Embracing Values, Beliefs, Experiences, Backgrounds And Preferences Of Your Workforce

Workforce Inclusion & Diversity Conference Sydney
21 - 23 May

The Aventedge Workforce Inclusion and Diversity Conference takes an in-depth look at diversity programs which embrace values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds and preferences in the workforce. We have been running this Conference in Australia since 2016, and are pleased to announce that we will be running the Conference in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Hong Kong throughout 2018. By attending this two-day Conference, you will gain an overview of the current issues, challenges and trends surrounding workplace diversity and inclusion. Not only that - but you will discover critical steps and practices to assist your organisation in transitioning from diversity to diversity and inclusion. There is something unique about the calibre of speakers and organisations who will bring their expertise to this Conference in May. You will hear case studies addressing inclusion and diversity journeys, lessons learned, and most importantly the tangible takeaways for your organisation to prepare for the future of work and create inclusiveness in today’s diverse workforce.
The two-day event will cover a range of challenges and issues that surround workplace inclusion & diversity, such as:

  • gender diversity
  • pay parity
  • cultural differences
  • ethnicities
  • Aboriginal/Indigenous & Torres Strait Islander people
  • fostering inclusivity

For the Sydney Workforce Inclusion & Diversity Conference Agenda, click here

Pre-Conference Workshop: Developing A Holistic Inclusion & Diversity Strategy

9.00 - 5.00 Monday 21 May 2018

Explore the true meaning of inclusion through this full-day workshop at the Workforce Inclusion & Diversity conference, and discover ways to create a strong baseline for your organisation to achieve better inclusion. Construct a rigorous change approach for your organisation to enable diverse cultures, skills, experience, backgrounds, behaviours and attitudes to be included in your strategic dialogue and improved organizational outcomes. Build a baseline data-set that ascertains the true diversity and inclusive indicators that will make any diversity and inclusion strategy successful, and build greater employee engagement.


Workshop Leader

Simon Corcoran
Co-CEO, A-Ha! A Human Agency

Simon is a transformational change leader who works with global and local organisations to deliver sustainable and high-performance outcomes. He is the founder and Co-CEO of the consulting company, A Human Agency, which lives by the mantra of HR designed differently. He helps many Australia’s top performing companies move beyond the complex and design simple people oriented solutions. He is also holds the position as Australia’s Head of Country for the global Change Management Institute. He is most known for his work within diversity and inclusion and is recognised as a leader in the space. He co-authored CMI’s e-book on ‘Change in the age of disruption’, and has also been published by the Centre for Workplace Leadership on the important role culture plays in rapid organisational growth and engagement. 

Workforce Inclusion & Diversity | Sydney Speakers

Carol Corzo

Head of Inclusion

Bupa Australia & NZ

Samantha Turner

Head of Inclusion and Diversity

Westpac Group

Stephen Ellis


Knight Frank

Kirby Grattan

Director, Organisation Capability


Sharon Gray

National Aboriginal Engagement Manager

John Holland

Breckon Jones

Reward Change Specialist

Alexandra Taylor

Head of Human Resources

Citi Australia and New Zealand

Kate Rush

Head of Disability and Mental Health


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Supporting Organisations

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Why Attend Workforce Inclusion & Diversity Sydney?

  • Learn inclusion strategies through case studies by HR professionals from Westpac, PwC, Citibank, QBE, EY, Bupa and many others
  • Understand the true meaning of inclusion through panel discussions on LGBT+ inclusion, women in workforce and unconscious biases
  • Determine how to empower women in the workplace and work towards achieving pay parity through a case study from QBE
  • Implementing better flexibility strategies 
  • Hear about how Bupa and John Holland have improved Indigenous employment opportunities, talent management and retention strategies
  • Explore workplace culture and talent management strategies with Heather Geary from EY 
  • Adopt winning inclusion and diversity strategies used in both government and corporate sectors
  • Achieving inclusion and employment engagement for people identifying as disabled
  • Interactive roundtables: benefit from peer experiences and address your challenges 
  • Bring your experiences and challenges to roundtable discussions for interactive learning and share problems with HR experts
  • In-depth pre-conference workshop: Developing a holistic inclusion and diversity strategy
    • Building a strong baseline for your organisation
    • Embracing values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds and preferences of individuals to benefit workplace culture and diversity through inclusion

Who Should Attend Workforce Inclusion & Diversity Sydney?

  • Heads of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Heads of People and Culture 
  • HR directors, managers, advisors, consultants
  • Workforce relations specialists
  • Health, safety and well-being managers
  • Talent acquisition professionals
  • Organisational development and capability specialists






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Location: Workforce Inclusion & Diversity

Sydney | 21 - 23 May, 2018

Sheraton on the Park
Address: 161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
Room: Grand Ballroom 1
Workshop:  Castlereagh 1