Diversity, Chocolate and Safe Cracking

Session Category :  Talk 
March 22, 2019
16:00  -  16:45


Diversity. It’s the topic of the hour. Organisations are all putting ‘diversity’ and ‘equal opportunities’ on every job ad. But, for some organisations it still seems to be a struggle. What’s the goal?

Do we want diverse teams because it’s the “right thing to do” or is it “good for our teams and organisations”? Are we hiring minorities to keep up with quotas or our competition?

This talk will engage the audience in a frank discussion on what diversity is, why we need it and how we might achieve it. Guiding attendees through the latest academic research with practical exercises to demonstrate the issues, open discussion and interviews with some of the companies leading the way in diversity and inclusion. Finding answers to the following questions:

What is privilege, and do I have it?

What do meritocracy, diversity and inclusion actually mean?

What are cognitive biases and how do they affect me?

How does diversity matter affect team effectiveness?

What are the potential challenges for highly diverse teams?

How might we increase diversity in our organisations?

How can I employ a diverse group, when they are not applying?

Diversity is no longer just a moral imperative, it’s critical to effective organisations.

#Creativity #Collaboration #Diversity #Inclusion #Teamwork