Research shows that productivity and innovation levels surge when your staff are feeling valued and can be their authentic selves, and all wider aspects of the business grow and thrive as a result. “Diversity yields superior outcomes over homogeneity because progress and innovation depends less on lone thinkers with high intelligence than on diverse groups working together and capitalizing on their individuality” (click here for link to research).
In other words, diversity and inclusion really matters. But we all have biases and blindspots – are these inadvertently limiting your ability to recruit and retain talent, and ultimately your productivity and innovation?
ChristchurchNZ and Canterbury Tech are pleased to offer a workshop series to help and support Tech leaders and managers to expand and explore a more diverse & inclusive workforce. This series will help you understand the benefits and opportunities of increasing the diversity of your workforce, along with the enablers to creating an inclusive environment for staff, such that your workplace can truly reflect the population diversity of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Largely discussion based and tailored to the tech sector, the workshops will cover the following subjects:
Leaders within small to medium-sized tech businesses who are looking to grow their diversity and inclusion capability.
Session 1: Tuesday 23rd August, 3.00 – 4.30pm
Session 2: Tuesday 27th September, 3.00-4.30pm
Session 3: Tuesday 25th October, 3.00 – 4.30pm
Venue: ChristchurchNZ, Level 3, 101 Cashel St, Five Lanes BNZ Centre.
Developed and delivered by Suran Dickson. Suran is based in Christchurch and has vast experience of working with corporate organisations to engineer innovative solutions to their people challenges. Passionate about inclusive leadership with a strategic focus on fostering authentic, happy and productive staff teams, she has conducted culture reviews and leadership workshops for Enable, Orion, Connetics, Christchurch International Airport and Christ’s College. Suran has also facilitated panels and delivered keynotes, workshops or strategic advice for Radio New Zealand, Google, MI6, the Police, Farmlands, AgResearch, Ryman Healthcare, Canterbury Cricket and CCHL amongst many others.
Cost: $59.00 for all 3 sessions (Supported by ChristchurchNZ)