  

03:40

  • Awareness education as foundation for transformation 
  • Ability to mitigate the impact of ingrained worldviews in interactions, processes and structures  
  • Training to dismantle systemic and structural bias, prejudice and discrimination 

04:20

  • Where does this discussion leave you in respect of your views on training in unconscious bias?  
  • How is your organisation handling unconscious bias?   
  • Does unconscious bias training promote moral licensing and complacency?   

04:30

  • Gaining a competitive edge by setting targets and making your public commitment to diversity and inclusion tangible and even financial   
  • Changing the organisational ecosystem in conjunction with unconscious bias training programs 

04:50

05:00

08:50

Creating psychologically safe workplaces for all 

09:00

Hear why embedding health and safety in every organisation around the country shouldn’t be a measure of compliance but rather at the forefront of everyday practice.   

09:20

09:40

Delegates will be divided into 3 groups where they will participate in each discussion for 20 minutes, followed by group feedback  
  • Dealing with toxic masculinity  
  • Utilising healthy tools to cope with stress and anxiety in the workplace  
  • Politically correct versus over-sensitive – where to draw the line  

10:45

11:10

  • Providing an alternative work environment for those working from home who are exposed to risk   
  • Consulting workers to discuss concerns that they may have about their health and safety if work arrangements change   
  • Maintaining regular communication with workers to foster trust and ensure they feel comfortable speaking up about issues   

11:50

  • Common myths about age and work 
  • Ageism at work 
  • Unlocking the potential of an age inclusive workplace 

12:10

12:50

01:40

  • Promoting human difference by supporting equal opportunity employment and accessibility   
  • Appreciating and accommodating the behaviours and social norms of people who are different to us   
  • Utilising the unique skills that Neuro Diverse staff possess and presenting opportunities for innovation and growth  
  • Communication matters: Overcoming communication barriers to develop highly specialised skills  

02:20

02:40

How to ensure all women and girls gain equity of opportunity to participate, compete and build careers in play, active recreation and sport in Aotearoa New Zealand.

03:10

03:30

04:10

04:30

04:40

06:00