Diversity Leadership Program - Is your workplace care aware?
DCA’s Diversity Leadership Program is exclusively for DCA members and provides an opportunity to hear the latest on leading practice in workplace diversity – from organisations and from academic and other experts in the field.
DCA’s research has found flexible working is an important employment and retention driver, especially for people with caring responsibilities. With over two million carers of workforce age in Australia, being able to accommodate caring responsibilities alongside paid work is clearly critical for a large segment of the workforce.
An employer’s positive and supportive attitude toward carers and workplace flexibility can make a significant difference to the carer, their family and the person they care for. The next event in our Diversity Leadership Program, hosted by AMP in Melbourne, will investigate how workplaces can be more supportive of people with caring responsibilities.
The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) will present on the Government’s new Care Aware Workplace program and how businesses can get on board. DCA will outline how organisations can mainstream flexible working and careers (for women and men carers), drawing on its recent Get Flexible! research. And a panel discussion will follow featuring leading practitioners talking about their experiences of supporting carers through flexible working – what works, what doesn’t and how they turn policy into practice.
Our speakers and panellists include:
- Evan Lewis, Group Manager, Disability and Carers Group, FaHCSIA
- Norm Lee, Manager, Public Policy, AMP Public Affairs
- Anne-Maree Nunan, HR Lead, Technology Group at Accenture
- Dr Jacqui Abbott, Head of Flexibility and Diversity at Allens
- Jane Counsel, Head of Diversity and Flexibility at Westpac
- Lisa Annese, DCA’s Director for Programs and Development.