Join us for a roundtable discussion on 23rd June, 1pm - 2pm (BST). We'll be joined by industry experts to tour the virtual shores of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) - through the lens of hidden disabilities and neurodiverse talent. Visit DE&I Beach, and learn what DE&I actually means for your business and your people. Explore Action Island, and takeaway new skills to improve how you recruit and support a diverse workforce. And, at our National Park of Happy Employees, listen as our panelists share how DE&I initiatives have helped them to achieve a sense of belonging at work.
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On this virtual tour we'll be exploring what DE&I really means. And how you can best support neurodiverse employees and those with hidden disabilities through DE&I initiatives.
Diane Lightfoot, CEO, Business Disability Forum
"I’m passionate about creating a disability-smart world. And to ‘get it right’ organisations must work together as a whole. On this tour I’ll be sharing how you can get every department involved. And leave you with top tips to help you create a better working environment for all."
Jane Hatton, CEO & Founder, EvenBreak
"Everyday I dedicate my time to make sure that disabled people are given the opportunity to share their talents. On this tour I'll share what you can do to make sure you’re set up to reach that talent. And highlight how you can better support disabled employees in their working day."
Byron Batten, Head of Inclusion-Improvement, Communications & Engagement, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
"Equality, equity and diversity for our people is at the heart of everything we do. On this tour I’ll be sharing how you can keep DEI at the top of your agenda. And fill you in on some of the ways we make sure our people feel happy and like they belong."
Dr Shamsun Islam, Clinical Psychologist, NELFT
Dr Shamsun Islam is a Clinical Psychologist working within the Redbridge Learning Disabilities Team. She provides therapeutic interventions to adults with intellectual disabilities, their families and staff supporting them at home and community. Alongside her professional experiences, she’ll be sharing supports that help her to manage Repetitive Strain Injury at work. And tools that support her to overcome challenges associated with dyslexia.
Nikki Goode, Customer Relationship Champion, Texthelp
"I acquired a Brain Injury at age 38. And today I'm thankful to work for a company that supports and embraces who I am. On this tour I'll share how they help me to do the daily tasks I once took for granted."
This tour is for anyone with an interest in improving Disability Inclusion at work. And for those who want to promote staff well being, confidence and independence. But it'll be particularly enjoyed by Senior level HR and DE&I professionals with responsibilities for recruiting, supporting and/or retaining talent.
This includes Talent Managers, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Managers, Training and Development Managers, and Employee Engagement Managers.