10 May 2022| London

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Tuesday, 10th May 2022 | Central London

Although D&I initiatives mostly originate within the HR department, line managers are often on the front-line of delivery, operating as role models for company culture. Despite this responsibility, many line managers struggle to adequately build and nurture diverse teams, instead prioritising other targets and objectives.

Research has shown that inclusive teams are more productive and cohesive, 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 attendees with the understanding, tools and guidance needed to realise their role in supporting diversity and embedding inclusive management practices within their organisation. Over the course of the day, attendees will receive the practical skills and insight needed to empower their team to thrive.

This event is CPD-certified.

Click here to view the 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.

2021 speakers (2022 speakers to be announced shortly):
  • 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 

Public Sector rate: 1 Place £295 (+VAT) | 4+ Places £250 each (+VAT)
Corporate rate: 1 Place £595 (+VAT)
Charity rate: 1 Place £245 (+VAT)

Registrations can be made online here

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


Please find the 2022 event agenda below. Speakers to be announced shortly.

Welcome from Dods D&I
Chair's Opening Remarks
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
Comfort Break
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​​​
Comfort Break 
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
Break for Lunch
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
Comfort Break 
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
Chair's Closing Remarks
Event Close