What are the experiences of Australian workers when it comes to inclusion? Diversity Council Australia and Suncorp have joined forces to generate a national index which maps and tracks inclusion in Australian workplaces.
Does a focus on identity help or hinder diversity and inclusion in the workplace? Moderated by Tony Jones, one of ABC's most respected journalists, our Annual Diversity Debate once again promises to be the diversity event of the year as two teams tackle this critical issue from a number of perspectives.
The idea that our thinking is shaped by our culture, background, experiences, and personalities is core to the concept of diverse thought and at our next Diversity Leadership Program event, we will take a critical look at diversity of thought.
DCA is delighted to offer our Perth based members the opportunity to participate in our Building Inclusion Knowledge Program which comprises our popular #WordsAtWork and Inclusive Leadership workshops.
At DCA’s next Diversity in the Legal Profession Network, we will look at what it’s like to be LGBTIQ+ when working in the law.
In partnership with the University of Sydney, Google, Aurecon, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Deloitte, DCA is delighted to release a new report, Cracking the Glass-Cultural Ceiling: Future Proofing Your Business in the 21st Century.
DCA’s Building Workplace Capability for Indigenous Australia Network, sponsored by Lendlease and hosted by PwC Indigenous Consulting, will investigate the role unconscious bias plays in preventing Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people from progressing at work and what can be done to address it.
At our August 2017 Gender Equality Network event, we explored the findings of the recent Senate Inquiry into gender segregation in the workplace and its impact on women's economic equality.
In June DCA launched a new resource for Australian business called, Men Make a Difference: Engaging Men on Gender Equality. DCA Chair David Morrison AO & CEO Lisa Annese will be in Canberra in August to update members on this report and lead discussion on how men, as part of the problem of gender inequality, must be part of the solution.
DCA is proud to announce that a new flagship event has been added to its calendar this year - DCA’s Inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Oration. Brought to you in partnership with BAE Systems Australia, this year’s Oration was delivered by Stan Grant, Indigenous Affairs Editor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and special advisor to the Prime Minister on Indigenous constitutional recognition. Stan spoke of a rapidly expanding Aboriginal middle class that is increasingly university educated, entrepreneurial and contributing extraordinary talent to Australian business and political life. However this overlooks fundamental issues that still need to be addressed.
To change gender inequalities we have to involve men just as much as women; they are part of the problem of gender inequality and are therefore a crucial part of the solution. A new report brings together evidence-based perspectives to recommend how organisations can adopt a more effective approach to engaging men to achieve gender equality at work.
DCA’s Gender Equality Network, proudly sponsored by Clayton Utz, is open exclusively to DCA members and is designed to assist them in their preparations to meet reporting requirements on gender and to explore leading practice on gender diversity programs.
DCA’s Diversity Leadership Program always seek to provide the latest in leading practice in workplace diversity. Our May event looks at how to improve accessibility and inclusion with a focus on Australian Network on Disability Access and Inclusion Index.
Lawyers in particular are at high risk of depression and other mental illness, and while there remains a stigma against mental ill-health in the profession the problem does not improve.
DCA Chairman David Morrison AO & CEO Lisa Annese are making the trip west in early May to update Perth members on the rationale behind the guidelines for mainstreaming flexibility by team re-design.
At the next DCA Diversity Leadership Program event, we will have a conversation about what it would take to create more inclusive workplaces so that more out LGBTIQ+ people can fill leadership positions in corporate Australia.
In the week celebrating Harmony Day, DCA is delighted to bring you our next Building Cultural Capability Network event where we will investigate how well companies are capitalising on culture and gender in their leadership ranks.
The next meeting of our Building Capability for Indigenous Australia network sponsored by Lendlease will explore engaging and empowering Indigenous women leaders and will feature The Hon Linda Burney MP who was the first Aboriginal person elected to the NSW Parliament and also the first Indigenous woman elected to the House of Representatives in the Federal Parliament as member for Barton.
Following on from the 2016 release of DCA’s Future-Flex for the retail sector, we are delighted to launch Phase 2, providing new guidance on how to redesign a team’s work to enable flexibility – now applicable to all sectors.
DCA’s first meeting of the Gender Equality Network for 2017 will focus on the Workplace Gender Equality Agency's (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation: what WGEA is looking for in candidates and how some of our member organisations have achieved it.