Members United is an opportunity for members to come together, to connect and to share learning and best practice.
One way we will be making this a reality is by holding 4 round table discussions in 2021. These virtual roundtable discussions will provide an opportunity for you, our members, to take time out of your day to focus on the big picture – to hear what other organisations in your industry, and beyond, are doing to make inclusion an everyday reality, and to share challenges and successes you have had along the way.
Setting the inclusion agenda
Member’s United round tables will each focus on a specific theme, which members have told us is particularly important to their inclusion agenda in 2021. We heard from you about what areas of inclusion are shaping your agenda, where are your challenges and success stories?
Our inclusion priorities
In February, we asked you to vote on your top two inclusion priorities from a list of 10 inclusion topics. From your feedback we established four topics to shape the subject of our Members United roundtable discussions in 2021.
Thank you to everyone who voted in our Members United round table discussion topic survey. It’s really important to us to listen to current trends and themes relevant to you our members. The first of our round table discussions has already taken place, in early June 2021, the topic was:
1) Changing behaviours and attitudes – more than just raising awareness
This is an opportunity for members to share initiatives that have had a tangible impact on employees, changed behaviours and created best practice inclusion. This session is about taking our inclusion efforts to the next step, empowering all to take an active position on being part of the inclusion conversation, future proofing our inclusion efforts so that the work we do internally is making a real difference to our workplace for years to come.
The next event we are taking expressions of interest for is in July:
2) How we collect and use Diversity Data
Our second topic will be on collecting and using Diversity Data in the workplace. Members will be discussing the ways they have used this process to spearhead inclusion efforts, how the data has led to actionable change in I&D plans and how to balance Diversity Data with other measures of inclusion.
We are currently taking Expressions of Interest to be a part of this session, which we hope will take part at the end of July/early August. Please follow the link to express your interest.
The final two topics are listed below. We will asking for expressions of interest for these events in the coming months.
3) Active Bystanders to Allies – How do we encourage a culture of champions? – September
Our National Inclusion Week round table discussion will bring together members who have championed Active Bystanders and Allies. We will discuss best practice on how to initiate allies programmes and spotlight on members who have internal champions, united for inclusion, making a difference every day.
4) Developing a robust I&D Strategy – November
As we close off the year, we will be looking at how our Members evolve their yearly I&D Plans. We’ll look at what trends and commonalities we’re likely to see on plans next year and how we create/revise I&D strategies for the future of Inclusion.
How to be a part of the discussion
As we know everyone is super keen to connect over round tables, we will ask you to provide supporting evidence to determine prioritised need of participation, or best practice that you have embedded that would be of value to others. Each round table will have 15 spaces, so unfortunately there won’t be room for everyone. However, we will ensure that each session is followed up with case studies, examples of discussions and top tips shared throughout for all members to access.
We are now taking expressions of interest to take part in our second round table discussion. The topic is How we collect and use Diversity Data and will take place in July (final date TBC). Please show your interest by filling in this form.
A member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible with the outcome of your application.
Please don’t forget you can still send your members questions through to the Members Desk in the same way at [email protected]. We will be happy to connect you with anyone who comes forward in support of your request.
These sessions are designed to inspire thinking and to share ideas, but your membership account manager will always be able to help and advise on how suggestions may need to be tailored for your specific audience, different interventions work for different groups/teams/industries. The members desk will be happy to put you in touch on the email address above.