18 May Five Reasons You Should Attend A Diversity And Inclusion Conference
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is a hugely important topic. In recent years, the conversation has been gaining momentum, but there’s definitely still a way to go. If you want your organisation to be at the forefront of inclusivity in the workplace for women, LGBTQ+, BAME people, and more, then you should really consider attending a diversity and inclusion conference. They are events dedicated to this one important topic, and there are plenty of ways they can help you advance your organisation. Want to know why you should attend one? Then read on!
Learn more about diversity and inclusion
Firstly, and possibly most importantly, one reason to attend a diversity and inclusion conference is so that you can learn more about the topic. A good conference will tell you more about how to create an inclusive environment in your workplace, and help you explore and develop a deeper understanding of what corporate diversity means. Then, you can put what you’ve learnt into practice after the conference, creating a more inclusive workplace for all!
Help bring change in the space of diversity and inclusion
Everyone wants their business to be forward-thinking and a leader in their field, right? Well, one of the critical ways you can do this is by helping to change the way inclusivity is thought about in your workplace, the wider industry, and beyond. The first step to being a part of this change is attending a diversity and inclusion conference! We all need to work together to make sure that diversity in the workplace is not just an afterthought, but is standard. This is what will bring about true change across the board. You can use your new-found knowledge and skills to come together with your colleagues and set up a staff network or alliance. Working in smaller ‘think-tank’ groups like these are a great way to work together and help bring about a bigger change in your workplace and beyond.
Hear from a range of speakers
One of the great things about people is that we all have different interests and specialisms, even within the field of diversity and inclusion! And, a conference is a great place to hear from a number of interesting speakers, all in one place. Any good conference will have a broad range of speakers who have had different experiences that they’re willing to share, in order to advance the conversation around diversity and inclusion. So, don’t miss your chance to hear them and learn from them!
Make your organisation stand out
Having a business that is truly different from the others in a crowded market is really valuable these days. And showing that you see diversity and inclusion in the workplace as a business basic, and not an added extra, will get you noticed by a variety of people. This includes your customers, suppliers, and even potential new hires! People look for proper diversity and inclusion from organisations they interact with or work for. So, if you can show that you’re committed to it, they’re more likely to look upon you favourably as a progressive organisation that cares about all of its people.
Meet like-minded others at a diversity and inclusion conference
Finally, possibly one of the best things about attending one of these conferences is the fact that it gives you the chance to make new contacts! Everyone at the conference will already have one thing in common- an interest in championing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. So, you should find it easy to meet like-minded others. And who knows where those conversations may take you? Listening to, learning from, and connecting with others is a great way to advance diversity and inclusion as a shared effort, so what’s not to like?
So, there we have it: five reasons why you should attend a diversity and inclusion conference! No matter what size of organisation you are or industry you’re in, everyone can benefit from championing inclusivity in the workplace and beyond. Even if it’s already a priority for you, there are things you can do and learn from others to advance the conversation even further. What are you waiting for? Book your next conference today, and see where it can take you!
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