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Everyday Inclusion Newsletter from Inclusive Employers
Issue 9 / February 2017
Looking back, looking forward

Well that was February, like the flash of hurricane Doris, it came, made some noise and moved on. Our highlights this month have been the great LGBT History Month events we’ve been involved in, and our conference for colleagues working in Inclusion and Diversity on the railway – TIC TOC, The Inclusion Conference for Train Operating Companies – read about it here.

#BeBoldForChange – International Women’s Day is approaching (March 8th) and we’re releasing our package of materials and webinars – check out details here. If you’d like to come along to the event we are running in Leeds, in partnership with Northern Powerhouse Briefings – the event will be looking at the impact of women in business, challenges and successes of Transgender women, being your own brand and many more topics supporting and celebrating women at work, and being bold (we’ve just been able to release an additional 2 free places for members). To find out more and book your place contact Danielle or visit our website.

Vicky Walker, Senior Programme Partnerships Officer at Alzheimer's Society

Inclusive Employers are working with us at Alzheimer’s Society and helping raise awareness of dementia in the workplace. Dementia is the biggest health challenge facing society today. 850,000 people currently live with dementia in the UK, 45,000 of whom are under the age of 65 and these numbers are set to rise to a staggering one million by 2025! This is why it is vitally important for organisations to support staff and customers who are affected by dementia.
Significant risk factors by not taking action are staff retention and neglecting the needs of clients or customers, which can result in lost revenue. Organisations of all sizes should take action now and gain access to helpful resources, simply by signing up to become Dementia Friends
 here. Learn more about the condition and how you and your organisation can work towards becoming a dementia friendly employer. We can’t do this without you.
Returning to Work

Jane Moffett, an expert in returning to work after parental leave, suggests what employers should be doing to accommodate new parents so that they can achieve their potential at home and work.

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Collaboration for Sector Success

Find out our top tips and takeaways from our recent conference to help you in decision making, and supporting colleagues and your community.

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Creative industries, elitist cultures and the race to a homogenous society

As we head towards Oscars 2017, Richard looks at Inclusion and Diversity in creative industries, entertainment and society.

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LGBT History Month
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Disclaimer: The information provided in “Case Law Updates” is for general guidance and does not constitute legal advice. The opinions expressed at or through the newsletter are the opinions of Inclusive Employers and may not reflect the opinions of a lawyer.

International Women's Day Webinars

You can now book onto our daily lunchtime webinars which will be starting on Monday 6th March to celebrate International Women's Day. We have carefully chosen a range of subjects, from strategic to operational, which will be delivered by subject experts.

These sessions will be interactive with a range of polls and presentations to get you thinking.

Click on the day to find out more and sign up:


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Tuesday 7 March
9:30 to 15:15

International Women's Day Event

Come join us for a day of networking, find out more from our role model speakers and champion and celebrate the North.

Speakers and hosts:

  • Sharon Pegg - Diversity Specialist and Non Executive Director
  • Richard McKenna - MD Inclusive Employers
  • Tracy Brabin MP
  • Caroline Pullich - Head of SME Yorkshire at Barclays
  • Gamiel Yafai - Ambassador for The Hunger Project, MD Diversity Marketplace

More information
Thursday 9 March
14:00 to 16:00

Banter: Balancing wit and wisdom

This event guides delegates along the fine line between fun, stress reducing, morale raising workplace communication and a harmful, debilitating and persistent verbal barrage. This practical event puts political correctness in its place, recognises the benefits of fun at work and focuses on the risks and responsibilities for all concerned.

Thursday 16 March
14:00 to 16:00

Legal Update

This session will answer questions from recent case law and help employers to understand how to apply the learning from judgements to their organisation's culture.

More information
Thursday 30 March
14:00 to 16:00

Members/ Package Masterclass: Trans* Awareness

If you are a member of Inclusive Employers, have purchased the Trans* Awareness Package or have purchased the LGBT History Month Package this event is free for you.

This interactive workshop will inform employers of workplace adjustments that will help accommodate trans* employees and give you steps to become a more trans* friendly employer.


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