The need to develop a diverse and inclusive workplace culture has gained in awareness in recent years. Many employers have recognised that it is a key element for attracting and retaining talent, and that the more diverse and mixed teams there are, the better it is for business. Large companies have resources for investing in their talent pipeline but what about smaller companies and self-employed single practitioners, and how do they create and sustain a diverse and inclusive culture with clients, colleagues and working in teams? Different industries face different challenges, and so how does it look for the language profession and what can we all do in our workday practices to stay informed?
Diversity is about respecting differences and individuality; inclusion about creating an environment where differences are embraced and where all people feel, and are, valued. The talk will shine the light on seven basic principles based on personal experience where we can all contribute towards a diverse and inclusive culture in our respective business communities
*Learn more about the role of leadership in creating inclusive and diverse workplaces,
*How organisational culture is at the heart of releasing talent and resourcefulness
*How leading business practices can help overcome challenges and create opportunities for change
Judith is a senior business leader, language professional, co-author and mentor. She holds qualifications in French and German from the Universities of Manchester and Central Lancashire, an MSc in Real Estate & Property Management from Salford University and an honorary diploma in business mediation. for CEOs on Managing Diversity and Inclusion in the Real Estate Sector. Judith is a Fellow and Chartered Linguist and as Chair of CIOL Council committed to advancing the role of languages in achieving universal understanding and international goodwill. She is also a CMI Chartered Manager and Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
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