20 Apr 2021| Online

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Tuesday, 20th April 2021 | Online

Although D&I initiatives mostly originate with the HR department, line managers are often on the front-line of delivery, operating as role models for company culture. Despite - or perhaps because of - this responsibility, many line managers are at a loss as to how to ensure that their team is inclusive and that diversity is supported, whilst meeting other targets and objectives.

These responsibilities are not at odds, however; research has shown that inclusive teams are more productive and cohesive than others, whilst diversity drives creativity and innovation. The key challenge, therefore, is to ensure that managers are supported and receive training to better understand what is required of them, helping them to ensure that diversity and inclusion goals can be met.

Our ‘D&I for Line Managers’ event is designed to provide line-managers with the understanding, support and guidance they need to realise their role in supporting diversity and embedding inclusive management practices within their organisation. Over the course of the day, you will receive the practical tools and insight you need to deliver the best results and empower your team to thrive.

This event is CPD-certified.

On-demand video recordings of each session will be made available to delegates following the event. 

Click here to view the full agenda
Why attend? 
  • Learn how to incorporate diversity and inclusion goals and best practice into your managerial style and everyday actions and habits
  • Bring new, innovative ideas around supporting your team and building inclusion back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Receive coaching and guidance on maximising your team's skills and potential 
  • Receive on-demand video recordings and speaker presentations for your reference after the event
  • This event is CPD certified, and contributes to your professional development
Who should attend?

Line managers, HR professionals and senior managers with an interest in advancing diversity and inclusion in their organisations.

Speakers Include:
  • David Pearson, Inclusive Leadership Expert, former Director Global Inclusion & Diversity, KPMG
  • Natalie Gill, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, EMEA Talent, Learning & Development, SMBC Bank International plc
  • Rob Neil OBE, Director, Krystal Alliance & Former Civil Servant 
  • Shakil Butt, HR Hero, HR Hero for Hire & Non-Executive Director CIPD 
  • Jason Ghaboos, Deputy Director, Civil Service Inclusive Practice Team, Cabinet Office
  • Johanna Keech-Jowers, Divisional Director -Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing, Ministry of Justice
  • Lucy Butters, Cultural Intelligence Trainer & Coach, Elembee
  • Rich Jones, Senior Advisor, Acas 
Registration

Public Sector rate: 1 Place £195 (+VAT) | 4+ Places £150 each (+VAT)
Corporate rate: 1 Place £395 (+VAT)
Charity rate: 1 Place £145 (+VAT)

Registrations can be made online here

For booking enquiries or to request a booking form, please contact conference.admin@dodsgroup.com.

Agenda

Please find the event agenda below:

09.00
Welcome from Dods D&I

Kiren Kaur, Diversity & Inclusion Event Manager, Dods D&I

09.05
Chair's Opening Remarks

SPEAKER: Rob Neil OBE, Director, Krystal Alliance & Former Civil Servant

09.20
Uncovering the foundations of diversity and inclusion
  • The business case for D&I: how does D&I impact productivity and profitability?
  • Key terminology explained, from microbehaviours to LGBT
  • Understanding the line manager’s role in delivering on key policies and legislation

SPEAKER: Rich Jones, Senior Advisor, Acas

10.00
Comfort Break
10.10
Workshop:
From EQ to CQ: Managing diversity inclusively
  • Fostering cultural intelligence (CQ) to increase engagement and understanding
  • Communicating the benefits of diversity and inclusion to your team
  • Challenging discrimination and difficult behaviours​​​

SPEAKER: Lucy Butters, Cultural Intelligence Trainer & Coach, Elembee

11.10
Comfort Break 
11.40
Building a diverse team: Recruitment, reward, and achieving potential
  • Understanding the difference between positive action and positive discrimination
  • Looking past ideas of traditional ‘fit’ when recruiting
  • Eradicating unconscious bias from recruitment and reward processes

SPEAKER: Shakil Butt, HR Hero, HR Hero for Hire & Non-Executive Director CIPD

12.40
Break for Lunch
13.45
Workshop:
Cultivating diverse talent: a skills toolkit for managers
  • Incorporating coaching into your management style to bring the best out in your staff
  • Conducting sensitive conversations with confidence

SPEAKER: David Pearson, Inclusive Leadership Expert, former Director Global Inclusion & Diversity, KPMG

14.45
Comfort Break 
15.00
Panel Discussion:
Achieving culture change: Creating a team culture where everyone can be their whole selves
  • Realising cultural shifts through changes in everyday habits
  • Role modelling inclusive practices for your team
  • Pushing beyond inclusion towards belonging

SPEAKER: Natalie Gill, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, EMEA Talent, Learning & Development, SMBC Bank International plc

SPEAKER: Jason Ghaboos, Deputy Director, Civil Service Inclusive Practice Team, Cabinet Office 

SPEAKER: Johanna Keech-Jowers, Divisional Director - Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing, Ministry of Justice

16.00
Chair's Closing Remarks

SPEAKER: Rob Neil OBE, Director, Krystal Alliance & Former Civil Servant

16.15
Event Close