CLEAA MELBOURNE June 21: ‘Diversity and Inclusion – Shifting the focus on numbers to changing behaviours and culture’

‘Our aspiration is to build an inclusive culture which embraces differences – where we live our values every day and our people can be themselves. Because we know that when people from different backgrounds and different points of view work together, we can create the highest value – for our people, our clients and society’ – PwC.

In today’s environment, you would find it difficult to come across a leader who doesn’t acknowledge the business case for Diversity and Inclusion – successful organisations recognise its importance in their workplace and many have developed proactive strategies to retain the best talent and attract big clients.

All too often however, ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ are “buzz” words and numbers (targets and quotas) appearing in business plans rather than well-executed development focused on the behaviors needed to truly create an inclusive culture – there is no point achieving diversity if your diverse talent isn’t supported and encouraged in the workplace.

If you have an inclusive culture the numbers will start to take care of themselves. Learning is a key enabler, specifically the importance of understanding unconscious bias and the personal and cognitive dynamics that can make inclusion challenging.

Presenter: Kathleen Gaynor,
PwC L&D and Diversity and Inclusion Lead

We are delighted to have Kathleen Gaynor joining us for a lively conversation on this critical area during which she will share how PwC has gained traction and is shifting the dialogue as an organisation.

Kathleen is the former National Learning & Development Business Partner at Slater & Gordon before taking up her role at PwC. She is a passionate advocate of the contribution learning and talent management professionals can make in organisations. Kathleen has unique cross-sector insights having cut her teeth in law, and now with PwC, is working at the cutting edge of innovative practices and programs that deliver valuable impact to employees and clients.

When 12.30 – 2.00pm, Wednesday 21 June

Where: College of Law (Melbourne), 459 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Lunch will be provided. Please bring along a colleague or friend.

Please RSVP by email to Carl White by Friday, 17 June 2017 and let us know of any dietary requirements you may have.