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.

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 
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • Receive on-demand video recordings and speaker presentations for your reference after the event
Who should attend? 

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


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.


Please find the event agenda below:

Welcome from Dods D&I

Kiren Kaur, Diversity & Inclusion Event Manager, 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