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.
The course will cover:
- The business case for diversity and inclusion (D and I)
- An introduction to cultural Intelligence (CQ) and strategies to grow CQ
- Different dimension of intersectionality
- Case studies of D and I
- Communication styles
- Cultural values
- Variations in verbal style
By the end of this course attendees should be able to:
- Understanding different cultures/perspectives and sharing this within the agencies
- Deeper understanding of the six action plans and their categories
- Understanding and applying the role of culture in your role to build connection
- Practical tips on what to do and what not to do to be more inclusive
- Increased self-development and understanding of team culture and collaboration
- Understand and adapt your behaviour to improve relationships across 10 cultural dimensions
Benefits to your organisation
- Clearly articulate the business case for D and I
- Awareness of barriers and strategies to manage these
- Establishing a community of practice across the public sector
Benefits to you
- Grow your CQ
- Read other people better
- Access to key learning resources and best practice
- Start an action plan to implement improved D and I strategy