Beyond Diversity Towards Inclusion
Inclusion occurs when a diversity of people (e.g. of different ages, cultural backgrounds, genders) feel valued and respected, have access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute their perspectives and talents to improve their organisation.
Creating an inclusive workplace is fundamental to maximising diversity and creating successful organisations in today’s complex global environment. DCA has developed a number of resources to help improve inclusive practice and thus lift performance and wellbeing.
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?
The DCA-Suncorp Inclusion@Work Index 2017-2018 is a landmark study, providing the first-ever national benchmarks for Australian workplaces in regards to the age, cultural background, disability status, gender, Indigenous background, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity of workers.
DCA has developed a new Words At Work campaign for workplaces to show how inclusive language can improve workplace culture and drive productivity.
DCA’s new study, Building Inclusion: An Evidence-Based Model of Inclusive Leadership sheds valuable light on the need for inclusive leadership and what it takes build more inclusive leaders.
Despite the well-known business benefits of D&I, many Australian organisations do not adequately resource their D&I function or put in place measureable goals or accountabilities for their D&I activities.
The study surveyed more than 100 diversity managers and human resources leaders in Australia and New Zealand to learn the profile of diversity functions within organisations and the professionals leading and implementing diversity strategy.
This report explores the economic and social imperative for better utilisation of skills and experience of migrants and refugees in Queensland, what is getting in our way, and how we might move forward to reap the benefits.
Why do men born in the USA, UK or Canada have a greater chance of becoming an Australian CEO than those who are locally born?
Algorithmic Bias? An Empirical Study into Apparent Gender-Based Discrimination in the Display of STEM Career Ads
Despite explicit intentions to be gender neutral, a Facebook ad for STEM careers was shown more often to men than women, potentially due to economic forces and competition among advertisers
This report from McKinsey research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance—and suggests how organizations can craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge.
Teams outperform individual decision makers 66% of the time, and decision making improves as team diversity increases.
The 2017 – 2018 AAP lays out NAB’s commitments to its customers, people and community, and was created in consultation with community groups such as the Australian Network on Disability.
NAB has led the development of the EIELP, a program that has shown Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander employees that their Indigenous culture has many things to offer the boardroom.
UTS Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research and DCA are proud to announce their latest partnership, ‘Gari Yala,’ a biennial national survey about the firsthand employment experiences of Indigenous Australians.
A preview of what's coming soon on the second season of the Art of Inclusion podcast
Diversity Council Australia is proud to reaffirm its support to the United Nations Global Compact and its Ten Principles.
Ming Long, Deputy Chair of Diversity Council Australia, Chair of AMP Capital Funds Management talks organisational change.
DCA is delighted to offer members in Melbourne an opportunity to participate in an open presentation of our Out at Work Knowledge Program. This workshop is designed to assist key personnel to lead their workplaces to become more inclusive of LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and other terms that people identify with) employees.
DCA is delighted to offer members in Sydney an opportunity to participate in an open presentation of our Out at Work Knowledge Program. This workshop is designed to assist key personnel to lead their workplaces to become more inclusive of LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and other terms that people identify with) employees.
Is backlash good for diversity and inclusion? This is the question moderator Tony Jones will be posing at this year's DCA & MLC LIfe Insurance Annual Diversity Debate.
Webcasts from past events
How effective are D&I initiatives in achieving change? We found out at the launch of Change At Work.
At this Diversity Leadership Program event hosted by Twitter in Sydney, we discussed how inclusion should be a key factor in the development and use of technologies.