Up next in our series of webinars sharing best practice from the UK’s Most Inclusive Employers, Inclusive Companies CEO Paul Sesay will be joined by West Midlands Fire Service…
- Tristan Dugdale-Pointon, Equality & Diversity Officer
- Station Commander Samantha Samuels, BAME stakeholder Group Lead
- Watch Commander Jennifer Dent, Positive Action Lead
- Julie Farruggia, Neuro Diversity Stakeholder Lead
Surging an astonishing 28 places to rank 6th on the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List is West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS), the second largest Fire and Rescue Service in the UK protecting and serving one of the most diverse populations in the UK.
A host of brilliant campaigns and inclusion practices has led WMFS to be recognised as the UK’s most inclusive fire service – But just how did they do it?
During this webinar we will explore all things Diversity & Inclusion, as WMFS delve into a variety of topics such as…
- WMFS D&I journey
- Recruitment attraction and selection
- Stakeholder groups
- New themes – Neurodiversity
- Brave space talks
Further information coming soon!
Elevation Platform Meetings are held every 6 weeks, with a different topic as the core focus. The topics are chosen by YOU, our members, providing our network with the opportunity to have open and honest discussions, share their failures, as well as success stories, as we all embark on a mission to enhance Diversity & Inclusion across UK workforces.
This event is for Members Only – to secure your place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If your organisation is looking to deliver a workplace that creates a positive culture, keeps staff happy and improves performance, this free training for senior HR professionals is the perfect place to start.
This 90 minute session is the first piece of the puzzle when it comes to your commitment to building an environment where everyone feels welcome and empowered.
Toby will teach you common challenges in delivering diversity – and how to avoid these; a framework to implement sustainable change; deep dive into strategies to engage senior leaders and shape inclusive culture; finding your business case for diversity and more.
Here is what you’ll learn…
• The 7 common challenges in increasing diversity – and how to avoid them
Toby will share from his own network of senior HR professionals the common obstacles to achieving diversity – and how to avoid these for yourself.
• A detailed walk-through of my Inclusive Growth framework…
So that you can implement diversity and inclusion in a practical and sustainable way (avoiding box ticking along the way).
• A deep dive on key strategies and tools including…
• Engaging your senior leaders
• Using data to develop your diversity and inclusion plans
• Shaping your culture through inclusive leadership
• Applying change management rigour to make an impact
• Using employee experience and design to be more inclusive
• How to align diversity and inclusion through the whole business
• The “business case” for diversity but…
Finding your own reason/business case for diversity and inclusion and how to articulate this in 5 easy steps.
• 6 key areas that senior HR professionals must develop…
And some quick wins to help you plug the gaps!
• A case study
Hear from a head of HR themselves on how they used data to create their diversity and inclusion strategy; how they engaged with the CEO and senior leaders and why they needed their own business case for diversity.
Meet Your Facilitator…
Diversity & Inclusion Architect Toby Mildon can bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be when it comes to diversity and inclusion.
How can Toby be so sure? Because he’s worked with some of the UK’s largest companies – including BBC, Deloitte, Sony and HarperCollins – to deliver sustainable, diverse and inclusive workplaces that make a strong impact on business performance.
Toby is incredibly passionate about inclusion (with professional and lived experience). And through his Inclusive Growth system, he helps Heads of HR in tech companies improve employee engagement, retention and productivity.
Inclusive Companies Workshop I ‘What’s Next’
This engaging 60-minute workshop will focus on topics such as mental wellbeing and breaking down stigmas as well as exploring effective coping techniques & strategies to overcome setbacks. (More detailed description requested)
Bio coming soon!
The world is perceived as an ever-changing place and businesses of all sizes can benefit from having a deeper understanding of what inclusion looks and feels like for some of the most marginalised in our society. Understanding the roadmap to inclusion is essential for any forward-thinking company.
Ellie Lowther will be joining us for our webinar during Trans Awareness month with a thought provoking perspective on how businesses, and wider society can reap the benefit of being truly inclusive. Ellie has a vast amount of experience in this area and sees a radical way forward that can help change perspectives towards a more inclusive world.
Ellie Lowther brings her own unique style to the world of diversity & inclusion. Making a real difference wherever she delivers. Ellie has personally overcome so much in life which makes her sunny positive attitude even more remarkable.
Ellie’s roots are firmly in the voluntary sector, Charity founder, Ellie created the first trans specific “our house” project in the UK which attracted a visit from Radio 1 newsbeat! She now brings those values and her passion for inclusion to the world of business with her social purpose company Essential Learning Curve Ltd and works across many sectors, including Colleges, Prisons, Health care, public and private sector. Ellie is most proud of her work with National Citizen Service where she has delivered awareness to thousands of young people over the last 4 years.
Working across such a broad range of areas, she has valuable insight into trans inclusion within the workplace and wider society. Ellie was recognised for the work she does in 2019 as an NDA finalist in the Positive Role Model category.