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VIC Diversity & Inclusion Network Forum

Date: Thursday 14 Nov 2019
Time 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Level 4
575 Bourke Street
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 20.00
CPD: 1.50
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VIC Diversity & Inclusion Network Forum

VIC Diversity & Inclusion Network Forum

Check-in open:   5:30pm 
Session Start:   5:45pm 
Session Finish:     7:30pm

Diversity Agile: a new and innovative approach to leveraging the benefits of workplace diversity and inclusion

In this session you'll gain insights into how to leverage the benefits from building a diverse workforce through the development of a Diversity Agile strategy for your workplace. Through group activities and a highly interactive facilitation by the presenters, at the end of this workshop attendees will gain an understanding of:

• The Diversity Agile model for driving diversity and inclusion in the workplace based on achieving organisational competence across the three dimensions of diversity, mutuality and inclusion. 

• Key concepts related to diversity such as intersectionality, mutuality and the difference between equity and equality. 

• How to leverage the benefits of a diverse workforce using data and analytics tools such as Diversity Atlas.


Speaker: Nivy Balachandran, Director of Operations and Client Engagement, Cultural Infusion

Nivy is a practising lawyer and intercultural training specialist, and is a graduate of the Victorian Government Graduate Recruitment Scheme where she worked in the office of former Victorian state premier Joan Kirner. Nivy is also the co-founder of InterAction, Australia’s first youth lead interfaith organisation. Nivy has extensive experience both domestically and internationally in designing and delivering training programs on intercultural competency, interfaith leadership, understanding racism, conflict transformation for the public and international peace building.

In addition to her Masters of Law (JD), Nivy also holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a Masters of Arts in Development Studies. She has lived in countries as far apart as Qatar, Switzerland, Venezuela and India. This rich lived experience across many diverse cultures has given Nivy a unique and nuanced perspective on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and she brings this passion and understanding to her work in challenging stereotypes and fostering intercultural appreciation.

Speaker: Dr Martin Plowman, Business Development Manager, Cultural Infusion

Martin Plowman joined the Cultural Infusion team in early 2019. Martin holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the University of Melbourne and has extensive experience as a facilitator and public speaker with over one hundred appearances in the national media. Over the past decade he has worked in the diversity, mutuality and inclusion sector with a focus on public health, workforce development and strategic planning. He has led the development of major projects including the HealthWest Partnership Standards for Workforce Mutuality, an innovative workplace tool designed to guide organisations in building the capacity of their workforce to better reflect the diversity of the community.

Martin’s goal as a facilitator is to empower organisations to find better and more equitable ways to harness the power of diversity, and in doing so to achieve beneficial outcomes for organisations, consumers and community.


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Registration closes Tuesday 12 November 2019

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14/11/2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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