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  • Melbourne
  • Australia

Our diversity makes Australia a great place to live. Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home.

Held every year on 21 March. The Day coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The message of Harmony Day is ‘everyone belongs’, the Day aims to engage people to participate in their community, respect cultural and religious diversity and foster sense of belonging for everyone.

One10 has developed the Harmony Day Masterclass – Strengthening Diversity in Corporate Australia, as a feature event to improve the understanding of diversity, provide strategies to improve diversity in your workplace and the value of a diverse workforce.

You will hear from experts through a series of interactive workshops and presentations which aim to provide you with real knowledge and understanding, tools, resources and strategies to implement in your workplace.

Who should attend:  

CEO's, Corporate Executives, HR Professionals, People Managers, Team Leaders, CSR Professionals and anyone wanting to learn more about diversity in the workplace. 

Purpose:         

Focussed workshop and presentations on strengthening and adopting Diversity in Corporate Australia.

Outcomes:     

  • Improved understanding of diversity

  • Strategies to improve diversity in your workplace

  • The value of a diverse workforce

  • Toolkits and resources to assist implementation

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What the day looks like:

9.30am – 10.00am     Registration and Networking            

10.00am – 10.15am   Introduction & Welcome To Country  

10.15am – 10.30am   Opening Remarks                               

10.30am – 11.30am   Session 1 – Understanding of Diversity                                                   

11.30am – 12.30pm   Session 2 – Strategies to improve diversity in your workplace     

12.30   - 1.15pm         Lunch provided by Kinfolk Cafe 

1.15pm – 2.15pm        Session 3 – The value of a diverse workforce                                            

2.15pm – 3.00pm      Session 4 – Tools, resources and case studies                                  

3.00pm – 3.30pm     Panel Discussion and Q&A                                

3.30pm – 4.00pm     Networking                                       

Four guest facilitators confirmed with more to be announced shortly.

Dai Le, Founder, DAWN. AFR-Westpac's Top 100 Influential Women in Australia in 2014.

Named one of AFR-Westpac's Top 100 Influential Women in Australia in 2014, Dai has over two decades of storytelling skills and change making experience. Dai's mission is to help build an inclusive society where mainstreams institutions and organisations truly reflect the diverse society we live in.

Dai is a former award-winning journalist, film-maker and broadcaster with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). She is a champion for diverse and inclusive leadership, advocating for the visibility of Asian Australian and culturally diverse leadership across mainstream institutions.

Dai was born in Saigon, Vietnam and spent years in refugee camps in South East Asia before being accepted for resettlement in Australia, arriving with her mother and two younger sisters in December 1979. She is also a breast cancer survivor.

Gemma Lloyd, Director Client Engagement, Diverse City Careers

Gemma Lloyd is a social entrepreneur having co-founded Diverse City Careers, served on two not-for-profit boards within IT and established another not-for-profit organisation for Diversity & Inclusion professionals.

In 2016, Gemma won the WIT Entrepreneur of the Year Award, a #Techdiversity Award in the Leaders in Advertising category and was a finalist in the 2015 ARN Women in ICT Awards in the Innovation category. Gemma is passionate about gender equality in Australia and supporting women to build up their confidence, no matter what career stage they are in.

Div Pillay, Co-Founder & CEO, MindTribes

Div Pillay is the Co-Founder and CEO of MindTribes, a cross-cultural performance company (Telstra Business Award Finalist, 2016).  Div uniquely gets cultural diversity, being a South African Indian migrant to Australia. 

She has struggled and thrived with her diversity in both her corporate career and transition to award winning entrepreneur.  Deeply rooted in culture best practice as a past academic, she has created the next-gen of cultural services.

Cameron Schwab, Founder, Lambeau. Former CEO Melb, Rich, Freo & afl.com.au

Cameron Schwab is a positive, resilient and creative leader with 25 years of CEO experience in the highly scrutinised and unforgiving AFL. 

Having taken on some of the game’s most daunting challenges, he established a track record of building teams and organisations, unifying groups while navigating periods of adversity and complexity. 

Cameron is experienced in diversity having created a genuine conversation with women about football, as CEO of Melbourne Football Club, which has led to the establishment of the AFLW. 

He also has in-depth experience with indigenous athletes, including Liam Jurrah an initiated Walpiri man, the first to play AFL. 

Dr Heidi Sundin, Diversity Advisor and Formerly Coates Hire, KPMG & Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Dr Heidi Sundin is a management consultant working with businesses to drive growth and transform organisations from a strategic gender perspective.

Her approach is to collaborate with leaders and teams to develop customer and employee centric tailored solutions. Her experience spans creating corporate, professional services, academic, government and the non-for-profit.

Heidi has previously held roles as Group Manager - Transformation, Strategy & Renewal at Coates Hire, Executive Manager Education and Innovation at the Workplace Gender Equality Agency and Director of the Office of the CEO at KPMG.

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