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D&I for Line Managers

D&I for Line Managers

Venue & Event Details

Although D&I initiatives mostly originate with the HR department, line managers are often on the front-line of delivery, operating as role models for company culture. Despite - or perhaps because of - this responsibility, many line managers are at a loss as to how to ensure that their team is inclusive and that diversity is supported, whilst meeting other targets and objectives.

These responsibilities are not at odds, however; research has shown that inclusive teams are more productive and cohesive than others, whilst diversity drives creativity and innovation. The key challenge, therefore, is to ensure that managers are supported and receive training to better understand what is required of them, helping them to ensure that diversity and inclusion goals can be met.

This event is designed to provide line-managers with the understanding, support and guidance they need to realise their role in supporting diversity and embedding inclusive management practices within their organisation. Over the course of the day, you will receive the practical tools and insight you need to deliver the best results and empower your team to thrive.

Why attend?
  • Learn how to incorporate diversity and inclusion goals and best practice into your managerial style and everyday actions and habits
  • Bring new, innovative ideas around supporting your team and building inclusion back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Receive coaching and guidance on maximising your team's skills and potential 
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • Enjoy an opportunity to network with expert speakers and fellow colleagues 
  • Receive on-demand video recordings and speaker presentations for your reference after the event




Welcome from Dods D&I

Kiren Kaur, Diversity & Inclusion Event Manager, Dods D&I


Chair's Opening Remarks


Uncovering the foundations of diversity and inclusion

  • The business case for D&I: how does D&I impact productivity and profitability?
  • Key terminology explained, from microbehaviours to LGBT
  • Understanding the line manager’s role in delivering on key policies and legislation


Comfort Break



From EQ to CQ: Managing diversity inclusively

  • Fostering cultural intelligence (CQ) to increase engagement
  • Communicating the benefits of diversity and inclusion to your team
  • Challenging discrimination and challenging behaviours


Comfort Break 


Building a diverse team: recruitment, reward, and achieving potential

  • Understanding the difference between positive action and positive discrimination
  • Looking past traditional ‘fit’ when recruiting
  • Eradicating unconscious bias from recruitment and reward processes


Break for Lunch



Cultivating diverse talent: a skills toolkit for managers

  • Incorporating coaching into your management style to bring the best out in your staff
  • Conducting sensitive conversations with confidence


Comfort Break 


Panel Discussion:

Achieving culture change: creating a team culture where everyone can bring their whole selves

  • Realising cultural shifts through changes in everyday habits
  • Role modelling inclusive practices for your team
  • Pushing beyond inclusion towards belonging


Chair's Closing Remarks


Event Close


Date & time
Tuesday 20th April 2021 09.15 - 16.15
London & Online
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For registration queries, please contact: 0207 593 5739