For other upcoming events and awareness days please see our diversity calendar below.
When it comes to inclusion, there are many days, weeks and months to be aware of, but it can be difficult to keep track of them all.
That is why, at Inclusive Employers, we have created an interactive diversity calendar. Inclusion events and awareness days can be found throughout the year thanks to our inclusion and diversity calendar 2023.
Whether you’re an inclusion and diversity professional planning for the coming year, or you simply have a passion for inclusion and want to stay up to date, our I&D calendar is for you.
If you have any additional questions about our inclusion and diversity calendar, please get in touch.
Emotional intelligence in the workplace can be a very useful skill. It is the ability to identify and regulate one’s own emotions and understand and empathise with others emotions in such a way that communication and resolutions can be healthy and productive. This means that teams can be more cohesive, more productive and more trusting with one another. Some emotional intelligence can be innate, but some of the skills and understanding required for high emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened.
Leaders often think that they have to be strong, fearless, always right and never fail. This may sound like the traditional idea of leadership, however, in order to foster a healthy workplace culture and a safe space for team members, leaders need to demonstrate empathy and vulnerability instead. This shows their team a healthy example of how to learn from failure and mistakes, how to face fear and persevere and how to listen and give space to others.
Islamophobia is prevalent in the UK today. It can come in the form of microaggressions to hate crimes, including stereotyping, bullying, verbal comments, discrimination, barriers to employment, inaccessible policies, harmful media portrayal, physical violence and in many other ways. This November, Islamophobia Awareness Month, we’d like to highlight and raise awareness of what our Muslim colleagues are facing on a daily basis and how to empathise, support and ally them so that we can create an inclusive workplace for all.
This session will explore why supporting menopause in the workplace is business critical rather than a nice to have well-being initiative. Join us for an interactive webinar designed to encourage discussion, collaboration and promote a positive, inclusive culture where it’s ok to talk about menopause.
On 19th November, we commemorate International Men’s Day. This is as relevant a time as ever to talk about a topic that is still seen by many as a taboo: men’s mental health. We know that at any one time, 12.5% of men report having a mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety disorders. By talking about and raising awareness to mental health struggles that men face, we hope to be dismantling some taboos and preconceptions associated with stereotypical views of masculinity, and help improve and even save lives in the process.
Join us as we host a panel event to discuss the 20th Anniversary of the Section 28 repeal. Section 28 of the Local Government Act was passed in May 1988 and repealed in 2000 in Scotland and in 2003 in England and Wales. The specific section of the law banned places like schools and libraries from "promoting homosexuality". An example of this meant that school teachers were effectively banned from talking about or educating people about homosexuality.
We’ll be joined by various speakers who will discuss the impact the section had on them growing up in education, work, and in their communities. We’ll also reflect on how we can ensure such sections don’t come in place again to impact future generations, as LGBTQ+ relationships and identities are under a critical spotlight in 2023.
On Transgender Day of Remembrance (or TDoR as it is otherwise known) takes place at the end of Trans Awareness Week and is an opportunity for the world to pause and remember the lives of those transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming persons killed in acts of transphobic violence and transphobic related suicide.
This webinar aims to mark the lives lost to violence, make visible the experiences of Trans individuals and to celebrate the every day heroes who choose to be the truest version of themselves. This webinar will offer top tips on how you can contribute to positive experiences for Trans persons through allyship and to help our Trans colleagues feel safe at work.
Our Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusion in Sport webinar explores how the sports sector can embed inclusion across their organisations.
The World Health Organisation estimates 25% of women aged 15-49 years old who have been in a relationship, have suffered physical violence from their partner. This domestic abuse can result in mental and physical health consequences for women, and can even sometimes be fatal. It can also affect the wellbeing of those around, such as children and other family members. Domestic abuse can describe physical and non physical events, such as coercion, manipulation, gaslighting, threating, controlling, and many other behaviours. Also, domestic abuse does not apply only to partners; perpetrators of domestic abuse can be any other family member or close relationship. The Crime Survey for England and Wales estimated in 2020 that 2/3 of people experiencing domestic abuse were women.
November 25th is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and in this webinar we will address how domestic abuse doesn’t remain at home, and as employers, we have a responsibility to support our colleagues who are experiencing domestic abuse. Their experience can also impact the workplace, performance, absence, job security and other individuals in the organisation.
Socio-economic background has a substantial effect on workplace inclusion, yet it is something we often avoid talking about. This session will explore socio-economic exclusion and how someone’s background affects opportunities, progression and experience of an organisation’s culture. We will also discuss how to attract, recruit, develop and include people from a diverse range of social and economic backgrounds.