Webinars


Due to the postponement of some scheduled events, Inclusive Companies are excited to be running a series of #InclusionSolutions webinars over the coming months. 

We remain committed to providing our members with dynamic events and topics, and even though we are disappointed to not be able to do so in person, our online events and webinars will allow our network to stay connected, inspired and informed wherever you are in the world!

We are currently in the process of developing FREE webinars tailored to you, featuring award winning D&I experts as an efficient and impactful means of raising D&I awareness.

If you have any ideas on what topics you would like included, or would be interested in featuring in a webinar then we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch, info@inclusivecompanies.co.uk


Upcoming Webinars

Apr
1
Wed

Webinar: Supporting all staff at home – creating new rules for inclusive working – Presented by Amanda Kirby (CEO, Do-IT Solutions) @ Webinar

Apr 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Webinar: Supporting all staff at home - creating new rules for inclusive working - Presented by Amanda Kirby (CEO, Do-IT Solutions) @ Webinar


This webinar will explore the rapidly changing home working landscape and the concerns that this may present individually and from an organisational perspective. Professor Amanda Kirby will discuss the need to consider accessibility in approaches and how to we need to ensure inclusive principles.


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Apr
8
Wed

Webinar: Learn inclusion best practice from one of the UK’s most inclusive employers – Presented by Alison Lowe (Touchstone) @ Webinar

Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


This exclusive Webinar is FREE for Inclusive Companies/Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers Members.

For more information about subscribing to this Inclusive Companies Webinar please email: info@inclusivecompanies.co.uk or telephone: 0345 404 1800


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About Alison Lowe

Alison Lowe has worked with Voluntary Organisations for 28 years. Right now she works as the Chief Executive of Touchstone a Mental Health Charity in Leeds and wider West Yorkshire. Touchstone work with and for people that are affected by mental health problems and they specialise in working with people from different cultural backgrounds. Touchstone have received multiple awards for their work in inclusion and diversity, including the number 1 spot in the 2016 and 2017 UK Top 50 Most Inclusive Employers Award. They are a Stonewall Top 100 LGBT-Friendly Employer for the 5th year running and are again a Sunday Times Best Company to work for 2018, being placed 9th nationally. Additionally, Touchstone were judged to be Investors in People Platinum at their latest assessment – only the third organisation in Yorkshire to gain this accolade and one of six charities nationally.

Before Alison started working with Touchstone she was a senior manager with Foundation Housing, a charity that supports people that have just come out of prison or are on bail to find housing.

Alison has been involved in local government for 28 years and is a councillor with the Labour Party in Armley, where she lived for 15 years. Alison is now the Chair of the Police and Crime Panel, the body that scrutinises the performance of the Police and Crime Commissioner and represents the interests of all the 2.2 million people across West Yorkshire. Alison also sits on Safer Leeds, the Community Safety Partnership for the city. Alison is the Chair of the Labour Group in Leeds and was the Deputy Lord Mayor in 2003-4.

Alison is involved with several local housing residents and tenants groups, chairs Leeds Survivor-led Crisis Service and is a trustee at several charities including PAFRAS (Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers) and Wooden Spoon which raises money for disadvantaged children.

Over the years, Alison has been a well known campaigner on equal rights and is the chair of the Leeds Domestic Violence Forum that raises awareness of domestic violence against women and children by known men.

Alison Lowe holds an MA in Medieval Studies from Leeds University and a BA in History. She has 2 grown up children, Adam and Rosy.


 

Apr
9
Thu

Webinar: Working from home…with kids!! – Presented by Blaire Palmer @ Webinar

Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Webinar: Working from home...with kids!! - Presented by Blaire Palmer @ Webinar


Remote working is one thing, but with kids at home? That’s quite another. 

How do you find the time (and the patience) to remain productive while also doing a little educational activity with the children, keeping them busy while you make important work calls and just trying to keep some semblance of family life going through these unprecedented events? Have your beautiful timetables and best intentions already started falling apart?

In this session keynote speaker, author and executive coach, Blaire Palmer, who has been running her business from home for 20 years and home educating her daughter for the last 3 years, will share the lessons she’s learnt the hard way about working at home with kids at home. She will talk about managing workload, break some assumptions about educating at home and how children learn, how to use time in a different way and taking care of your mental health during this time. Blaire is down to earth and realistic about what can be done and you will leave the session reassured and feeling more optimistic about what lies ahead. 


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Apr
14
Tue

Webinar: Next Level Neuro-Diversity Training – Presented by Martina Foreman (Genius Within) @ Webinar

Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Webinar: Next Level Neuro-Diversity Training - Presented by Martina Foreman (Genius Within) @ Webinar


Webinar: Martina Foreman (Genius Within) – Next Level Neuro-Diversity Training

So you know the basics, what to do next to create systemic inclusion? A brief look at where to start and why this would benefit your business.

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This exclusive Webinar is FREE for Inclusive Companies/Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers Members.

For more information about subscribing to this Inclusive Companies Webinar please email: info@inclusivecompanies.co.uk or telephone: 0345 404 1800

Apr
23
Thu

How to reduce bias in your recruitment process – Presented by Cynthia V Davis (CEO of BAME Recruitment) @ Online Webinar

Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

How to reduce bias in your recruitment process - Presented by Cynthia V Davis (CEO of BAME Recruitment) @ Online Webinar


Cynthia V Davis, CEO of BAME Recruitment will be leading the webinar: How to reduce bias in your recruitment process. Cynthia will cover all aspects from application through to final interview and give insights where businesses can make improvements to ensure a fully inclusive recruitment process.


 

Apr
28
Tue

Webinar: Fear of the Unknown: The impact of stigma – Presented by Roland Chesters @ Webinar

Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Webinar: Fear of the Unknown: The impact of stigma - Presented by Roland Chesters @ Webinar


Fear of the Unknown: The impact of stigma – Presented by Roland Chesters


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May
4
Mon

Webinar: Attracting & Retaining Diverse Talent – Presented by Donna Herdsman @ Webinar

May 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Webinar: Attracting & Retaining Diverse Talent - Presented by Donna Herdsman @ Webinar


Attracting & Retaining Diverse Talent – Presented by Donna Herdsman


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May
6
Wed

Webinar: Neurodiversity – A New Paradigm for the 21st Century – Presented by Tony Lloyd (ADHD Foundation) @ Webinar

May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Webinar: Neurodiversity – A New Paradigm for the 21st Century - Presented by Tony Lloyd (ADHD Foundation) @ Webinar


Neurodiversity – A New Paradigm for the 21st Century – Presented by ony Lloyd (ADHD Foundation)


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May
14
Thu

Webinar: Mind Your Language? – Presented by Jiten Patel @ Online Webinar

May 14 @ 11:05 am – 11:55 pm


Webinar: Mind Your Language? – Presented by Jiten Patel

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Do ever feel like you are unsure of the way to refer to someone who identifies as LGBT+/BAME/Disabled, Etc. Is the term ‘Disabled’ appropriate?  Is it wrong to say, ‘Queer’?  Does Political Correctness inhibit free speech? Have you heard people say, “I call a spade a spade”, to defend what they consider to be their  right to free speech?

During this Webinar we will explore how language and terminology, when used appropriately, contributes to creating a culture of belonging in your organisation, whilst removing the stigma around accusations about ‘Political Correctness gone mad’. It is an essential for all leaders and teams.

This session will be run by Jiten Patel, a Conscious Inclusion Specialist.  Jiten is an award-winning EDI strategist, and practitioner, a published author and blogger on matters pertaining to Inclusion through diversity.  He has a background in Financial Services and, upon leaving his Diversity and Inclusion role at HSBC, Jiten set up his own company in 2001 and has worked with a vast range of clients from Blue Chip companies all the way through to small local charities.

As well as all the four nations of the United Kingdom, his work has taken him to continental and Eastern Europe and India.  He was the winner of the Diversity Champion (Education Sector) award in 2015 and received the ‘Highly Commended Head of Diversity and Inclusion’ award at the 2016 and 2017 Inclusive Company Awards.  He was also a top 3 finalist at the 2011 Race for Opportunity awards for the design and development of his highly successful ‘Aspire~’ Positive Action Programme.  He was also the original creator of the Civil Service Learning’s Positive Action Programme, Positive Action Pathway, which witnessed some 30% of staff achieving career related moves as a result of attendance on the programme.

In his spare time Jiten has been involved a variety of charitable work; he is a past Chair of ‘Working Families’ a charity specialising in assisting people and employers to implement effective agile working to facilitate work-life-family commitments.  Since 2002, Jiten is, and has been a trustee of a number of charities.  He is currently a Trustee at ‘MK SNAP’ (a charity specialising in the needs of post 16 learners with learning disabilities) and the LPSOL (focusing on supporting people from South Gujarat area of India who have settled in the UK). 

Jiten’s first book, Demystifying Diversity (co-authored by Gamiel Yafai), was published in 2016 and is currently going into its second edition which includes new content about Cognitive Diversity.

 

May
18
Mon

Revitalising Stress-Busters When Working From Home – Presented by Hira Ali @ Online Webinar

May 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Revitalising Stress-Busters When Working From Home - Presented by Hira Ali @ Online Webinar


The current global crises that we find ourselves in involves anxiety and overwhelm like never before and has been a traumatic and intimidating  experience for even the most positive people

The uncertainty of it all has had a nerve-wracking impact on adults, elderly and the children and this is perhaps, the time when we all need to practice resilience like never before

However, each one of us can play an active role in taking charge of managing our own stress levels and of those around us. And though de-stressing may seem difficult, it is not impossible. In this session, I will be discussing many revitalizing stress-management techniques you can indulge in from the comfort of your home.


 My profile:

Hira Ali, Chief Executive Officer of Advancing Your Potential, Managing Director of International Women Empowerment Events  Co-Founder of Career Excel  Co-Founder of The Grey Area is a multi-faceted career coach and trainer who has impacted hundreds of people from various industries and professions across the world. She is an Associate Certified Coach accredited by International Coach Federation and a professional member of the Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming. Her widely acclaimed leadership and coaching articles have been published across a variety of leading outlets: The International Coach Federation, The Huff Post, Thrive Global, Women @ Forbes, Ellevate Network, Entrepreneur, Women Entrepreneur, Gulf News, The Female Lead and many more. Hira’s work has been featured in several interviews the recent one being by former BBC journalist Dan Parry -some of her blogs have been shared by Arianna Huffington herself. Her career development podcast, 8 Minutes of Learning With Hira Ali, has been featured in HuffPost as one of the top 100 rising podcasts with guests.

Hira is a registered coach and mentor at various international organisations including: American Corporate Partners, the National Health Services, Mentor2mentees, and The Cherie Blair Foundation. She is the recipient of the Top 100 Women – Lift Effects Star Award and was one of the top three finalists for the Baton Awards, Entrepreneur of the Year. She has recently won Highly Commended women in media award sponsored by Microsoft at the prestigious win trade awards. In her recently published book Her Way to the Top: The Glass Ceiling is Thicker Than It Looks, she highlights the internal and external road blocks impeding a woman’s climb to the top irrespective of her culture and geography. The book has earned outstanding reviews from global influencers like Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, Cherie Blair, Valerie Young, Dr. Lois P Frankle, Chiara Condi, Dr. Yvonne Thompson, Carole Stone, Dr. Shola, Ziauddin Yousafzai (Malala’s dad) and many more and received a letter of appreciation from the London Mayor himself. Her Way To The Top has made it to the local newspapers such as Ham and High and international ones such as Europe Breaking News.

Hira is one the few ethnic minority women featured as a role model in the book Girls Who Do you Want To Be alongside global influencers like Arianna Huffington, Reshma Sujani, Claire Shipman, Sallie Krawcheck and many more. She is very passionate about empowering women and ethnic minorities and is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion at work place. In her latest project, The Grey Area, she aims to give voice to ethnic minority men and women and capture their experience in working in the public and private sector with the purpose of addressing the road blocks holding women back.


 


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