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Festival of Workplace Inclusion 2023

An annual event exploring inclusion for neurodivergent, disabled & multilingual employees.

25 & 26 October 2023 1pm - 5pm BST / 8am - 1pm EST

2 days | 10 virtual sessions | 100% free

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Featuring organizations including

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About the Festival

A DEI event with space to share knowledge and explore how we can create inclusive workplaces where all talent is empowered to succeed.

This year's theme is 'Transforming tomorrow'. Sessions will explore the small steps each of us can take to make big strides towards a more inclusive future. For today's working population, and the next generation to come.

Join us and future gaze with your peers. Uncover new and trending strategies that’ll help you revolutionize your workplace.

Meet the Keynotes

Hamza Yassin, "Dyslexia is my gift!"

Hamza Yassin is a Sudanese-born Scottish wildlife cameraman, presenter and author who moved to the UK when he was young. His impressive qualifications include a Masters Degree in Biological Imaging and Photography and a Bachelors Degree in Zoology with Conservation.

Best known for presenting under the guise of Ranger Hamza on CBeebies live action show, Let’s Go for a Walk. Hamza is also cameraman and presenter on BBC’s Countryfile, ITV’s This Morning, Channel 4’s documentary, ‘Scotland, My life in the Wild’.

More recently, Hamza presented ‘Scotland: Escape into the Wilderness’, a four-part series where he introduced Scotland’s wilderness to four celebrities. In 2022, he appeared as a contestant on the twentieth series of Strictly Come Dancing and went on to win the show, winning the hearts of the nation!

Caroline Casey, The Valuable 500

Caroline Casey is the businesswoman and activist behind The Valuable 500, the world’s largest CEO collective and business move for disability inclusion.

Casey launched the movement at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Summit in 2019 and since then has signed up 500 multinational organizations with a combined revenue of over $8 trillion, employing 20 million people worldwide to radically transform the business system. The membership includes 36 of the FTSE 100 companies, 46 of the Fortune 500 and 28 of the Nikkei.

Recently appointed President of the IAPB, Caroline also sits on several diversity and inclusion boards to include L’Oréal and Sky and is a much sought-after speaker.

Caroline has received an honorary doctorate as well as multiple awards and accolades for her work as a disability activist.

Registration is open

The event is for anyone interested in improving inclusion in the workplace.

This includes Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, HR, Training & Development professionals as well as Employee Resource Groups sponsors and representatives. Whether you're just starting your journey towards a more inclusive workplace, or are already on your way.

Explore the agenda

Sessions will cover workplace inclusion across all stages of an employee's journey.

Inclusive recruitment & onboarding

Explore how to approach inclusive recruitment with big-picture thinking. From how to create a holistic strategy that both welcomes diverse talent, and empowers thriving careers. To how to align your strategy with ESG goals to drive business benefits in the process.

Retaining and developing diverse talent

Discover how to create a universally inclusive working environment. Hear from neurodivergent thinkers and inclusion experts as they share strategies proven to encourage all potential to shine.

Creating a truly inclusive culture

61% of neurodivergent workers have experienced stigma in the workplace. These sessions will explore how to create a culture that promotes acceptance, inclusion & belonging. Understand how you can make an impact, no matter what your role is.

Inclusive technology & Artificial intelligence

Uncover the role of inclusive technology in driving neuro-inclusion company-wide. Gain insights from leading organizations as they share how their approach has led to impactful change. For not only their workforce, but business performance too.

Can't make it live?

No problem. Register anyway and gain access to all sessions to watch on demand after the live event.

Festival FAQs

  • Once you register, keep an eye on your email for all the event details. This will include the link you'll need to join and how to add the event to your calendar.

  • This event is for anyone with a keen passion to drive lasting change for employees who think, work and communicate differently. From neurodivergent employees, to multilingual staff and beyond. 

    It’ll be particularly helpful for: HR Generalists, Talent Managers, DEIB Specialists (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging), Training & Development Leads, Employee Engagement & Staff Performance Managers, Disability & Neurodiversity Champions.

  • No. You do not need to download or install any software to take part. You only need to have access to the internet.

  • Send an email to d.thomson@texthelp.com for any technical help.

  • We've worked hard to make sure our event is inclusive and accessible. We’ve chosen streamGo as our event platform because they’re committed to accessibility and WCAG compliance. As well as choosing an accessible platform, all attendees will have access to captions for every session. However, if you have any accessibility issues please reach out to d.thomson@texthelp.com

  • Yes. All sessions will be available on demand after the live event. However, if you can attend live we recommend that you do. There will be prizes up for grabs for anyone that attends live!