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Diversity & Inclusion Workshop: Empowering Teams and Organisations to Become Diversity Agile

Join us for this hands on workshop surrounding Diversity & Inclusion.

Registration End Date: Mon, 09 Dec, 02:00 PM

  • where

  • ACS Victoria
    Level 14, 839 Collins St
    Docklands VIC 3008
  • when

  • Event Start: Mon, 09 Dec, 05:30 PM
    Event Finish: Mon, 09 Dec, 08:15 PM
  • event price

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<p>ACS Workshops will facilitate learning with “key takeaways” that are “actionable”, whereby participants can take back learnings to their respective organisations and/or roles.<br><br>The workshops will be delivered by professional facilitators and will provide direct access to high quality peer networking opportunities as well as key business leaders across the ICT industry. Each participant will have the opportunity to create and develop a personal action plan throughout the series, which aims to provide participants with real, tangible outcomes to accelerate their career growth. Workshops will range from 15-25 participants at each session.<br><br>It is envisaged that members may not attend all four workshops, and therefore these have been designed with this in mind.<br><br><u><b>Workshop 4 - Empowering Teams and Organisations to Become Diversity Agile</b></u></p> <p><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">It seems that these days everybody knows that culturally and demographically diverse teams perform better than more homogenous teams. However, building an inclusive organisation that knows how to leverage the unique strengths of staff diversity to the benefits of everyone is another matter entirely.</span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">In this workshop, Cultural Infusion facilitator Martin Plowman will discuss the “diversity within diversity” and how different types of diversity may impact working styles. He will present the Diversity Agile Framework that outlines how teams and organisations can benefit from becoming competent across the three workplace dimensions of diversity, mutuality and inclusion. Workshop attendees will gain an understanding about:</span></span><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"> </span></span></p> <ul><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">The key characteristics of a Diversity Agile team or organisation</span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">How different types of diversity may impact working styles</span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">How organisations can begin building more Diversity Agile teams (including sample activities that can be used to understand different working styles and encourage discussion)</span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">How to respond to current diversity trends in the workforce</span></span></span></li></ul> <p><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">The workshop is underpinned by the Diversity Agile Framework for diversity and inclusion developed by Cultural Infusion. The Diversity Agile framework was designed and implemented in Melbourne for teams and organisations working in an increasingly diverse and globalised world.</span></span></p> <p><b>Single workshop ticket</b></p> <ul><li>Member - $50.00 (Inc GST)</li><li>Non-member - $75.00 (Inc GST)</li></ul> <u><b>Professional Year students please note, this event will not contribute to your Professional Year course requirements</b></u>


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Martin Plowman

Martin Plowman

Martin Plowman joined the Cultural Infusion team in early 2019. Martin holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the University of Melbourne, and has extensive experience as a facilitator and public speaker with over one hundred appearances in the national media.

Over the past decade he has worked in the diversity, mutuality and inclusion sector with a focus on public health, workforce development and strategic planning. He has led the development of major projects including the HealthWest Partnership Standards for Workforce Mutuality , an innovative workplace tool designed to guide organizations in building the capacity of their workforce to better reflect the diversity of the community. Martin’s goal as a facilitator is to empower organisations to find better and more equitable ways to harness the power of diversity, and in doing so to achieve beneficial outcomes for organisations, consumers and community. He is also a published author – a travel-book based on his Ph.D. thesis, The UFO Diaries: Travels in the Weird World of High Strangeness , looked at the worldwide belief in UFOs and flying saucers and was published by Allen & Unwin in 2011 to strong sales and positive reviews. It has since been translated into Bulgarian.

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Level 14, 839 Collins St,Docklands,VIC,Australia

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