Mail & Guardian Workplace diversity & inclusion

Thu May 30, 08:30 - Thu May 30, 15:30
Glenhove Conference Centre

Today, the workplace is a melting pot of diverse races, cultures, values, beliefs, behaviours and languages.

Diversity and Inclusion Go Hand-In-Hand

How are diversity and inclusion different then? Diversity is the who, what and about the ways which employees are unique and different from each other in an organisation. Inclusion, on the other hand, is about how we act. It is about recognising, respecting, valuing and leveraging diversity in a way that enhances one’s perspective or point of view.

It is a fact that employees of all backgrounds who feel welcome and supported in bringing their authentic selves to work are more engaged, productive and committed to an organisation’s mission and goals. In this regard, diversity and inclusion initiatives within organisations should form part of an overall business strategy to ensure its long-term sustainability.

So, how does one effectively manage diversity and inclusion in the workplace and what are the best approaches to manage the following challenges and dilemmas in the workplace?

·      Cultural and diversity conflicts

·      Personality and values clashes

·      Discrimination, prejudices and stereotypes

·      Racial, religious and ethnicity

·      Gender equity

·      Sexual orientations

·      Citizenships

·      Abilities and disabilities

·      Age differences, millennial and generational gaps

·      Titles and levels

·      Poor workplace relationships

·      Poor team work

·      Negativity

·      Intolerance and ignorance

·      Bad attitudes and behaviours

·      Gossip, back mouthing, back stabbing and infighting

·      Misunderstandings and miscommunications

·      Lack of professionalism and accountability

·      Lack of productivity

·      Excessive absenteeism

·      Workplace disputes

Attend masterclass for solutions!

Contact TJ on [email protected] or 11 250 7300 for more information, to book seat/s and for group discount.

Arthie Moore, Founder & Director, Ki Leadership Institute and Co-Founder of Celebrating Humanity International
  • Values Based Leadership Specialist –Ohio-USA
  • Facilitator in Transformational Teambuilding, Diversity Training, Leadership Training and Team Conflict Resolution Strategies
  • Accelerated Learning Techniques Specialist
  • Consultant to Boards of Directors and Management Teams
  • International Facilitator including SA, USA, Namibia, Zambia, Swaziland, Hong Kong, UK, Ireland
  • Certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach, Trainer, Facilitator, Speaker –Orlando-USA
  • Finalist in the Rising Star Awards South Africa 2014 and 2015
  • Semi-finalist for Women in Business – Sanlam Awards
  • Acknowledged by Mrs Graca Machel Mandela for developing Leadership amongst Women in SA
  • Former Honorary Board Member – Diversity Inclusion Online University – USA

JSE listed companies, multinationals, large companies, SMMEs, business owners and entrepreneurs from across industry sectors
  • Departmental heads
  • Team leaders
  • Supervisors
  • Managers and senior managers
  • Human capital practitioners
  • Talent management practitioners
  • Employee engagement practitioners
  • Transformation and BEE practitioners
Interactive and practical exercises conducted in masterclass with your peers in role playing and working through scenarios together will help you navigate the complexity of diversity in the workplace. Interactive contributions from delegates will also add richness and relevance to the discussion.  Delegates will leave this masterclass in a better position to manage diversity and inclusion within their sphere of influence in organisation.
Registration and arrival refreshments starts at 7.45 am
Masterclass starts from 8.30 am and ends at 3.30 pm, with breaks for refreshments and lunch
  • Identify the best approaches and success factors to manage the complexities of diversity and inclusion in workplace
  • Master the art of connecting and communication with diverse individuals
  • Embrace and galvanise diversity of voices, identities and abilities
  • Build communication, unity, openness, trust, inclusivity, respect and teamwork in diverse teams
  • Understand how to respect people in the way they wish to be respected without changing who you are
  • Recognise the subtle differences of body language, tone, eye-contact, communication styles and expectations of people from various cultures, religions and backgrounds
  • Know yourself, know others! Connect at a deeper level by openly sharing your wisdom, knowledge and experience that is unique to your life and lifestyle
  • Learn from each other, what is relevant and current according to the ever-evolving human behavioural traits, worldwide.
  • Understand how African Principles of Leadership can powerfully impact your team to feel included and become solution focussed
  • Within 15 minutes, learn how to resolve conflict before it becomes the typical “race card” excuse
  • Prevent racial and cultural stereotypes
  • Prevent discrimination and its destructive effect
  • Remove conflicts in your teams
  • Ensure harmony, promote collaboration and tolerance in organisation
  • Harness great talent and potential of teams
  • Ultimately build cohesive teams with positive attitude, improved productivity which will lead to increased business bottom-line
Glenhove Conference Centre
52 Glenhove Road
Melrose Estate

Tel: +27 11 442 3601
Mobile: +27 64 775 8685
Email: [email protected]


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