How to Achieve Diversity and Inclusion in the Public Sector

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After being involved with the Public Sector Commission's stakeholder engagement process regarding the 'Workforce Diversification and Inclusion Strategy for WA Public Sector Employment 2020-2025', IPAA WA have consulted with the Commission on the importance of creating professional development and training opportunities for agencies to assist in reaching some of the broader goals and objectives. 

Following on from this consultation process and discussions, IPAA WA is now proud to be able to offer the first stage of these development programs.


A diverse and inclusive workforce is critical for the success of the WA public sector. The Public Sector Commission has released a ‘Workforce Diversification and Inclusion Strategy for WA Public Sector Employment 2020-2025', and six Action Plans for women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, cultural and linguistically diverse people, youth and people of diverse sexualities and genders. 

This workshop course has been designed to assist Diversity and Inclusion Officers and HR practitioners in public sector agencies to effectively implement the Action Plans and commence developing their own strategies for meeting this whole of government strategy and initiative.

Special guest presenter, Sudha Narthakumar, Member Relations Advisor, Diversity Council Australia will be joining the workshop to share with participants cutting edge research on why diversity and inclusion is a critical focus for your agency.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course attendees should be able to:

  • Articulate the business case of diversity and inclusion for their agency
  • Communicate and begin the process of adopting a diversity and inclusive growth mindset.
  • Identify four steps for turning the Workforce Diversification and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plans into actions within your own agencies.
  • Identify barriers and actions to overcome these.
  • Knowledge of successful case studies and how to leverage off these.

Benefits to your organisation

  • Clearly articulate the value proposition for diversity and inclusion for your agency.
  • Awareness of barriers to success and determine some strategies for mitigating these.
  • Establish a community of practice across the public sector to enable information sharing of ideas and solutions.
  • Explore change management processes to address the Workforce Diversification and Inclusion Strategy 

Benefits to you

  • Have a deep understanding of diversity and inclusion and why it benefits the Public Sector; you and your team.
  • Have the opportunity to work on your own plan in the diversity space.
  • Access to key learning resources and best practice learning in this space.