Diversity Leadership Program - How to map cultural diversity in your workplace

Date: Tuesday 24 Sep 2019
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm 

Gilbert+Tobin, International Towers,
Level 35, Tower Two 200 Barangaroo Avenue,

Bookings close: 23 Sep 2019

At this Diversity Leadership Program, we will look at DCA’s new Counting Culture guide to show how organisations can map the cultural diversity of its workforce .

Today’s workforce comprises people from a diversity of cultural, ethnic, religious and national backgrounds and identities. Cultural diversity, cultural capability, and global experience in senior executive ranks are increasingly being recognised as valuable, sought after assets but Australian businesses often don’t have a clear picture about cultural diversity in their ranks.

DCA’s new Counting Culture guide provides valuable information on how an organisation can map the cultural diversity of its workforce in a way that is respectful, accurate, inclusive, and well suited to the multiculturalism of Australian businesses.  

At DCA’s next Diversity Leadership Program event, guide co-author, Dr Dimitria Groutsis, Associate Professor, Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at The University of Sydney Business School, will:

  • Outline Counting Culture’s guidance for measuring cultural diversity to harness the benefits that flow from cultural diversity in the workplace, and
  • Share the latest on a national project creating an evidence-based nationally standardised approach for defining, measuring, and reporting on cultural diversity in the workforce.

DCA’s CEO Lisa Annese will then lead a discussion with a guest panel that includes leading employers who will give insights into how they have implemented a counting-culture approach. Speakers include:

  1. Ken Woo, Partner, PwC Australia
  2. Anna Sparkes, Chief People Officer, Gilbert + Tobin
  3. Dr Jane O’Leary, DCA’s Research Director and guide co-author
  4. Dr Dimitria Groutsis, Associate Professor, Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, The University of Sydney Business School.

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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.


The venue is wheelchair accessible and at this event we will feature live-captioning. If you require an Auslan interpreter at this event you must RSVP with this requirement ASAP or at least 10 working days prior to the event and we will endeavour to secure this in-demand service for you. The event recording and transcript will be made available on the DCA website after the event. If you have any additional accessibility needs that would assist your participation at the event, please contact us on admin@dca.org.au

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