Research Launch: Change at Work

22 Jul 2019


How effective are D&I initiatives in achieving change? Find out at the launch of Change At Work.

Make the Switch. Change at Work. Designing diversity & inclusion differently to achieve organisational change. Proudly sponsored by Google and Deloitte.

For well over thirty years, initiatives designed to improve diversity and inclusion (D&I) have been a priority for organisations – but are the plethora of D&I initiatives actually creating the organisational change they aspire to?

Diversity Council Australia has joined forces with Google and Deloitte to investigate how effectively D&I change management is implemented and to develop an evidence-based model for designing and implementing more effective D&I organisational change.

DCA members are invited to attend the release of Change At Work: Designing Diversity and Inclusion Differently to Achieve Organisational Change at an event hosted by The University of Sydney Business School.

This research will provide much-needed insights into:

  • How effective D&I change management is in Australia
  • How organisations can do better
  • What a new model for D&I organisational change looks like
  • How it can benefit your organisation.

DCA’s Research Director, Dr Jane O’Leary and report co-author and internationally renowned D&I researcher and consultant, Dr Graeme Russell, will present the research findings. Following this presentation, DCA’s CEO, Lisa Annese will invite guest speakers to participate in a panel discussion exploring the findings and their implications for D&I change in workplaces:

  • Dr Graeme Russell, co-author of the report and internationally renowned researcher and industry consultant on diversity, flexibility and organisational change 
  • Gina De George, National Director - Inclusion, Diversity & Wellbeing, Deloitte Australia
  • Caitriona Comerford, Executive Director, People, Multiplex Australasia
  • Ming Long, prominent company director and Deputy Chair of the DCA Board. 

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Who should attend

All DCA members. As a part of our commitment to gender balance at DCA events, we particularly encourage male representatives to attend this event alongside their female and gender diverse colleagues. We also recommend encouraging those in senior leadership roles to attend this particular event. Attendance at DCA events is free for all member employees and a significant benefit of membership that we urge you to maximise.


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