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The One Hour Diversity Special

Equal Employment Opportunity Network

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (AEST)

The One Hour Diversity Special

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Attendee, Non-Member   more info 3d 13h 56m $50.00 $3.56
Financial Member of EEON   more info 3d 13h 56m Free $0.00

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The One Hour Diversity Special


Successful organizations have their Diversity, Inclusion and Equity function positioned strategically and high enough in the organisation and its practitioners have enough autonomy and resources to do it well.

There has recently been an explosion of diversity and inclusion work across Victorian workplaces and an emerging wave of diversity practitioners and consultants. With this comes new and emerging practices, ‘bold moves’, fad strategies, buzz words, overhauls or refreshes and ‘champions of change’.

Because diversity challenges our deeply ingrained core beliefs about gender, disability, race, age, pregnancy and LGBTIQ, it can be difficult to shift hearts and minds.

With this in mind: How do you stand out from the crowd? How do you decide on what to prioritize? How do you prove that your strategies are working? How do you make your case and get attention? How do you influence others and give them reason to act? How do you persuade people that change is happening and that it is good change? How do you ensure that the work has integrity and is authentic?

This session will help you to design, refresh, strengthen and reposition yourdiversity & inclusion thinking and practice with a clear narrative, rationale and authenticity.

If this resonates, then this one-hour special is for you.

Come hear about:

  • What’s at the core of the work, including the legal, business and social responsibility cases

  • What your organization is trying to achieve with your D&I strategy

  • Streams, themes, and the culture piece

  • The big picture and the sum of the parts 

  • Your approach - managing expectations, mainstreaming and unique challenges 

  • Incemental versus bold moves

  • Some of the key issues that block D&I or make it thrive

  • Shallow strategies versus those that address systemic issues

  • The complexity and connections between different evidence (data sets)

  • How to get people excited about diversity and inclusion and avoid cynicism

Take away resources to be provided to participants:

  • A sample three-year Diversity and Inclusion framework

  • A list of ten things to do right now to make your organisation more inclusive

  • Invitations to follow up workshops targeting specific areas (EEO, Diversity, ALLY, Complex Issues, etc.) 

This session will help you to reposition your diversity & inclusion agenda with a clear narrative and rationale.


  • Moira Rayner - is a practising lawyer, particularly in the high-risk area of managing workplace behaviors, conciliator, mediator, educator, social commentator and human rights advocate. Moira Rayner is best known in Victoria as its last Commissioner for Equal Opportunity. She has also been the Acting Deputy Director (Research) of the Australian Institute of Family Studies; a Hearings Commissioner of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, and worked with major employers, universities, and government departments.

    Throughout her career Moira has been and remains committed to the principle that every person has and should be able to exercise fundamental human rights at any age, whatever their personal characteristic such as social origin, ‘class’, race, disability and gender, particularly to participate effectively in the decisions that affect their lives.

    Roman Ruzbacky - is an experienced diversity and inclusion practitioner, facilitator, complaints handler and former analytical chemist. He has worked extensively in the design and implementation of diversity and inclusion frameworks and strategies that have resulted in positive commercial and cultural outcomes. Roman is one of the few male diversity practitioners in Australia who specializes in gender equity. Roman is also Vice President of the Equal Employment Opportunity Network. Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity need to be a lived and breathed experience.

    Adrian Price - is an experienced Diversity and Inclusion consultant. Whilst having a broad range of experience in all aspects of diversity, inclusion, and equity, he has specialized in the design and implementation of strategies that genuinely make workplaces more inclusive for people of diverse genders and sexualities and people with disability. Adrian gives his full energy and enthusiasm - whatever the challenge - to make a difference to people’s lives.


  • 12:00 – 12:30 pm Lunch and networking (optional)

    12:30 - 1:30pm Presentations & Discussions

    1:30 - 2:00pm Q & A

    Cost: Free for members, $50 non-members –we invite you to join as a member on the day

    Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary or accessibility requirements.


Event sponsored by: Lander & Rogers

Have questions about The One Hour Diversity Special? Contact Equal Employment Opportunity Network

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Lander & Rogers
Level 12, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (AEST)

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Equal Employment Opportunity Network

Equal Employment Opportunity Network
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Ph: 0419 534 346

ABN 57 993 162 638 inc. (in Victoria)

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